Give Joe Leaphorn credit score for locating a approach to get justice for his murdered son, J.J.
However he did not precisely undergo correct channels to take action on Darkish Winds Season 2 Episode 6.
Though he did not should be instructed concerning the ideas, Joe was caught between white man’s justice and Indian justice.
Luckily, he had his father, Henry, the previous Navajo police chief, available to elucidate the state of affairs to him.
Henry has been an pleasant character addition in Darkish Winds Season 2. He had Joe’s job earlier than him, and he would not hesitate to inform his son what he is doing fallacious. That trait was on show on Darkish Winds Season 2 Episode 2.
Luckily, on this episode we noticed a special aspect of their relationship when Joe consulted Henry because the man who had beforehand been in his sneakers.
Joe knew he needed to swallow his substantial satisfaction if he needed the companies of the perfect native explosives skilled, who simply occurred to be his father.
Not that Henry reduce him any slack, assigning him to go looking a tower on the Drumco website regardless of his damaged arm. However Joe’s gambit paid off as they uncovered components that matched Wolf’s bomb signature.
That tied Wolf to the bombing. However the difficult half was nonetheless to come back: tying Wolf to B.J. Vines.
Here is what’s onerous to know: Why did Wolf, who had been so crafty up till now, go straight to B.J.’s residence?
Did he actually assume that B.J. would pay his one unfastened finish to go away city? That was dumb.
As a substitute, B.J. shot him as he walked away and took again his money and automotive key. And that was after Wolf had refused to provide him as much as Joe to save lots of himself.
It was shocking that Jim wasn’t suspicious about why B.J. was climbing out of his truck with a rifle, a shovel, and soiled boots. B.J. is not a manual-labor form of man. However Jim was extra involved about Rosemary’s standing at that time.
His pawing by way of Tomas Charley’s private results did yield the clue that tied his case to Joe’s case. It was an unprocessed roll of movie that confirmed Rosemary and Tomas have been having an affair.
Extra importantly, Tomas’s shot of the unique geological survey of the location proved that B.J. had filed a falsified report stating there was uranium there. That and the bomb fragments gave Leaphorn the proof he wanted to get an arrest warrant for B.J.
It was nice that Jim was again doing one thing worthwhile as a substitute of his typical insignificant P.I. work. Too dangerous it was the final time he, Joe, and Bern would work collectively on a case.
Joe should have felt some satisfaction pulling B.J. out of his therapeutic massage. However that was short-lived.
Though he appeared like an previous fart, Henry was right in saying B.J. would by no means pay underneath white man’s justice and that he wanted to face Indian justice.
Because the younger one within the room, Bern voiced her dissent. Joe needed to assume circumstances had improved since his father’s time. However inside, he should have identified higher.
That candy second when Joe made Sally’s child chortle was quickly spoiled when he heard that B.J. had already been launched on bail.
He bolted out of there as he’d already determined that B.J. would face some Indian justice.
Referencing the Lengthy March, Leaphorn devised an impressed selection for B.J.’s punishment. After terrorizing him and overcoming his urge to shoot him, Joe drove away, leaving B.J. to search out his manner again, barefoot and in pajamas.
It labored that we by no means noticed B.J.’s demise, though his freezing to demise certain appeared possible. And nobody requested too many questions, assuming B.J. had skipped bail and located some approach to disappear.
A query that did not get answered was Rosemary’s position in B.J.’s arrest. Chee’s concept that she had her lover Tomas steal the lockbox for the geological survey inside made sense.
However did she need it to smash B.J. or to guard him? Did she need to escape from her domineering husband?
Rosemary loved her way of life. However she would have appreciated it a lot better if B.J. wasn’t there reminding her that he owned her.
The best way issues shook out, she determined to go away city for Acapulco. She even invited Jim to turn into her new younger lover, however he declined.
Bern lastly determined to go away for the Border Patrol, partly primarily based on Harold’s passionate dialogue of justice.
Joe should have seen it coming, as he had melted down his son’s belt buckle to mildew a feather for his surrogate daughter.
A minimum of we acquired that second when Jim and Bern kissed one another goodbye. It felt like a possibility missed, however hopefully, it will not be their final time collectively.
The ceremony for Sally’s child turned out to be a time of transition. Gordo introduced his retirement after his near-miss with Wolf, however Joe turned down his suggestion that he run for Gordo’s sheriff job.
Then, after this nice time along with her adoptive household, Sally took her child and left, leaving solely a word behind. Perhaps she felt it was time to face on her personal two toes. She felt able to be a mom.
There are lots extra Tony Hillerman books. So this is hoping AMC will proceed with Darkish Winds so we are able to see extra of those well-developed characters.
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