John From Cincinnati Episodes

2007, TV Show

John From Cincinnati Episode: "His Visit: Day Six"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Linc's authority at Stinkweed is threatened; Ramon oversees a new construction project at the motel; Palaka receives medical attention from Dr. Smith.
Original Air Date: Jul 22, 2007
Guest Cast Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Jake Ferris Stephen Tobolowsky: Mark Lewinsky Paul Ben Victor: Palaka
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Length: 48:15
Aired: 7/22/2007
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"His Visit: Day Six" Season 1, Episode 7

This episode added more intricate designs in the spider web that is John from Cincinnati. I have to say, right now I can't help but feel a little entangled, but I hope to stand back and admire the beauty when all is said and done. The complexity of the character interaction certainly makes this show fun to watch as the many seemingly unrelated (but definitely related) events keep building toward whatever climax Milch has planned for us. Here are some things I enjoyed about this episode: Dwayne mentioned to Butchie that his website had 1,244 hits in the past 24 hours and referred to it as the "halo effect." Yes, this is a widely used term used to define the carryover popularity between two closely related things (or in this case, people), but I'm guessing it was inserted into the script for obvious reasons. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the HolyZippy? Could be... Could be... When a very sick Palaka showed up at the surf shop with the lawyer right behind him, I loved how Cissy immediately jumped to the conclusion that the lawyer was an ambulance chaser. Talk about skepticism! If that really were the case, I'd almost have to applaud his tenacity. I don't fully comprehend the Linc-Tina relationship. She admitted to Jake that the deal she reached with Linc amounted to 4k per month as long as Shaun remains under contract, but was that part of her wily ruse? Shaun isn't actually under contract with Stinkweed, as we were reminded during the awkward confrontation between him and Butchie outside the surf shop in the beginning. Also, how come Tina was so loyal to Linc anyway? It didn't seem money motivated; she genuinely appears to like him. Might there be history between those two that we aren't aware of at this point? Oh, and as an aside, when Jake was interviewing Tina in the hotel room, I couldn't help but notice the resemblance between her and Shaun. Those two could definitely be related! I love when Barry saw Dr. Smith smoking and asked him if all the fuss about smoking was over nothing. Now that I think of it, Barry had a few funny moments in this episode. Matt Winston utilizes his whole body to convey his character. If you blinked, you might have missed the way he pranced timidly about the hotel room like he was afraid he was going to break when the doctor was attending to Palaka. John once again appeared in multiple places at the same time: Cissy's, Bill's, the hotel, Cass' room (she finally appeared to see the magic), and the ocean with Shaun and Butchie. I noticed a weird moment while Ramon was attempting to play the trumpet and John was easily visible behind him. The camera cut to Dr. Smith for a second, who happened to be looking at Ramon (and consequently John), but when it flashed back to Ramon via Dr. Smith's point of view, John was nowhere to be seen. Intentional? I have to imagine Milch and company scrutinize every frame to ensure continuity, so I'm going to assume that meant something. Could Dr. Smith even see him at all during his little "visit"? Find video for John from Cincinnati in our Online Video Guide. show less
This episode added more intricate designs in the spider web that is John from Cincinnati. I have to say, right now I can't help but feel a little entangled, but I hope to stand back and admire the beauty when all is said and done. The complexity of the character interaction certainly makes this show fun to watch as the many seemingly unrelated (but definitely related) events keep building toward whatever climax Milch has planned for us. Here are some things I enjoyed about this episode:Dwayne mentioned to Butchie that his website had 1,244 hits in the past 24 hours and referred to it as the "halo effect." Yes, this is a widely used term used to define the carryover popularity between two closely related things (or in this case, people), but I'm guessing it was inserted into the script for obvious reasons. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy…Zippy? Could be... Could be...When a very sick Palaka showed up at the surf shop with the lawyer right behind him, I loved how... read more

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Premiered: June 10, 2007, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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