John From Cincinnati Episodes

2007, TV Show

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

Season 1, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Mitch seeks helps south of the border; Cissy organizes a search party; Bill loses a trusted source of information; Palaka's gift ends up with an unintended recipient.
Original Air Date: Aug 5, 2007
Guest Cast Chandra West: Tina Blake Howard Hesseman: The Chemist Paul Ben Victor: Palaka Paula Malcomson: Jerri Dayton Callie: Freddy Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Jake Ferris
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Season 1, Episode 9
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Length: 47:34
Aired: 8/5/2007
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"His Visit: Day Eight" Season 1, Episode 9

OK, so Shaun, John and Zippy disappeared, although Shaun's doppelgänger still found time to scare the living hell out of Barry at the hotel bar. Are his visions of Shaun simply dreams, as he tells Dr. Smith later in the episode, or is that just wishful thinking on his part? Seems to me they could be more accurately categorized as "visions." Well, I'd actually be more likely to go with psychotic episodes brought on by trauma, but in this show, with this subject matter, I think "visions" works just fine. I liked the scene when Butchie and Kai shared their thoughts on John, who they both agreed is on some kind of autopilot and simply parrots what he hears from other people because he is programmed to mimic emotions. As they discussed, it would certainly explain why he repeats such idiotic phrasings as "A+ for fume control." What do they think, though, that the guy is some kind of robot? I guess that could be interesting. I certainly wouldn't have been expecting that. The stick figures that represented John and Shaun online, and that so freaked everyone out all of a sudden, appeared on the Avon catalog that Ramon showed Barry and Dr. Smith, but it didn't really seem like any of them actually noticed the stick-figure graphics. Their reactions seemed to be reserved for some other magic regarding the catalog, but it wasn't clear what that might be. And yes, they're all a little too old to be finding such joy in the Avon catalog, naturally. Plus, Barry's about as gay as can be. Mitch finally showed up in Imperial Beach, just after recruiting the sage advice of his favorite chemist, who interestingly enough was played by Howard Hesseman, the star of WKRP in Cincinnati. Clearly, David Milch has a sense of humor, however subtly it may present itself. Get it? John from Cincinnati WKRP in Cincinnatiwell, I thought it was funny, anyway. Oh, and after Cissy told Butchie to find a way to screw himself on the way to the ocean (in much more colorful dialogue, of course), the look on his face told me he was about to ask her, in as sarcastic a tone as he could muster, to help him out, considering she did exactly that when he was a teenager and she was completely out of her gourd on acid. Anyone else expecting that? It's getting near the end. John from Cincinnati will soon be gone, be it until next season or forever, depending on whether or not HBO sees fit to grant the series more airplay. Will Freddie's prayers be answered? Is Shaunie going to be OK? Will Mitch and Cissy work out their differences? Will we ever find out if John is Jesus, an alien, a robot, etc.??? Find video for John from Cincinnati in our Online Video Guide. show less
OK, so Shaun, John and Zippy disappeared, although Shaun's doppelgänger still found time to scare the living hell out of Barry at the hotel bar. Are his visions of Shaun simply dreams, as he tells Dr. Smith later in the episode, or is that just wishful thinking on his part? Seems to me they could be more accurately categorized as "visions." Well, I'd actually be more likely to go with psychotic episodes brought on by trauma, but in this show, with this subject matter, I think "visions" works just fine.I liked the scene when Butchie and Kai shared their thoughts on John, who they both agreed is on some kind of autopilot and simply parrots what he hears from other people because he is programmed to mimic emotions. As they discussed, it would certainly explain why he repeats such idiotic phrasings as "A+ for fume control." What do they think, though, that the guy is some kind of robot? I guess that could be interesting. I certainly wouldn't have been expecting that.The stick figur... read more

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Premiered: June 10, 2007, on HBO
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