John from Cincinnati

Season 1 Episode 7

His Visit: Day Six

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Jul 22, 2007 on HBO

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  • Very good character development.

    Since linear storytelling doesn't seem to be very important to David Milch, I'm not going to try for linear recap letting either. First, what's up with the Yosts: Cissy is leaving an angry message for a still-AWOL Mitch when Palaka stumbles into the store, shivering with fever. He'' gotten a tattoo of a purple salamander (in honor of Freddy, aw), but maybe the instruments were not so clean, because now he has a terrible infection. While she's looking him over, the hospital's lawyer gives her a form to sign, indemnifying the hospital for having removed Shaun against medical advice. Cissy tells him to get lost, and naturally decides to take Palaka to the motel, where Dr. Smith is summoned from somewhere to check him out. Dr. Smith sets up a little MASH unit in Freddy's room. Cissy gets Dickstein's advice on the form, and he tells her that the hospital's making Smith its scapegoat.Shaun is smoking a joint behind the shop when Butchie finds him, coming with an offer to let the weirdo we met last week build Shaun a website. Shaun thinks the guy looks like a tool (hard to argue), but Butchie smacks him on the back of the head for being rude. Shaun also asks Butchie to convince Tina to stay in town. Butchie takes off, and Shaun skates over to Bill's, where he sadly announces that he wishes Zippy hadn't kissed him. Bill calls Butchie, who comes right over, apologizes, and father and son head for the beach. Because did I mention this show now features actual surfing again? It does -- we kick off with Butchie in the water. Kai watches him for a while, and then goes to a friend's place to get back Butchie's boards. When she presents them to him later in the day, he figures out that she'd put them in storage long ago so that he couldn't sell them for drug money.In non-Yost news: Linc kind of has a meltdown at a Stinkweed meeting, whereupon his VP (Zack Morris) goes to Tina to try to get some information from her that he can use against Linc. Except then she goes to Linc, and the two of them double-cross Zack, and Linc agrees to walk away from Stinkweed for $65 million. And Cass spends the day continuing to pretend to work on her shotty movie, and is delighted at sunset when John comes back to distract her; she's giving him a big hug when he tells her that Shaun "will soon be gone." Cannot wait for next week's episode!
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