Michael’s avoiding Cutty. Obviously, the boy thinks the man has gay cooties. That seems to suggest one of two things:
1) Cutty has gay cooties; or
2) Someone has already demonstrated to Michael that a fatherly hand on the shoulders is sometimes not fatherly at all.
Neither outcome would surprise me. We know from that smokin’ hot party we saw last season that Cutty enjoys the ladies, and we saw him in bed with a girl the week before last, but still. The man did his time in prison. And if Michael has already been shown the way of the world, well, that would explain a lot, too, including his default setting of anger-at-all-times.
What else? Proposition Joe demonstrates he is not a stupid man. Marlo shows his George Bush side — he cannot see the value of an alliance. But I think my favorite scene this week was the brief one with Herc and his new boss, the odious Lt. Marimow. We see how lousy or mediocre cops can continue to rise and rise in an organization that, like most of them, takes care of the organization’s needs first. And every organization needs its ass-kissers and toadies.
Oh, and the poker game. “I’m starting to see why this game is so popular.” InDEED.