Monday, April 9, 2007

Raines: Stone Dead

Since I was away this weekend, I didn't get a chance to see Raines until tonight. Another strong ep, in my opinion. We really got to see a bit more inside Raines instead of just his wisecracking exterior. The scenes with his murdered partner's son were especially touching. As for the mystery? I liked it. The whole "Jimmy's dead?" conversation cracked me up along with the pot smoking granny.

I may have to rewatch this episode to see if there are any, but there seem to be some subtle nods to the inspirations for this show in each episode. Just a couple I've noticed:

  • Double Indemnity poster in a victim's house
  • "Rick's Cafe American" neon sign
  • A Maltese Falcon sitting on the desk at the escort service of the first (?) episode.
  • A private detective named MacSweeny (from Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest)
Anyone else see any?

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