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Old 10-23-2017, 03:04 AM   #38
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Wonderful episode. I loved the outdoors setting, Joseph's humor (often self-deprecating), and Sam and Al's appreciation of Joseph and his wisdom. The whole "Indian" and "white man" narrative was done well, and even the characters never said anything derogatory (unlike some of the other racially fueled episodes in the show). I love Joseph's line "You shoot like a white man!"

I wasn't really sure why Susan was included in the episode, other than to add some conflict? I don't feel her addition was as powerful as the writer(s) would have liked.

As much as I liked the main character and the setting, the whole thing didn't quite mash together for me, so I rate this one as Good.

Though I did enjoy Joseph's grasshopper speech in the cave.
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