Atoning for the sins of the (Grand)Father

So as the storm rages and the FBI is grounded, we learn that the “local Sheriff”  is a character and descended from villainy…

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A fact that the FBI chief finds amusing, apparently.  And by the way, he has a name, remember? Sheriff Stober

I promised I was done with the hairline… but a little montage reveals that he has bad hair days and Really Bad Hair Days…

Boss

C’mon James. A little consistency, please??

 

I guess the FBI doesn’t like to play in the rain?

…or they don’t know how to drive?  Thanks for the comment yesterday… I agree.  What?  a little rain and they have to stay in the office waiting for the storm to pass?  That’s a good thing to know if you are a criminal…

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And what is with the wagging finger gesture??  Seems as though that is the go-to artistic effect (I f we can really call it that) in the Trailverse… and it always emerges from the bottom of the frame- like a disembodied hand that may or may not belong to the person talking…

Right you are, Agent John Paul!  What DO we know about THAT local sheriff??  Can he be trusted to respect the Feds?  Does he know that once FBI is on the scene, they are in charge?

For the record, I am done talking about that stupid hairline…  but I can’t take my eyes off it… like a train wreck…

 

Scene? What Scene??

Man… I really feel for the leader of the FBI field office.  Whereas Agent John Paul doesn’t have a bad side, his boss doesn’t have a good one… no matter what the angle, his hair is just goofy!  I’m generally not a fan of comb-over hair styles, (I used to count bad ones on the train rides to NYC every morning,) he needs to try something.  The putting-green-surrounded-by-sand look just isn’t working!

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Again I ask… what scene?  The bank that got robbed?  The airport?  I don’t think they know where Mark is… and I am too lazy to go back through days upon weeks upon months of daily installments to figure this one out…  OK, James Allen you wore me down.  I’ll just go with it… KRAKARUMBLE to you, too!

Well, I had that one wrong!

And arguably overthought the whole thing… So no, “Billy” was not a woman… as it turns out…

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…and now we are on to the fact that it’s no longer 3-1, but rather it’s all tied up at 2-2.  Mark and Lone Elk vs. Baldy (with gun) and Blondie (supposedly armed.)  But it suddenly occurs to me- why wouldn’t Lone Elk have grabbed a rifle, a side-arm, something?  I mean they headed out into the wilderness, complete with Bear and Puma and all manner of Alpha Predator- what about personal protection?  Hell, they might even run across a Minneapolis Police Officer!  A guy’s got to be ready, you know?  Instead they are relying on “trick riding skills” to get them out of the pickle they are in?  Thinking they can count on “the girl” to help?  Heaven help them…

Meanwhile, back at the FBI field office…

Night is falling.  Day one.  4 months later…

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Finally connecting the dots on the other Bank Robber!  That got shot!  Billy!  Billy’s is a woman!  Or dresses like one.

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“The Analysis Guys?”  That’s the best you can do?  How about “Forensics?” Or something that sounds just slightly more “official?”  Something else?  Something that the “analysis guys” overlooked at first?  What?  Was she wearing heels?  And please holster that wagging finger, Agent John Paul, that’s rude!  Be kind to your boss.   You have a full head of hair and he looks like something between “before” and “after” in a “Hair Club for Men” commercial…

Oh boy, she’s lost it!

So… I get away from civilization (OK, North Central WI) for the weekend, and I miss all the violence- the apparent unhinging of an otherwise educated and collected individual…

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But clearly the thought of Mark Trail renting a car in her name has sent Lesley Joyce OVER the frickin’ edge!!  Gil!  Pull  that bottle out of your bottom left desk drawer- you know the one you save for special occasions!  If anyone ever need a calmer-downer, it’s LJ!  Note the poor pelicans!  Not only are they hiding themselves from the outrage, but they are clearly blanched and bleached colorless by the experience!!  Oh the humanity!

One last thought- clearly Gil doesn’t “know” his people very well… having greatly underestimated the impact the news was going to have, and dragging Lesley through her own post- traumatic stress moment at her, and it appears, YOUR expense… Justice comes in many forms…