Notes: 2 / 1 year ago
Jerry [to Hazel] “Take a good look! That`s all that`s left of him. I hope you`re happy!”
Jackson`s funeral is meant to be another big tearjerker, but it feels a bit odd. Actually, it gives the audience what they expect: affecting tears, some more reproaches and a factitious video message with Jackson asking people to understand his mum and Aaron. It`s so obviously chuming up to the audience that it`s a bit boring the same time. Don`t misunderstand me, the writing is still touching, but I miss something unexpected within all the funeral routine. What I didn`t expect is Aaron being omited. Especially the hearing and him alone in the holding cell could have changed the dynamic of this static storytelling. Maybe they could have renounced the inappropriate verbal assaults of Steve`s girlfriend Annie for example. Even some short snippets of Aaron`s suffering within the musical part would have been great. Therefore it`s just a suitable episode but not a brilliant.
Watch Jackson`s funeral - 24th June 2011 on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NAL7banpK0
Hazel “Where`s Aaron? We can`t do this without him!”
Joe “I had the feeling something wasn`t right. I should have realised. Maybe I could have done more!”