Castle Rock, Season 2, Episode 7: Recap and Review

Lately, my Wednesdays have come to a nice little return.

Get up.

Make coffee.

Walk a dog or two so that my house remains standing.

Maybe take in a little “refreshment.”

And finally, tune in and watch Castle Rock.

And then straighten up my scrambled brain cells, pick my jaw off the floor, and go about my day.

(I am kind of fussy about my house being clean and my brain cells having some kind of order, after all.)

Well, that has been pretty typical lately.

Although that last part isn’t always part of the day.

However, we had this week’s Wednesday.

And episode 7 of Castle Rock, titled The Word.

I had to spend some quality getting my brain back in order, so that I could finally come to my senses and pick my jaw off the floor.

Sheesh, and I though cleaning up after dogs sucked…

What does not suck is this season of Castle Rock.

And the latest episode.

Far from sucking, as a matter of fact.

I love it when plot points in a story slowly begin to converge, and everyone and everything starts to walk the same path.

Throw in a major revelation that changes everything about the show or story in question, and I am set!

Well, I got my wish with the latest episode.  Wishes do sometimes come true!

Yeah, time to stop rambling, and get to the good stuff, right?

In other words, here is my recap and review of episode 7.

And, as always:

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A Box Full of Surprises: My Review of Gwendy’s Button Box

So, we are almost halfway through 2017.

And what a hell of a year it has been.;.

Well, the above is part of it, although this has really been a hell that has been a long time in the making…

But let me get back to the topic:  Hell!

And the good kind of hell.

Not talking about the kind that involves Cenobites, either!  I am not sure that I have the stamina to take that kind of hell!

No, I am talking about…

Wait for it…

Stephen King!

I mean, duh, right?  Is there any other kind of hell to talk about in this blog?

So yes, it is a hell of a year to be a Stephen King fan.

The television series The Mist will premiere soon.

The miniseries based on the novel Mr. Mercedes will also premiere this summer.

In August, our favorite gunslinger will finally come to life!

And September will see my childhood nightmare  a certain famous (or is it infamous) homicidal clown will star in his own movie, along with the gang of bad ass kids tasked to fight this clown.

We even get a second season of the show Stranger Things on October 31st (well played Duffer brothers, well played.)  I mean, it’s Stranger Things, which is a bonus King story, amirite?

In other words, we are in the era of Stephen King 2.0.

Is it 1987, or 2017?

I mean, the hair may be smaller, but that is about the only way I can tell the difference (well, the home decor is less tacky, maybe) between the two.

Once again, King is ubiquitous.  But then again, he is The Master, and that is what Masters do, when they aren’t doing other Master-y stuff, like getting blocked on Twitter by leaders of the free world who turn orange from the overdose on covfefe.  Or eating chocolate candy at an alarming rate.

(Wait, scratch that last part.  I put a little TMI about myself in this blog again, dammit!)

But anyway, it is the era of Stephen King 2.0.  And of course this nerdy blogger could not be happier!

Because, movies and TV shows!  And merchandise!

And oh, right…books!

We still have those coming out!  Books!

Like the latest King book, aka Gwendy’s Button Box.

But this is no ordinary King book (as if his books were ordinary anyway!)

This book is actually a collaboration between The Master and…

Another Master?

I think so!

Richard Chizmar teamed with King to write this novel…a gruesome twosome!

Seriously, a double threat much?

And this is one collaboration that is hellishly awesome, and one of my favorite short works in King’s extensive library.

So, without further ado, let us get down to business, so we can review and dissect Gwendy’s Button Box.

And, as always:

 

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