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02 August, 2015

REVIEW: "Jericho" - Season 2, Episode 7

A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life societal collapse.  I hope you enjoy.

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Unfortunately, this episode is the final one of the series before finally being canceled for good. The only way the story has continued after this is in the form of a few comic book series that I'm actually hoping to check out soon. Comic books/graphic novels really aren't even my thing, but it would be worth it to continue on with this outstanding story.

With respect to the storyline of the series, this episode continues to drive home the point that any new government arising in the aftermath of a seriously debilitating disaster or long-term emergency may not necessarily be truly representative of the nation we have today; at least not without the sacrifice of patriots fighting to make things better. In the series, this is represented through dialog concerning the so-called Constitutional Convention being attended by the Mayor of Jericho that has turned out to be nothing more than a sham. The example viewers are given concerns the 2nd Amendment being omitted from the new Constitution as well as it being obvious provisions are being made to give the new government the legal standing necessary to do whatever it wants in the name of security. 

This final episode also supports the very real likelihood of certain principled military commanders eventually refusing to follow the orders being handed down by a corrupt and illegitimate government and instead siding with the Resistance in any extended conflict. This, of course, would begin with isolated insurrections against authority, but it would continue to grow into what would ultimately be a second American Civil War. Before ending, the episode also touches on the possibility of guerrilla warfare, which unfortunately would probably be a very realistic likelihood as the only means (though often exceedingly and distasteful brutal) for a smaller force to eventually succeed in wearing down the resolve of a much larger one. 


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