Saturday, 12 December 2009

Best scenes of the week (Dec 11)

Forget the panto auditions. Never mind all the palaver between Ken and Peter. In my books, the two scenes that had me glued to the screen this week were those between Carla and a very tired looking Tony in the prison visiting room. He looked awful. Guilt keeping him awake, no doubt. He had one more thing to atone for. He wanted to see Carla to tell her that she didn't, in fact, kill Jimmy, the man he'd sent to off her when she returned.

You see, she was determined he was not going to be with Maria and he had to stop her before she let the cat out of the bag. Even there, across the table from her, while she was shaking and angry and scared all at once, all he wanted to know was if she thought Maria would ever forgive him. All Carla could think of was that with Jimmy free, she would be forever looking over her shoulder, afraid he would return to finish the job. I don't think he would, even if he had nothing to lose. He didn't want to do it in the first place and he wasn't feeling too steady after killing Liam either. Not as easy as he thought it would be.

Tony and Carla stared at each other across the table. He had no malice in his eyes, just faint hope that now he'd unburdened himself. Carla was a tangle of emotions. Relief, anger, hatred, fear. Her line "So you'll go to hell alone" sent shivers down my spine. It conveyed the hell Carla's been living in and the hell she thought she'd have to live with the rest of her life.

Powerhouse scenes by Gray O'Brien and Alison King! I can't wait to see what happens next!

6 comments:

Clare said...

agree. i always think they work amazingly well together!

Kim A said...

I loved that all he was thinking about was Maria.....

Kris, DSHQ said...

I absolutely agree. Ali King's performance was awesome.

Anonymous said...

It was so sad to see Tony a broken man, I even felt a bit sorry for Carla despite not being a fan of her character. Tony didn't really seem to care about her predicament, just how Maria was coping. Oh I wish they could have had a happy ending...

Anonymous said...

I don't wish Maria and Tony could have had a 'happy ending' it was all false. He's a murderer, she didn't fall in love with the 'real' him. He was play acting. How people wanted her to be with such an evil man i have no idea!

Anonymous said...

The 'you'll go to Hell alone line' was very chilling! But then again, Carla is still no angel!

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