Kingdom Hospital: Season 1, Episode 9

Butterfingers (29 Apr. 2004)

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During the New England Robins World Series bid, disgraced former first baseman Earl Candleton is inspired by Knight's suicide attempt. Reliving the mistake that cost the Robins the ... See full summary »

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Earl's Landlady
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Abel Lyon
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Dr. Jesse James (credit only)
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During the New England Robins World Series bid, disgraced former first baseman Earl Candleton is inspired by Knight's suicide attempt. Reliving the mistake that cost the Robins the championship title years before, Candleton is rushed into Kingdom with a bullet in his head after the team loses again. Peter and Mary face off against the malevolent Paul for the life of the ball player, and take him back in time to erase the error of his past. Written by angelfxybaby

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
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Good overall, cop out ending
16 September 2008 | by (Farnham, Surrey) – See all my reviews

Starts off nicely - but the ending is very weak. Time reversal plot lines seldom work, and when combined with ham fisted attempts at a moral and cheesy dialogue the ending is made all the bitter. There is really only the one storyline at work here - in fact, it feels like a filler episode, what with the episode ending where it began. This could slot in anywhere in the series really, hardly any references to past episodes are found, bar comments about Stegmans "mistake." The tank scenes were done well, but found the amplified voice of Paul a little grating. Again - I have major issues with the score and feel that it drags not only the over sentimental scenes down, but the episode as a whole (due to the already hypersensitive script.) Thomas Newman really does have a lot to answer for with regards to the piano work for American Beauty. Anytime something remotely sad is hinted at, out comes the baby grand and the tape re-verb...


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