Alcatraz: Season 1, Episode 2

Ernest Cobb (16 Jan. 2012)

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The next returning Alcatraz inmate is Ernest Cobb, a crack-shot who shot series of crows and people in different cities all over he US before being arrested. He deliberately shot a guard in... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Attadia ...
Girlfriend of Shooter Man
Natalie Charles ...
Nurse #2
Kerry van der Griend ...
Guard #2 (as Kerry Van Der Griend)


The next returning Alcatraz inmate is Ernest Cobb, a crack-shot who shot series of crows and people in different cities all over he US before being arrested. He deliberately shot a guard in the leg to be relocated to Alcatraz, hell-bent on a quiet, private cell. Warden Edwin James sadistically kept denying him isolation, leading to more inside crimes. Diego 'Doc' Soto's knowledge proves invaluable to catch Cobb before he makes his third victims batches before moving to another time, but the stress and danger of the chase make him doubt if he's fit as SFPD partner. Emerson Hauser remains frustratingly secretive and again seizes the recaptured villain for openly hostile 'interrogation', like Jack Sylvane's despite his claim to ember nothing. Written by KGF Vissers

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While Ernest is on the hill shooting at people at the carnival he clearly targets the head of the two people on the ferris wheel. Later when Detective Madsen and Dr. Soto are reviewing the crime scene, one of the police officials mentions that all the kill shots targeted the heart. See more »


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Sam Neil makes this a winner!
1 February 2012 | by (Earth 616) – See all my reviews

This episode is slightly better than the pilot and mostly because of Sam Neil's acting skills. While in the first episode he makes little more than pose and smile here he takes a more active role which helps the whole show look better.

The plot slowly advances and after accepting the silly initial premise it looks O.K. There are certain things I enjoyed like the fact that the first prisoner is not forgotten but remains part of the whole plot. The acting is good but could be a lot better because of the clichéd dialogue. I really think Sarah Jones is underrated here she does a good job, she just needs better dialogue. Also, I really enjoyed the series "villain of the week" more than the first time around. I really liked the scene where the Warden kills his silence in the isolation chamber by forcing him to share his cell with a loud talking insensitive prisoner. There are minor silly stuff like the red picnic sheet he uses before executing his victims but overall they are minor setbacks that do not damage the story. The ending revelation seems pretty pointless also. I mean, as it is, it adds nothing to the story, it's an element that could have been added anytime, there is no particular sense on why it should be there. I also like the fact that a team member gets hurt, the show needs to remember that most of the characters there are people not cyborgs. I also enjoy the way the old inmates are presented they really look like they belong in the 60's.

As it is, this episode fares better than the first one. What we need is more Sam Neil action, less absurd revelations and better dialogue for the leading characters and the show will do well, for now at least.

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