Attorney Steve, of the law firm Steve, Attorney at Law is cruising through the city in his new Porsche which I’m sure he pronounces with 2 syllables. OK, maybe that’s the correct pronunciation, but it still sounds pretentious.  A regular client has landed in jail, but Steve is more interested in getting away for the weekend.
His buddy Brett is having an earnest discussion about the death penalty with a couple of his students. I am pleasantly surprised that after setting Steve up as a dick, they didn’t make his buddy a staunch death penalty opponent (i.e Hollywood good guy). His student, clearly not wanting an A in his class, finds the whole idea ghastly and cruel. Actually I think I like Steve more than the student.
Brett climbs in and they hit the road. Steve tosses a beer can out of the car. He asks if Brett would like to drive — not because of the alcohol, but because he wants to show off his new toy. As Brett tools along at 85, Steve suggests a shooting contest. I am again surprised as this does not involve drinking shots at 85 MPH, and also does not involve guns. Steve pulls a video-camera out of the back seat.
Brett pulls up beside a station wagon. Very creepily, Steve films the dog in the rear, the kids in the back seat, then mom driving. While Steve is turned around looking for his weed, a dude bounces off the windshield. Brett was turned around too so did not see what they hit. They stop. Steve finds a dead body thrown down the embankment. He tells Brett it was a dog.
Blah blah blah. The episode is fine, but tedious to recap. And, frankly, I’m so happy to again have the power, air-conditioning and wi-fi trifecta back after Irma, that this isn’t holding my attention. The boys go to a roadhouse where they run up against the great Brion James. Or maybe the middle section seems less interesting because the episode has such a great ending.
The dead man was a friend of James. Some good ol’ boys from the bar bury Steve so just his head and shoulders are above ground. Then they force Brett to drive over his buddy. There is nothing graphic, but there doesn’t need to be. The situation and the cartoony Tales From the Cryptian revenge make for a memorable conclusion.
-  That Nietzsche dude is on thin ice with me, too — an E sound on the end just sounds so richtig.