**SPOILERS** Fourth episode of Wolverine: The Long Night and very little of the title character. Plus, some really disturbing scenes. To me, this is an episode that can be skipped without missing much.
About one minute in, a hunter describes seeing, “…a man, naked, without a stitch on him, not even boots…” and we hear a bit of breathing. Then Logan speaks a few short sentences at 11 minutes, 30 seconds in. From this we gather that Logan (no surprise) hunts with the wolves and that he can be a good guy in defending someone in trouble.
Later, we take a trip through the Langrocks’ house, where we are introduced to the trophy room of Langrock and his son. They hunt for trophies primarily, with meat being unimportant, as is the suffering of any animals that they kill inhumanely. My father’s family lived in the bush in Quebec and were hunters too, but by a quick strategic shot and for food, not for a trophy to hang on the wall. A scene is described in which a moose is shot in a way which causes distress, compounded by its being trapped under ice, and the Langrocks go in for the trophy. Yuck. Strangely, today I was in someone’s office which had been decorated like a lodge. It had a moose-head trophy on the wall. What are the chances.
So, yeah… very skipable episode.
I also skimmed through The Marvel After Show (not being able to listen to the ha-ha-ha loudness of the hosts) to get to the interview with the hunter who describes seeing Logan in the woods at the beginning of the episode. As the hosts do most of the talking and this actor (Gordon Tashijian) has only a short scene, there is not much worth listening to here either.
Except that we learned that they “… didn’t actually play that one in the studio as written. So, there were no wolves or naked people in the studio.”
Darn. So, apparently, nothing to see here, people.
I’m getting a bit worried that a few meagre lines per episode will be the trend right to the end.