That said, the "subtle beast" speech for which the episode was titled felt like a misstep the phrase sounded alien in both John Turturro and Riz Ahmed's hands and felt very much like it was officially announcing This Episode's Theme. The Harvard shirt Box gives Nasir in what I interpreted as an ugly punishment — let's get you beat up since you won't talk to me — doesn't get him beat up.
They finally receive their work orders and they depart with the next transport. He even claims he's above that kind of sordid frat-bro complicity. Eliezer lies to Stein, saying he heard they are well.
It's quite a move for a detective to suggest to his suspect that his lawyer has an ulterior motive. I shared the Khans' disorientation.
If the first episode's nightmare was more or less Stone's speech to Nasir — "the truth can go to hell because it won't help you" — the nightmare of this one is that the Khans' lives really are just a job for everyone involved. They are joyful at finding each other still alive. He tattles to Nasir that Stone is hanging out with his enemies, the cops downstairs.
The camera lingers beautifully on the ennui of the court system — the security lines, the dead time that leads people to fetishize coffee. Eliezer comments, as the narrator, "Is it any wonder that ever since then, sleep tends to elude me?
Never before has a guard onscreen removed a cellphone from an inmate's rectum so matter of factly. Some are even saying the prayer for the dead, but saying it for themselves. A new transport comes to Auschwitz and Stein hopes to hear some more news about his family. He tells them that the important thing is to stay healthy and avoid "selection.
Mengele and divided into two groups: After the barber, all of the men are standing around, naked, finding acquaintances and old friends. It is a place where you are expected to work hard. This is all to say that I don't see a lot of merit to the objection voiced by more than a few that Nasir was too stupid in the pilot — too trusting, too easily caught and manipulated.
Josef Mengele was an infamous Nazi doctor who selected which prisoners would be sent to labor and which would die. In a move reminiscent of co-creator Richard Price's earlier project The Wire , the show starts to zoom out, stretching past Nasir into the peculiar temporary communities that develop around a crime — from Nasir's unoffending family to the police in other Manhattan precincts to the victim's peculiar stepfather.