BY JUN DOE
Wherein there are implications about ‘Michael’ and also Les Mis AUs (again). Prevent awkward angel AUs - #SaveMikeWarren today!
Serendipitously, both the fanart I did for s02e01 and s02e13 are tagged with #SaveMikeWarren - what are the odds?! It seems the hashtag is also now a Twitter campaign, so don’t just cry about it on your Tumblr, tweet @jeffeastin and @GracelandTV that you want them to #SaveMikeWarren! Better yet, if you care about Mike or Aaron, tweet them all, write in to USA, set up a petition, anything to let them know: you won’t watch Graceland Season 3 without Aaron Tveit.
Will it make a difference? Haha, no, and in fact, I’m reasonably sure there is not going to be a Graceland Season 3 (S02 had long been announced by this time last year, so…). But if you’re in this for Aaron, this is a chance to foster the impression that he’s in fan demand upon people who might still hold the opportunity to give him a job in the future…and on the off-chance that they really were planning an S03 without him…well. Because the failure of Graceland translates to execs also as the failure of Aaron to carry a show, so if you don’t mind being a drop in the ocean screaming into the endless dark, kick up a fuss and let them know: at least one people cares about seeing him on TV - today! 8D
And while you’re at it, do me a favour and agitate to get this Briggs/Mike deleted scene onto the S02 DVD, thanks…
After the finale aired, it quickly became apparent that a major scene had been excised from the episode between sending out the screener and airing:
In a warehouse, bleeding to death, Mike finally gets around to listening to the Badillo tape and calls up Briggs for help. Briggs leaves Charlie’s sick bed for Mike’s and tries to figure out a way to help him. Mike tells Briggs he knows about Juan but isn’t going to turn him in. Instead, Mike burns the tape. Mike also briefly brings up Odin Rossi, and Briggs explains that Odin was another one of his “necessary evils.” […] In his state of delirium, Mike also tells Briggs he really was trying to get Lena out of Sulla’s. Mike doesn’t explicitly say Lena is dead, but Briggs gets it. Lena’s death wasn’t Mike’s fault, but he still feels responsible like Paul does with Juan; however, Paul actually did pull the trigger on Juan, so it should be a little different.
- Entertainment Weekly Recap (pre-alteration cache)
It’s possible that the scene was deleted to keep the tape subplot alive in the unlikely event of a Season 3 (Jeff Eastin: “In season 3, what will come about is the fact that Mike still does have this tape.” [x]), but the removal of the scene leaves a gaping hole in the thematic cohesion of the entire show, severely shortchanges the completion of the series if it ends with Season 2, and leaves a very angry viewer who would really like anyone reading this to go badger @jeffeastin and @GracelandTV to stick this scene into the DVD extras, thank you very much…
And now, a quick explanation that nobody asked for of why I felt this scene was necessary to Graceland:
Is this some kind of twisted irony, Eastin?
This edit from aarontveitnet is absolutely beautiful.
I find it very telling the way the light is placed like a halo.
Oh Mikey, Mikey, Mikey…
"[Mike] is like ‘Yes, the girls are in danger but how do you not understand there’s 1,000 more I’m trying to protect?’ That was the biggest thing that she didn’t understand."
Anyone else remember in season one of Graceland when Bello says “the only difference between you and me is that I will pay for my sins” and now Eastin’s saying that Mike’s (SPOILER) death is Mike paying for his sins…awesome…but still crying over it…