Season two wraps with Mike McCarthy, founder and chairman of McCarthy Capital. Mike explains his journey from early plans to be a Catholic priest to eventually founding and running his own private-equity firm. He humbly credits his business success to muscle memory and pattern recognition and feels most successful when helping young people find confidence.
Unbeknownst to the rest of town, Mr. Garrison relives a traumatic childhood memory in which a young Gifford defeated him in a national talent show. Mr. Garrison is manipulated by his hand puppet, Mr. Hat, to assassinate Gifford out of revenge. He purchases a large rifle from Jimbo's gun shop and plots to shoot Gifford. Meanwhile, Cartman is excited to appear on live television, and Mayor McDaniels instructs him to get into shape for Gifford's visit. Seeing a television commercial for a bodybuilding supplement called "Weight Gain 4000", Cartman asks his mother to buy it for him. Cartman becomes extremely fat from the product, although he believes he is in excellent shape and the excess weight is strictly muscle. Back at the school, Wendy looks through Mr. Garrison's papers and confirms Cartman indeed cheated on the contest by writing his name on a copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Wendy also learns about Mr. Garrison's assassination plan, and enlists the help of her friend Stan to stop him.
"Weight Gain 4000" served as a commentary on American consumerism, the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions. This satire is particularly demonstrated by Cartman's blind faith in the Weight Gain 4000 bodybuilding supplement product despite strong evidence that the product fails at its primary function. Specifically, the product promises to build muscle, and Cartman believes it has fulfilled this function even after he only becomes extremely overweight. This blind faith is also illustrated by the complete disregard Cartman demonstrates for warnings that Weight Gain 4000 carries a risk of permanent damage to the liver and kidneys. The tremendous amount of product Cartman buys is further indicative of American purchasing habits.
Dan Roberts finishes the day strong as he powers thru his coyote & fox line. Dan works almost from muscle memory, with his actions at each set. Watch as the fur piles up & Dan shows you the techniques and skills that have made him a household name in the trapping business.
After Mulder hurriedly leaves, Scully rushes out after him, demanding his input. Mulder admits that he thinks Colonel Budahas' brain has been rewired, using some kind of selective memory drain. Scully argues that the means to do that do not exist and suggests amnesia as a reasonable explanation. Mulder sarcastically says the technology powering the aircraft that the agents apparently saw the previous night doesn't exist either.
Meanwhile, Ernest Darby, the Nords leader, and Marcus Alvarez, the Mayans boss meet and discuss teaming up to force SAMCRO out of Charming. Alvarez disagrees, but still offers the Nords extra muscle to protect their drug dealing.
That night, Jax, Chibs and Half-Sack set the bodies up in a fake shoot-out. The set-up shooting is made to look like a racist murder involving the Nordics. On the way back to town, they are cut off on the road by a man driving a red muscle car. They catch up with this man at a petrol station and beat him up. The driver then pulls out a pistol and attempts to shoot Jax, but is wrestled to the ground and then killed by the Pakistani shop keeper who hits him with a fire axe. The trio then steal the CCTV tapes and flee the scene. Later, Opie joins the rest of SAMCRO for the protection run. They hijack the truck instead, however, and give the contents to the Jimmy Cacuzza of the Cacuzza Crime Family as a good will gesture as their guns were late to be delivered.
Tig and Bobby finally remove the corpses of the Mexican women from the police site and burn them in a furnace at the morgue. Unexpectedly, Tig says a heartfelt prayer over the bodies. Hale threatens Clay after he discovers the bodies have disappeared, telling him he will make sure SAMCRO become nothing but a distant memory. Gemma discovers an old photograph from her first wedding and burns it. Jax leaves flowers by Wendy's bedside. The members of SAMCRO have dinner at Gemma's home, but Opie and Donna decided to reject their invitation.
Devante advises Miguel to call a meeting with the Mayans M.C. to help with the search and rescue. When they all eventually meet, there is a new, nefarious figure present. Nestor (Gino Vento) is the cartel muscle, assassin, executioner. Their enforcer. After a brief intro between Miguel and Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera), Miguel tells the M.C. about the hit and the kidnapping.
Nevertheless, because Emily saw the license plate, Nestor is looking for the vehicle. A station wagon. Conveniently enough, EZ and his photographic memory saw the exact same car and license plate while driving after Louie.
Angela ties up Teddy, while the Man in Black watches. She challenges Teddy and his story about what happened in the massacre he and Wyatt perpetrated. Angela's prompting seems to have an effect as Teddy remembers that he didn't just kill soldiers, but also non-soldiers like Angela. He is shocked by this. Teddy was also not dressed as a soldier in the memory that he experienced after Angela's prompting; he was wearing civilian clothing and the badge of a deputy or a sheriff. Angela states that he will one day help Wyatt again, but it won't be on this night. She stabs him in the chest with the Man in Black's large knife, and watches while he dies. Then, she walks over to the Man, still tied up, and they talk before she smacks his head against the boulder he is leaning against, knocking him out. During the night she and the other members of the cult leave the Man. When he awakes, he quickly sees that Wyatt's cult members have tied a noose around his neck, strung the rope over a tree limb and attached it to his horse that is not hobbled.
"Next comes finding really good samples of actual speakers and supplying the actor with as many of them as possible, so they find ones that they can identify with," Neher explained. "They can mimic and get muscle memory of melody, rhythms, even thought patterns, because culturally, you're going to hear different ways of thinking and phrasing things."
The big question coming out of episode 2 is just how Edgar's suicide will play into future episodes. Earlier in the episode, Harry had confronted Edgar, attempting to get a confession recorded. However, he had refused to admit that the memory stick was his, or what was on it.
Realising it was a losing battle and wanting to save Edgar further pain, Harry asked him to download the material on the memory stick on to his own computer, and make it look like the child pornography had always been Harry's. This way, everybody would believe it was his and nobody would believe Ben had any involvement.
In a voice-over, Finn reveals that it is actually a problem and that the only image that helps him from ejaculating prematurely is a memory of him learning how to drive with his mother and subsequently hitting a mailman. Back to Celibacy Club, Quinn is blowing up balloons for the guys and girls to put between them while they grind against each other and reminds them that the popping "makes the angels cry." Rachel is paired with an eager Jacob, much to her disgust, and Finn accidentally pops the balloon. Rachel then blurts out that this method is ridiculous and says that celibacy doesn't work in high school. She also mentions that the way to tackle their hormones is to be prepared and use contraception. This enrages Quinn, who warns her not to use the "C" word, and Rachel tells everyone that girls want *** just as much as guys do. She then storms off. 781b155fdc