In Which We Confirm That The Murder Arc In Season Two Was a Dumbass Idea
Jesse Plemons (Landry Clarke): I never imaged Season 2 to go like it did, with the storyline about Landry murdering Tyra's attacker.
Hudgins: We were coming to the end of Season 1, and the show was critically well-received, but the numbers. … So we thought, let's do something big, something shocking and titillating and provocative.
Massett: I kind of felt there was some pressure from the network.
Berg: It was a disaster. I went crazy when I read that. That opening episode, you've got a murder.
Zinman: In retrospect, I think we would all say, "That was a bad call."
Yeah, that knocked us all out of the show for the rest of the season. First of all, it wasn't the show. Second, in Texas, if you beat to death a guy who's trying to rape your girl, the only way you go to jail is if that's where they decide to hold the ceremony where they pin a medal on your chest. I mean, that is a righteous kill. But third of all, it wasn't the damn show.
Glad we've cleared that up.
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