Oh great. I made it over the hump of the first three-fourths of Jericho and I definitely enjoy the show now. Tonight, the next to the last episode of Jericho season two will air. CBS is billing next Tuesday's (3/25) episode as the season two finale. So as I watch tonight, I will be thinking am I watching my next to last episode of Jericho ever or just for the time being?
I hope it's the latter. While I have admittedly been outspoken about not seeing CBS as the home for Jericho (and though my opinion of the show itself has changed, my opinions about it being on CBS haven't), I definitely believe it ought to have a home somewhere.
I haven't yet seen "it's for sure cancelled/renewed!" news that I'd trust, but if there's no major spoiler we'll definitely find out in a little more than a week when the season two finale ends. They filmed two endings of Jericho. One a cliffhanger, one a series finale. I'm pretty sure we'll be able to tell which is which.
I've got Jericho on the DVR now and the program guide for tonight's episode says Major Beck (Esai Morales) goes to extreme measures to prove he is in complete control of the town, Chavez (Chris Kramer) tells Hawkins (Lennie James) it's time to transport the bomb.
Given that the show has morphed more 24ish, I'm wondering if the finale will involve Hawkins losing the bomb and then going all Jack Bauer and saving the world, or whether he just loses the bomb. We'll see soon enough.
Lennie James completes the trilogy of cool British actors who are great at playing Americans. Along with James are Hugh Laurie of House and Dominic West who played Baltimore po-lice officer Jimmy McNulty in HBO's The Wire.
Someone asked for Jericho's LIVE+7 numbers (live plus seven days of DVR viewing). We only have numbers through the 2/26 episode, but here they are:
2/12: 8.14 million
2/19: 6.75 million
2/26: 7.81 million
Weekly LIVE+SD (same day DVR usage) numbers for season two through the episode that aired on 3/11 can be found here.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.