Krystal
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July 17th, 2016, 11:41 pm #41

Will watch it tonight I guess. The guy that plays Durant reminds me so much of Donald Trump that I can't help but hate him.
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2buddy4u
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July 18th, 2016, 1:32 am #42

Dax wrote:>> The show is fiction but Thomas Durant was not

Right. I didn't indicate I thought otherwise by

>> had sorta gotten that impression of Durant in some things I've read.

Which would include his Wikipedia entry, of course, as that's our go-to quick-and-easy reference work, sure...
Yes, Wikipedia mentions his greed and arrogance freely. I have been watching some of the new American West series on AMC and they have mentioned him several times in accordance with the building of the railroad. I haven't watched enough to hear about his personal demeanor yet, though I did research him enough to know he died broke as he did on the show.
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July 19th, 2016, 7:39 am #43

#13 - End of the race was satisfying, but I didn't fully understand the deal Doc makes with Huntington. The fear of the government reading his ledgers is SO strong (sure, I get that he'd be in big trouble)... He's giving Doc 'Ogden', and that's the same as giving him the whole railroad?.. Yet he manages to keep the government's 'win the race' bond bonus?.. I don't know how that works, legally.

Loved Psalms and his crew switching sides just before the end.
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2buddy4u
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July 25th, 2016, 2:21 am #44

Very satisfying ending for everyone. I loved the way Bohanan defended Durant and his final moment of clarity. I sure will miss looking at that face, right Krystal??
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Krystal
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July 25th, 2016, 3:47 am #45

I will miss him for sure. ihopewe see him on another series soon.
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Dax
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July 25th, 2016, 7:31 pm #46

Satisfying conclusion, complete with the requisite rides into the sunset...
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