More "Jericho" plot holes
Stanley, the farmer, finds that he's got earworms in his corn that is green and lush. He goes to the local grocery store and asks to purchase the remaining pesticides off the shelf. He later threatens to burn down the infested plants with gasoline. The townpeople show up at the end of the program to help harvest the corn, put them on plastic boxes, and store them in the barn.
Where do I begin?
- Unless that corn is under irrigation (no sign of pivots), it wouldn't look that nice in western Kansas.
- Asking for "pesticides" will give you a wide range of products, most of which will do nothing for corn earworms. Insecticides would have been a better term.
- Obtaining the "pesticides" at a grocery store is highly improbable; who wants to buy food at a place where toxic chemicals are located two shelves down? He should have gone to the coop, but I'm guessing the producers didn't want to hire another actor to play a coop manager.
- Instead of firing up his Case 1370 and disc (shown in the background of one scene) to disc under his infested corn crop, he attempts to burn down the GREEN corn with gasoline, something that will A) not do the job, and B) waste a precious resource. The Case should have started, as this model was pre-electronics and the EMP blast would not have affected its ability to run.
- No mention if the corn was regular field corn or sweet corn, but the townspeople pick the ears as if they were sweet corn (green husks, tender kernels), put the ears in boxes, and store them in a warm barn where they'll mold and become inedible in a few days. Brilliant.
Oh well, it's just a show, I should really just relax.
Anyone out there in the blogosphere - if you know the producers (or have any dirt on the producers, writers, or best boy), have them get in touch with me, and we'll right this wayward ship of a show.