Especially what he said afterwards.LadySekhmet wrote: Himself did the Prophet well, and like thunder says, he was limited by the strength of his script, which could have been stronger and more vibrant. There was the sense of the silver tongued, charisma-filled charmer in there, which is required for prophets who want a following, but his charm seemed to fail for the people that he needed it to work for the most, but you'd think that they would have wanted to demonstrate how he could get his followers (give some true resistance to his charm). And who could resist the pick up line of: "We're made for each other. You killed my wives, I killed your husband"? (Or whatever it was that he said.) What woman could resist those lines? Match made in Heaven. Clearly. *rolls eyes*
"I did not see my daughter? If she's dead, so be it! If shes lives.. Well, you can teach her how to f**k! We all know how good you are at that." Charming man, right?
He is reading the Bible, but the words he's saying isn't from the Bible. He keeps on going: He shames me, why are you letting him shame me, I've never shamed you, He's shamed me twice, shame, shame... (not word by word, but that's the general idea).ln419 wrote:ah, I forgot you like to argue these finer points. ok, but for Josiah, ALL of that is just having a 'bit of a fit' (and he's not muttering incoherently, he's reading the Bible really fast trying to find SOMETHING redeeming in what he's done) he didn't do it in front of anyone else (except the camera), he did it alone, at night...he wrestled HIS demons alone, as only a Prophet of G-d would do, because they're only hearing that voice alone and in their head, no one else is hearing the voice (or should I write Voice?), so all that is internal, and the struggle with mental illness is internal too and dark and secret, but in the light, when others are around, it all has to be very 'normal' looking, I think.
It's not a nervous breakdown, because he's not having it in public? That scene changes his behavior completely. In the dinner scene, he's obviously very angry because the sheriff is ruining his table and are humiliating him. But he is able to stay calm, and to talk in his normal calm, and superior, "prophety" way. After the nervous breakdown, his movements get more rapid, and he starts swearing. He's not able to keep his controlled mask any more, even if he tries. The change is subtle, but I would say it's quite clear. Maybe it's all in my head...
Josiah is losing it, and you can see a difference in the scenes before and after that scene, it's what turns him over. Of course it's not helping him that Sarah starts to kill all of his followers as well.