Up to my eyeballs in this writing class, getting through the Season 1 DVD commentary in my spare time, but Season 2 news is coming fast and furious now.
Over at the Times-Picayune, Dave Walker comes right out and puts a name on what lots of Simon-followers have for a guilty-pleasure hobby: The Death Pool.
David Simon supposedly spilled the beans on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me last weekend, confessing that he had just finished killing one of our characters. Quelle surprise.
You know how you know it’s time for a character to die? Second to last episode of the season. Or George Pelecanos shows up to write. Pelecanos is like Simon’s hit man; when he needs a job done and he needs it done right without a lot of mess, he brings in Pelecanos like he’s Silvio Dante or something. The Pelecanos body count includes at least Wallace, Frank Sobotka, Stringer Bell, Sherrod, Snoop,and Creighton Bernette.
I know we don’t tend to traffic in lots of predictions around here, but fun is fun. So, anybody? Death-pool predictions? Davis lets out the N-word in the wrong bar? Antoine gets an antibiotic-resistant case of the clap?
My personal prediction, in all seriousness, is that Sofia Bernette falls victim to the heroin overdose epidemic that hit the Lusher and Franklin high schools in early 2008. I bounced this thought off of somebody who would know and they expressed a certain amount of skepticism, but if it happens you heard it here first.