Ode to Burt. By Yarri
by, Dec 12th, 2011 at 02:11 PM (1279 Views)
Spoilers all over the place, you’ve been warned.
Dedicated to an “eggs”cellent man I know.
Last season left us all with questions unanswered, concerns founded or unfounded and a healthy dose of fear for the outcome of several very beloved characters. One character in particular was Burt. When Burt was last seen, he’d been following Michael across the zip line between the tower and another building. The zip line had caught fire and broken causing our beloved Burt to fall to his supposed death just feet away from Michael’s outstretched hand. It was presumed that our Burt had died, but I never heard him hit the pavement. I heard a scream, but no sound of a good sized male body striking something solid like the ground. Yes, at the time it was very noisy with rocket launchers going off and people dying and buildings falling, but I still refuse to believe that Burt is dead. How can a man, a marine of Burt’s testicular fortitude survive Viet Nam, the death of his beloved wife Shirley to cancer, hypoglycemia while being locked in the bathroom during the zombie uprising and being forced to try and fill Michael’s rather large shoes as leader of the good guys, die such a wussy unthinkable nothing of a death? It’s not fathomable I say!
Say it isn’t so? Please? Who do I have to talk to change it? I’ll grovel if necessary. If the beloved old Marine has to die, let it count for something let it not be wasted. Let him go out like the bad ass thug he is, not “falling from grace” off the edge of a snapped zip line with his friends watching in horror unable to help him as he so many times helped them.
In the beginning Burt wasn’t my favorite character but over time I got to know him and he grew on me. Kc said once that Burt was a bit like his own father. I agree with that statement and I’ll add my own opinion to it. Burt is the amalgamation of everyone’s father. All the good and the bad traits mixed up into one bad ass cranky old man who laughs to loud in the wrong parts of the movie. Who drinks too much and embarrasses their children at parties. Who farts and fights and plays catch with little boys and dolls with little girls. Burt has life left in him. Who will be there to take his place and keep my darling Saul (my favorite character) out of trouble? Who will be there to shoot the baddies that others can’t hit or just plain miss? No one if Burt’s gone.
Please take a moment to think about Burt and all he’s done for others in the WA world.0 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes, 0 Add to Bug Hunter, 0 Grammar, 0 WAPoints