As evidenced by the above picture, Jason London looks considerably different compared to how he did in “Dazed and Confused.” Long gone are his shaggy locks and clean-shaven chin, now replaced by a much shorter hairdo and a little bit of facial hair. Though he may have altered his physical appearance over the years, something that hasn’t disappeared is London’s desire to share his acting talents with the world. Building on the momentum generated by “Dazed and Confused,” London has added his name to numerous productions on screens big and small.
Throughout the remainder of the 1990s, London featured in everything from an episode of “Tales from the Crypt” to “The Rage: Carrie 2.” He kicked off the new millennium with the TV miniseries “Jason and the Argonauts” before moving on to “Criminal Minds” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” as well as a host of indie films. As the 2010s approached, London continued to land gigs in smaller films in addition to popping up on recognizable television programs, such as “NCIS.” So far, his work in the 2020s includes titles like “Mr. Birthday” and “Reroute.”
Jason London may not be a leading man in a blockbuster franchise or a prolific TV star (likely in part due to his and his brother Jeremy’s personal problems), but he has built a massive filmography all the same. To some, he may always be Pink from “Dazed and Confused,” but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his entertainment legacy.
Where Are Sheri Farmer and Bo Farmer Now?
When Sheri and Bo Farmer sent their oldest daughter, Lori, off to a two-week summer camp about 45 minutes from their home, the parents could have never imagined her not coming back home. But sadly, that’s what happened because Lori and two other girls were savagely murdered the same night. Hulu’s ‘Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders’ focuses on the decades-long journey that the case has taken and features interviews with Sheri and Bo, who share their story. So, let’s find out more about the parents then, shall we?
Who Are Sheri Farmer and Bo Farmer?
Sheri and Bo had five children, with Lori being their oldest. When the little girl went on her trip, she was just days away from her ninth birthday. On the night of June 12, 1977, Lori, a Girl Scout, was assigned to a tent at the campsite in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, with Denise and Michele. The night seemed to be the perfect start for their trip, and Lori even wrote a letter to her family, talking about the two new friends she had made.
Reminiscing about her daughter, Sheri said, “She had just finished the fourth grade. Being the oldest of five, she was very mature, smart, so really, really pretty. She was just a really good oldest sister.” In a terrifying turn of events, Lori and her two new friends were murdered during the early hours of June 13, 1977. Bo was told about his daughter’s death the next day, but the couple faced a tough time getting information, only learning about what happened through news reports.
The authorities eventually arrested Gene Leroy “Sonny” Hart, a convicted rapist, for the murders, but he was acquitted by a jury in 1979. This left Sheri and Bo devastated. Both of them felt that Sonny was guilty, with Sheri considering the possibility that he had help. Over the years, the Farmers were instrumental in keeping the case alive and pushing for answers. This led to a 2013 meeting with Mike Reed, the sheriff in Mayes County, Oklahoma. Sheri and Bo urged him to take another look at the case.
This resulted in DNA testing of the evidence in 2019, with the results being made public in May 2022. The analysis showed that Sonny was the only suspect who could not be ruled out as the person responsible. This development only reiterated Bo’s belief that Sonny was guilty. He said, “Every bit of information we’ve gotten over the last 40 years has just continued to nail it down more and more.” Even Sheri believed that Sonny was the only direct participant in the murder. However, the couple and the authorities have not ruled out the possibility of Sonny getting help after the crime.
Where Are Sheri Farmer and Bo Farmer Now?
In the years after Lori’s death, Sheri and Bo strived to bring awareness to victim rights. The couple founded the first Oklahoma chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, leading it for a decade and a half. Sheri even traveled and spoke at various events to share the story and raise awareness about a family’s needs in light of the murder of a loved one. Part of that effort was the passing of Marsy’s Law in 2018. This law provides resources to surviving family members to help with court processes.
Sheri has continued to advocate for victim rights and has maintained she would keep doing it. Bo, who was the emergency room director at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when his daughter died, seems to have worked as a doctor until a few years ago. Now great-grandparents, they still live in Tulsa with their three daughters close by. From what we can tell, they spend quality time with their family but still miss Lori. Sheri said, “I’m at peace, but that does not mean closure. When I sit down for my birthday with my daughters, you’ll see me laughing — and yet I am aware we’re not all there. And that’s still real. There’s no closure that will change that.”
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Why Did Lalo Kill Howard in Better Call Saul, Explained
AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ is one of the rare spin-offs that is arguably better than the original series. Given that the original series, in this case, is something as culturally significant as ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ is an extraordinary television spectacle. In the mid-season finale of its finale season, the show delivers a devastating scene in which Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), one of the main characters, is gunned down by Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). If you are wondering what prompted Lalo to pull the trigger, here is what you need to know. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Why Did Lalo Kill Howard?
Howard is an old acquaintance of Jimmy/Saul (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn). At the start of the series, Jimmy hates Howard because he believes the latter fired him and isn’t paying his brother Chuck McGill what he is owed as a founding partner of the Hamlin, Hamlin, & McGill (HHM) law firm. Toward the end of the first season, Jimmy discovers that Chuck instructed Howard to force Jimmy out of the law firm.
Although their relationship initially improves after this, it ultimately reverts to antagonism in the sixth and final season of the show. Jimmy was the first to notice that the assisted-living facilities chain Sandpiper Crossing was overcharging their clients. However, the case was eventually taken away from him by HHM. In the final season, Jimmy and Kim work together to sabotage Howard. Kim has her share of bad history with Howard and basically takes charge of the scheme. It is executed flawlessly. Howard is humiliated and is forced to settle the Sandpiper lawsuit. He later shows up at Jimmy and Kim’s home and asks what he has done to them to deserve this. This is when Lalo appears, and the two worlds of Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman collide.
Jimmy knows Lalo because he got the cartel leader free from police custody. Since then, he has been justifiably terrified of Lalo Salamanca, especially because Mike Ehrmantraut, a perceived enemy of the Salamanca clan, helped him get Lalo out of prison. Until season 6 episode 7, titled ‘Plan and Execution,’ Jimmy was under the impression that Lalo was dead for good. Kim knew the truth but didn’t share it with her husband. However, even she didn’t think that Lalo would be able to show up like this. After all, Mike had told her that he would ensure her and Jimmy’s safety.
When Kim and her husband first decided to sabotage Howard, they concluded that it wouldn’t hurt Howard too much. Granted, he would suffer some setbacks professionally, but that wouldn’t be permanent. In his memorable monologue, Howard echoes this sentiment, asserting that he will land on his feet and be alright. And he likely would have if it weren’t for Lalo.
“He’s going to be okay because he has enough behind him to rebound,” Fabian said while reflecting on the last moments of his character in an interview with Variety. “But in terms of Kim and Jimmy, he’s just come over to announce, ‘Good one, but I’m in it for the long haul. And I will do everything I can and marshal my resources to make sure you pay.’ That’s a new Howard. That’s a vengeful Howard. If things weren’t cut short, it would be very interesting to see how this would all play out.”
Ultimately, the only reason Lalo and Howard are in the same room that evening is because of Kim and Jimmy. So, while Lalo might have pulled the trigger, Kim and Jimmy can definitely be blamed for Howard’s death. Lalo doesn’t need Howard there, so the former kills the latter to make a point to his erstwhile lawyer and his wife.
Executive producer Thomas Schnauz revealed that they wrote Howard’s death scene about two years before its airing. “We wrote these episodes two years ago, so I can’t pinpoint exactly when, but at some point, it just felt like something horrible had to happen as a result of the scam,” he told the same news outlet. “It couldn’t just go perfectly for Jimmy and Kim. Maybe they’re going to be found out or somebody’s going to see or the police are going to find out … and the more we thought about the two worlds colliding, we knew that Lalo doing something very bad to Howard Hamlin just felt almost inevitable.”
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