DATELINE: Getting Hands Dirty?
Alex Goes to Library.
We have come to realize that producers of The Curse of Oak Island will never cut to the chase. They cut all right: after digging in mud, the treasure hunters suddenly have clean hands and clean clothes every time.
Alex Lagina never dirties his hands. He went to the library this week.
As for the chase, it has something to do with following a snail at his own self-contained pace. And, the latest episode of the series, now in its sixth year, and tenth episode, indicated to us that it is written by the same formula that gave us As the World Turns, or Another World.
We have a soap opera here that meanders and takes a spurt of action, digests it for weeks, and then crawls onward.
On top of that, we realized again how much you have to trust the insights of the “heroes,” in this case, the Lagina Brothers. They are reasonable if not plodding. This week another “new” worker found a stone with hieroglyphs on it that the team has apparently not noticed after walking past it for years.
Call in the radar people who shoot it with red laser lights and will get back to us.
It may mean that you can add the Vikings to the Knights Templar and the Romans, to the original Captain Kidd, as visitors to Oak Island. We aren’t sure if the place was sort of a historical bank vault where you might come to make a deposit or take out a loan.
In any respect, we have noticed this season that there are dozens of background workers milling about, and huge areas of excavation. Please don’t keep selling us that this is a “mom and pop” friendly treasure hunt.
We are feeling the signs that the summer is almost over on Oak Island, and the kids will have to go back to school soon. Nephew Peter is already gone. Alex Lagina is here for a couple of weekends, and the show is likely to hang us up to dry for another season.
We see new structures in the mud at Smith’s Cove, but we remain the only one with clean hands.