Awesome / Chinatown

  • Jake's explanation of what happened to his nose.
    Your wife got a little excited. She closed her legs too fast.
  • Evelyn shot Cross by his arm.
  • In The Two Jakes, Gittes's trauma over Loach's shooting of Evelyn (which led to Cross's gaining custody of Katheryn) leads him to get catharsis—for himself and the audience, as the flashbacks to the end of Chinatown make clear. As Loach himself is presumably dead, he has to settle for his son (who gleefully taunted Jake with the memory). It's enough.
  • While we don't get to see it, the confirmation that Katherine managed to escape from Cross's grasp between the two movies is welcome news. We can only hope she killed (or at least castrated) him in the process.