So here is Cricket at the end of “The Gang Gets Whacked (Part 2)”: still defrocked and homeless, but now with two broken legs and a nasty drug habit. But hey, he still has the music in him! Perhaps it’s a foreshadowing of how he would learn to embrace the dark side of his soul and all that it entails? Maybe the rhythm of street rat life better suits him than he would have once thought?

And maybe the white horse that runs by is an affirmation of his choice, almost a Harry Potter-esque patronus to symbolically tell Cricket, “Charge forward you crazy stallion!”? Or is that too much of a stretch?

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