Tom Amandes, above, right) is not deified. He is shown to be very bright, caring and politically astute but also given to whims (attending a seance at the behest of his wife-- well-played by Penelope Ann Miller). And while there is a definite homo-erotic tension between him and his friend Hill, nothing faintly homosexual should disturb any highly-conservative Lincoln lovers.
Saidah Arrika Ekulona) sparked by the death of the Lincolns' son and addressing the man's faith, or lack of it, in god. Another good, if brief performance comes from Bruce Davison, above, as William H. Seward. Also wrenching is an amputation performed in a military hospital (below) using only the tools on hand in a more medically primitive time.
Lea Coco (above, right, from Dorian Blues) in the latter's role, we never get much more than that aforementioned music as the bond, together with Lamon forever warning the Prez not to go out unaccompanied. I realize that what we do get -- the war, the necessary politics, the loss of a child -- is important, but a little more of what truly bonded these two men, even if imaginatively created out of whole cloth, would have been appropriate and appreciated.