Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What I’m Watching: 11.22.63

11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 6 “Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald” (C+)

This show just did another time jump, and once again a lot of things happened during that time that our not-so-trustworthy lead character wasn’t aware of. The most glaring thing that he missed while he was taking care of Sadie as she healed from her deep wounds that require plastic surgery was that Bill has built a full-fledged relationship with Marina and a friendship with Lee, which is definitely a bad idea. Bill did raise a good point when Jake came in and reacted in the worst way possible, which is that he’s somehow immune to the rules and allowed to have his own relationship with Sadie while Bill is prohibited from contact with anyone. Now, it’s a problem that he’s choosing Lee as a friend since he’s the target of their operation, but Bill also doesn’t have the same stake in it as Jake. What we didn’t know is that Al told Jake that he would have to kill Lee as part of his mission, which is considerably more finite than what we’ve seen from him so far. Lee discovering the bug when the lamp broke is hardly problematic, and it seems that Jake is the one suffering most from time pushing back, with Sadie nearly dying during her operation and then him getting beaten up right when he really needed not to stand out and to be coherent and not comatose. There are only two episodes left, so I assume we’ll get somewhere big next week since there just isn’t a lot of time remaining to cover what’s still to come.

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