Saturday, November 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1, Episode 4 “Watkin” (B+)

In a sense, not much really happened in this episode, and I was disappointed that we didn’t get to see Bart or Ken at all since I’m a huge fan of their adventures. But we did get to see a great four-way dynamic between Dirk, Todd, Farah, and Amanda. I like that Amanda referred to Todd’s new friends as a “magic detective” and a “hot chick,” and she even complimented Farah later by telling her that she was sort of weird. After Dirk got distracted by trying to scale a fence, he and Todd spent the entire episode in a very bizarre underground contraption powered by lightbulbs and electrical ghost rhinos, leading to some spectacular discoveries and finds by all members of the team. I enjoyed Farah relaying what Todd and Amanda were saying to each other when they first got trapped, and she did a superb job showing up to save the day and let a certain inhabited FBI agent know that she was onto him. He hit back with a surprisingly focused attack on her abilities and the numerous rejections over the course of her career that led her to become a bodyguard rather than a federal agent. Having Fred inhabit an FBI agent is definitely cause for concern, though he almost immediately outed himself as an impostor to our two clueless cop friends. Gordon seemed to be haplessly courting the woman that he used to love when he was Lux, but the final scene revealed that it was all about him taking back control, no longer blubbering and fully in charge of whatever nefarious purposes he and his cronies are currently pursuing.

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