Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What I’m Watching: People of Earth

People of Earth: Season 2, Episode 5 “The Truth Hurts” (B+)

Walsh isn’t holding anything back from Wyatt, and it’s great to see the two of them teaming up as Wyatt took whatever kind of alien technology bullet that was for him and then told Agent Foster that she could trust him. Taking off his human mask was very helpful in skipping over any sort of doubt and triggering flashbacks for Wyatt of the formative moments in his life where Walsh really did seem like a friend to him. It was sweet to see that he flashed his frightening alien eyes at the bullies who stole his yo-yo so that they would stop picking on him, and they’ve now come quite a long way. Agent Foster was furious that they had gotten her drunk and distracted her with karaoke, and she was ready to go with her buttering up of Richard to get him to take her to where he knew Wyatt was. Nancy being there was an unfortunate coincidence – though of course we know it’s not – and I suspect he’s going to be in bad, bad shape when he inevitably sees her again. Earlier in the episode, he walked into work with donuts as if he was everyone’s best friend, but all that’s changed is that he took a whole long time off work without any permission. I like the notion that there are other rebel aliens out have developed empathy for humans, and I’m eager to see more of those, especially since we know that Don has come around to similar thinking.

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