Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What I’m Watching: People of Earth

People of Earth: Season 2, Episode 6 “Aftermath” (B+)

I definitely didn’t realize that Ozzie was supposed to be dead, though I guess he did utter “Trust...Walsh” as what appeared to be his last words. I’m just surprised that Wyatt Cenac would leave the show - not that it couldn’t survive without him, more just that he’s a great part of it. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like he’s actually going anywhere, since the sudden reanimation of Kurt has inspired Walsh to do the same thing with his late friend, even though there hasn’t been any time to determine if there are lasting effects of such a revival that could be detrimental to one’s physical or mental health. While the humans on Earth are busy grieving through bickering about who should be able to take care of Ozzie’s fish and cursing at the aliens within earshot of a children’s birthday party, the aliens up on the ship are getting ready for a good old-fashioned mutiny, led by Walsh and eagerly supported by Jeff, who was not at all happy to learn that Eric really hates him. I enjoyed seeing Walsh and Jeff interact with the former trying to have secretive conversations, something the latter clearly didn’t comprehend. Agent Saunders put on a show like he doesn’t believe Agent Foster, but his follow-up call to the Assessor demonstrates that he does, and the members of Star-Crossed are now in more danger than before. Gerry being hypnotized by the moon thanks to the box is equally disconcerting, especially since we don’t know what mission he’s ultimately meant to carry out.