Friday, September 8, 2017

What I’m Watching: Loaded (Season Finale)

Loaded: Season 1, Episode 8 “The End of Cat Factory?” (B+)

After all the guys went their separate ways at the end of the last episode, it was good to see them come back together, united by Leon, to patch up the game so that it was playable and their legacies would remain intact. I love that Leon tried to order a salmon bento box to his community service gig, much to the anger of his fellow minor criminals. Josh was definitely in bad shape, “weeing” in a mason jar and trimming his very thin beard obsessively, and Leon was smart to convince Watto to come back to help him and vice versa since Watto was also spiraling out on his own. They did great, but Josh wasn’t convinced by the thrill of them working together all night to jump back into familiar habits, which all sadly changed when Abi made it clear that she had to go to San Francisco without him. Leon enlisting Watto to buy the company back with his mysteriously available $6 million was an exciting proposition, but Ewan was a step ahead of him, taking a nearly $50 million payout to sell the company to arms dealers and microwaving the technology they so valued on the way out. Bringing all the employees with them for their new venture is an exciting way to end this season, and I just can’t understand why I can’t find any information about whether this show is coming back for a second season. I really hope it does – this has been a blast!

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Samuel Anderson as Leon

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