Friday, September 29, 2017

What I’m Watching: People of Earth (Season Finale)

People of Earth: Season 2, Episode 10 “Game Night” (B+)

They may be a different species that purports superintelligence over their human subjects, but these aliens really aren’t all that smart. Even Eric didn’t realize that all it would take to stop Gerry from being triggered by the fives becoming twos, a humorously simple way of describing both dice showing the same number, would be someone showing up and tackling him to the ground so that it would sound like he was glitching. The game was pretty intense and cool, though of course its aim was to have Gerry kill everyone in the group, which wasn’t great. Fortunately, Walsh showed up at just the right moment and Yvonne hadn’t gotten rid of all – or any – of her weapons, so Gerry posed no threat. Alex wasted no time in arresting Walsh in front of her very proud newfound twin sister, and it’s a good thing that Walsh quickly proved both that the FBI was lying and that he was an alien so that he and the two sisters can fight to get their friends back. Jeff already failed to kill the bee, and he, Don, and Kurt didn’t realize that Eric was able to shrink his box size down, enabling him to escape their bigger box and then fly up Don’s nose to take control of his body. The sight of all of our friends, including Doug, strapped to beds onboard the ship with a possessed Don marching back and forth and telling them not to be weird was an unsettling ending, especially since the only way they survive, I’d imagine, is if their memories get wiped, but I suppose we’ll see when the show returns for what I know will be a great season three.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Ken Hall as Jeff

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