Thursday, September 21, 2017

What I’m Watching: People of Earth

People of Earth: Season 2, Episode 9 “Truth or Dare” (B+)

It’s sad that there’s just one episode left this season, but I’m very comforted by the fact that this show will be back for a third season. I’m a bit puzzled about the speed with which Walsh is planning to bring back Ozzie, but apparently it’s a big ship, so I guess we just don’t know what’s going on in this episode, which didn’t even feature Don at all. I think that Jeff has officially become my favorite character this season, trying hard in this episode to work up the courage to tell Kurt how he feels about him, egged on by Walsh, and then ultimately relegated to pretending that he loves scrubbing every surface of the ship with a toothbrush. Discovering that Eric charges every night is important, and could help with the mutiny, but Gerry appears to have finished his project, which is bad news for everyone. I enjoyed Richard’s mediation and the fact that he was able to achieve a victory for the believers, which he followed up by taking the settlement money he got and quitting his job so that he could find something he actually likes. Everyone bringing him pajamas was especially sweet. Alex showing up at Gina’s door for some free therapy was funny, and her rambling voicemail was a pretty big disaster, culminating in her saying “I love you.” My favorite part was her realization that her last name was Foster because she lived in a lot of foster homes. It seems that her connection has been a positive one, and I can’t wait until she finds out that her birth mother was abducted by aliens while giving birth.

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