Friday, February 16, 2018

What I’m Watching: The Detour

The Detour: Season 3, Episode 4 “The Goal” (B+)

It’s hard sometimes to understand how this show is narratively constructed, but that doesn’t stop it from being very entertaining on a regular basis. I loved that this episode was told from the perspective once again of Edie, who of course would be wearing a shirt that said “Ass Coach” since that was the appropriate abbreviation for her assistant position. She’s definitely gone way over the line in her relationship with Nate, falling for him to the point that she was singing a love song straight to him, something that both of his kids caught onto, and she was having a very vivid sex dream about Nate that had her making quite a bit of noise in the same room as all the kids. Setting this in Alaska with Nate and Edie drinking outside while it was very bright in the middle of the night helped to make it all seem even more ridiculous than usual. Edie’s dream was great, painting Robin as a needy wife who couldn’t compare in any way to Edie. Robin showing up at the end for Nate to run into her arms while she was trying to serenade him seemed to sting a lot, and I think that’s going to be the turning point in this investigation, prompting Edie to be less favorable in her treatment of the Parker family. For physical comedy, nothing beats Jareb falling repeatedly on the ice because he couldn’t remember to take off his skate guards and then still wasn’t able to stand up and move properly on the ice.

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