Sunday, February 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: The End of the F***ing World

The End of the F***ing World: Season 1, Episode 4 (B+)

James finally got the chance to kill a real person, and Alyssa turned out to be the one who was able to be cool under pressure, suggesting that James really isn’t the serial killer he always thought he was. They had a great plan to make sure that whoever discovered Clive’s body knew that he was a terrible person, but leaving Topher’s wallet there meant that the investigators on the case immediately found out that two kids named Alyssa and James were squatting in the house and likely responsible for his murder. I did not recognize Eunice as Gemma Whelan, best known as Yara Greyjoy on “Game of Thrones,” whose investigator clearly thinks there’s much more of a relationship with her colleague than Teri believes. I’m not sure if Alyssa and James being apart rather than together gives them a better shot at not being found, but it’s definitely not a good development for either of them since they’re going to be experiencing misery alone. Alyssa seemed most upset about the knife while James was looking at himself and considering whether he was actually the person he thought he was, and his idea to take an off-peak train in the height of all this chaos hardly seemed helpful. I don’t know how they’ll reach or find each other, but I have to assume that they’ll soon be reunited. James calling the police to report a murder was an intriguing move, one that is unlikely to have positive consequences for either of them.

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