Monday, April 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2, Episode 5 “Going Pre-med” (B+)

Sheila and Joel’s banter continues to be one of my favorite things about this show, best on display in this episode when Sheila objected to Joel’s “I’m sorry, but” apology and they quarreled over being too free in the sharing of information and friendship with others. Ron’s return couldn’t have been more poorly-timed, and the imitation of Sheila’s undeadness that he did certainly did not help. The worst part, which Sheila and Joel don’t yet know, is that he’s affiliated with the two people that they met trying to clean up the Serbian bile guy, and so they may able to connect the dots and identify our couple. For the moment, we had another entertaining Nazi-killing debate as they set up their kill room and then had to decide if it was okay to kill a guy in a wheelchair. It turns out that he made it very easy for them by demanding to be treated like everyone else, resulting in quite the feast for Sheila and a revolting experience for Joel. Abby’s tray incident almost resulted in her expulsion, but she’s used to standing up to adults who think they’re better than her and managed to talk the principal out of it, and Eric saved the idea by suggesting environmentalism as a punishment. Unfortunately, her boredom and the way that she swooned was wooed by a pickup line are going to send her to more distracting things which likely won’t prove helpful to her attempts to stay out of trouble and save the world.

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