Saturday, May 26, 2018

What I’m Watching: Lost in Space

Lost in Space: Season 1, Episode 6 “Eulogy” (B+)

Another episode, another life-and-death situation that managed to turn out okay for the Robinson family after a handful of close calls. Maureen’s discovery that they can’t stay on this planet is an ominous one that’s clearly going to eat at her, and the fact that a conversation she thought was just with her husband was overheard means that it will soon become public. The official decision that the robot can stay but all of its movements need to be documented was something that Will initially didn’t understand but his father helped him to see when he showed him that he had to do his own work sometimes. Dr. Smith proved especially destructive in this hour, coaching Angela so that she would try something violent, resulting in John getting hurt and Will having the robot plunge off the cliff to his death. Hopefully Dr. Smith won’t be able to inflict all that much more damage now that Don and Judy are well aware that she is not who she says she is. Don encouraging Judy to use the rover’s “sunroof” was entertaining, and I love that she twisted his “princess” remark into something else. He did seem to be genuinely honored that she thanked him for his heroic action, and it’s good to see him being accepted given how we know this crew will continue to be stranded. Penny’s big plan to get Vijay to kiss her was hilariously derailed, but she still managed to make it work in a pretty spectacular and unforgettable way.