Thursday, July 26, 2018

What I’m Watching: Me, Myself, and I (Penultimate Episode)

Me, Myself, and I: Season 1, Episode 12 “The Break Up” (B+)

This inability to hear the words Nori says because he’s in love with her is a real crutch with Alex, and not knowing that she was running for student council president really wasn’t as bad as his accidental blurting out of “I love you, Nori” on the microphone during the debate. For all the antics of the election, including Justin’s stint as a harried campaign manager, it was sweet to see that, as soon as he won, he realized that what Nori wanted was important and that they could easily work together to achieve their desired aims. Knowing that their friendship stays platonic is sad, especially with no sign of Eleanor in his future in this episode, but maybe they’ll be able to get to some place that feels like a happy ending in the one remaining installment. Alex’s breakup with Lisa didn’t go terribly well, and he almost made it to the end of the party without revealing that he had opted to have sex with her even when he already knew that they weren’t going to last rather than doing the right thing and breaking it off at that point. The Alex we know at that time period is very different from the one we see as a child, and I’d like to think that Lisa’s organizational tendencies might have been more appealing to his younger self. In the future, Alex’s resistance to Abby switching teams to his most hated rivals was entertaining, especially when he heard her say that she had made the move to be closer to him. Walking into the diner with his face painted was a perfect apology.

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