Friday, August 17, 2018

What I’m Watching: Casual

Casual: Season 4, Episode 2 “The Missing Piece” (B+)

In my review of the season premiere, I neglected to address any of the future things that were subtly featured as part of the regular plot. Val taking a driverless Uber home was a particularly relevant occurrence in this episode since she was hopeless to redirect it and then opted instead to redirect her interest and start a surprising new business. The more advanced version of Alexa that Alex was speaking to was entertaining, especially when Alex cursed at her and she responded that his remark was hurtful. As usual, Alex is fighting hard against something harmless that he’s hopeless to stop, trying to get Jeff to back off when all he’s trying to do is help and Rae is all about him being involved in her life. He tried to throw his relationship with Annie into overdrive, something she really didn’t want, and he needs to take a step back to realize what’s happening around him. I knew there was something up with Laura’s relationship but did not comprehend that she had essentially moved in with her new girlfriend without being invited to do so, creating some tremendous awkwardness and instability. Living with Val probably isn’t a bad thing for either of them, but we’ll have to see how it goes. Leia seemed like she was freaking out when she found out she was pregnant, but Leon warmly accepted the news as positive, and I think it should be good for the two of them, especially considering Leon’s recent frustration with everything going on around him.

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