Tuesday, November 13, 2018

What I’m Watching: Goliath

Goliath: Season 2, Episode 5 “Who’s Gabriel” (B-)

Opening this episode with a hand-drawn cartoon with subtitles to give some backstory was certainly strange, and it’s hard to find a common style on this show. This season, which has just three episodes left, isn’t in a much of a rush to get anywhere, with repeated threats being delivered and received multiple times an hour from so many of the characters to each other. The crucial turning point in this hour is that, even though he didn’t show the first time, Roman decided to change sides and tell a very furious Hakeem what he knew. He didn’t catch on to the fact that Danny was following him, and Danny in turn tried to hold off telling Tom that he knew exactly who the leak was and was then somehow surprised when Tom matter-of-factly ordered him to kill his best friend. Tom really did open up to Brittany, who seems to be completely enchanted by him and more than willing to fulfill his fantasies, and he, like Marisol, was way too obvious about his allegedly casual interest in the case. Elena probably could have guessed what Gabriel’s question about prayer meant, and Marisol seemed spooked enough to fire her on the spot and, puzzlingly, bring Billy with her down to Mexico to meet him face-to-face. I have no idea what’s going to come of that. Patty had a whole intense speech prepared to scare Jeff off, but he didn’t take the bait at all and might even have scored a point or two with her in the process.

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