Thursday, December 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 11 “17 Years” (B)

It was only a matter of time before Miles came face-to-face with the drunk driver who killed his mother, and this represented the first time that he wasn’t gleefully overstepping in someone else’s life to try to help them. Instead, the rage boiled up inside him and he angrily told Charles’ fiancée that they weren’t old friends, revealing some disturbing information he had chosen not to share with her. Naturally, Cara and Rakesh were able to separate themselves from the situation more than Miles could, and Arthur didn’t have the chance to tell Miles that he had forgiven and even sponsored Charles before he found out on his own. What this show has shown, however overdramatically, is that spontaneous events can change perceptions, and Miles and Charles saving two lives during a fire was the chance that Miles needed to be able to see this man in a new light. Cara turning down her promotion is questionable, and I would have loved to see them kiss in this final episode before the new year rather than Rakesh banging on the door to introduce an element that this show really doesn’t need. It makes sense that Parminder Nagra wasn’t just a one-shot guest star, but what answers can Pria possibly provide that explain something other than divine intervention? I guess we’ll find out what Falcon is and how she’s involved once the show returns. I’ll be watching since my family members enjoy it, even if I’m still not convinced of its enduring quality.

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