Thursday, February 14, 2019

Take Three: Black Monday

Black Monday: Season 1, Episode 3 “339” (B)

This show prides itself on being an equal-opportunity offender, sparing no people or religion in its characters’ pursuit of financial success. Dawn was very explicit about them having to offload their shares so that they could implicate people in a felony, and it says something about their relationships that they’re willing to throw people they supposedly care about to the wolves if anything goes wrong. The spotlight on Keith as he balanced his relationship with Mike and his son’s Bar Mitzvah showed that he is just trying to get ahead in some way, stealing Mike’s Nintendo after professing his love for him while trying to get his wife Shira, played by Melissa Rauch from “The Big Bang Theory,” to sign for the shares. She knew what was up and refused to do so, while Mike volunteered to take them, which seemed to truly delight Keith even though he knows how much of a risk it poses. Mo giving his shares to Brad as a Bar Mitzvah gift was both genius and terrible, and he spent the entirety of the half-hour cozying up as a father figure to Blair only to find out that he had decided to break up with Tiff, the whole reason that Mo had been working so hard to get him exactly where he wanted. That’s unlikely to last, but damage control is going to be necessary right away to get things back on track. Spence and Dawn’s parents both hoped that she was announcing she was pregnant, and it seems like they’re all much more into that relationship than Dawn is.

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