Thursday, February 21, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 14 “The Trouble with the Curve” (B-)

As if Miles and Cara haven’t been pushy enough in the past, Miles wasn’t about to leave anything alone with his old friend Cal, who made it very clear that Derrick’s future was none of his business. It makes some sense that Miles would have been very involved in something like baseball as a kid, and that his being a bit too honest and unfiltered with someone who didn’t want to hear it led to the end of a friendship. It was obvious to me as soon as they encountered Derrick in the bar that it was the agent who got him into the club and paid for the drinks, but I didn’t guess that Cal was trying to get his own second shot at glory by attaching himself to his protégé. It ended up being therapeutic for Cal to confess what he never had about not being injured and messing up his future. Their stadium experience at the end of the episode was a nice boost for Miles after reevaluating his potential with his podcast. Rakesh managed to win over his team by showing them that he was indeed competent, and it’s a good thing that he didn’t let his main competitor walk out the door and quiet as he seemed ready to do. Arthur got an unexpected signal that he was going to be pushed out in the form of Gaius Charles’ Reverend Andrew Carver, and though the idealistic young assistant was happy to defer to his new mentor and wasn’t trying to push him out, it seems like that’s exactly what’s being planned by more powerful forces. At least Arthur seems to be somewhat ready for it.

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