Thursday, April 25, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me (Season Finale)

God Friended Me: Season 1, Episode 20 “Que Sera Sera” (B-)

When our three protagonists went to gather and drown their sorrows at Ali’s at the start of the episode, it came as no surprise to me that all three of expected to be fired, mainly because none of them were particularly good at their jobs beforehand, spending altogether too much time on the God account when it related only to Miles’ primary work. It took long enough, but we finally met Henry Chase, played by Derek Luke from “Antwone Fisher,” who was a bit of a gentler personality than I had expected, even if his initial introduction presented his gruff exterior. No one said it, but there are definitely echoes of Miles, Cara, and Rakesh in Henry, Pria, and Simon, though I’m not sure the roles match up the same way in that group. Simon getting fired by his board almost seemed inconsequential since he managed to line all three of them back up with jobs before being ousted, which felt all too convenient given that they should have had to start from the bottom up again. Cara going to Paris is going to present complications for this budding couple, but at least they’re giving it a shot. Arthur proposing to Trish after losing the election gives him something new to focus on, and it was touching to see him opt to go on Miles’ podcast. A few familiar faces wasn’t going to be enough for this finale, and so we got that last-minute introduction of someone else who has apparently been chosen the same way Miles has by the God account, something that presumably won’t sit well with him in season two. I expect to continue watching even if I continue to find this show hard to seriously digest most of the time.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Joe Morton as Arthur

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