Saturday, April 6, 2019

What I’m Watching: Miracle Workers (Season Finale)

Miracle Workers: Season 1, Episode 7 “1 Hour” (B+)

I’m watching this episode more than a week after it aired, and there’s still no news about whether it’s going to be back for a second season. I’m pleased to report that this was a solid recovery from the last couple of episodes, ending this on an entertaining and sweet note that’s far less consequential than that looming countdown clock has indicated for so long. I enjoyed how the episode opened with Angela Kinsey’s Gail doing exit interviews about making clouds, male nipples squirting orange juice, eastern lights, and a helmet that was supposed to help you steer a bug. There’s so much more to be explored there, and I’m much more in favor of that stuff than God trying to impress his parents and his siblings. God wasn’t too helpful in this case, pushing the lightning button over and over and then short-circuiting everything at the last moment when he escaped from Sanjay’s distraction room. Rosie, however, came through in a big way when she motivated everyone to get on board because they would be denied their severance packages if they didn’t work their final thirty-eight minutes. Craig volunteering not to play it safe to become a bee was appropriately heroic, and though he didn’t have time for his confession to Eliza, he did get to dance with her at the end, which was sweet. And, against literally all odds, Laura and Sam had their first kiss and might end up happily ever after. With the way this ended, I’d probably be up for a second season, though I wouldn’t be too devastated if this is all we get.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Geraldine Viswanathan as Eliza

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