Thursday, July 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Detour

The Detour: Season 4, Episode 3 “The Sister” (C+)

I’m not sure what to make of this show right now. The lack of any sort of narrative continuity has always been something I’ve forgiven, but I just don’t understand where all these ideas come from and if there’s even any destination in mind. If I remember correctly, last season was all about how Robin had a sister she didn’t know about, and Vanessa has also been a semi-regular presence that represents Robin’s twisted upbringing. That Robin would have an identical twin sister who for some reason was identified by conspiracy theorist private detectives as Delilah seems so far beyond belief, even for this show. I suppose it did give Natalie Zea an excellent opportunity to play a completely different part, indulging in flirtation and general craziness as the suddenly-existent sibling. The introduction of Claude, who I thought I recognized as Greg Pitts from “Sons and Daughters,” just made things weird, and things took a very, very dark turn when the conspiracy theorists suggested that BJ held men in her basement and transformed them into mindless shells of themselves. As soon as Nate realized it was just like “Misery,” the ending twist became clear, with an extremely disturbing shot of Robin chained up at the end of the episode. I don’t know what to expect next episode, but it’s very possible that this will all end up being forgotten within a short period of time. Watching this show is still moderately entertaining, but at a certain point, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to stick with it anymore.

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