Sunday, July 14, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Detour

The Detour: Season 4, Episode 4 “The B.J.” (B-)

This episode was a course correction of sorts after last week’s dark and strange installment, but when even Jareb is questioning the absurdity of the plotlines, you know that this show is running out of road. There was definitely some decent, if over-the-top, humor in this episode, namely with no one being able to tell which of these twins was Robin. This was a great opportunity for the extremely underrated Natalie Zea to shine with two performances, utterly irritated at the incompetence of the conspiracy theorists as Robin and going way overboard trying to express herself with Nate as BJ. Not knowing Nate’s phone number, middle name, or birthdate but having his credit card number memorized didn’t exactly demonstrate Robin’s commitment to the man she loves, but he doesn’t deserve much credit either for having no clue that he was with a different woman when she literally couldn’t remember a single thing that had happened to them together. Andrée Vermeulen from “Angie Tribeca” delivered a memorable guest performance as Bernadette, the spa employee who was far too into the vibe BJ was putting out, and it seems like everyone got pretty injured in the pursuit of BJ’s wild dreams. Nate stretching himself too thin and Claude having his brain stick out were particularly unpleasant moments along the way. Jareb walking in on Delilah in the shower was scored with horror music but hardly worthy of that, and it’s good to know that he’s been pretty much sleeping on the job while his parents have been dealing with these antics.

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