Friday, August 23, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Detour (Season Finale)

The Detour: Season 4, Episode 10 “The Groom” (B)

This was one of the better episodes of a lackluster season, one that managed to end at a potential decent place but also, as usual, introduced something completely new and unexpected after resolving, at least partially, its primary plotlines. Robin’s plan to have Nate marry his overeager bride and just bring her back home was actually how things appear to have ended up, which I suppose could be entertaining for a while. I like that her father was eager to dissuade his daughter from her American obsession by inviting a whole bunch of men from around the Syracuse area so that she would get over it only to have Nate show up. His willingness to let Nate off the hook because he was married didn’t work so well since he and Robin weren’t officially wed, though apparently his son the former elected official has now made it a real thing. JR showing up right before the wedding was set to happen and Nate had ripped his pants getting on the tiny horse did stop the nuptials, but not the way anyone thought. All this talk of “homo milk” isn’t nearly as entertaining as those behind this show seem to think it is, and I think this season might have been stronger if all of the characters had actually been together for more of it. There’s talk of this show continuing on something like HBO Max, and while I think I’d like to be done with it, I’d probably be up for watching the opening hour of a theoretical fifth season just to see if it’s still worth it.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Natalie Zea as Robin

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