Thursday, August 1, 2019

What I’m Watching: Perpetual Grace, LTD

Perpetual Grace, LTD: Season 1, Episode 9 “The Elements of an Epiphany” (B)

Not much happened with Pa and Ma in this hour, which felt a bit strange given their prominence in previous installments. Instead, those in their lives made moves to propel their own plans forward in ways that aren’t looking good for anyone. DeLoash set his sights right on a perfect target – New Leaf – convincing him of his own invalidity and getting him to leave his gun on the ground for him so that he wouldn’t even have to buy it, and there seem to be fewer and fewer people in this ghost town who we haven’t already met. I do like that Glenn ended up sitting next to James’ dad while he was wearing the helmet, talking all about “now plus one second,” and that they ran off together to hitchhike and ride so that the scenery reflected in his helmet. I liked that we saw Hector again, content enjoying the mundanity of his life and continuing with his novel, though that happiness was disrupted by Valerie’s return with a photo to blackmail him, an option he’d rather not take in favor of leaving Pa to the cartel. I was relieved that Paul managed to levitate himself after Walker was ready to test him on whether he could actually do magic, though it did look like he might not be able to get himself down. Everything is sure to come together in the finale, and I’m hopeful that Epix will decide that this show – and that this cast – is worthy of a second season.

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