Thursday, November 7, 2019

What I’m Watching: God Friended Me

God Friended Me: Season 2, Episode 6 “The Fighter” (C)

Every episode, our friends get brasher and brasher, bursting in uninvited to invade someone’s privacy and blow up their life, unconcerned what they might initially think because they’re just that confident that they’re in the right. It helps their case when a former skeptic like Ray is the one making an introduction. I’d still say it’s a bit cavalier to just laugh off accusations of domestic violence when the situation is revealed to be something else entirely, but there’s no accounting for style with this crowd. Similarly, the way in which they so freely hack into people’s data like it’s some sort of puzzle to be assembled is unsettling, and they’re not even slightly bothered by it. The devotion they have to the God account is not unlike a religion, especially since they’re attributing such power to it, including the appointment of Arthur as the new bishop of New York. He did not learn his lesson from his chief of staff gig and decided once again not to tell the people most important to him until after he had already made the decision and taken steps to move forward with it, and it’s hard to know how he thought Trish would respond when he knew all along that she didn’t approve and was looking forward to some time for just the two of them. Since the mystery has to take certain stage, Miles is continuing along on his (indulged) delusions of grandeur by finding the elusive artist and proclaiming himself to be the one designed for the message hidden in her work.

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