Thursday, April 23, 2020

Round Two: Run

Run: Season 1, Episode 2 “Kiss” (B+)

This show is fascinating and unique in that it’s so propelled by its characters’ whims, and as a result it’s wildly unpredictable. The chemistry that Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson have is incredible, and that was on full display as Ruby tried to seduce Billy without any buildup in the roomette. This rule about not being able to ask questions should have been voided when he saw the background on her phone which clearly showed a husband and two kids, and instead of just confronting her about it, he instead Googled both her and her husband to get a better sense of her life. Her determination to have sex with the next person who exited the bathroom rather than him led to a surprisingly effective sexy talk-only tryst with Derek, who then was more than up for playing drinking games with them. While Laurence has no idea where Ruby is, Fiona obviously suspects that Billy is on a train, though we haven’t really heard much of her side of the conversation, other than to know that he invited her to come see him right before he bailed to run when Ruby responded to his text. Their arrival in Chicago should have been the next step in a grand adventure, and instead they angrily parted ways. But, like at the end of the first episode where Ruby’s family was revealed, she got an ever bigger shock when her cards were declined and her husband changed the home voicemail message to broadcast that she ran away and left her family. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for whatever comes next.

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