Sunday, June 28, 2020

Emmy Catch-Up: Ozark

Every year, I watch the six submitted episodes of every series I don’t regularly watch that’s up for one of the Emmy series prizes. This year, I’m getting a jump start to check out the entire season of some of most high-profile shows I didn’t watch when they originally aired.

Ozark: Season 3, Episode 3 “Kevin Cronin Was Here” (B+)

Those dreams Wendy is having are intense, but Wendy’s feelings towards her husband are likely much kinder than whatever fate is in store for him where he’s going. Padlocking the casino doors so that Marty couldn’t turn her clean operation dirty, which Ruth already wasn’t so on board with because he was clearly lying to his wife, was a clever and unsubtle move that shows just how little they trust each other right now – rightly so given how both of them are actively working against the other. Her imagined offer for him to leave town immediately with half a million dollars would have been preferable to his instantaneous abduction following his apparent agreement to work for his new live-in FBI auditor. Ben banging on Ruth’s window so that they could follow the car that took Marty was a relief turned newly intense and worrisome situation when their tailing operation was noticed. While Marty is headed for misery, Ben and Ruth will be able to swiftly improve their relationship as they get closer as a result of being left behind, with Ruth already slotted for promotion by Helen, whose move Marty knew to interpret as a contingency plan for him being taken out of the picture. The news that Marty is bribing his therapist helps to explain his delusions with his position and what risks he actually faces. Carl and Anita’s story didn’t end too well, with them left with no options and Anita sent violently tumbling to her death when Carl responded angrily to her voicing her opinion.

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