Tuesday, June 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Search Party

Season three of “Search Party” premieres this Thursday on HBO Max. I’ve had the pleasure of watching all ten episodes in advance of their streaming debut – this review contains spoilers for the selected episode.

Search Party: Season 3, Episode 9 “Irrefutable Evidence” (B+)

It’s good to see that Portia has recovered somewhat from her ordeal, able to focus for a few seconds on buying a new suitcase to put in Gail’s closet before she panics because she thinks she sees a rat. Dory seemed legitimately confused to see Cassidy presenting that evidence until she realized that Portia had made up for her testimony with this gesture. June’s timing with her presentation of the journal couldn’t have been worse, though I’m sure the jury was plenty distracted by the constant bickering and name-calling going on between Cassidy and Polly. When the reconstructed tape was replayed, I couldn’t stop laughing after the bailiff suggested that he heard “pancaked” instead of “murdered,” which had the entire court wondering just what had been said. The apparently terminally ill Bob came through with his Internet search for the sexual definition of the term “pancaking,” which was enough to get the evidence deemed inadmissible. Dory’s smirk when she told Drew that she told him there was nothing on the tape was the definition of overconfident, and firing Cassidy seems like a mistake. At least the lawyer was honest when she told Dory that she heard murdered on the tape. Elliott made it all the way back to his woodsy home to resume his old life only to instantly throw it all away to meet with Charlie about having a show together, which is honestly much more natural for him. The interest that Wallace Shawn’s mystery investor William had in Chantal now makes complete sense, since her wildly expensive project is the dream of those looking to launder their dirty offshore money.

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