Friday, July 10, 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 5 “It Came From Michoacan” (B)

Marty definitely seems like a different person now that he’s back from his term in captivity in Mexico. Ordering the video game he tried to play at the hospital and spending hours in the garage feeding quarters into it was a disconcerting obsession, and his willingness to stay over at the horse farm and break into the stables felt very out of character. The owner seemed so excited by their offer, and that joy turned into heartbreak and fury when Helen showed up to neuter her prized horse so that Navarro could get back at his top rival. Helen may have her marching orders, but she still would have done well to let Wendy know what was happening first. For whatever her relationship with Navarro may have become, Wendy should have taken Helen’s advice not to call him cold on a private line since he didn’t react to that well at all. Marty’s belief that he can turn Agent Miller is likely wishful thinking, but he’s either playing both sides by feeding her information or working some serious reverse psychology to get her into something illegal he can hold over her at some future point. Erin isn’t making great decisions, and Charlotte received a rather direct threat from Helen regarding the knowledge about what her mother really does that Helen never wants her to discover. As Ruth continues to rub some people the wrong way, she’s found a solid and even sweet ally in Ben, whose eagerness to cause trouble might get him in too deep too. It would have been too easy for Wendy to get custody from Darlene without a fight, and I’m sure she’s going to use Darlene’s increasingly intimate relationship with Wyatt against both of them in her next attack.

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