Wednesday, July 8, 2020

What I’m Watching: Black Monday

Black Monday: Season 2, Episode 8 “Lucky Shoes” (B+)

Well, this took a very serious turn. Blair isn’t terribly honest about a lot of things, but I don’t think it was unreasonable for him to expect that Roger would act to help him with what he needed after he managed to squeak by and get reelected. Roger suggesting that he wouldn’t even considering it until his next term sent Blair over the edge after he had been ignored all night by Roger, who felt such a closeness to him that he reached out for his hand when they were about to announce the winner. Showing the tape to Pastor Newell was a vindictive and irresponsible choice, and now Blair’s going to have to defend his own reputation and deal with the devastating news that Roger couldn’t live with it. Though no one died, the double date at the restaurant also ended quite poorly with no one happy. Mo got Dawn and Marcus to pile on against the FBI, and now, thanks to Keith, everyone knows that Connie is an FBI agent and Marcus is well aware of Dawn’s true intentions with him. Keith didn’t react at all to the news that someone he thought was dead is very much alive and not in great shape, and he’s going to be of little use to anyone now that he’s blown his cover. The opening commercial with Tiff and Corky perfectly setting each other up was great until Tiff couldn’t handle the question about how many kids she had and truly blew the entire thing.

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