Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What I’m Watching: Industry

Industry: Season 1, Episode 7 “Pre-Crisis Activity” (B+)

In the wake of Eric’s termination, it’s interesting to see Daria step in to take charge, trying to put into place some professional systems that rub those less used to being supervised the wrong way. Clement did not react well to it and found himself summarily dismissed as a result, and seeing the look on his face when he came back to sit down indicated just how monumental the meeting he had just come out of was. Yasmin and Harper also had grounding conversations, with Yasmin getting warned about the conversations that had been overheard and Harper having her overly generous bonus from Eric taken back because she did exactly what she had agreed not to and told people about it. There were some intense moments at the dinner party, with Seb slicing his hand, Robert freaking out, Yasming showing up drunk and telling Seb that she was essentially his mother, and Yasmin offering up a threesome with Harper and Robert before Harper promptly nixed that idea because she just wasn’t into it. Nicole also made it very clear that she wasn’t going to be doing business with them anymore, something that should clue Daria in to the fact that she needs to be more on top of Harper and the boundaries she doesn’t seem to set. Closing the episode with a slow version of “Believe” by Cher was haunting, and sets the tone for what’s sure to be an eventful season finale that will lead into the second season that’s already on the way.

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