Friday, January 15, 2021

What I’m Watching: Search Party

Search Party: Season 4, Episode 3 “Escape to Nowhere” (B+)

I’m glad that each of Dory’s best friends, who came to her in a hallucination in a moment of need, are finally starting to realize that all isn’t right and that maybe Dory didn’t just run off to Europe. Elliott finding out from his irate wedding planners that no one died at his wedding wasn’t quite as startling as Drew seeing his sweater in Dory’s Italy picture, and hopefully they’ll talk about those inconsistencies and come to a helpful conclusion. Portia is also coming around to the idea that Dory isn’t so terrible as she begins what’s going to be an incredibly cringe-worthy job playing her former best friend in a project that she already feels is far too fictionalized. Dory was always the most intrepid of the group, and so I don’t have too much faith in the other three, especially considering their recent life choices. Making up a friendversary and starting a food fight to get back into that shower was quite resourceful, and she really is starting to understand how Chip works and what’s going to get him to do exactly what she wants. I’m not sure that’s going to be too useful going forward after her successful escape attempt ended in a car crash and Chip just tracking her down again. I do hope that the very nosy neighbor played by Ann Dowd from “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Good Behavior” will show up to unknowingly help her escape again, and I’m continually impressed by this show’s superb casting.

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