Thursday, February 18, 2021

What I’m Watching: Resident Alien

Resident Alien: Season 1, Episode 4 “Birds of a Feather” (B+)

As Harry learns more about how humans operate, he’s letting his guard down in a big way, allowing his number one nemesis, Max, to outsmart him. He and Sahar make a great team, and she managed to get Harry’s keys copies while Max kept him distracted playing nice during the dinner party his parents forced him to be at with Harry. They didn’t do so well sneaking into Harry’s home without him finding out or discovering them asleep, and now he’s going to have to decide what to do with them since their disappearance will likely garner more attention, not that he’s going to think that through given his tendency to make impulsive decisions. Opening up to Asta after he blurted out the secret that Jay was her daughter about how he had a wife who died was a surprise, though it seems that the real Harry has a wife who’s very much alive and is likely to realize that the man in her husband’s body is definitely not her husband. Harry shooting a perfect basket without trying but then showing a fundamental lack of understanding of the rules of the sport was entertaining, and D’Arcy obviously doesn’t have very high standards since him essentially licking her cheek wasn’t even the worst kiss she’s ever had. Noticing the excitement he was feeling and then conveying it to the clueless hunter was fun too, and my favorite moment of the episode was Mike pulling Max and Sahar over for failing to use hand signals but then endorsing the fact that they were getting time outside. I have a feeling that Liv is going to be the first to figure out what’s going on since she seems determined to follow the evidence and not let Mike dismiss everything she says outright.

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