Saturday, April 3, 2021

What I’m Watching: Resident Alien (Season Finale)

Resident Alien: Season 1, Episode 10 “Heroes of Patience” (B+)

I’m very glad that this show has already been renewed for a second season since this would have been one hell of an ending to never get resolved. As I’ve been saying this entire time, it’s hardly a surprise that Max would have stowed away on the ship and ended up in space with Harry as he was hurtling back to his home planet, but that’s exactly what should have happened, and I’m so eager to see what happens next. Sahar and Max were clever in their unsuccessful efforts to outsmart Lisa and David, and ultimately it came down to Ben and Kate going nuts on them and reaffirming their marital connection through a shared defense of their family. Ethan appears to have been collateral damage who will likely be held or killed because they thought he was the town’s doctor, and that’s sad to me only because I like Michael Cassidy a lot and would have loved to see him featured more (which is still possible). Somehow, D’Arcy didn’t figure out that Harry was an alien even though she had Mike and Liv come to search his house, but she did help Jaye and enjoy the opportunity to get revenge on Jimmy for being such a terrible person. I also really liked that Liv was so touched by Mike getting her the Nespresso machine, something he tried to brush off as "for the office." Harry getting distracted from his mission by the appeal of pizza and conversations with the dead real Harry were entertaining diversions, and I enjoyed how Asta shifted from a sentimental goodbye to harried rushing of him when he casually said that his device was going to kill everyone in eighty seconds. The revelation that it was the real Harry who killed Dr. Hodges is intriguing, and I’m not sure what to make of it. But I do know that I really like this show, and can’t wait until it comes back for season two and beyond.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Alan Tudyk as Harry

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