Sunday, May 30, 2021

What I’m Watching: Rebel

Rebel: Season 1, Episode 7 “Race” (B+)

This was a fun showcase of a lighter side of Cruz, one who gets his children together to ask them for permission he doesn’t need to exhume his late wife’s body and refuses to affirm his son’s vegetarian diet by putting a little bit of chorizo into his omelet. It did seem obvious from the start that Carmen was pregnant, but it was still nice for her to reveal that when she did. I was curious how Ziggy’s friend Mallory was going to figure into this episode once she showed up, and Rebel swooped right in with Cassidy’s help to make sure that Coach Gibson made up for his racist actions and then even called in a favor to get Ziggy and the entire volleyball team on a Stonemore stage to put out a call for whistleblowers. After getting booted from the case before of the fallout from the revenge porn video, Luke was in no mood to learn that Cassidy was helping her mom in a way that influenced the case, and I’m sure that Benjy will also be unhappy about that. It is interesting to see him grapple with his conscience, especially when his sister was nearly killed as a result of something related to the case. Angela showing up to see Lana after she had been looking for took a grimmer turn than I had expected, and I have a feeling that Grady’s secret child is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her dangerous knowledge, not that we’ll have too much time to find it out given that this show is almost over.

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