Friday, July 16, 2021

What I’m Watching: Black Monday

Black Monday: Season 3, Episode 7 “Four!” (B)

This episode at least felt a bit more reined-in than the recent spate of absurdity we’ve seen, which isn’t to suggest that this installment wasn’t full of that too. We had two guest stars who were Emmy-nominated in the 1980s, Bronson Pinchot from “Perfect Strangers” and Julia Duffy from “Newhart,” playing the couple that could have been very influential with helping the company’s IPO, were it not for the enormous buffet of drugs prepared and the apparent medical incident that felled the sober one of the pair once she saw what her husband was doing with the prostitutes that were most definitely not models. Keith going back and forth to the club as he was trying to show Mike that he had changed didn’t work out well on either side, and Tiff made things infinitely worse when she showed up and said the wrong thing. After Dawn mocked Mo’s attitude by emphasizing that they were going to the Grammys not the Grandmas and Yassir needed to clarify whether Dawn wanted him to reach out to the managers of the actual raisins or their voices, that team actually had a pretty decent time out in LA. While Mo was typically petty at first and then had to physically removed by security while trying to pose as a member of the band, he was surprisingly selfless when he told Dawn that he would absolutely let her and Nomi out of their contracts so that they could work with true management that could take them to new heights. I’m not sure if there’s still a game there, but it certainly felt like a new Mo.

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