Wednesday, March 9, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Afterparty (Season Finale)

The Afterparty: Season 1, Episode 8 “Maggie” (B+)

I’m so happy that this is just a season finale since this show just got renewed for a second season ahead of this finale’s airing. This episode’s title was a bit of a misdirect, showing how Maggie saw the evening for just a few minutes, and I liked that it was the final confirmation that Danner needed in order to make her accusations and identify the real culprit. Having it be Brett would have been too easy, though he did a remarkable job of making himself seem guilty by getting so angry and publicly threatening to kill Danner. Walt seemed like a logical suspect, but he just wanted to be seen and remembered, even if he had to streak to accomplish that. Yasper, on the other hand, did have an axe to grind, and his story was very over-the-top in a fantastic way, probably one of my favorite episodes of the season. That he still just wanted fame and glory even after he got arrested said plenty about the type of person he was. I love that Danner was circling around sampling snacks while she was making her conclusions, and I could definitely see her returning to solve the next case. Aniq and Zoe getting a happy ending but with a typically invisible Walt in the back of the car was a fun way to finish a very enjoyable season. I’m not sure who will be back next season, but I’m on board for whatever it’s going to be. More please!

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Too hard to choose!

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