Tuesday, March 29, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Season 1, Episode 4 “Coydog” (B+)

It’s crazy to think of the potential wealth that Ptolemy has access to but hasn’t cashed in on, which says a lot about who he is as a person. He knows what he needs and what he doesn’t, and the only reason that money is an issue now is because he’s losing his memory and has to pay for the possible cure, as well as ensuring that it goes to the right place after he’s gone or unable to appropriately take care of it. Bringing in those gold coins for a casual appraisal was startling to Robyn, and she was much more comfortable with the idea of having access to his new checking account. It was amusing to see the banker worried about her potentially having access to the $4,000 he had in savings rather than the $40,000 he brought in cash. Buying her a new couch bed was a sweet gesture, and she was so genuinely happy to receive it, which was nice to see. I liked the way he responded to Roger when he came over, and how he was sincerely supportive of his prospective romance with Robyn. When they went over to see a few characters we haven’t seen since the first episode, there was expected tension, and Robyn was intent on defending herself from the accusations that were leveled against her. Ptolemy’s nephew admitting that he had stolen the money from him only because he knew that he wouldn’t realize was honest at least, even if it didn’t say much about his character.

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