Wednesday, May 11, 2022

What I’m Watching: Call Me Kat (Season Finale)

Call Me Kat: Season 2, Episode 18 “Call Me Shellfish” (B+)

I have a feeling this may be the last episode of this show that we’ll see, in part because I was surprised enough that there was a season two in the first place. What I like is that the ending could segue well into another round of episodes but also serves as a satisfying enough closer that could serve as a series finale if necessary, with Kat ready to explore a world of infinite possibilities in Paris. Showing the masked crew was a nice touch too since this show has always been light but relatively entertaining, and it feels good to see the many people involved in this process and not just the smiling and waving actors. Kat going to therapy was enough to open her mind to the fact that maybe she should try something new, and after doing the auction where Randi wanted to sell pictures of their feet and a newly-unemployed Phil expressed that math riddles were dumb, the panic attack following its success cemented that she needed a break. Phil was in desperate need of a return to work after he showed up with stuff he had baked because he couldn’t stand the thought of them serving anything subpar, and it will be good for Randi to stay busy now that she’s told an understandably jealous Carter that she loves him. Max landed a big breakthrough and got to assess how he and Kat were swapping positions for once, and that image of him in the bathrobe with Kat in Paris at the end was likely just a fantasy. I have enjoyed this show and would be happy to see more of it, and if not, I look forward to seeing these actors’ next projects.

Season grade: B
Season MVP: Cheyenne Jackson as Max

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