Saturday, May 21, 2022

What I’m Watching: Made for Love

Made for Love: Season 2, Episode 6 “Alice? Are You Listening?” (B+)

It’s difficult to know what to make of the previous episode’s ending, especially since we did meet a woman who looks quite a bit like Hazel, Alice, played by Oona Chaplin. That the sight of a phone made her freak out was confirmation enough that she would be paranoid about technology, likely because of her experience with Byron and his surveillance of her, with or without an implanted chip. The idiots at the FBI did manage to discover some skulls and get promoted, so it’s possible that Aaron does harbor ill will towards his brother and his unexplained knowledge of the FBI tracker Hazel had was just a convenient method for him to be able to take him down. But it’s not as if it’s the Hazel and Byron we know who are even in charge of their bodies at the moment, which makes things much more complicated. Watching “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” with Herbert was perhaps a bit too on the nose, and he believes that he’s managed to get his daughter back when the person that he’s talking to is actually just a clone who may or may not resemble the real Hazel all that much. Hazel and Herbert’s conversations with Hazel’s late mother on the phone was a trippy experience, especially because it was so rooted in customer service that she had them rate the call at the end, which made it feel both inauthentic and very authentic at the same time. Bennett’s reaction to the new couple was entertaining since he just didn’t know what to do with them, and maybe their newfound gratitude and mutual love will be productive. We’re still seeing snippets of Herringbone and Fiffany with that truly odd story about her twin sister Bessica, and Judiff’s hapless accomplices are actually getting her somewhere even if they’re not doing a great job of staying under the radar.

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