Sunday, May 29, 2022

What I’m Watching: United States of Al (Penultimate Episode)

United States of Al: Season 2, Episode 21 “Desire / Khwast” (B+)

It’s sad to know that this show has just one episode left, but at least others were well aware of that just a day before this episode aired, not that it means we’ll get any kind of closure since that wasn’t know when these installments were being filmed. I like that, after finding out that Al was falling behind on his schoolwork because he was distracted by Cindy, Art’s move was to threaten to call his mom so that she could shame him into getting back in shape. It was funny that Lois didn’t see right away that it was Al who had sent her the message that resulted in her coming over to keep Art distracted, and I also liked that Riley left to start driving without knowing where Cindy lived. Holly was about as giving as she could be under the circumstances when she spit on the piece of paper with Cindy’s address in it. I enjoyed Cindy’s belief that Riley had brought two undercover cops with him, and that she was the one who cut Al off when she realized that he was devoting all his time to her. Stopping by Brett’s office to encourage him to get grading right away was a humorous ending, and I wonder if we’ll see more of the different couples in the show’s now-final episode. As Vanessa refused to take Riley’s desire to stop sneaking around seriously, she dropped an unfortunate bombshell on him, one that underlines her lack of commitment to a reconciliation that now seems just as unlikely as ever.

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