Friday, August 5, 2022

Emmy Catch-Up: Station Eleven

Station Eleven: Season 1, Episode 3 “Hurricane” (B+)

While this episode was definitely engrossing, it’s a strange sentiment to have a third installment of a new series that barely features any characters we’ve seen before. We did see Arthur again and got to connect with the main part of the series that we’ve seen so far with Miranda discovering Kirsten’s Instagram, but otherwise this was a compelling showcase of a character who got her start without much experience and then ended up as a high-powered saleswoman who happened to be in Malaysia when the flu broke out. I was pleased to see Timothy Simons, a great comic actor from “Veep” who showed dramatic potential in “Candy,” as Jim, Miranda’s colleague who initially seemed to be very obnoxious and full of himself but revealed a much deeper side as he understood the gravity of his fate. Going golfing just before the end of the world did demonstrate quite a bit of denial, but he broke down and confessed just how scared he was right before they went back to their rooms to seal themselves in. The flashbacks to Miranda’s relationship with Arthur were very worthwhile, and I always appreciate the opportunity to see Caitlin Fitzgerald, an exceptional actress from “Masters of Sex” and “Succession.” Elizabeth telling Miranda that she told the press that they were the ones having an affair was a blunt way of trying to redirect, and she got her revenge by setting his poolhouse on fire. I don’t know what to make of that spacesuit ending, and I’m curious to see how everything ties together when we see familiar faces in upcoming episodes.

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