Tuesday, August 16, 2022

What I’m Watching: Loot (Season Finale)

Loot: Season 1, Episode 10 “The Silver Moon Summit” (B+)

There were plenty of things that could have gone wrong at this summit, and I think Molly drinking an entire class of fully brown water on stage and then having to run to the bathroom was pretty formidably spectacular. She made a major pivot after that misstep, joining a panel and declaring that she was going to start giving away all her money. That is going to make for an interesting season two, especially given the latest predictable development, which is that, despite Arthur wanting to talk to her and theoretically confess his feelings, she woke up in bed next to John. Being there for Molly when she’s not doing well is hardly a badge of honor, and now that most of her colleagues know that Arthur likes her, it may undo some of the progress she’s made in being relatable. Nicholas calling Arthur the living embodiment of an Olive Garden breadstick somehow didn’t feel as mean as it could have, but Nicholas and Howard were not at all happy to learn that Arthur had ended things with Chelsea. It’s not as if things haven’t been awkward so far with that romantic tension at work and Molly trying too hard to suppress it only to start dating someone who seemed nice but is ultimately all about the world she’s trying to leave behind, so I suppose it can’t get much worse. This show is fun and seems to have plenty of room to grow, and so I’m looking forward to seeing where season two goes.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Maya Rudolph

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