Friday, August 19, 2022

What I’m Watching: Resident Alien

Resident Alien: Season 2, Episode 10 “The Ghost Of Bobby Smallwood” (B+)

We’ve always known that, much as he might fight the impulse, pretending to be human has been making Harry more human all along. Freaking out about death was an expected course, and it was surprisingly endearing to see him stop by and help Gerard die, getting a piece of important advice in the process as his bedside manner didn’t freak out a patient for the first time. It’s fun to see that the baby alien has taken on the form of Bobby Smallwood, which will obviously present some issues given that he’s a very recognizable figure and he ran into his now-elderly sister almost immediately, but who better than Sahar to be able to teach him how to be good? Provided Max doesn’t screw it up, of course. As Ben pivots to letting Jessup take the heat the the murder so that Patience has a shot at getting the resort, his marriage is in much rockier territory. Fortunately, he found a way to be able to connect that was very sweet and acknowledged the difficulty in communicating normally. On the note of that murder investigation, it’s entertaining to see Mike and Lena bond so much, but how sad for Liv that she has to be the third wheel who didn’t even get to eat of the Chinese food. It took Asta very little time to figure out that Harry erased her memory, and while it’s going to be a process to earn back Jay’s trust, at least she now knows what she needs to do and what she needs to be sure to remember.

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