Sunday, August 7, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Resort

The Resort: Season 1, Episode 4 “A History of Forgetting” (B)

This episode dove fully into Balthazar’s backstory and what happened at the resort just before the hurricane, and the end also introduced an undeniable supernatural element that suggested that Emma and Noah have been part of all of this much longer than they realized. Alex was definitely eccentric, and I knew I recognized the actor from somewhere, likely Ben Sinclair’s similarly offbeat, if otherwise quite different, turn in the upcoming comedy “Spin Me Round,” which debuted at SXSW. The apocalyptic visions he was having and his claims of “memory leakage” were cause for concern, though Balthazar didn’t seem quite as upset about it as Luna did. It does explain the post-its and the mural, though the big shock at the end of the episode was that Emma and Noah were both part of it even though they hadn’t entered that room until just before then. The timing of the hurricane felt very dramatic and intense, as he noted that there was a shelter prepared to a worried guest and he went to speak with Sam’s parents and Hannah about Sam being missing and that penis photo on the phone. That Alex was the Santa in the penthouse doesn’t bode well for anyone, and Alex wasn’t willing to remember anything about it when Balthazar did confront him. Seeing Murray sit with Balthazar and Luna in the lobby because they all had nowhere to be right before the waters burst in was an ominous way to transition back to the present, with plenty of unanswered questions still sitting right there waiting to be addressed.

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