Sunday, September 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: Industry

Industry: Season 2, Episode 7 “Lone Wolf and Cub” (B+)

This episode’s opening was jarring since we suddenly saw three characters – two stars of the show and one seemingly irrelevant player – going out on their own and preparing to pull off the ultimate stealth separation. Rishi still doesn’t like Harper, but Eric thinks that’s actually a good thing. Their initial pitch didn’t go too well thanks to Eric’s attitude, and then Daria showing up to tank everything was a major roadblock. But then Harper went and brought Danny in, which changed everything, and he was very ready to play ball. Venetia’s efforts to sidestep Robert didn’t go well for anyone, and she wasted no time in reporting Nicole’s unwelcome behavior even though she later thought better of it. Yasmin reacted most abysmally, trying to tell her that she shouldn’t report it and then chewing Kenny out for daring to try to do the right thing after his many missteps in the past. This is all setting up an explosive finale with some intense confrontations and leadership changes, followed I hope by a third season since this show really is very interesting and underappreciated. Gus also went to bat for Leo after a sobering meeting with Jesse in which he expressed that he was rich enough to be a Democrat but obviously not politically aligned that way given that statement, and we’ll see where Jesse falls in all of this when he sees what Harper has done to set herself up for success and officially separate from Pierpoint in a dramatic way.

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