Monday, September 26, 2022

What I’m Watching: Resident Alien

Resident Alien: Season 2, Episode 14 “Cat and Mouse” (B+)

It’s always a pleasure to see Terry O’Quinn again, though the ending of this episode makes it seem like Peter Bach isn’t going to be around for long. Liv was so honored that he had come there to have lunch with her after she tried to contact him sixty-two times, but he also wasn’t upfront with her about who or what he was tracking since he didn’t want anyone else to get hurt as a result of his investigations. Going to Max was a productive step since he confirmed multiple things before then trying to deny them a second later, but he couldn’t anticipate that Harry would be able to appeal to Max as a friend, something he didn’t do all that well, and get him to set the perfect trap for Peter. We didn’t see what happened to him along with those screams, and it’s possible that Asta will be able to encourage him to find a less fatal resolution to the affair. As I predicted, Asta did take the crushing encounter with her birth mother to give Jay a speech affirming just how much she cares for her and how she’s willing to be anything to her that she wants. D’Arcy just lost her biggest support system since she won’t fully open up to Elliot about what she’s going through, and that’s going to make forging ahead difficult. Kate and Ben’s work rivalry is definitely going to impact their home life, though I guess they’ve always needed something special to keep their relationship going and this could be a twisted way to do that.

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