Tuesday, November 8, 2022

What I'm Watching: The Mosquito Coast (Season Premiere)

The Mosquito Coast: Season 2, Episode 1 “The Damage Done” (B)

I’m still genuinely surprised that this show got renewed for a second season, and even more startled that this episode finally addressed what happened to make Allie such a wanted man. The biggest revelation was that it was Margot who was actually responsible for killing an innocent person when that woman went back into the lab with her headphones in. That explains why it is that the two of them went on the run together, even if it’s Allie who appeared to be the primary target. This episode found him interacting with a lot more people than usual, displaying his typical lack of desire to be helpful, but he was also all about protecting Margot. It’s understandable that Allie didn’t want his software to be used for expressly the opposite purpose that he had developed it, and it didn’t take him much effort to lock those who wanted to abuse it out of it completely. Margot’s partner was more than happy to leave her behind when she tried to go back, and what could have been a tremendous destruction of property turned into something that does show why they need to have consequences for their actions which they’re not interested in facing. Dina was unimpressed with the story and why her mother had just dropped everything and gone with him, and it seems like they’re not going to get as much information as audiences did. While this episode was informative and answered some long-brewing questions, it didn’t give any indication of what comes next on this ever-meandering show.

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