Friday, November 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast: Season 2, Episode 3 “Talk About the Weather” (B)

It didn’t seem like the family could just wander on the water forever without running into anyone, but of course their newfound situation isn’t necessarily any better. Allie has managed to make a lot of friends throughout his extralegal activities, and this community that welcomed them did come with certain conditions. Allie was able to get the electricity working so that the way they lived could change, but just after that celebratory moment, Isela told them that she had sold the trawler. Margot was ready to move right away so that they could leave, but Allie took another route, one that suggests he’s in this for the long game and not necessarily thinking clearly. Getting Margot a typewriter as a gift indicated that maybe he thinks this is the right life for them, but things aren’t going to stay calm for long with William hot in pursuit. Isela is aware that he’s looking and that taking in Allie and his family was going to be a risk, but she may also be ready to use him as a bargaining chip to remain free and unbothered. I have a feeling that Allie will get ahead of all this and find a way to go back on the run just before he arrives, but I’m sure there will also be collateral damage that he can’t predict and entirely prevent. At least things are moving to a degree and there is some additional intrigue with new characters who make the drama a bit more engaging.

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