Sunday, March 26, 2023

What I’m Watching: Hello Tomorrow!

Hello Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 7 “Another Day, Another Apocalypse” (B+)

Buck’s escape from his facility was bad news for everyone, and even if Jack managed to locate him by episode’s end, he’s also essentially confirmed to Shirley something she would never have even thought to suspect: that he’s in on all of it. That he’s the only one behind any of it is sure to make her very angry, but she also recognizes that she’s complicit in a deception that has affected many people, even if she didn’t know she was lying to them. Mildred breaking in to steal the register of every customer made for a vicious gathering of wronged people who demanded answers, and Herb was certainly not equipped to handle that all by himself. In a show of loyalty to the man she still wants to be with, Betty came up with a solution that ultimately didn’t help anyone, stealing the money from Eddie and then presenting it to the mob as if they were just going to split it evenly and be happy. If that group is still there when Jack and Shirley do return, it’s not going to be good, and she’s going to have to decide quickly which side of this she wants to be on before they turn on her too. Elle could still be an interesting lifeline for Jack, but the public nature of the customer base protest isn’t likely to be entirely contained even by the vast class differences between them and her, suggestive conversations about magicians with no hats and no rabbits notwithstanding.

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