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  1. The biggest question for me is why there were no masks with the deposition. Up to now they've had it kind of consistent that masks are on when employees and people outside the store mix, and off when it's employees only (break room or stocking times). But for the outside lawyers to be there and not wearing masks definitely breaks that. I suppose they wanted Jonah to be able to see the face of his new love interest. It was funny watching everyone struggle to talk nicely but honestly about Glenn. Marcus trying to rank the relative competence of the employees in the store made me laugh.
  2. Arpi was definitely a winner this episode, from pulling that palm tree binder from her bottomless back pack, to insisting on hugging Jayden because it was in the meeting agenda, to employing the homeless with donated axes to hack down the palm trees. And I got a laugh out of Ed Begley Jr. as the bizarre 4 a.m. talk show host. This is a really weird number of episodes...was this a mid-season replacement for something? I wonder if they are thinking of cancelling it. The first few episodes were shaky, but it's really gotten good toward the end. I think they were going for hero/villain liaison. Or I guess you could say they were dating behind Batman's back.
  3. Agree with you all, this was a lot of fun. I've loved Missi Pyle since Galaxy Quest so I'm always happy to see her, and she was a great guest. Neil and Orly trying to out maneuver each other was a lot of fun. That macaroni sign was a touch of needling genius. And then it actually went to a nice conclusion with the idea that Neil could think about having a real relationship that is hopefully not based off Postmates. I am the crazy trivia person so that whole B plot was a lot of fun to me too. Bobby Moynihan did a great slow reveal with the 40th birthday bit, and made me look up dessert wings to see if that was an actual thing (not as far as I can tell). The trivia host was also a great guest star. I loved the commitment to the bassoon. Also, Arpi's white gloves for handling the sacred budget.
  4. Yeah...the series was really hampered by that set up. It's too hard to maintain in the long run. The good news is (sorta spoiler) I had similar feelings when I first watched Enterprise a couple years ago. There were good one off episodes, but there was a lot of bland in the middle. I also didn't care for the Xindi arc until late in the season. For me, a few episodes into Season 4 the series suddenly stepped up in interest and quality. Not perfect, but like the show figured out what it wanted to do. I recently finished a 'good parts' rewatch of the series, and found I liked it fairly well. Don't know how much of this thread you've read, but think about skipping the series finale.
  5. Netflix released The Dig at the end of January 2021. It stars Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan. It is the adaptation of a novel inspired by the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. This is quiet, contemplative story, but it's an interesting watch. It's set against the lead up to WWII, and there is some tension because of it. There is a lot of consideration about life, death, and legacy.
  6. I really enjoyed this one, so good for Colton Dunn. I totally bought Cheyenne and Mateo feuding primarily for audience feedback. And cute retort from Sayid about it being an Impossible burger because it's a fake beef. This is such a great collection of actors. Even when they have just a couple lines they really nail it. It shocks me that they manage to keep Marcus somewhat likeable. Another good bit: Dina: How does a bird kill itself? Janet: It stops flapping.
  7. This was a real step up compared to the early episodes. It's nice to see the mayor show some common sense and problem solving, and the new concept for Mikaela. If they keep this up and elevate Jayden a bit from his punchline status this could be a good direction. Ted Danson's dead pan attempt to sell eel as the new avocado was pretty funny. I thought Arpi was going to end up having the surprise drought solution.
  8. I feel like Roy, Nyles and Sarah meet up five years out and celebrate not being stuck anymore.
  9. That makes sense to me. Maybe part of the problem with the series set up is that all the characters are comic relief and they haven't picked someone to be normal and drive the plot.
  10. I found the adoption of Tony super weird in the set up, but the bond between him and Sandra is actually rather sweet. Dina and Brian the vet are so well matched I still don't want to see them broken up, how ever this is resolved. I laughed a little at the kid grabbing the sheet off the bed while the music from the Animal House toga party was playing in the background. "Like Neo, in the Matrix."
  11. I did laugh pretty hard at the melt down that crescendoed into a double macing. I think this is the first time they've taken Arpi down a notch by putting her in a position where she isn't at the leading progressive edge anymore. I woudn't mind if they used this as an excuse to retool the characters a little.
  12. I felt bad for Justine being catfished by Garrett and Dina because she is an easy target. There was a lot that was funny here, but it did feel like they were skipping forward on some threads, like Dina and Garrett, because they are pressed for time. Agree that it is not possible to get past the birds. I don't remember hearing that Dina's last name was Fox, and it made me realize that I know the last names of none of the other characters. Marcus was on the season earlier - he got Covid at the Ozark lake spring break party - but he' been mostly masked since then. The actor did look thinner.
  13. It's kind of in limbo. When corporate called the immigration service, it was to undermine unionization at the store, and that was illegal. Mateo's case is on appeal, and meanwhile he out wearing an ankle monitor.
  14. I actually found Garrett trying to process the return of the dialysis machine really amusing. That impatient and obnoxious customer feeding string cheese through the top of his mask was funny. I enjoyed the grape based solution. I think my top moment was Dinah's interrogation scene sliding the plastic panel back and forth in front of the 'suspects.' Quite the three piece suit for Dinah at the end. This is the first time I realized they are ADR'ing the masked dialogue. The actor playing Bo was a little out of sync.
  15. People who have an Amazon home assistant say "Hey Alexa,..." when they want to get an answer from it or have it play the radio. At the start of that bit I thought 'Arpi wouldn't have an Alexa,' and sure enough. This was still a bit of a mixed bag but there were some great one off bits. The male assistant looking super focused when he just sat down, took that woman's plate of food, arranged it, and photographed it. The aforementioned "AF" definition. And dinner with Batman and Batman's parents is the best response I've every heard to that question.
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