Grace: "Ben, you should have told me about all of this sooner. I would have understood."
Me: Bitch, I tried to tell you at the hospital, but you thought I was crazy.
I gave this an 8 because mom started to pull her head out of her ass..
Since Zeke believes he's been gone two weeks when he was actually gone for a year, whatever is going on isn't just to those who were on Flight 828. This show is becoming weirder and weirder. I hope their (the writers) explanation for what's happening is worth it.
No matter what Grace is always right. Of course the writers couldn’t write her to be told by Ben that he tired to tell her everything. That she wouldn’t listen.
Um, what happened? Who wrote this episode because they deserve a raise and everyone else needs to be fired because this episode so far (50%) is EXCELLENT. And the couple that is literally the worst is having a legit fight. But let's back up.
This episode picks up on the event that happened last episode Cal is missing. So the entire family is kicking up a storm. Dad wants to spy hard, Michella kidnaps the spy passenger (I don't even know when she learned Autumn was a spy because I must have fallen asleep last episode, something that happens regularly but I try to rewatch later to see what I missed) to find out what she knows. Assuming the infomation matches this is a reasonable act. Mom calls the cops which is a reasonable action given that she doesn't know what's going on.. wait is that right? Because Dad and Mom fight about this. Did he not tell her about all the stuff going on? I swore he did and she scoffed him off. Either way we get the "Don't protect me" speech which I usually agree with, but again I don't think he was protecting her because I thought I remembered him telling. If I have that wrong I have to reassess everything to do with Mom and how wrongly she's been acting. Not this episode though.
Dad: This is the drawing that is the only clue to where our son might beMom: I know this placeDad: Are you sure?Mom: it's made out of crayon I don't know.
wow. a great response to a stupid question. You have no leads. What do you care if she's sure. Then they have a drive that's just as awkward as it needs to be (with bonus product placement). Before they scour the town and have a legit fight. I mean a real legit fight over real legit things. I was so shocked that I suddenly realized the entire episode has been good and I had to get my notepad++ open just to type this mid-episode. They have a fight about whose fault it is that Dad moved out.
Mom: If we lived together this wouldn't have happanedDad: Yeah, I agree but it's not your faultMom: Wait what?!?!
Holy balls. Where do you get the cajones to say something that stupid hombre? I mean do you not like your wife? I thought you wanted to have her sleeping next to you? Because that's exactly how you keep her sleeping next to your replacement. She is rightfully offended at his presumption that she blames herself. After all it was his decision to leave.
Uh oh. I just hit unpause and it got stupid.
Dad: You kicked me outMom: You didn't fight for "us" (Ed: Ugh really?)Mom: You left because you know what you did. You didn't make Cal the number one in your life.
Chicken-head says what? (I'd like to apologize for the unnecessary sexism. it's not cool. I was just super frustrated with the dialog) Like dang Grace you've been blocking Ben from doing what he needs to do FOR the family.
Dad: Everything I've done has been to keep Cal safe.Mom: But no one else is blowing up their families why can't you be normal like them?Dad: I'm a main protagnist do you not get how this works yet?
Alright the episode has gotten cheesy and product placy but you know what it hasn't got? Bad.
Dad: Mom, see this car? (Ed: because it's so ridiculous everyone needs to see it - https://i.imgur.com/2wkwI4G.jpg)Dad: I think someone is following us. There's a single car behind us on this two lane highway with infrequent exits. Why else would a car be behind us.Mom: But.. how can they keep up with us and not get lost we've been driving straight down the highwayDad: I don't know but we're not driving a normal direction we're going straightMom: Does this car have any off-road features or anti-lock brakes?Dad: I'm glad you asked that because all the base models come with both of those and for an extra $1000 we'll throw in linen seats.
Michella and Jared show up to do information exchange with the spy passenger Autumn
Mich: Thanks for switching to our sideAutu: You're welcome.Mich picks up the information she brought autumn from the table behind her rather than from a brief case or any sort of envelope she would have been carrying on her. thus indicating she came in. Put the envelope down and walked in to talk to Autumn rather than just holding on to it for whatever reason.
Do the show runners even car about prop logic?
Mich: Did you guys get the location I sent you?Mom and Dad: Yes.Mich: I know it took you guys hours to get where you are but I'm coming too.. wait hours for me to get there don't try anything stupid like going to find your lost and missing son in the middle of winter.
But these are all relatively minor complaints in this show. I mean after this episode i can see what they were trying to do with Grace's character act. it just made no sense until now. In retrospect those earlier episodes are even worse because it was intentional. they need a firm steady hand to keep the characters and their motivations consistent and reasonable with the long term serial nature of the show. This shouldn't be impossible. But even the mythos ending was great. The hiker from Michella's vision isn't Cal in the future as I thought it's another time skipper, this time a hiker who skipped two years . He's an interesting addition to the cast and we've barely met him. This has got to be one of THE BEST episodes of the season.
Ed: Some of the conversations have been paraphrased for laziness reasons. Some have a bit of creative license in them
That drawing of those three looking at a picture of them three is soo funny
yeah can someone please silence bens wife. write her out, don't care how.
This one had some decent plot movement (a) on the Autumn front and (b) with Ben stopping with the secrecy crap and (c) with regard to the reveal at the end. But there was also lots more stupidity, with the biggest example being the whole ignorance = safety excuse offered to Grace by Ben and Mick, which is a concept that will never stop being annoying and so very wrong. But writers just don't care since it's such a convenient and lazy plot device and a cheap way to generate "drama."
Grace is angry at Ben because SHE KICKED HIM OUT of the house and he left without arguing or objection because he respected her decision. Wow. This woman is unhinged and mentally unbalanced, I'm telling you.
Flight 000 to love triangle land will begin boarding now. LOL
Also, Cal, net time you gotta leave, just draw and hide a full on map for Olive to find in your top-secret twin hidey hole. Or better yet, just tell your dad and have him take you.
And how convenient was that drawing of Ben, Mic and Grace looking at a drawing? No better way to override mom's scepticism and convince her to jump on board the crazy conspiracy/super abilities/maybepossiblyaliens train!
It's getting on my nerves that instead of getting answers, more questions keep popping up. Like for instance, if Zeke disappeared in december 2017, how was he gone for two years? I thought the show is set in our current time, which would mean they found him in dec-18 or jan-19, right? And that would mean he lost one year, not two (not one of the actual questions, but the not adding up bothered me).
The level of stupid of this show is taken to all new high. If Cal had to be somewhere b/c of the calling, why the F would he not tell his dad that understands everything instead of making cryptic drawings that took 45 min ride through kidnapping experience.
I'm now watching this POS crap just b/c of all the time already invested. I really hope this crap doesn't get renewed.
Bloody heck. It's even more mysterious now