This was deliberately concocted by TPTB for people to have utter abhorrence for Russians, who are characterised as deranged. You can see why this was unheralded; it was not warm and profound. Devin’s evil ex is tastefully coy. Devin has notions of authenticity and self-enthralment. He also has nostalgia for imagined past greatness. This was not a good social critique.
Russians are easily vilified. Devin’s evil ex does a tit show for her Russian lover and does taunting disgust. This leaves one uninvolved. Denisov and Peter stare at each other. There is no trust or confidence. Devin’s evil ex has a perm. The doctor is bothered by the evil Principle. There are special service troops. This was absurd and completely irrelevant with 80s hair. Kimberley’s play is cancelled. People play up their outrage and this was not menacing or enticing.
Peter’s wife whines. Why do Russians speak English? Kimberley cries. The doctor is menaced. Devin plans to kidnap his sons. People go on about American exceptionalism. Toilets flood and this was boring.
“No one blames you for what happened in 88.”
“An exile uprising.”
“Self important bastards.”
“No more safe places.”
I no longer have innate confidence that this show will be good. Will Iris die already? This was not done with absolute conviction. Snow whines. Why does Earth2 Africa look like Canada? I felt distain for this. Gorilla City is all bad VFX. Harry puts on a stupid accent. Jesse and Wally bore. The gorillas aren’t unforgettably sinister. Gorilla City is acrawl with bad CGI gorillas. There are snarling retorts and this was fervently bad. Grodd plots. I'm THIS close to dumping this show.
“It’s all about the running away.”
Ellen is accused of not wanting her baby. She snaps at her man, Ian, and at her co-workers. Ian was her shrink back when she was crazy. Ellen whines and is an uncontinable cow. She’s got inexorable cravings to annoy. Ellen does no convincing condemnations of Paula. Ellen has a history of crazy.
Ellen is not intelligent, driven or witty. She has no moral culpability. Her instinct to strike back doesn’t help her case. She makes trouble for herself. This was a letdown and it was not even vaguely threatening. It was all just trivial fights.
“There are conversations being had and I’m not across it!”
“Stop cutting me out of conversations.”
“Don’t treat it like an inconvenience.”
“Minimise contact with her.”
“You want me to fail.”
“Alienating your entire office.”
“She’s finally made a mistake.”
“I’m insulted you’re surprised.”
“Does the casualness with which we talk about murder ever bother you?”
“This ain’t the 1820s.”
“I think I have a pretty good idea.”
“Righteous town folk.”