Dispatches from Elsewhere: Everyone
March 31, 2020 4:56 PM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

With time running out, the gang splits up in an effort to find Clara; Simone and Janice follow her artwork, while Fredwynn and Peter link the game to a large corporation.
posted by oh yeah! (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked the first four episodes of this show more than this one and the one directly preceding it, but it is still engaging and keeping my interest. Are there people with pool noodles in the background of every episode? I noticed them again in this episode, and believe we have seen a person or people with pool noodles in every one so far, at least since the one focused on Janice. What could that be about? Is it just meant to be whimsical?
posted by k8lin at 5:36 AM on April 1, 2020

Wow. Janice's story took a rather dark turn there, didn't it? And, apparently she has a child?

Also, I'm really enjoying the "young Sally Field" character popping in from time-to-time. As an oldster who used to watch her on tv, I think they've done a good job finding an actress who bears a similar resemblance.

Fredwynn's cred seemed to take one on the chin with the scene in Peter's office where, in the one moment for him to back-up all his bravado and actually do something concrete (hack into the company's system, from the inside no less) he fails, and then runs for the hills the moment the security guard shows up, completely abandoning Peter.

There were some "Oh FFS" moments, of course. Peter jumping from a second-story roof and surviving, for instance. Yeahhh...no. And, Fredwynn triggering the car alarm so he and Peter can run into the closed, and apparently unlocked, museum unnoticed? In broad daylight? And there's no security inside? ~eye roll~
posted by Thorzdad at 6:02 AM on April 1, 2020

Final day of "The Game," but 4 more episodes to go.

Here's info on the QR code seen as going into Hawkton Place. The text (Memory to Media) sounds appropriate, and the phone number is a Philadelphia area code, where the show was filmed, but it doesn't go through.

There were some "Oh FFS" moments, of course.

They either look bad, or they were set ups that are part of The Game. Like the lady whose husband was the apartment manager living in Clara's old apartment, and being a hoarder who keeps organized records of past tenants.

And what are people's thoughts on the final looping video? Bad news, everyone. They have Clara. We need your help right now. Both sides are playing the same angle, but as Fredwyn asked earlier, are there even two sides? Is Octavio also Commander 14? I thought they've been in the same room/ scene at the same time, but now I'm doubting my memory.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:02 PM on April 4, 2020

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