Misfits: Episode Twelve
March 15, 2023 10:28 AM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

After the existence of super-powers are exposed to the world at large, the gang become celebrity super-heroes, known as the "ASBO Five." There is serious money to be made, as long as the gang can manage to handle their fame, but as they settle in at a luxury hotel, they find their renown has made them the target of... The Milk Guy?

Starring Iwan Rheon, Robert Sheehan, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Antonia Thomas, and Ruth Negga. guest starring Jordan Metcalfe as Brian, aka Milk Guy, aka Monsieur Grand Fromage.

Created by Howard Overman.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, The Roku Channel, Pluto, and freevee. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Very on-brand for this show that their most sadistic killer yet is a freaking "lactokinetic."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:35 AM on March 15 [1 favorite]

This was a frustrating episode for me. On the one hand, big ups for doing the superhero-as-celebrity thing pretty well, including exaggerating how quickly the new hotness becomes old and tired. It was also pretty amusing to see him find all kinds of uses for lactokinesis; the "allegedly useless power turns out to be pretty useful" trope also has a rich history--it's basically Squirrel Girl's entire thing.

But, once again, we have the team carrying the idiot ball, worst of all Simon standing in just about the only place where he'd possibly be in danger, and practically having to squeeze in between Curtis and Le Monsieur Fromage to do it. Something that would have been not only more clever but also a callback to a recent episode would have been Milk Boy levitating a pair of cornettos as flying darts, and Simon jumping between them to take the (delicious) bullets. Good thing that the Final Guy was the one with the reset button!
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:21 AM on March 15

If this was a higher budget show, you have to think Brian would have gotten to throw a milk truck or something.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:53 PM on March 15 [3 favorites]

I didn't think that Simon stood between Curtis and Milk Guy by accident. I thought it was deliberate in order to protect Curtis, because Curtis was the only person who could fix things. Once again, just like Superhoodie Simon, he sacrifices himself for the good of everyone else.

Boy, the way Milk Guy used his powers was just amazing. Creepy and awful, but amazing.

Of course, the plot hole for this is that Superhoodie had the Asbo 5 footage.
posted by rednikki at 3:13 PM on March 15 [4 favorites]

You can solve time travel plot holes with sufficient application of timey-wimey and parallel dimensions, like so:

Maybe the Superhoodie we see is a Superhoodie from a slightly different Asbo 5 future timeline that didn't get reset.

We don't really know how his time-jump power worked, maybe he's really leaping into adjacent timelines, and a different Superhoodie jumps into "this" timeline, so every timeline with a back-jumping Superhoodie gets a Superhoodie from some future, but maybe not the same one.
posted by BungaDunga at 11:29 AM on March 18

The victims just let Milk Boy do his thing instead of rushing him and beating him down. Might not work, but better than letting him have his way.

I really want to see Iwan Rheon do something against type.
posted by porpoise at 5:03 PM on March 19

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