Jim is still down with covid so my buddy Ron Dawson (author of “Dungeons ‘n’ Durags” and host of podcast of the same name) joins me to break this episode down. Does Dorthy feel repressed guilt about the fate of Linda? Will Gator find redemption? Is Lorraine a villain? And what the hell does “Blanket” mean, anyway?! All this plus feedback including a fascinating email on David Graeber’s “Debt: The First 5,000 Years“.
Danny Ocean would be proud. Ed heads the illicit mission of stealing that Iridium asteroid. Where he excels in rogue activities, he fails at being a grandpa. Dani is being pushed to her limits, and with the greed surrounding her, can she remain the guiding light in the show? With only a little bit of runway left in the season, will Jim and A.Ron get all they’re hoping for?
Get…off…my…LAWN! It’s the lack of critical thought that broke the camel’s back. Zombies, make-shift light sabers, and Narnia references really mucked up this episode. Filoni’s cherry-picking method for choosing Star Wars lore has resulted in a muddied series that serves neither die-hards nor casual fans. Are we in a Star Wars dark age?
We want answers! Congratulations to the writers of Foundation for writing an effective villain, we hate Tellem. Between missing memories and sabotaged tech, Jim and A.Ron have some questions. Who is secretly working against Empire? Is Demerzel a double agent? How could psychohistory account for every little detail?
The last course is served on this season of The Bear. This character study was an exquisite sweet and salty combo that encapsulated the nuances of being a flawed human being. Between the laughs and heartbreak, there’s a smorgasbord of colorful characters you don’t want to miss.
Did you feel like there was a scene cut from the latest episode? Other people noticed that too. Check out some buzzy fan theories in this episode of feedback. Is there a Downton Abbey baby subplot on the way? Does the deck of cards give us more clues into the mythos? Did the Wilderness choose Javi first?
By the end of the episode, Jim is 100% sure that this show is going to reveal supernatural forces. A.Ron keeps it leal (ifykyk) and still defends team science. As the plot thickens in preparation for the season finale next week, we get a look into how the Wilderness is haunting the reunited adult Yellowjackets. It seems that not everyone is going to make it to the next season. Is Lottie a danger to herself and the other women? What is Walter’s end goal? And Jeff, what are you doing?
On the second half of this season of Mr. Feeny, we’re checking out the BEST episodes of the series we’ve already seen, and this week we’re taking a second look at A-Team’s “Deadly Maneuvers”! Seems like everybody wants an arch nemesis to square off against in the 80s, and this week the A-Team is met with a B-Team assembled from the personals section of Soldier of Fortune magazine by a corrupt consortium of rich dicks who are sick of the A-Teams meddling in their affairs. You’ll never guess, but Mr. T is once more laid low by drinking milk. I pity the fool who doesn’t got milk!
The finale didn’t land with some critics, but Jim and A.Ron liked it! When you let go of “what could have been”, you’ll enjoy the swarms of Mandos, fight scenes, and Giancarlo Esposito. What will be next for this found family? Your hosts share some season 4 hopes. And you can share yours by sending in an email!
Step through the metaphorical door into this episode of The Podcast Maneuver. Jim and A.Ron ponder deep questions such as, what’s the deal with the middle finger? Is the Picard wine trash? And which Star Trek character has the most interesting love life? (Jim and A.Ron have everyone’s romantic history memorized…do with that information what you will.)