And the palm-sweating anxiety is back with Away Season 1 Episode 6 as the pace picks up again.
The crew is forced to work together to replace the heart of the water filtration system.
You don’t even know how many things can go wrong in space until you’re sitting there watching a show realizing that if they cannot get this water system back up and running, they’re going to be dead before they even make it to Mars. Their very survival is at stake, which is why it’s frustrating to seem them waste precious time and energy bickering with each other.
It was only a matter of time before Misha’s declining eyesight posed a problem for the crew. In this case, he was the specialist who knew how to fix the heart of the system., but he couldn’t see a damn thing.
He tried to play it off, but when the crew caught on that he was lying about his eyesight, he lost all of their respect and trust.
Since their lives are on the line, Emma had to make a decision that would give them the best odds of survival. She immediately pulled Misha out despite his pleas to “trust him,” and rightfully so. I’m confident that Misha could’ve fixed the system in his sleep — after all, he’s trained for it — but there’s no room for errors and mistakes.
One could argue that by playing it safe, Emma also cost them. Without Misha, they didn’t fix the prime but rather, installed the backup, which meat that they only had half of their water supply. Fixing the prime would have restored things to normal, but if for some reason Misha wasn’t able to deliver on his promise, they’d be left with no water.
It was better to err on the side of caution here even if that means they now have to limit their water intake and use emergency rations.
Emma followed her gut and did what she thought was best for the team and at the end of the day, that’s all you can really ask for in a leader.
The reduced water consumption meant that Kwesi’s plants wouldn’t survive as they used up a considerable amount of the water supply.
He was understanding, but overall, it’s a sacrifice that’s heartbreaking.
It’s hard enough to keep plants alive on Earth, but he managed to sustain a whole nursery up in space. He has the greenest thumb of anyone I know.
The episode dug into Kwesi’s backstory a bit more as we learned how he became a space botanist.
Gardening is how he connected with his adoptive father, Sisi, when he was taken in as a child. We see a young Kwesi question his faith after his family was killed in Ghana, connect with his new family, and eventually, mourn his father upon his death.
Being adopted by a family of strong faith explains why Kwesi is so religious, but I think the best part is that he doesn’t impose his beliefs on others. When everyone is scared and unsure of how to proceed, he informs them that they were all placed in the same room because god believed that they would figure this out. It wasn’t the time to distance from each other or feed into their anxieties but to come together towards one common goal. They needed to have faith in each other.
Kwesi is the glue holding them together.
Back on Earth, Matt’s in a terrible situation.
He wants to be there for his wife, but Darlene is right, he’s too close to the case and emotionally driven. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it means he’s more passionate about bringing this crew home than anyone else on the team. He’ll go the extra mile — and get himself stuck in a ditch on the side of the road — just to find a solution. He has a lot more at stake in this than anyone at NASA because it is personal for him.
Plus, being a former astronaut himself, he knows what Emma’s going through and can help find ways to overcome any problem. He’s great at his job with or without the title.
But he needs to pump the breaks on his ego a little bit. Matt’s his own worst enemy. He’s lucky his little accident while driving while texting — eyes on the road, people! — ended the way it did. It could have gone terribly for him and injured him more than he already is.
It also forced him to meet Lex’s boyfriend, Isaac, who she’s been keeping a secret because she was scared her dad would oppose due to the age difference.
Isaac made a great first impression as he lifted Matt out of the car and into the wheelchair, but it’s not great to find out your daughter has been lying to you and sneaking around behind your back.
And you know it’ll get worse when he finds out she’s been dirt biking behind his back. He blatantly told her not to get on one, but she already did!
Raising a teenager is hard on top of everything else going on in Matt’s life.
How are you enjoying Away? What did you think of the episode?
Who Is Rhys Montrose on ‘YOU’ Season 4?
YOU Season 4 introduced a plethora of new characters as it revamped the series with a murder mystery format.
*Warning – stop reading if you haven’t finished YOU Season 4 – Spoilers Ahead *
The shakeup made sense considering Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) uprooted his life following the fiery events in Madre Linda that killed Love Quinn and started over in London, assuming the identity of Professor Jonathan Moore.
Rather quickly, he got pulled into an elite group thanks to his co-worker and neighbor, Malcolm Harding (Stephen Hagan), who was the season’s first victim. Joe/Jonathan naturally despised Malcolm’s group, though he did find Rhys Montrose (Ed Speleers), an author running for Mayor of London, to be a bit of a kindred spirit. They came from the same broken background and shared many of the same views.
As the first half of the season unraveled, Joe sought out advice from Rhys on a handful of occasions, engaging in plenty of long heart-to-hearts with him, so it was kind of shocking when it was revealed that Rhys, as audiences have come to know him, was never real.
Rhys Montrose existed, yes, but he was never friends with Joe, nor was he the Eat the Rich Killer. The version of Rhys that Joe bonded with was a hallucination conjured up by his subconscious to protect himself and eliminate his darker, more deranged thoughts.
For much of the season, we saw Joe desperately trying to set himself free from Rhys’ grasp. At first, he saw him as public enemy #1, who somehow figured out Joe’s real identity and roped him into a murder spree by threatening to frame him for the deaths if Joe refused to participate.
However, once Joe realized that Rhys was a figment of his imagination, he began to look for ways to silence the evil little voice forever, while also trying to figure out a plan to cover up the death of the real Rhys Montrose.
Joe was tasked with killing the mayoral candidate, who he assumed at the time was the Eat the Rich Killer, by Kate’s (Charlotte Ritchie) father, Tom Lockwood. When he arrived at Rhys’ secret countryside hideout and tied him up, he was infuriated that Rhys claimed not to know who he was, nor would he admit to kidnapping Marienne (Tati Gabrielle). Eventually, Joe’s rage and anger took over, and he “accidentally” killed Rhys, which is when fake Rhys showed up and revealed that Joe was having a semi-psychotic break.
In the end, Joe’s suicide attempt ensured that his hallucinations were forever gone, though he did embrace the darkness he was trying so hard to snuff out, making him more dangerous than ever.
As for the real Rhys Montrose’s killer, he pinned it all on poor Nadia (Amy-Leigh Hickman), a fan of Rhys’s from the beginning, who flew too close to the sun in her attempts to bring down Joe Goldberg. If only she just listened to Marienne’s advice.
A huge congrats to the YOU team for pulling off yet another jaw-dropping twist, and to both Badgley and Speleers for completely immersing themselves in their dual characters.
YOU Review – Best of Friends (406)
Just when you thought you figured out where the season was headed, YOU pulls out the rug from under you yet again.
I’m definitely starting to feel the whiplash that Joe/Jonathan must be feeling right about now.
Things have gone from crazy to crazier rather quickly, as Rhys unveiled his true plan—along with how Joe is involved—while Joe came out victorious in front of the elite group once again, and all while a new suspect started piecing things together and realizing that Joe knows way more than he’s led on.
While Joe spent numerous hours trying to figure out a plan to get close to Rhys, Rhys just appeared at Joe’s place one night without so much as lifting a finger. Joe may think he’s the invisible one in the city, but for a man who’s so well-known and loved, Rhys seems to get around without anyone noticing.
And he made the rules of the game very clear—either Joe finds someone to frame for all the deaths or he goes down as the Eat-the-Rich killer, which isn’t exactly ideal. A little incentive goes a long way, so while Joe tried to distance himself initially, he couldn’t shake the desire for self-preservation and took the bait. He took the task rather seriously as it was either kill or be killed; he knew someone had to go down for it, but it had to be the right person.
With time running out, he genuinely began to consider Connie, but despite being an irrelevant character, he couldn’t justify pinning it on someone who was struggling with addiction and trying to turn their life around. Connie wasn’t a threat to anyone, except for maybe himself, so Joe couldn’t justify destroying his life.
But Dawn, well, she fell right into his lap. The few times we saw her snapping photos of the elite, and focusing on Joe–including when she spotted him at Rhys’ mayoral rally—I was convinced that she recognized him from his previous life. And that seems to be what the series wanted me to think so that they could pull a fast one on us because when Dawn pulled Phoebe aside to a “safe room” to keep her protected from the killer, it was revealed that Dawn was just an obsessive stalker who was connived that she was friends with the elite, Phoebe in particular. Dawn was a threat to a lot of people, so Joe took advantage of it. He framed her by planting Simon’s ear in her belongings, and since no one would ever believe a word she said over Phoebe’s accounts of what happened, Dawn couldn’t prove her innocence. Plus, she made an ideal suspect since she was at nearly every single event where a murder occurred as she was stalking the group. I mean, it couldn’t have been any more perfect if Joe had tried to plan it himself.
However, his heroics did raise some questions from Nadia, his student and the lover of all murder mysteries. She noticed that Jonathan seemed to be at the center of every single scenario, oftentimes being championed as a hero, though he’s not actually connected to any of these people in any meaningful way. It’s a dangerous thing to play detective, especially when you’re setting your sights on Joe Goldberg. Jonathan seems to like Nadia, but if she threatened him, I don’t think Joe would hesitate to take her down. Self-preservation is his M.O., remember?
Once Joe thought he finally got Rhys off of his back by framing Dawn, he decided to give into his desires and pursue a relationship with Kate. Honestly, Kate makes some really poor decisions, starting with just accepting Jonathan for who he is now and promising never to ask questions about his past. She wants someone to see her for who she is in the moment so badly that she’s letting logic take a backseat. Why would someone want to deny their past so badly unless they did something truly unforgivable? Kate wants to shed her past because of her connection to her father and she thinks that makes her and Jonathan equal, but they are not the same.
By the time she realizes the truth about who Joe is, it might be too late.
As for Rhys, did Joe think he was really going to get rid of him that easily? Rhys has always wanted a friend to help him get to the finish line so to speak. He believes that they are the same, so he wasn’t going to just let Joe slip away.
And while his motive wasn’t evident at first, he seems hellbent on taking out those who don’t deserve their success and wealth. The three victims, Malcolm, Simon, and Gemma, all threatened his mayoral run in some way, so they were taken care of, and now, he’s setting his sights on the ultimate villain–Kate’s father. She may have a complicated relationship with her tycoon dad, but I don’t think Kate would ever want to see anything bad happen to him, let alone at the hands of the man she’s in love with.
However, Rhys doesn’t seem to give Joe much of a choice as he still holds all of the cards. One might think that Joe could just handle this in the same way he always does, but well, you can’t just try to kill a killer. He’d see that coming from miles away. Joe needs to be strategic and deliberate in his plan, so for now, he has to play along. I, for one, am curious to see what all the hubbub is about Kate’s father–is he really as terrible as she makes him out to be?
As for Rhys, what is the catch? Fans were disappointed with the first half of the season since his reveal as the killer was obvious—and his motives, including his desire to kill Kate’s father–are exactly shocking or game-changing. What are we missing?
What did you think of the episode?
What Time Does Netflix Release New Shows?
Netflix has become one of the most popular ways to consume new movies and TV shows.
The streaming giant has not only dominated the TV and movie landscape but it’s changed the way content is released.
While primetime TV still adheres to a weekly episodic release schedule, Netflix—and many of the streamers that followed—adopted the idea of dumping a full season on fans, creating a binge-watch model.
Most Netflix Originals are released in bulk, with the full episode order arriving at one time. A handful of shows, most recently Firefly Lane and YOU, has been split up into two parts—with the first half arriving a few months prior to the second half of the season, which definitely helps build up some anticipation and makes for more digestible viewing.
Of course, as you anticipate new seasons and episodes of your favorite shows, you naturally want to know what time they are going to premiere.
The good news is that Netflix’s release times are pretty standard for original TV shows and movies.
All titles are typically released globally at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which is 2:00 a.m. Central Time and 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Netflix noted that some titles are considered an original in one country but not in another, and in that case, if they are premiering in a country where it is a licensed title, it will premiere at 12:00 a.m. local time.
However, when it comes to those big-name shows like Outer Banks or Stranger Things, it’s safe to say that all episodes will be loaded in late in the evening, so you can either stay up and binge-watch or take the day off and squeeze them in bright and early!
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