Summary: Flashbacks show James' mom committing suicide in front of him. James talks to a cop about his mom's suicide before leaving to find Alyssa. Alyssa robs a store and gets caught but she is let go. Alyssa goes back with hopes of finding James and the both of them reunite.
The Good: Seeing James' backstory is exactly what we needed to really start caring about him. Last episode did a ton for him, and this episode did much more as it let us realize why he feels so emotionally detached from the world.
The awkward cop who talked to James was fantastic too. I love how he seemed really uncomfortable with the situation but till tried his best to help, with very little effectiveness. It was the most real a side character has felt in this show.
Alyssa's mindset was good to see. I like that se had serious regrets about leaving James, which is exactly what we needed to care more about their relationship. Alyssa has always been impulsive, so it's nice that she took a little bit of time to cool down and realize her mistakes.
The reunion at the end of the episode was a really sweet moment and is probably the best part of the show thus far. It felt earned after what we saw both characters go through in the last episode. I'm glad that they weren't kept apart for too long, as the dynamic between both characters is the show's main drawing point. To have them apart for so long would definitely affect the quality of the show. Instead, they both ended up spending just enough time by themselves to get us to care about them, which will surely pay dividends on the rest of the series. I doubt I will ever have to complain about not being emotionally invested anymore.
The Bad: The cliffhanger from the last episode felt completely pointless since it had no payoff. We learned about James' mom from the flashback so we didn't really need him talking to the cop. It felt like filler.
Emil was really dumb to leave Alyssa and he didn't even watch the door at all. Nobody would be that careless. Also what was the point of those stealing sensors in front of the store? They should go off if something is stolen but they didn't.
The Unknown: What is the incident that Teri and Eunice regret? Why does that matter?
Best Moment: James and Alyssa's reunion was great.
Character of the Episode: Alyssa.
Conclusion: This episode did a ton for both of the main characters and I can finally say that I'm emotionally invested in the show now. This was easily the best episode thus far.
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