Summary: James and Alyssa hotwire a car and drive but they need to stop for gas. Thy almost get caught but James uses his smarts to get them out of it okay. Koch's mom reveals the truth about what he did to Eunice and Terri.
The Good: This was another good episode. The gas station sequence was tremendous in this episode. It was tense, funny and created another fun little conflict for the show. I enjoyed the entire sequence thoroughly and I thought they also added one of their best side character's in Frodo. I enjoyed Frodo's brief story as it was not only funny, but also thematically relevant to the show with the exploration of taking a boring and dull life and making it more exciting.
I really liked the irony of Phil saying how James isn't at al dangerous while James is robbing a gas station while "armed". I love hat he show introduced the fact that James knows a lot of random details before this scene, as it made it seem more realistic that James would know the exact specs of a gun.
I like that Alyssa is afraid that her dad won't be as great as she hopes. It's a very real emotion and it helps us relate more with her.
The Bad: The cops storyline leaves a lot to be desired at the moment. Both women aren't particularly interesting and I don't care as much about them as I do about James and Alyssa.
Koch's mom changing her mind didn't feel earned at all and I really couldn't believe that she just decided to reveal that truth to the cops. Both scenes with her were quite poorly written.
The Unknown: Will Alyssa's dad predictably be bad just like every other character in this show, or will he actually be decent? I can see it going either way which adds a nice amount of intrigue.
Best Moment: The gas station scene was tense and funny, really easy to enjoy television.
Character of the Episode: James.
Conclusion: This was another solid episode, though it had some flaws wit the cop storyline. The show has improved a lot and I'm excited to see how it starts wrapping up.
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