Summary: Alyssa's father Leslie is a drug dealer but is extremely friendly and Alyssa really likes him. James ge4ts a little jealous and realizes that they need to move on. Leslie reveals he has another kid he abandoned and Alyssa realizes he isn't so great. Teri and Eunice argue about the kids.
The Good: I really like Leslie's character. He was one of the more well-rounded ass characters on the show. He was clearly a bad father as established at the end, but before that he seemed surprisingly friendly though he was a drug dealer. I like that he wasn't completely 2-dimensional.
I was really happy to see that the gas station attack from last episode was important to the overall story. Now there is much more tension regarding the kids since the cops believe they are armed when they really aren't. This sets up the finale really well for a tense climax.
I enjoyed seeing Teri and Eunice disagreeing about the kids. It added more thematic relevance to the show as they contemplate if the kids are just evil killers or if they are just hurting and need to be talked to.
The Bad: Eunice and Teri are still pretty boring and we know very little about them. I didn't care at all about Eunice interrupting a date and I still don't fully understand their characters and relationship. That's pretty bad for a show which is heading into its season finale.
Every character in this show has been just an asshole that James and Alyssa have encountered, so when Leslie was revealed as a decent guy, I was just waiting for the twist that he wasn't as good as he seemed. Since I predicted it almost immediately, the twist had little impact on me and it lacked emotions for the most part.
James feeling that Alyssa's dad is taking her away was a good conflict but it had absolutely no bearing on the story which made it pointless filler.
The Unknown: Will Leslie be even sleazier and turn in Alyssa to the cops?
Best Moment: James being unable to kill the dog was the most emotionally powerful moment.
Character of the Episode: Leslie.
Conclusion: Leslie was really great but other than him this episode was quite flawed. I think it could have done a better job hyping up the finale and there were several problems too. The weakest episode in quite a bit of time.
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