Resident Alien - Season One (spoilers)

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    terpfan1980

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    Thread for discussion of the series Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk, first season.

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    eddyj

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    I do not trust the little kid to stick with his truce. I think he plans to backstab Harry.
     
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    terpfan1980

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    I kind of expect that the kid will wind up saving Harry from the team that is chasing him.
     
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    mlsnyc

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    I'm in the camp that has the kid and his friend helping Harry when the sh** hits the fan.
     
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    eddyj

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    I'm just having a tough time buying the sudden reversal in that relationship. Harry has tried to kill the kid, and threatened him with death other times, and zapped and memory erased the friend, and suddenly they are all happily cooperating?

    Also, why didn't he erase the kid's memory too, as he did with the friend?
     
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    secondclaw

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    Maybe for same reason the kid can see his true self while the girl can't. Same thing that prevents him from seeing the illusion prevents memory issue.
     
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    I missed this. I had thought she lost her memory of being in the cabin from getting zapped when she tried to touch the apple, not because Harry wiped her memory. (Yes Max also got zapped but I thought it was a secondary zap from being next to Sahar when she touched the apple.)
     
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    I agree. The kids needs to die!
     
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    Anubys

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    I don't recall zapping his memory, either. Sahar explained it just as you describe, IIRC.
     
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    madscientist

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    I don't find it too unusual that they are friends or friendly. Harry doesn't really care: it's clear the kid really isn't a threat to him since no one believes him. And kids that age probably don't really understand what it means for someone to try to kill them; it likely isn't that upsetting to him as it would be to other people--it's more abstract. He's stood up to Harry and beaten him, or at least come to a draw, and he's not really very scared of Harry anymore (although of course he should be).

    However, I am not a fan of this development just because I enjoyed the earlier dynamic of their relationship. It seems that Harry is quickly making friends and being accepted by everyone which means things will need to change to keep the plot moving.
     
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    jr461

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    I haven't seen this week's episode but it seems they are setting it up for Harry to become very conflicted about his ultimate goal for Earthlings once he is able to exact that plan.
     
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    The episode from 3/3/2021 was interesting. A few great lines along the way again, and some big events regarding Harry's ship.
     
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    eddyj

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    The antagonists will move from the kids to the people hunting him.
     
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    We loved last night's episode. Hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing at the way Harry was describing what he was going to do to his wife. Probably my favorite episode so far.
     
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    terpfan1980

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    That was really funny.

    I also enjoyed him waiting for the inevitable "thump" when she proceeded to the bedroom after he'd given her the coffee and tried to get her to go rest some more.
     
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    Did Harry have the same mission circa 1970? If so, what prevented him from completing it at that time? Does he escape backward in time like the Terminator to kill General Connor, I mean McCallister? Danger! Danger! If the mission wasn't the same circa 1970 what changed since then?
     
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    terpfan1980

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    I suspect that Harry was previously just scouting things out. Apparently in the years since his scouting expedition he and/or his people decide that the Earthlings needed to be eradicated.
     
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    JYoung

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    I've just caught up and I'm finding Tudyk and the show to be hilarious.
    I wonder how much of the basketball game was improvised.
     
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    When the new Doctor came in and described all of this stuff he had done, Doctors without Borders and all that, and how he is so used to speaking French because he spent time in Haiti, and Tudyk says something like "Now I get what a ****** bag is" I was laughing for literally 5 minutes straight! Maybe the best line I've heard on TV in years. My son and I kept coming back to it all night.

    Was a little disappointed that they set up his new relationship with the kids last week and completely skipped it this week, but still loved this episode. His relationship with his "wife" which I thought I was going to hate, I absolutely love. It's just so funny!
     
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    mlsnyc

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    Love that the new doctor is played by the same guy as the alien from TBS's "People of Earth", which Alice Wetterlund was also in and had a lead role.

    I also thought Harry thinking "d-bag!" as the doctor was speaking French was hilarious and maybe the best part of another really good episode.
     
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