The Last Man on Earth Season 3 Episode 3 Review

You're All Going To Diet

***Spoilers Ahead***

The Last Man on Earth can have two different types of episodes. The first is a simple comedic piece that's mostly meant to tide the audience over with some laughs until we reach the climax of the current arc. The second is a hardcore comedy-drama piece that's usually intense and sometimes emotional. 'You're All Going To Diet' is the former. While that doesn't mean it's a bad thing, the stakes are much lower than an episode like the premiere. 

The episode starts exactly where we left off as we find Pat missing. The group decides whether to stay or go as there is a madman on the loose that could potentially kill them. The rest of the episode is more or less an account of the gang's nervousness and vigilance as they await the return of Pat.

What works in this episode are the jokes. Tandy's fish alarm system blasting Joy To The World every time someone walks through is the type of hilarious sight gag that Last Man is known for. It's even better in a tense moment when you know it could mean imminent danger for the gang. We also get some rather dark-ish humor as Lewis is subjected to unnecessary pain. Most of this is due to Tandy.

Speaking of Lewis, we really don't get to learn much more about him. Despite that, we do get some interesting scenes as he gets tasered by Tandy and then blown up by a landmine thanks to Melissa. Speaking of Melissa, she continues to be on the brink of insanity as she practices to kill Pat when or if he ultimately returns. 

We end the episode with the gang ultimately deciding to say goodbye to Malibu. They seriously can't live with landmines exploding left and right to the tune of singing fish. But, the emotional scene that is pushed on us does not really work. The reason being is that we never really spent much time developing how much Malibu means to the crew and it's ultimately been a pit stop for them as we await their next destination.  

It's a nice change of tune for the gang to go on a road trip. Though it's a bit strange that they left Malibu in episode 2,  it'll be interesting to see where they end up and if they end up meeting new people along the way. Perhaps Tandy will also visit Tuscon to check in on his sports ball friends and Mike. 

Grade: B+

Thanks for reading my review of The Last Man on Earth, new episode air next Sunday at 9:30/8:30c on FOX and come back the day of or after to read my review. 

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