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The Last Man on Earth Season 3 Episode 5 Review

  The Power of Power

 ***Spoilers Ahead***



The first three minutes of this episode of The Last Man on Earth consist of the gang wandering around the multi-floor office building and immediately being engulfed with everything they could possibly imagine, air-conditioning, functioning toilets, and frozen pizza, it's as great as a post-apocalyptic paradise can be,

Afterward, the gang gets cozy in their new home, but it's not enough to subdue the tension between Gail and Todd leading to an ultimate break-up. I've never been a fan of the "big love" subplot between Todd, Gail, and Melissa so it's a nice change of pace and the situation is mined to it's fullest throughout the episode as Todd confides to Tandy about it and the trouble with the unstable Melissa. Meanwhile, Tandy continues to screw over Lewis as he accuses him of the mysterious misfortunes that continue to go on in the house, which end up being Carol's doings.

What makes this episode work are the small, but creative tidbits like Todd and Tandy using lighters so they can egnite the sprinklers and take a shower to Tandy's elegant Citizan Kane-esque table and the frozen pizza jingle.

With that said, this episode backpedals on actually giving us any real explanations on how this building is working and if anyone is still there, but it's all part of the mystery of The Last Man on Earth. The realization that Carol was sabotaging the building, because she wanted her children to be raised in a house is rather cheesy and doesn't add much to the episode, but at least we get a nice joke out of it about supermodel porn to make it worthwhile.

It's also good to note that Lewis continues to be Tandy's punching bag being falsely accused of sabatoge and this episode, it'll be interesting to see how thing's go for him as Tandy has involuntary cause Lewis to hate him and being a guest star might spell certain doom for him.

Ultimately, this episode doesn't give us any shocking new developments but has some nice set pieces and gives us some amusing lines while at the same time setting up for an shocking fall finale.



Grade: B+



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