LAST MAN ON EARTH Season 2 Episode 3 'Dead Man Walking': Phil pulls a gun on the group because he thought it would be the only way they would listen to his apology. How did it come down to this? Let's rewind; Phil and Carol are back together and traveling the world JUST THE TWO OF US-WILL SMITH style since Phil (also known as Tandy) was shunned from the group. The group shunned Phil due to his lying and manipulation of people and events surrounding the group, their decision making and relationships. In the beginning Phil thought he was truly the last man on earth and the only survivor of a deadly, global virus outbreak but then Phil met Carol of whom he married and divorced season one only to remarry her here in season two after she was willing to follow him once he was outcast. Now Phil and Carol have found the group again and they are both trying to figure out how they will reintroduce Phil back to the group after it ended so badly. Earlier in this episode Carol lies to the group and tells them that Phil is dead and died saving her. She lied because she thought it would make them feel sorry for him and regret they ever shunned him from the group. After the attempt to reintroduce Phil doesn't go according to plan she decides to come clean about her lie and Phil; she was convincing the group to give Phil another chance by convincing them that he had truly changed but as they were just feeling all warm and fuzzy inside about Phil coming back to the group he ran in on them with a gun only in an attempt to try to make them listen to him and his apology because he doesn't believe they will listen to him otherwise.
PHIL & CAROL: I actually do really like Phil and Carol together. Now that they are back with the group I don't know if Phil will really be able to control himself when it comes to breaking up relationships and sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. Do I believe that Phil is really sorry for what he's done in the past? Yes! Do I feel like the group is taking it too far as far as their actions towards Phil? Yes! Maybe this season the writers will bring another trouble-maker into the group giving Phil and Carol a break.
THE OTHERS: I was shocked by the lack of warm welcoming for Carol as she was one who made everyone else feel welcome upon their arrival to Tucson. Carol hadn't done anything to cause anyone to dislike her but since she's been gone and ended her brief relationship with Phil Miler #2 (Boris Kodjoe), Erica (Cleopatra Coleman) is now in a relationship with him. From the moment Carol arrived Erica was one really giving Carol the cold shoulder along with Gail (Mary Steenburgen) because Carol literally scared Gail's boyfriend and fellow survivor (played briefly by Will Ferrell) to death. Carol took the lack of warm welcoming with stride because she really wanted another chance for Phil with the group. As this episode came to an end we see them once again restraining Phil and secluding him from the group because he pulled the gun out on them. I don't know if Phil will survive in a group where there is another Phil who wants to be with his Carol. I'm team Phil Miller #1! I love a good underdog story and maybe, just maybe Phil will step it up this season and show them all how cool and mature he can be but that wouldn't be as funny now would it? -Monica/TVandPopcorn
We can all take a lesson from THE LAST MAN ON EARTH'S Carol on how to keep life moving forward as normal as possible when you're presumed to be the last man and woman on earth. Carol prepared Phil a special dinner in honor of their wedding. What's for dinner; spaghetti and raisin balls! Even as I type this, the thought of it makes me cringe but it was quite humorous. Carol said to Phil "I'm the kind of gal who tries to make the best of things and since meat balls will never ever exist again, I said Carol get your hands up, grab some raisin and you smash them into a ball girl." So, if you ever find yourself stranded or you just so happen to be the last man or woman on earth without any meat, take a page from Carol's cook book and make the best of things, and with that said hopefully you'll have some raisins! (LOL)
MY THOUGHTS ON THE SHOW: From the moment I heard about or saw the previews for FOX'S 'THE LAST MAN ON EARTH' I wanted to see it because I wondered how the show would be with just one man. Also it appeared to be something that would give me a good laugh and that it does but I didn't imagine that it would be just one man and then there would be one woman, or two. After episode two of season one "Spaghetti Balls and Wedding Bells" all though funny, with the reveal that there is another woman coming into the picture other than Carol I fear the show will turn into a one man with many women circus. Already Carol is talking about procreation but not before she talked Phil into having a wedding ceremony in a church, with no people, no preacher, just her voice on a recorder as the wedding officiant rendering pauses so they could both say their vows. Phil had much hesitation about going through the whole ordeal with Carol; mainly because he thought she was crazy to want to go through such things when no one else exists--to their knowledge. Shortly after the wedding and as a few days go by Phil realizes that Carol isn't so bad and right in the moment of that acknowledgment they run into another woman, literally, they ran into her with their car. Seemingly the only three people in the whole world and still they manage to get into a car accident; WOW! With that said, in my opinion, I feel the show is moving too fast. I really wasn't expecting another woman or person to come into the picture so soon but hey, it's only the second episode. As the season goes on we'll surly know where the writes plan to take THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and I'm hoping it's not along the lines of starting a family with multiple women. GEEZE! -Monica/TVandPopcorn
Hey leave me a comment if you decide to try SPAGHETTI and RAISIN BALLS ;-)!
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