FATHERS & SUNS

se­ries x

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The plot Lis­ter – be­ing his own dad thanks to timey-wimey stuff – tries to give him­self some (al­co­hol-aided) tough love to make him grow up, while the rest of the crew has to con­tend with a new com­puter that has un­set­tling pre­dic­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Why it’s great Even among the in­cred­i­bly strong se­ries X episodes, “Fathers & Suns” stands out as some­thing special. Rarely has the show’s gag rate been so con­sis­tent and so high. Lis­ter’s plot also has real heart; the kind of space angst that was so pop­u­lar in the first cou­ple of sea­sons. Plus there are run­ning gags about Chi­nese whis­pers and a manic med­i­bot that make you won­der how they packed so much in.

Best mo­ment Lis­ter watch­ing the video mes­sages from him­self, and even­tu­ally re­al­is­ing that he’s out­smarted him­self good and proper when it turns out what he thinks is his gui­tar isn’t ac­tu­ally his gui­tar at all.

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