Weekends are weirdly abstract when your work shift is Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. as has been my experience since June. This particular weekend is no exception. I pretty much slept all of Friday, got out of bed, watched Real Time with Bill Maher, then went back to bed. I woke up about 6 a.m. Saturday and played with the cat. There are a few errands that might get done today and hopefully a lunch with Dad / phone call with Mom.
I wanted to mention that if you watch the television program The Good Fight and you’re enough of a fan to want to discuss the show online, there is a Facebook group for that. Unlike many Facebook groups, this bunch of fans seem to generate some smart discussion.
Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert. There might be some uh, spoilers.
Season 6 is two episodes in on its Paramount+ platform. It’s been a weird ride. They seem to be going for a disconnected vibe that flirts with feeling like the dream sequence from season 4, but there’s been no reveal, so it’s not a dream. As I posted in Fans of the Good Fight on Facebook:
I have not been in on the current season yet. The premiere did not fish me in so much. Ask me when I got fished in by the current season. Just ask me.
Christine Baranski on an elevator holding a sunflower singing from West Side Story.
So they’re doing something interesting on the show. There are protests in the streets all around, and some of the protesters are tossing fake grenades into the elevators. The first time this happens is episode 1, and all who are on the elevator react as one would expect. By episode 2, Eli Gold grabs the thing and hands it to the receptionist without any sense of danger, so these things are becoming quite normal. The grenades all have a message printed warning of escalated protests on 11/10.
Why 11/10? I think this can be explained in a seemingly unremarkable conversation in episode 2 between Diane Lockhart and Eli Gold. As I posted in the Facebook group:
It is interesting that the show is taking part in real time, apparently. In episode 2, Diane asks Eli what the date is, and Eli responds that it is September 15, which is the date episode 2 originally aired. November 10 is a Thursday, which means that episode will be available for streaming on the real November 10. Whatever they have in store for us, it’s probably going to happen in episode 10.
Noting also that November 10 is two days after Election Day. I think they might be setting us up for an art-imitates-life moment on The Good Fight.