Synopsis:Krystal takes initiative and drums up some press for her business. 1 day ago. Is he genuinely concerned for the safety and so-called integrity of FAM, or is he simply jealous of the attention Cody is getting? It all adds up to what should be a great second season next year. Cody (Theodore Pellerin) still believes, with a childlike devotion that would be touching, if not for the fact that he’s such an insufferable weenie, that a life in service to Obie is still the path to wealth and success. On Becoming a God in Central Florida is one of the best new shows of 2019. Complicating matters further, Cody allegedly turned his father into the FBI and testified against him. "Someone Has to Die" -- but why must it be queer people? Cody finally gets some one-on-one coaching. Its plot seems suited for a single limited series season, climaxing with the collapse of FAM and Krystal’s need for revenge satisfied, although likely leaving her alone and more cynical in the end. Podcast logo by Josh Hollis. Forgot your password? The show doesn’t quite seem to know what to do with Mirta as a character yet, beyond making her a stock flawed, hard living reporter, and it’s not quite clear if she’s interested in Krystal’s story because she wants to expose FAM, or use it as a way to get her job back, or both. We get a good reminder in this episode of how comically large electronics used to be, like Cody’s cordless phone, which is longer than his head, and the video camera Mirta lugs around like a suitcase. On Becoming A God In Central Florida’s own version of Chekov’s gun goes like this: Put a gun in Cody’s hands, and that thing is bound to go a stupid accident. September 24, 2019 by Marsha Dizon Krystal (Kirsten Dunst) takes initiative and drums up some press for her business while Cody (Théodore Pellerin) finally gets some one-on-one coaching. 14 hours ago, by Brea Cubit It was announced last week that On Becoming a God in Central Florida has been renewed for a second season, which leaves me wondering more than ever how exactly they’re going to end this season. 16 hours ago, by Monica Sisavat Is this Obie guy a cannibal?” “Maybe.”. At any rate, Cody is invited to what he believes is a secret security meeting, but turns out to be a bizarre sweatshop ritual in which Obie gets him to admit that he turned his father in, and forces him yet again to pledge undying loyalty not just to FAM, but to Obie himself. One wonders how their son, who seems to be enjoying helping Ernie with FAM-related events, will play into this. As such, this site is making the move to shorter episodic reviews in order to cover as many shows as possible. ATTENTION: SOME OF THE QUOTES BELOW CONTAIN SPOILERS. It doesn’t even matter that Cody has to humiliate himself by sneaking into his own mother’s house to take some family heirlooms he can sell because he’s desperate for cash. ☝️, Awesome, You’re All Set! © 2020 The Spool. [A]n episode heavy in deception and dishonesty, where various characters' motivations are murkier than ever, in a way that's both frustrating and deeply compelling. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. This is why no one buys your shit, MLM people. Krystal takes initiative and drums up some press for her business. Cody finally gets some one-on-one coaching. Bets is sweetly naïve, but even she knows that the idea of “the more you buy, the more you earn” makes no sense, nor does the idea that pilfering your child’s college fund to buy more FAM products, as a member of Ernie’s downline does, is actually a good thing. Speaking of deception…sigh…oh, Ernie. Whereas Ernie’s guileless enthusiasm for FAM, and the idea that he thinks he’s doing God’s work with it, was initially touching, now it’s becoming something a little toxic and creepy. Liked it? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The real gold is found in the tape recorder Krystal hid in Cody’s briefcase, which captures a chilling conversation in which Obie tells Cody that he plans to buy Rebel Rapids and turn it into FAM’s version of Disney World. Great, Click the ‘Allow’ Button Above Baby Destinee was simply too young to choose sides. Ernie (Mel Rodriguez), in just a matter of a few weeks, has become such a FAM fanatic that he thinks a special date is taking Bets to a meeting where some of his downline become their own CEOs (an event that, in reality, means nothing if your business isn’t earning a plug nickel). As far as he’s concerned, this is what a good businessman must do if he wants to succeed, if he wants to win (win what in this case remains unclear) — lie, hustle, throw your weight around (what little weight Cody has), and push your nose so far up your boss’s ass you can smell what he had for dinner last night. [Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” Episode 4, “Manifest Destinee.”]. After an encounter with his lookalike/soundalike rival from episode 2, Cody learns that a rally is going to be held in Obie’s territory by a competing pyramid scheme. Whereas Ernie’s guileless enthusiasm for FAM, and the idea that he thinks he’s doing God’s work with it, was initially touching, now it’s becoming something a little toxic and creepy. Don't have an account? On Becoming a God in Central Florida Season 1, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius. Bets isn't sure about FAM. I’ve been on edge about Cody’s gun since the moment he got it. Or she could be secretly working for Obie, who knows, my point is that this show is excellent in keeping things oblique and puzzling in a way that leaves you dying to know more. "I'm Not a Girl": Janet, Nonbinary Representation and "The Good Place", The Copa Shot: Martin Scorsese’s Best Short Film. Cody’s sterile, almost empty apartment, which looks like a room at the La Quinta Inn, is the bleakest thing you’ll ever see. But here's where everyone finds themselves by the end of the season one finale. She’s not a very good reporter, as we’ll find out when she attempts to follow Cody to a secret meeting with Obie, and she doesn’t seem to be a very nice person, as we’ve seen from encounters with her teenage daughter. The episode opens with Krystal (Kirsten Dunst) pawning the gem from Cody’s engagement ring and replacing it with a fake stone (the “flint glass” of the episode title). Surprising absolutely no one, we learn that Obie wears a hairpiece. Considering how Judd abruptly turned to the dark side in episode five (and surely that couldn’t have been the last we’ve seen of him, right? 14 hours ago, by Grayson Gilcrease Paranormal, Netflix's First Egyptian TV Series, Is Already Poised For Success, You Won't See Screech on the Saved by the Bell Reboot — Here's Why, It's Starting to Sound Like Clare Crawley Didn't Quit The Bachelorette — She Was Asked to Leave. 15 hours ago, by Kelsey Garcia In the season finale, everything comes to a head — there's a kidnapping, a murder, and a new pet peacock. Sign up for our Celebrity & Entertainment newsletter. 17 hours ago, by Chanel Vargas Mirta manages to get some of the meeting on tape, though she stumbles around in the woods like it’s her first day on the job and leaves her car where Roger can find it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Take a second to support The Spool on Patreon! Nevertheless, in revenge stories sometimes redemption can be found, and maybe she’s the character that receives it. Gena Radcliffe is the co-host of the award-winning (not really) horror podcast Kill by Kill, and has also written for F This Movie, Anatomy of a Scream, and Grim magazine (although the Spool is her pride and joy). Press Esc to cancel. Trying once again to get into Obie’s good graces, Cody tells him about the rally, but Roger undercuts him by revealing that Cody’s father is in prison for money laundering.

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