Date: June 20, 2021
Season 2, Episode 19
Music Video of the Day:
Interstellar News: Today was a memorial for my grandfather-in-law who passed away earlier this year. It was a wonderful service, but a very long day. Tomorrow we’re heading to New Jersey to see my Dad and several other people we haven’t seen in a long time, we’re even taking Professor Zoom! The trip is about 500 miles, so I thought the song would be appropriate.
Dan: So, it’s Passover.
Jeremy: Yeah, I know. I’d have known anyway from being 28 and looking at a calendar, but my mother called me this morning just in case.My mother used to call, or text me, before everyone’s birthday in the family – or special occasions like an anniversary, despite me having a perpetual calendar and digitizing all of the important dates and most of the time having already spoken to the person. Sigh, it’s a Mom thing.
” ‘Cause it’s the sensitive hand of finance that always leads to prizewinning coverage.”: Dana and Isaac find out the network is cutting their budget for the Olympics, Danny and Casey try to make up, Jeremy and the crew put on a Seder complete with pageant, and Natalie is told to consider looking for work elsewhere.
Bert is played by our favorite Q actor, so this episode is totally Trek related, and the smarminess translates through to a “budget guy” very well. The writing’s on the wall when Olympic coverage is what’s pulled, but Isaac takes everything in stride and knows how to handle the network – to a degree. I absolutely love that Jeremy throws himself into the Seder pageant and kind of takes over what Danny and Will were planning, but for all the right reasons. It’s wonderful to see those who aren’t Jewish still taking part in something that clearly means a lot to their co-workers. This episode, and show, were truly ahead of their time. A non-Christian holiday with everyone participating, it’s MADNESS (that’s my sarcasm voice, by the way). In the spirit of this very holiday, Danny and Casey begin to make up and the episode ends on such a positive and hopeful note. It makes me sad thinking about the fact that there are only THREE episodes left, and there should have been a million more.
Isaac said it best: “For God then looked down at his lineup card, pointed to a kid on the bench, and said ‘Moses, you’re up!'”