Y The Last Man S01E07 is the seventh episode of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Disney+ based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The premise of Y The Last Man postulates a dystopian future where all men are wiped out save for one.
Entitled “My Mother Saw a Monkey”, Y The Last Man S01E07 abandons the Daughters of Amazon sub-plot in favour of a deeper dive into President Brown’s dilemma maintaining order in the Pentagon. Yorick, Doctor Mann and Agent 355 in the meantime, hit a major obstacle on their journey to San Francisco as they encounter a community of women who might well kill them to protect their secrets.
The Pentagon storyline finds the conflict between President Brown and Kimberly Campbell Cunningham/Regina Oliver coming to slow boil as more information surfaces about a possible male survivor out there – basically Yorick, of course. Yorick’s girlfriend Beth appears as well and she also seems to hiding a dark secret. Seems to be the theme of Y The Last Man S01E07.
Our SF-bound trio needs to hold off from moving while Agent 355 recovers from her injuries while Yorick immerses himself into the community as the center of attention. Which is not necessarily a good thing as behind the scenes, several players seek to protect the community’s secret by any means possible.
Yes sure, there are plot lines being planted but the pacing is somewhat pedestrian and nothing much of consequence really taking place. Certainly the original comic book moved much quicker than this and was definitely more intriguing overall. This adaptation seems to be painting itself into a corner.
With episodes running out in season 1, Y The Last Man S01E07 seems to continue the holding pattern. Surely, things need to heat up from next episode onwards!
Now streaming on Disney+.
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