Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lost in Space - Diamonds in the Sky

While there's not much plot that plays out in "Diamonds in the Sky," the episode does feature some strong character moments and a couple of revelations. Will (Maxwell Jenkins) makes a startling discovery about his new best friend, a discovery he'll end up getting over fairly quickly and decide to keep from the rest of his family. Judy's (Taylor Russell) recent brush with death leaves her a bit shaky, allowing the more spirited Penny (Mina Sundwall) to save her parents and Will before the get caught in a deadly storm. I'm liking the younger daughter more here, although I can't say the same about the bickering parents.

The show's second episode also offers more with Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) and Red Shirt #2 (Ignacio Serricchio) who survive the crash. (Red Shirt #1 didn't make it.) While trying to find some form of life or civilization, the pair run across another injured pilot (Red Shirt #3) in need of help. Given the opportunity to strike out her own, Dr. Smith abandons the others to die in the storm, and the good doctor finds some new companions in the Robinsons. The villain moment was far from unexpected, but Smith's actions and her ruthlessness do help begin to define the character as something more than just another crash survivor.

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