"I'm going to be canceled."

The opening of the latest MORNING SHOW has characters sleeping in beds, which perfectly foreshadowed that I would fall asleep by the end. I say this, but I’m also giving E9 TESTIMONY a 😊. Why? Because of one explosive scene between Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) and Maggie Brener (Marcia Gay Harden).

That scene plays out like two bumpers in a pinball game. Both sides bounce the ball, aka the big reveal in Maggie’s book, back and forth until it drops down. The question now is, does Alex (Jennifer Anniston) have “any balls left to play?”

This season of THE MORNING SHOW has been about determining what’s fair. Is it fair that Bradley has to deal with her drug-addicted brother and shaming family? Is it fair that Alex is the villain? And is it fair that this freaking show got an awful made-up song about washing hands stuck in my head?

We are our actions, and I expect that next week’s season finale catches FEVER and closes with a score. If not, I need to tilt the pinball machine and get another stack of quarters to redo this misfired second season.

It’s available on Apple TV+.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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