UNITED STATES OF AL pulled out the heartstrings this week as Al (Adhir Kalyan) decided it was time for Art (Dean Norris) to find a new wife. He has been a widow for over a decade and Al doesnโ€™t like to see anyone lonely.

The episode was humorous, poignant and bittersweet due to the entire ensemble which also includes Parker Young (Riley) and Elizabeth Alderfer (Lizzie). My favorite part was Art sharing gossip and ice cream at his wifeโ€™s grave.

UNITED STATES OF AL was not earth-shattering…just a simple theme about when it is time to move on, when to stand still and when you might need a push. For Ryan and Lizzie, it is not any of these moments yet. But it helps to have an Al in your life to support any of your decisions.

UNITED STATES OF AL is available to stream on CBS ALL ACCESS Television.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Childrenโ€™s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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