(Episode and cameo spoilers below).
Last night’s second episode of Last Man on Earth’s second season continued to build upon last week’s phenomenal reboot of the series, by finding new ways for us for us to fall in love with Phil and Carol as a couple, rather than be annoyed by them.
Last week saw Phil inadvertently drive off without Carol, and unable to find her, Phil drove to Tucson in the hopes that she would eventually find her way back there. Carol, however, insisted on waiting at the gas station, hoping that he’d come back for her. After a week by themselves, Phil finally hit upon a solution: He sent a train to Tucson with a message spray-painted on the side of it.
Who says that romance is dead?
After the two reunited in Tucson, Phil found a letter left by Melissa Shart (January Jones) to Carol, telling her to come to Malibu (but not to bring Phil). Phil hid the letter from Carol, but his guilt got to him after January Jones made her first appearance of the season in a dream sequence.
Phil and Carol got into an argument over the letter, Carol insisted on staying with Phil in Tucson because she loves him, and Phil showed Carol that he loved her more by plying her with liquor until she passed out and driving her to Malibu to be with her friends.
Only, there was a new guy in the group.
Ferrell’s cameo may be a one-off, however, because when Carol jumped out to surprise everyone, she gave Ferrell’s character a heart attack. His fate is uncertain.
Tune in next week to see if he survives, and to see if Last Man Earth — which could introduce a new celebrity cameo at any moment — continues its comedic resurgence in its sophomore season.