Despite all the good things I’ve heard about The Last Man On Earth, I’ve had a hard time fitting it into my regular TV watching schedule. After last night’s episode, that might have to change. Joke spoilers incoming, so be warned if you haven’t watched the episode yet.
During Sunday night’s episode of the Fox comedy series, viewers were treated to the final days of the American republic during a flashback from the perspective of Kristin Wiig’s character, and learned that Donald Trump was long gone by the time the 46th President of the United States, Mike Pence, succumbed to the virus that killed most of the world’s population by 2019. He was quickly followed in the position by the 47th through 51st presidents: Paul Ryan, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and finally Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, in what has to be the worst Battlestar Galactica reboot of all time.
Interestingly enough, this is not exactly the proper line of succession: President Pro Tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch is supposed to follow Paul Ryan. Are we to imagine that the virus got to him first? Given that DeVos jumped the line, that seems likely, although I’d prefer to imagine that Hatch resigned in total disgrace first and then got infected, because for some reason that mental image brings me inner peace.
And, of course, the episode doesn’t tell us what exactly happened to Donald Trump, either. Anyone wanna place any bets?