John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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As great as Cross is, he's playing a supporting character that can't quite carry a whole episode, so turning Tobias's trip to rehab into a musical show plays like Arrested Development fanfiction.
It's one of the most involving episodes, both as a piece of storytelling and emotionally.
What intrigues me the most about "Smashed" is how sad it allows itself to be.
The episode moves a lot more pieces around on the season's chessboard, but it's surprisingly fresh for a second Tobias-centric half hour. Like Tobias and his acting dreams, this one believes in itself.
The Tobias episodes are the lightest in tone (despite the darkness of some of the subject matter), the least freighted with backstory - and the ones I find myself invested in.
David Cross is someone whom I could watch for hours and it is a delight to see him blue-ing himself again.
It looked like things were going absolutely horribly for everyone's favorite blowhard never-nude, and that tragedy continued to be just as funny in Tobias' second fourth-season episode, "Smashed."
"Smashed" was a notably strong Season 4 episode and reinforced that Tobias really can take the spotlight and run with it, jean shorts and all.