Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 10- Victoria Recap

Episode 10, the season, and potentially the series, finale, brings us the Battle of Marrisville vs the Amazons. Beth and Jennifer escape the Pentagon and hide out in Jennifer’s house, while Kim and Christine sleep in a barn. The Culper Ring lets 355 know that they’re still watching her.

As of this writing, Y: The Last Man is a one season show. We love this show and are really hoping someone picks it up. Season 1 can be watched as a complete story, but the ending sets up what are sure to be fascinating season 2 storylines. Y: The Last Man explores human nature in a unique way, far beyond the fact that most of the cast are women. The writing, acting, production design and technical values work together to build a world with a depth that’s rarely seen on television, let alone built in 10 episodes. Showrunner Eliza Clark and her team deserve the chance to show us more of that world.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 9- Peppers Recap

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In episode 9, Roxanne fully embraces her role as societal enforcer, moving beyond her Mariska Hargitay impression in order to take her rage and lust for vengeance to a whole new level. She and Nora continue their struggle over who the Amazons should be as a group. Yorick, Allison and 355 develop closer ties to the people of Marrisville. Beth and her resistance friends use the security information Christine gave her. General Peggy turns against Jennifer, which gives Regina and Kim the leverage (and military backing) they need to stage a coup.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 8- Ready. Aim. Fire. Recap

S1 Episode 7: My Mother Saw A Monkey Recap is HERE.

Episode 8 focuses solely on the PriceMax Amazon storyline, showing flashbacks of Roxanne’s origin story and how she joined forces with the women from the domestic violence shelter. In the present day, Sam continues to clash with Hero and the rest of the group until things come to a head. Nora works to convince Roxanne that she and Mack belong with the Amazons, even though they haven’t had experiences with men that she considers abusive or traumatic.

Ted Campbell forced Nora to fire a gun. (He was her boss and the POTUS. She couldn’t say no.) As someone who’s had traumatic experiences with guns, that would have been tough for me to get past. What else did he coerce her into that she never fully processed because she’s lived her life in survivor mode? There’s evidence that Nora was numb to most of her feelings and sleepwalking through her life before The Event.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 5: Mann Hunt Recap

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In episode 5, Agent 355 and Yorick reach Boston and what’s left of Harvard University, the place where they expect to find geneticist Dr Allison Mann. Boston is a war zone and Dr Mann is full of surprises. Yorick’s mother, President Jennifer Brown, prepares for the return of Secretary Regina Oliver, the far right conservative former Cabinet member who poses a threat to Jennifer’s presidency. Kimberly Campbell Cunningham, self-appointed Republican spokeswoman, circles the situation like a shark. She hones in on President Brown’s assistant, Christine, as the likely weakest link in the President’s team after she finds the other woman in the midst of a medical crisis.

Recap

Agent 355 (Ashley Romans), Yorick (Ben Schnetzer) and Ampersand ride the motorbike they acquired in episode 4 into Boston, avoiding burned out police cars and fenced barricades in the deserted streets. Now that paint is free and there are no limits on the surfaces they can use for canvases, street artists have been busy expressing themselves, from repurposing memorial statues to covering entire sides of buildings. Sentiments range from anti-racist slogans to anti-government art. Conspiracy theories cover the political spectrum.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 4: Karen and Benji Recap

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In its 4th episode, Y: The Last Man takes us out into the countryside on two separate road trips. Agent 355 and Yorick make their way on foot across Massachusetts. 355 struggles to stop Yorick from revealing his identity or making a mistake that could get them both killed. On their way to Washington DC Hero and Sam find a safe haven. Later they run into Nora and Mack and offer them assistance.

This episode highlights three pairs of characters who are dependent on each other as they learn to survive in the new world. Nora and Mack had a distant relationship in the past but grow closer as they adjust to this new reality. Hero and Sam had a close, complicated relationship before the Event, which magnified their complications. The journey has magnified their differences further, but also reminded them that neither has anyone else they trust. Yorick and 355 met when they were thrown together on this mission like two mismatched characters in a buddy cop movie (#The Agent and the Escape Artist). They’ll argue until they realize their opposite styles make them excellent partners.

Recap

The episode opens with a song and dance dream sequence performed by Ashley Romans as Agent 355. Is there anything this woman can’t do?

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 3- Neil Recap

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In episode 3, Jennifer and Yorick are reunited at the Pentagon, but they struggle to keep Yorick a secret from the other 5,000 people who live and work in the building. With the help of Agent 355 and Christine, they develop a plan for Yorick to work with a geneticist to determine how he survived the Event. Kim becomes more suspicious of Jennifer, while Marla’s mental state deteriorates. Nora and Mack return home.

Yorick’s blue sweater wins this episode. No matter how much he complains and tries to reject his Hero’s Journey, that gorgeous, huggable sweater makes us want to follow him anywhere and cuddle up next to a warm fire. It looks like everyone at the Pentagon got a practical yet stylish upgrade to their wardrobe this week.

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Y: The Last Man Season 1 Episode 2: Would the World Be Kind Recap

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Episode 2 picks up immediately after the death of the men, then makes a couple of time jumps, settling a couple of months into the apocalypse. The country is in chaos and riots are breaking out. Jennifer Brown becomes president and holes up in the Pentagon with other surviving high ranking government and military officials and their families. Agent 355 reveals her identity to Jennifer. Yorick searches for his girlfriend, Beth. Hero watches Mike’s wife and tries to figure out what to say to her. She also makes plans to leave NYC with Sam and his friends.

The characters refer to the mass death of every mammal with a Y chromosome as The Event. I’m going to refer to it as either that or the man plague.

Recap

The episode picks up on Day 1, immediately following the death of the men, as General Peggy Reed and the secret Service herd surviving government officials toward safety in the bunkers under the Pentagon. Their conversations make clear that no one has a clue what just happened, this was a global event, Ted Campbell’s administration was almost exclusively male, and many women also died, due to accidents caused by dying men. Regina Oliver, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was in Israel and can’t be located. If she’s alive, she’s next in line for the presidency.

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