Search Party took some time but it finally got to the cult portion of the mystery, and it couldn’t have been better. There’s no real explanation for what we saw go down in that weird Brooklyn cult gathering, but does that really matter right now? Those people are up to something and all the pregnant ladies don’t make it look very promising.
But before we go into that, there’s a new player in the search for Chantal and it looks like he’s legit. Keith is an actual detective, and with his help Dory could actually find Chantal faster. They already got a little farther, meeting Chantal’s old roommate and connecting her to the cult that loves honesty and no technology.
Yet while there’s progress to be made with Chantal, Dory’s personal relationships might be taking a hit. Drew has been making more and more of an effort to help his girlfriend, even going as far as to follow a creepy dude to his office to see what he might be hiding. But very soon he realizes what might be at stake, like his job and the time he spends with his family.
The more involved that Drew becomes, the more he wants to pull away and the more interesting he becomes. All this amateur detective work definitely is running the chance of ruining Drew and Dory’s relationship, something we might not be ready for.
And on the topic of Drew pulling away, what about Dory?
She’s also getting closer to something, and that pushes her away from the others. First Dory saw something in Keith, maybe a version of herself that she would like to achieve. Then there was Brick, a person who saw in her what she couldn’t find in herself. She’s gravitating towards people who we don’t know much about, and while to her this seems very great … is it?
From the outside it’s much more interesting to examine what the search for Chantal will do for others, especially since we aren’t seeing much of her. It looks like she’s still in danger but from what and where? There’s still so many questions because the cult could be involved with all this but Chantal must have done something drastic to make her in danger. Or maybe not, if that note on Dory’s wall is any indication.
Now the best part of all this progress though has to be the amount of Portia and Elliott we’ve been getting. Elliott’s boyfriend (or is he an ex again?) is probably going through a lot right now but watching Elliott break up with him is just too hilarious. He cares about him until he doesn’t, then he drops him without a care in the world and now I don’t know what the show would be like without this.
Portia is also showing us other sides of herself, including one that we all know too well. Her speech at the cult dinner about wanting to both be girly and smart, even though society can’t see it that way for some reason was all kinds of amazing. Portia might be just as self absorbed as the rest of the group but you can’t help but adore her unconditionally. She’s friendly to the head writer on her show, she helps Dory by making out with a super gross dude and she shares her feelings over a meal that has next level TMI conversations.
Combined, Elliott and Portia are such a great addition to this Nancy Drew detective team, hopefully they will become even more involved with some crazy results in the process.
Search Party is creating wonderful new layers in it’s modern day mystery, giving bigger roles to Portia, Drew and Elliott and getting us even more excited for what’s next. There’s also new characters in the mix, some of which we can probably trust and others that are guaranteed trouble. This show is weaving a wonderful world that you can’t help but get lost in, the explicit dark humor only pushing you that much further. Search Party could very well be the best new show with the progression that it’s building up so far.
Search Party will premiere November 21st on TBS, with new episodes continuing to air every night. To watch all episodes of Search Party now, go online to TBS.