The gloom of the coronavirus pandemic dug in its claws in all fields — leisure, enterprise, financial and political. Private lives had been uprooted and shaken up, as international locations enforced lockdowns on their residents to unfold their residents. Folks may solely work at home, and social life was at standstill. Capturing on this state of affairs of their standard sharp and slick model, ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ launched a quarantine particular episode, the place the staff behind the largest online game on the earth, struggled to work at home. All of it appears enjoyable and video games at first, filled with the fixed bickering, sniping, Ian Grimm’s (Rob McElhenney) standard dose of narcissism and ego journeys.
David tries to maintain a video convention going, however he forgets who he’s coping with. Ian is chilling within the pool with sizzling water jets, whereas Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) is matted…like the remainder of us, who really feel that working from house does not require a lot grooming. In one other window, Rachel (Ashly Burch) and Dana (Imani Hakim) need to take care of Lou’s mansplaining, whereas CW (F Murray Abraham) tries to determine video conferencing. We see the drained HR explaining to Ian, to please not ship out random movies to his colleagues.
However that’s simply the floor. One emotional scene within the 25-minute episode, between Poppy and Ian, exhibits the frustration and restlessness that most of us have been feeling, sitting alone at house. We fear about our household, as we’re far-off from them. Poppy lastly breaks, and Ian provides her one thing that all of us want proper now: a hug. The 2 discover one another in these lonely instances, and their friendship is at all times fantastic to look at. This scene touches the chord and is sort of a gem embedded in a cake. ‘Mythic Quest’ has at all times managed to strike the correct notes, with out going overboard and showing soppy. The ending of the episode is pleasant, because the staff performs round with video conferencing, and you may’t assist however have a smile on your face. Even when the second season has been stalled because of the pandemic, this breezy episode was the catharsis that many people wanted. It was like a heat hug.
‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ is streaming on Apple TV+. Catch it now!