With the end of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” just about upon us, it feels pretty clear that almost everything in the world that is chaotic is starting to slowly hover over Camp Firewood. You’ve got The Falcon on his way, and Camp Tigerclaw to go along with it.
The latter comes after Blake realizes that Katie is seriously into Andy, who she kissed for-real at the staff party after many of the young campers were meant to be in their bunks. Given how snobby the Tigerclaw folks profess themselves to be, don’t you imagine that there will be good humor that comes out of this? We definitely imagine it, at least, in our heads being a thing of beauty.
Katie was far from the only person who came clean during this episode about one thing or another. After all, Coop admitted to Yaron and Donna finally that he was completely over their silly arrangement, and he wanted to be treated a little bit more seriously as a boyfriend and a little bit less like a third wheel for another relationship. Given his fascination with Katie in the movie, we know how that ends. The same goes for the Lindsay cliffhanger, as we saw her tonight coming to the realization that her journalism career is worth less than friendships with people she barely knows. They do not except her at the moment, but this could change — and very soon.
There was less of the adult characters this time around, and more of the focus was on the romance and people (like Neil) who have really been under-served throughout the entire series.
The real dud of the episode to us was the end of the Kevin – Amy romance, which really feels like we were just tricked to get invested into these two, and think that maybe Kevin was just imagining Amy’s interest in him. We know the show is mostly cynical, but couldn’t this kid at least have a moment rather than jerky Drew?
Minor complains aside, this remains through seven episodes one of the funniest things we’ve seen this summer. We’ve got one more episode to watch, and we wish it was feature-length. Grade: B+.
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