The Last Man on Earth 4×01: “M.U.B.A.R.” Review

The season picks up where the previous one ended — the gang just met Pamela after she saved them by shooting Pat in the head. She promises them that she is nice and introduces her friend, Rear Admiral Roy Billups, played by Jack Black!!!! Before you are even able to fully express your excitement to see Jack Black (unless you don’t completely love him, in which case GET OUT OF HERE), he gets shot right in the center of his chest by a not quite dead Pat. Pamela shoots Pat with every bullet she has left, and Tandy and Carol announce the time of death for both men (3:18).

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The gang puts on a funeral service for Roy and Pat. Gail plays the accordion while Todd sings Forever Young. Tandy struggles to give a speech in honor of Roy and asks Pamela if she has anything to add. After she declines, Tandy and Todd throw the body overboard. For Pat, however, Tandy decapitates him with a shovel and sends his body and his head out to sea in different directions on jet skis that end up crashing back together anyway.

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Carol asks Melissa how much longer til they reach Zihuatanejo, but Melissa doesn’t really know, since she’s never driven a boat before. Carol reminds her of how M.U.B.A.R. (Messed Up Beyond All Regular-Standards) their situation is, with Erica’s two day old baby, Carol due at any time, and this nuclear dust cloud they are trying to escape from.

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Pamela fills them in on how she found them with the drone when they were living in Malibu and how she drove there to be with real live people, and that’s when she met Pat. He was wounded from Todd running him over with their A Team van. Carol walks by with a glass of water for herself, and Pamela takes it, mistaking it as a kind gesture. She recounts that she and Pat had become lovers, and he decorated a pair of jeans in honor of their relationship (such a weird hobby that the writers gave this character, but I love that they kept it consistent with the previous season). She goes on to reveal that she met the Rear Admiral Roy Billups and also became lovers overtime. Toss interrupts to ask how they found them today. Pamela says the smoke from the camper made them easy to locate. Pat saw it and was thrown into a rage. He grabbed his gun and headed over. Since finding them with the drone essentially saved Pamela’s life, she followed him, feeling a sort of loyalty to our gang.

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At night, Tandy checks in on his wife, and she complains about Pamela taking the captain’s quarters entirely for herself, leaving the rest of them to share a room.

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Being late, Melissa accidentally runs the side of the boat into a buoy. Gail suggests they anchor for the night and go to bed. In the morning, Gail walks out on the deck and realizes the anchor must have malfunctioned and they’ve drifted. Gail has no idea where they’ve drifted to. Tandy comes in and announces that he broke the bathroom. He introduces a plank bathroom, which Jeremy the dog promptly knocks into the ocean. Now that they’re noticing the ocean, Todd and Tandy ask where the land is. Their plan had been to follow the coast. Melissa and Gail try to fake like they know what they’re doing because they don’t want mega pregnant Carol to freak out.

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Tandy finds Pamela to warn her about the broken toilet, and Pamela laughs at all of Tandy’s jokes, making Carol jealous and throwing her into a laughing hysteria.

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As the women on board talk about Pamela, Pamela is sunbathing. Her dog, Jeremy, runs back around the deck, so she follows him. When she stops to pick him up, she overhears the women say that they’re cutting Pamela loose once they hit land. She’s hurt and decides she needs to find a way to fix this.

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Todd asks how much longer until they are in Zihuatanejo, and Gail tells him ‘four, or maybe five, nautical hours.’ Erica asks if anyone has seen her breast milk, and right on cue Pamela comes in, offering them white russians. When Erica gets upset, Pamela says ‘It wasn’t labeled! It wasn’t in a breast.’ The moment is cut short as Melissa squeals on deck over finding land. They break the news to the group that they actually are lost and that this island might be the best option for now. Everyone agrees, and Carol throws shade that the boat was getting a little crowded anyway.

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As they all get on the life raft to float to the island, Pamela asks Tandy if he’s ever felt like he needed to do something even though it’ll make everyone hate him. This is very relatable to Tandy and he says to throw caution to the wind. She asks him to untie the life raft so she can get in, and then she knocks him out with a paddle and pushes the life raft away, leaving only Pamela and Tandy on the ship.

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Tied up, Pamela applies Latisse to Tandy’s eyebrows to help with their growth. She believes that as Tandy’s brows grow, so will his affections for her. She says that the rest of the gang will be fine because she left them with plenty of supplies — champagne, an empty sunglasses case, beef jerky.

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As they float to the island, we see a pair of hands parting the plants so this stranger can see the approaching group. Looks like our favorite survivors aren’t alone once again.

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Who is this new person? Is it a whole group? Will there be more familiar actors? Will they also be killed off immediately, like Jon Hamm and Jack Black? Tune in to FOX on Sundays for more LMOE!

 

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