over to Lucille Two’s apartment. She gets him drunk on juice, and
he misses his mother’s trial, which causes a new rift between the
two. His mother does not allow him to visit her even after he is
forced to rejoin the army where he crashes while flying a virtual
drone (he falls out of his chair). The army blows the incident out
of proportion, takes him to the hospital, and gives him a new hand.
The hand is robotic and giant so large, in fact, that he feels even
more freakish than he did with the hook. He is welcomed in by
Herbert Love’s (Terry Crews) family. Love is a right-wing
politician running for Congress against Lucille Two, and he thinks
having an injured veteran on the campaign with him will be a
boost. Buster ends up sleeping with Love’s wife, who craves
emotional attention since her husband is always gone. Buster, as is
his way, has been treating her like a mother. His episode climaxes
with his ejection from the Love household, his assault of Herbert
Love, and his arrest as a suspect in Lucille Two’s disappearance.
Did I mention all of that happens in 36 minutes? Buster’s episode,
like those featuring the other characters, continue storylines and
themes from the initial run of the series, but the plots are
compressed into one or two episodes rather than being able to play
out over a season.
With the simultaneous release of the entire season, the
series is also able to obfuscate and misdirect the audience in new
ways. The fourth season feels like a puzzle for which viewers need
all the pieces to fully understand the plot and even to get some of
the jokes. During the first season, when G.O.B.’s girlfriend
mentions being in love with “Hermano,” the audience immediately
makes the connection that the hermano (Spanish for brother) is
Michael, which allows dramatic irony to fuel the Marta arc of the
first season. In first episode of the Netflix season, George Michael
mentions he has software called Fakeblock. It is hinted throughout
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