The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Jennifer Aniston’s Commendable Act

Directed by Victoria Mahoney, The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 is out. The episode stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Karen Pittman, Greta Lee, and Julianna Margulies. The episode is titled ‘Confirmations’.

The synopsis reads, ‘TMS races to report an unconfirmed story.’

The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 Review Contains Mild Spoilers

Episode 7 of Apple TV’s The Morning Show Season 2 ends with Alex (Jennifer Aniston) leaving Italy after meeting Mitch (Steve Carell). The reunion ends on a bitter note which affects them both equally. Mitch gets into a car accident at the end. But the makers didn’t tell us whether he’s dead or alive.

I guessed that Mitch died in the car accident. The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 shows that when UBS gets a call regarding the news, they freak out. However, they don’t immediately believe Mitch’s death news and waste almost an entire episode trying to confirm the same. Also, Cory wants Alex to reveal the news of Mitch’s death to viewers. But the TMS host has been quite unreliable this season. So will she agree? You have to watch the episode to know.

Cory and Stella try to handle the board ahead of Maggie Brener’s sensational book of Alex Levy. Bradley and Laura aren’t their usual self after their argument in episode 6. Bradley faces another trouble because of her brother. Chip sends nasty voicemails to Alex because of her sudden disappearance. I missed seeing Mark Duplass’ good scenes in the latest messy affair. To see Chip vent out his anger was quite satisfying.

Chip calls out Alex for having no soul and being selfish. He is also the one to break Mitch’s news to Alex when she returns. Jennifer Aniston’s reaction as Alex breaks you, and you forget for a few minutes that it’s a bad episode. In the next scene, Alex and Chip are in the car heading to meet Mitch’s wife. However, she listens to Chip’s voice notes and loses her cool. They two indulge in an intense argument which is quite hilarious. It’s another outstanding Jennifer scene in today’s episode.

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I don’t know why the makers are utilising an entire episode to show something that needs no more than 5 minutes. After wasting 7 episodes showing little progress after season 1, they wasted another behind the Mitch drama. Do you know who’s happy that he’s not in the picture anymore? I am. I hope the last two episodes present something sensible and justify its renewal for season 2.

The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Final Thoughts

‘Confirmations’ is another disappointment. Jennifer Aniston gives yet another commendable performance while showcasing the complicated emotions and traits of Alex. But that’s not enough to hide the weak and stagnant plot. From episode 1 till 8, the Apple TV show has not given us something to startle like the previous season. How much and what exactly will they cover in the last two episodes? We will find out soon.

The latest episode is now streaming on Apple TV+.

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The Morning Show Season 2 Episode 8 Review: It's another meh episode but Jennifer Aniston is commendable.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I disagree. I thought this was the kind of episode that sheds light on how the TV news business works in a believable, compelling way. The need for 2 confirmations of the death. Writing copy before they knew for sure. Mourning someone you worked with for decades even though he turned out to be a jerk in the end. The Alex character, for me, is completely unrealistic though. I spent 30+ years in professional settings and no professional woman I know would do the crazy stuff Alex does. Definitely showcases Aniston’s acting chops with all the histrionics though.

    • I agree with the confirmation part. It’s very important for any news. But I really think this season has gone nowhere, in terms of storytelling. So much focus on Mitch was strange, considering what he had done. I am still figuring out what the second season is really about.

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