The popular American miniseries, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. releases its fourth episode on the 25th of March. With Samuel L. Jackson leading a cast of incredibly talented actors, the drama series has opened to great reviews since its March 11th release.
Let us first fill you in on the premise of this gripping show. Ptolemy Grey, all of 91, brooding and lonely, is the star of the show. Plagued by dementia, he lives a secluded life that renders him isolated from his friends and family who seem to have forgotten him.
Well, he has forgotten who he used to be too. When the opportunity to regain his memories by undergoing a certain treatment comes to him, Ptolemy, and the audience with him, are led on a surprising journey to uncover long-forgotten truths.
We see flashes of his childhood, his youth, of the life that he has led, before finally being let into the dark corners of Grey’s nephew’s death. A search for the truth ensues, and the old man seeks to distinguish real and forged by delving into his own failing memory.
So, where can we watch this promising miniseries, and what has happened so far?
Where to Watch the Show?
The show will release exclusively on Apple TV+. The fourth episode reaches audiences on the 25th of March, 2022. Trailers and predictions, however, may be found on YouTube. With the entire world taking to OTT platforms for entertainment, the story of this determined old man may bring you a thrill, intrigue, and awe in your own homes. So tune in over dinner or in with your friends warm and blanketed, and dive into the grimy world of death and forgetfulness.
What Happened in the Last Episode?
Episode 3 ended on an unusually hopeful note- but managed nevertheless, to keep us wondering what happens next. With Coydog’s hidden treasure emerging from within the folds of the old man’s memory, Ptolemy was led into a desperate search.
Floorboards were turned in and about, carpets were ravaged and torn apart. We were let in on Ptolemy’s past through ‘Sensia’; the old man found a few keys to his present from within these flashes. We see Sensia and Ptolemy come together to make love in his memories and her abusive ex-boyfriend shows up, threatening to physically harm our protagonist. Sensia then begins firing at him numerous times. As one bullet goes through a particular floorboard, present Ptolemy’s memory of the treasure is reinstated.
We can only guess what happens in the fourth episode. The series is, after all, being hailed for its unexpected turns and deep psychological delvings. It’s a story that deals with human memory and uncertainty, the fleeting nature of life, and a dark mystery that hides within all of this.
The opening scene with Ptolemy and the gun will probably be given more context. And we can hope to see more of the life that our old man has lived; more flashbacks also mean more questions, and a few more answers. Will they find the treasure? What is the treasure? We can only theorize and wait.
Stream it Or Skip it?
With the rise of OTT, content has become more accessible than ever before. There is so much to watch, and yet with the world getting back on its feet, so little time to watch it all. A question that bugs are all is that of what to watch and what to skip.
We would suggest you give the miniseries a chance. It is fast-paced as it is well executed- it is as intriguing as it is refreshing. The format of shifting from the old man Ptolemy to his sharp youthful days maintains an incredible rhythm, going from dark and brooding to fast and eventful. Audiences have warmed up to the show quite quickly, within three episodes to be exact. Reviews have called it riveting and exquisite in execution. What more could we ask for from a Samuel L Jackson star?
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey are definitely worth the watch. Let us know your thoughts about it, and whether you’re as excited as we are to find out what happens next!