An American drama series that screens on Apple TV, this show is based on a book of the same name written by Walter Mosley. It was released on the 11th of March 2022.
It is about a91-year-old loner who is suffering from dementia. He is temporarily able to remember things from his past and he tries to use that opportunity to conduct an investigation about his nephew’s death.
Ptolemy Grey, an old-timer is a loner, living in an apartment, only accompanied by his Dementia. His only visitor is Reggie, his caregiver and great-nephew who takes him to his regular doctor check-ups and outings. Ptolemy’s doctor, knowing how severe his dementia is, refers him to Dr. Rubin, who is developing a Dementia curing drug.
It’s shown that, after a few days pass by, Reggie is killed under mysterious circumstances, with no interference from the Police. On the day of the funeral, he meets Robyn, who after the death of her parents was living with Grey’s niece house. Eventually, Robyn after getting inappropriately treated, moves in with Grey, and becomes her new caretaker, kickstarting this odd partner crime-solving duo.
With aid from the shots from Dr. Rubin, Grey is able to recover his memory enough to understand he needs to start investigating Reggie’s death. After creating Pivotal leads and evidence, he falls short of time as the shot’s effects are reversed, since it’s a drug in development.
On the other hand, grey is seen to be talking to Sensia and Uncle Coydog in his visions, taking about a mysterious treasure that is unfortunately missing from his memory.
The fortune of Coydog is revealed in the third episode of the series, where in a flashback, Coydog, at the time the mentor of Grey told him that he stole a valuable possession of a wealthy white man, and only Grey is capable enough to find where he hid the treasure so that he can work for the betterment of the Black Community. Soon, Coydog is shown to be lynched and attacked right in front of a young Grey’s eyes.
Also, it is revealed that Grey during his time was a young charismatic man who won Sensia through his wits.
Thanks to the last shot, Grey is able to access all the memories he ever had, thus finding Coydog’s treasure. He comes across various gold relics that his mentor had stolen from seemingly evil white supremacists. Even with so much money at hand, Robyn decides to work with Grey, showing her pure character. The plot, by the end of the episode shifts back to Reggie’s death. Grey, seeking justice even if it is violent is out for Reggie’s murderers.
Episode 5: What to Expect
With the undeniable fact that Grey is living his last moments, the only question that the episode needs to answer is if Grey will be able to catch the killer of his nephew or not. With Robyn by his side, the duo’s chemistry will light up the next episode, showing the pursuit of the murderer.
The subtle fact that Grey is a father figure to Robyn, and how Grey trusts Robyn more than anyone will be constituting factor of the second last episode of this series. As for the killer of Reggie, Grey’s deductions are all pointing toward Nina’s ex-boyfriend, who Reggie was avoiding by moving to Texas since he was reconnecting with Nina.
Episode 5: When and Where to Watch
Apple TV every Friday at 12 am
midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT.
Samuel L. Johnson as Ptolemy Grey, Dominique Fishback as Robyn, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams as Sensia, Walton Goggins as Dr. Rubin, Onar Benson Miller as Reggie, Damon Gupton as Coydog and Marsha Blake as Niecie.