Bring back the hand sanitizer, the cough paranoia, and the “six-foot distance” rule: The Morning Show throws it back to the pandemic in this week’s episode. In a news broadcast we learn that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed – which tells us the date is March 24, 2020. We are in the eye of the storm.
Since we’re in a flashback here, let’s just take a minute to remember where everyone is: Alex (Jennifer Aniston) and Chip (Mark Duplass), both of whom have COVID, reporting from the high-rise apartment of the former. Cory (Billy Crudup) and Stella (Greta Lee) panic about what to air on the newly launched UBA+. One big question: Should they show a posthumous interview with the reviled Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell)? Stella vetoes it, but Cory says they don’t have much of a choice, considering Aaron Sorkin won’t let them send his fictional Kissinger biopic – ha – straight to streaming.
“Why did you give it the green light?” Stella nudges Cory.
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