Alfred Has One other Brush With Dying In The Woods

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In new Atlanta episode “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World.,” Alfred goes head-to-head with a wild hog in his bud-growing “secure farm.”

Alfred took Soulja Boy‘s recommendation and moved right into a “secure farm.” Within the second to final Atlanta episode, “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World.,” which was written by Taofik Kolade, the rapper goes again into the woods, retreating from his residence within the metropolis. The episode’s opening tune, “Thoughts Enjoying Methods on Me” by The Geto Boys, soundtracks Al’s paranoia as he’s had three shut encounters with dying, with the final being in “Crank Dat Killer.”

At Al’s farm, the rapper misses cellphone notifications from Earn and Darius to follow capturing and tending to his marijuana crops, solely to find (twice) {that a} wild animal has rummaged via his bud. All of the whereas, he watches an internet agriculture present hilariously titled These Backhoes Ain’t Loyal, the place the host warns that whereas fixing a tractor, there’s a chance of the car rolling over.

After an preliminary go to to a neighborhood retailer, Al returns to hunt recommendation on the invasive creature. However the retailer clerk advises him to shoot what he thinks is a feral hog.

“This stuff ain’t no bedtime story animals,” the shop clerk says. “They don’t deserve no sympathy. They’re aggressive, they’re invasive, and they won’t cease till they destroy every part you could have. You gotta kill them earlier than they kill you.”

Al laughs off the comment, however takes heed of the clerk warning him {that a} pack of untamed hogs attacked and killed a woman in Texas the yr earlier than. Al’s journey will get much more sinister after he finds what seems to be a rodent impaled to his tractor.

Halfway via “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World.” is the place the episode and its title align. Al lastly will get his tractor to begin, and a montage reveals him driving to “Rollin’” by The Dungeon Household. When the tractor hits a ditch Al assesses the doable harm, just for the car to roll over and land on his foot. The again of Al’s head is injured and bloodied within the course of, however after retrieving his foot from the tractor, he begins an agonizing limp – after which crawl – house.

Al’s in-the-grass second replicates the 1948 Andrew Wyeth portray “Christina’s World,” which depicts Wyeth’s former neighbor, Anna Christina Olson, who most well-liked to crawl due to her degenerative muscle situation. (“The problem to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most individuals would take into account hopeless,” Wyeth mentioned of the portray, according to MoMA.)

In a position to belly-crawl his approach house after attempting – after which failing – to get assist from a distracted Amazon supply driver, Al returns to his cabin and comes face-to-face with a menacing wild hog. The animal fees at Al, who escapes yet one more brush with dying by placing the hog right into a headlock, and beating it with the delivered forged iron skillet.

Calling shortly after Al’s victory is Earn, however Al doesn’t inform him what occurred. As an alternative, the 2 jokingly get right into a banter about how Black individuals can’t get sunburn (they will), and Earn insists that the countryside might be boring to Al, telling his cousin that he can return to town at any time when.

“Atlanta’s not going wherever, y’know?” Earn says, probably foreshadowing the present’s subsequent and remaining episode, as “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World.” concludes with “Don’t Let the Solar Catch You Crying,” sung by Ray Charles.

With Al discovering peace in nature, Atlanta might roll the cube on the sequence finale. It could both land on a remaining anthology episode, a reunion between the 4 primary characters, or middle Darius, who’s barely been seen your entire season. One factor is for sure although — we’re prepared for wherever Atlanta decides to shut the guide.