This Is Physically Hurting Me

Avenue 5With Ames continuing to hound Judd, and with Judd’s knowledge that a supply shuttle is en route, the insanely rich owner of Avenue 5 starts making plans to be aboard that shuttle when it returns to Earth, even as passengers line up to ditch personal belongings to help lighten the ship for its accelerated return journey. Billie continues coaching Clark on how to manually dock the ship in a space-borne hanger for evacuation, but the fact that Clark isn’t a real spaceship captain now becomes glaringly obvious and important. Judd hears a rumor that Clark is on drugs and fires him in public, immediately regretting his mistake and backpedaling, but it’s too late – Clark quits. One of the passengers begins spreading the idea that the ship’s journey is a reality show with special effects, and that they’re all still on Earth. Astronaut Spike Martin, placed in command by Judd, announces his discovery that the bridge crew is staffed with actors, lending credence to the reality show theory. As the idea spreads among the rest of the passengers, some of them decide to take a chance and step out of an airlock, including Ames. Into this critical moment of crisis steps Matt, who, in every way imaginable, does not help at all…with fatal consequences.

Download this episode via Amazonteleplay by Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
story by Armando Iannucci & Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
directed by David Schneider
music by Adem Ilhan

Avenue 5Cast: Hugh Laurie (Captain Ryan Clark), Josh Gad (Herman Judd), Zach Woods (Matt Spencer), Rebecca Front (Karen Kelly), Suzy Nakamura (Iris Kimura), Lenora Crichlow (Billie McEvoy), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Rav Mulcair), Ethan Phillips (Spike Martin), Andy Buckley (Frank Kelly), Jessica St. Clair (Mia), Kyle Bornheimer (Doug), Neil Casey (Cyrus), Paterson Joseph (Harrison Ames), Julie Dray (Nadia), Adam Pålsson (Bridge Crew), Daisy May Cooper (Sarah – bridge crew), Ankur Bahl (Steward), Eugenia Caruso (Verity), John Finnemore (Shuttle Pilot), Rae Lim (Passenger), Joseph Balderrama (Tim), Sacharissa Claxton (Jaz), Rachel Handshaw (Teri), Maarten Dannenberg (Sean), Brigid Leahy (Ella), Kelly Coughlin (Jaden), Denis Khoroshko (Cam), Debbie Chazen (Passenger), Mark Heenehan (Passenger), Steve Brody (Mike), Elizabeth Moynihan (Passenger), Eben Young (Passenger)

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