Maniac concludes with not much in the way of fanfare but Annie, as usual, being the catalyst for a rather sweet moment.
We come to the end of Phase C and it’s an emotional end for Annie. As for Owen? Well, while it lacks emotion he does get to be a hero.
As we get to see the rise and fall of Owen and Olivia, Annie is given an ultimatum by GRTA.
We may FINALLY begin to really address the topic of Olivia as Annie is stuck in the fantasy world of Ellie’s dreams.
In order to prep for Pill C, the GRTA situation is addressed. Alongside Dr. James’ issues with his mother Dr. Greta.
We come to the end of the Pill B arc and, naturally, with it being Owen’s episode, things transition to addressing his issues – like Olivia. Until Annie upstages him.
The only way to make sense of “Furs By Sebastian” is remembering the point of Pill B is finding a subject’s defense mechanism(s).
Remember Dr. James, from the commercial with Dr. Robert? Well, he is reintroduced and, as a bonus, we learn why Owen was committed.
A focus on Annie helps Maniac rebound from a lackluster premiere. Especially as we learn how and why she got into the trial.
The only reason Maniac presents to continue past episode 1 is your loyalty and faith in the actors. Not their characters or the story.