Master of None The Thief Season 2 Episode 1 Recap – It’s been two years since Aziz Ansari’s Emmy Award winning Netflix series has been revisited but critics have patiently waited for Ansar’s second season. Ansar has been candid with how difficult the creative process is but the end result is a show that moves with great pacing all while having sharp observations on the everyday aspects of life we often ignore.
Master of None The Thief Season 2 Episode 1 Recap
When season one left off, Dev has decided to travel alone to Italy to pursue his passion: making pasta. The recent break-up with Rachel and the news he was cut out of a film hit him hard, and when season two opens, it’s as if Dev has totally rebounded.
He’s become semi-fluent in Italian, he’s made new friends, and he’s even found work at a restaurant where he’s gotten better at his craft. The episode is shot entirely in black and white, and was heavily influenced by old Italian films. Much of this episode was spent following Dev throughout his day and made use of cinematic shots that bring the old Italian village to life.
Life in Italy appears to be very tranquil for Dev and the most important thing on his agenda is going to eat a popular restaurant. When he gets there he meets a young woman that didn’t have a reservation, and asks her if she wants to join him. She does and the two really hit it off. After the eating they walk around and the town and get to know each other better. The chemistry they have is great and they make plans to meet again. However, Dev’s phone gets stolen and he’s unable to contact her.
Without any real information on Sarah, he tries his best to search for her on the internet. While browsing he comes across an email from his ex wishing him a happy birthday. He’s avoided responding to it the entire day but at that moment, he decides to write back but his message isn’t revealed.
Overall, this was a pleasant first episode that wasn’t too full of comedic moments, but still enjoyable to watch. For anyone that loves travel and food, an episode like this is definitely a comforting one that still sets the stage for an interesting second season.
Master of None The Thief Season 2 Episode 1 Recap characters and cast include:
Dev – Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation, Epic, Bob’s Burgers, Funny People, Get Him to the Greek)
Sara – Clare-Hope Ashitey (Suspects, Children of Men, Beyond the Gates, Exodus)
Francesca – Alessandra Matronardi (To Rome with Love, The Fifth Wheel, I Cesaroni)
Pino – Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2, Loose Cannons, Burnt, London Spy, Black Arrow)
Arnold – Eric Wareheim