[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Coroner once again has its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist with Thursday’s new episode, “Young Legend.” Written by Motion and directed by series star Serinda Swan, the hour ostensibly begins with the death of a young athlete and then becomes something more — a reflection on the pedestal given to athletic standouts at the peril of their future potential beyond the game, the ramifications of the money around sport, and the commodification of talent versus the sustainable wealth of diverse communities.
Jalil, the athlete at the center of the episode, is a young basketballer on the edge of the draft, and his death leaves not only a hole for his father and brother but also the online community who tuned in to get advice on how to build their own futures and independent wealth through investments in new areas, such as NFTs.
One of those community members, Bayley (Idrissa Sanogo Bamba), distills down NFTs in such a simple way I actually ran it back to hear it again (thank you, Motion!).
He also becomes a big help to Malik and McAvoy, who initially dismiss him before realizing he has talent and insights in ways in they don’t as they unravel their case.
Jenny is again sidelined from the coroner role, instead sucked back into the horror and grief around Liam’s death when she’s called to court to testify about his death, just not in the way she expects. Solicited to appear immediately, she has no choice but to bring Gordon with her, which helps keep her mind elsewhere while they also have some hard conversations about his deterioration.
And McAvoy seems to have fully reconnected with Cassidy, which makes me a little nervous as she reveals some of her own recent history and we remember that there’s a reason they didn’t work the first time, but we’ll see how that plays out.
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