Even though the show’s originally from Canada, the latest supernatural drama on CW, Trickster, stays completely on brand with the woke network as its latest episode features a die-in protest against fossil fuels.
The January 26 “Episode 3,” like the rest of the show, follows an indigenous teenager, Jared (Joel Oulette), who is suffering from bizarre and dangerous visions as he deals drugs in his small Canadian town while taking care of his eccentric mother. In the meantime, he meets new neighbor Sarah (Anna Lambe) who wastes no time in organizing a die-in at the high school to protest a local pipeline being built on Native land.
It’s the pretty standard liberal drivel that we’d expect from students who both don’t know any better and leap at the opportunity to ditch class. It also appears to be so basic that it barely interrupts Jared as he talks with his estranged father Wade (Kalani Queypo).
Jared: Hey, what’s happening?
Crashpad: Protest walkout. C’mon, let’s get some air.
Protestors: ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪
Jared: I gotta get outta here.
Crashpad: Dude, breathe, seriously you’re good.
Wade: Hey Jared. Headband?
Jared: Wait, what are you doing here?
Wade: I figured it was a good day to die.
Jared: What, did you invite him?
Sarah: I was just tryin’ to help.
Jared: Well maybe you can help by just minding your own business.
Sarah: You know what, come find me when you get over yourself.
Protestors: ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪ Protect our Earth ♪ Water is life ♪
Wade: I can see why you two like each other.
Sarah: On my cue- –
Jared: Why are you here?
Sarah: We are going to die.
Wade: I got all your stuff. That Richie threw out? It’s in my truck. Come stay with me for a while.
Jared: Yeah, no thanks.
Considering the recent economic outcry from President Biden’s executive order regarding the Keystone Pipeline, the last thing any show should do is promote more protests against oil pipelines. Of course, this series was obviously filmed before that order, but that doesn’t make this protest any less stupid. Even Jared in a prior episode referenced the fact that the pipeline provides many much-needed construction jobs to the Native-majority town.
Since our main character barely cares about this issue, this will probably be the last time it’s brought up in the series. But you know we can expect even more climate alarmism on tv going forward.
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