God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2 Review: The Good Samaritan

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Miles Finer is ready to have a real conversation on God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2. Are you?

After yet another friend request from God, Miles realized that things might not be as black and white as he thought. 

And the biggest lesson: it's okay to meet somewhere in the middle of your beliefs.

Katie & Nate - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2

Miles doesn't necessarily believe in God after everything that has transpired so far, but he does believe in himself and others, and that's way more important.

No matter how hard he tries to shake the God account, whoever is running it isn't giving up on him. 

When he tried to denounce or turn his back on fate, bad things began happening.

These occurrences could have been mere coincidences -- the speakers blowing and rain covering the city -- or they could have been signs to prevent Miles from making the biggest mistake in his life. 

Cara: You know Miles, I think you're looking at this whole God account thing wrong. I mean, why don't you stop seeing it as a nuisance and see it for what it is?
Miles: Which is what ice cream lady?
Cara: Which is, if we find out who's behind this account, that'll make for an amazing story. And if it turns out to be God, greatest mystery of the universe solved. Win-win.

At one point, Rakesh even insisted that maybe the person running the God account tapped into Miles' phone and was eavesdropping. 

But if Miles had gone through with his deal at Frequency, he would have regretted it because it wasn't the imagined "dream job" nor was it what he needed right now.  

And that's so true about life; you often think that you'll be happy when you get your dream job, but happiness isn't a destination, it's a journey, as cliche as that sounds.

Somewhere in the middle - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2

And often, what you want most isn't what's going to make you happy. 

Just look how much richer Miles' life has become since allowing the God account into his life.

He's formed a tribe that's based on kindness and spreading joy; he met a girl with whom he has a strong connection; his relationship with his father strengthened; he's become open to seeing other points of view; and he's realized that maybe he doesn't know himself as well as he thought he did. 

God's in Hell's Kitchen. That's sick genius.

Rakeesh

I cheered when Miles stepped away from Frequency because it solidified that he's a person who will follow his gut.

He's willing to walk away from both a dream and a job because it goes against where he's at in his headspace. 

When he told the guy to "tune into his podcast and find out" what changed, it was his way of controlling his destiny -- and also a pretty boss move.

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His podcast is undoubtedly going to blow up and that dude who claimed to know what was best for Miles and didn't allow him any creative control will be running back to him.

It also goes to show you that not everyone has your best interests at heart. That man didn't want to allow Miles to be himself, to have his own vision, or even speak in a way to was authentic to himself.

Support Him - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2

If the series continues bringing us uplifting "stories of the week" like Katie and her autistic son Nate, it's a guarantee that every Sunday night will be spent with our hand in a tissue box. 

There was so much emotion in that storyline, especially when she finally saw Nate acknowledge Miles. It was again when she found her son and realized that he'd heard her the whole time through the music. 

Music is such a universal language.

It was also a test of fate on both ends because Katie had to trust Miles enough to leave her son with him. 

The thing is, I know it's not God. I don't believe in God. But I am determined to find out who this is.

Miles

Every friend request has a meaning, and the quicker Miles learns and accepts it, the quicker he'll realize that ignoring them isn't an option and it isn't in his best interest. 

He's helping all these people that come into his life, but they are also helping him; teaching him lessons that he needs. 

Realizing his influence on other people, there is no way Miles can continue to push the God account away or stray from doing the work.

Mr. Good Samaritan  - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2

With Katie, it might have seemed like he wasn't helping her when she got fired, but it was a job that was sucking the life out of her. No one needs a boss like that. 

And I'm surprised all those folks didn't walk out of the restaurant the minute he became verbally abusive to his worker. 

I will never support a business that doesn't treat its employees with respect. 

The God account has also helped him realize that even though you think you don't have anything to offer anyone, you truly do. 

He helped Cara come to the realization that she was running away from having a real relationship with her mother. 

You keep asking me all these questions about my life. Kind of a reminder that you weren't in it.

Cara

Cara is learning not to let the resentment take over, which is undoubtedly hard when you have to watch your mom raise a child when she wasn't there for you growing up.

But just recognizing the effort and extending that olive branch is a good first step. 

It's nice to see that it's never too late to patch things up with a parent, no matter what has transpired. 

Everyone sees the connection that Cara and Miles have, and I assume they also see it but aren't acting on it yet.

Friend Recommendations - God Friended Me

Adorable ice-cream lady was more than obvious, but I'm glad that the series isn't rushing anything. 

For now, Cara and Miles make a lovely "do-gooder" team without complicated and romantic feelings getting in the way. 

However, the winning relationship lies is between Ali and Miles. It's so refreshing to see an authentic sibling relationship on television.

Ali says everything without saying too much, but she's a positive influence in Miles' life. 

And she was there to help steer Rakesh onto the right path when he overreacted with Jaya.

Is That Her? - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2

I won't sugar coat it; he was being an idiot, self-sabotaging, and not allowing Jaya to tell her side of the story. Plus, one date doesn't mean they are exclusive, so it was ridiculous for him to assume that she owed him anything. 

Thankfully, he realized just how wrong he was, that he was out of line and going forward, maybe he'll be less self-conscious.

If I had to guess, I would say Ali is behind this whole "prank," if we can even still call it that. 

It's like they're trying to make me into something I'm not or maybe they're asking me to be who I am. I'm not really sure anymore.

Miles

They did say she was using Miles' relationship with his father as a case study for her thesis. 

As a psychology major, this experiment -- testing Miles and making him question his fate -- is the perfect topic. 

God Friended Me is an elaborate show because there is no right or wrong answer, and it forces you to take a step back and gain some positive perspective on life. 

Based on the solid ratings -- 10.25 million for the debut -- it seems like it stirs up a conversation that people want to have.

In a world where everyone's talking, I do hope we're all listening. 

You can watch God Friended Me online via TV Fanatic and leave your thoughts below. 

The Good Samaritan Review

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God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Cara: You know Miles, I think you're looking at this whole God account thing wrong. I mean, why don't you stop seeing it as a nuisance and see it for what it is?
Miles: Which is what ice cream lady?
Cara: Which is, if we find out who's behind this account, that'll make for an amazing story. And if it turns out to be God, greatest mystery of the universe solved. Win-win.

The thing is, I know it's not God. I don't believe in God. But I am determined to find out who this is.

Miles