God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19 Review: The Road to Damascus

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That was a lot to take in. 

Here's what we learned on God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19: Simon Hayes isn't behind the God Account, Henry Chase is our number one suspect again, and Pria just deleted a project that could potentially help save the world from seismic catastrophes. 

Cara's Big Decision  - God Friended Me

No big deal. 

Oh, and Rakesh and Cara are both jobless.

As we inch towards the God Friended Me Season 1 finale, the stakes are getting higher.  

Truthfully, I don't know why Rakesh, Miles and Cara were so adamant that Simon Hayes was behind the God Account. 

Rakesh: Let me guess. During your interview with Simon Hayes, you decided to tell him things you couldn't possibly know unless you knew someone on the inside, someone who told you things in confidence and assumed that they'd never be repeated!
Cara: What happened?
Rakesh: What do you think happened? He accused me of being a spy and fired me!

Sure, all signs pointed in his direction and he was suspiciously coy about his secret project, but there was always the possibility it wasn't him, and our trio never even considered it. 

Maybe it's because they wanted him to be responsible so badly that they just ran with it full speed?

The closer they got to unmasking Simon Hayes, the more they felt that their future with the God Account was being threatened.

I Owe You - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

Though they couldn't agree on much, they all knew they didn't want to stop all the good they were doing by losing the God Account. 

Rakesh's decision to steal the God Account was so risky, it could have been considered downright stupid, but it also proved just how much they cared about the account. 

I'm really surprised Simon Hayes didn't have them arrested for not only intercepting Pria's attack but also trying to steal the file and locking Hayes and his team out of the server.

Where's the God Account? - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

I'm not a computer whiz or anything, but I'm pretty sure that's some kind of crime with malicious intent.

And all of it was for naught because alas, the God Account is stil alive and suggesting their next Friend Suggestion: none other than Simon Hayes. 

It's going to be difficult to help a man who blames you for erasing ten years of his life's work. 

With Simon Hayes out of the God Account equation, we're back to square one with Henry Chase. 

It's All Gone - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

Chase led Miles on an introspective journey which helped him remember why he's doing all of this in the first place. 

For a moment there, Miles lost sight of the importance of the God Account.

He was preoccupied with trying to make the Millenial Prophet successful on FreeVerse, upset with Cara that she betrayed his trust by promising to write a story on the God Account, and last but not least, focusing too much on who was behind the account.

The point is, when you finally figure out what you want, things have a way of working themselves out.

Arthur Finer

Yet the purpose of the account was always to do good; it was about the people he was helping and the people who were helping him.

Everything else was just noise and clutter. 

At one point in the episode, Miles gets to a point where everything seems to be falling apart and he doesn't even care to find out who's behind the account.

This, in my opinion, is the biggest takeaway of the episode. 

As Arthur mentioned, it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. 

Juliet Chase - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

Miles has finally seen past the 'who' and embraced the 'what' that is the God Account. 

That doesn't mean they aren't still going to pursue this next lead, but it means if they never find out, it's fine.

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However, it really seems like the person behind the God Account wants to be found and even leading a trail of breadcrumbs right to himself. 

Suggesting Simon Hayes as the next friend suggestion not only allows them to right a wrong, it also allows them to explore his relationship with Henry Chase on a greater scale. 

Rakesh: How did you know where to find me today?
Pria: I hacked into your phone and tracked your location.
Rakesh: Okay, here's a thought: maybe next time, try calling the number.

And, on that same note, the only reason for suggesting Camp Mackinaw, a camp that's been closed for over 30-years, was to show Miles that Henry's sister, Juliet Chase, the girl behind the code for predictive analytics, passed away there in a tragic accident. 

It illuminates a path that undoubtedly leads to Henry. 

Not to mention, God Friended Me cast Derek Luke as the mysterious Henry Chase, which solidifies that we're meeting him sometime soon.

Camp Mackinaw - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

While Miles was exploring his love for the God Account, he also bonded with his father on an impromptu road trip. 

Every scene where Arthur Finer instills his wisdom upon us is a genuine gift. 

Cara started off the episode on a sour note with everyone. 

She'd broken Miles' trust, she was disappointing her editor by not wanting to write the story about Simon Hayes, and she got Rakesh fired. 

Miles: I want things to go back to the way they were. Okay? That's what I want. That's all I want.
Arthur: Before the God Account?
Miles: Before we found out who was behind the God Account.
Arthur: Why?
Miles: Because I don't want to know anymore. I don't care. Is that crazy?
Arthur: No. That is faith.

Seriously, not a good look Cara. 

But she bounced back from it after a heart-to-heart with her mother. 

Cara was never meant to write about who was behind the God Account and that isn't because FreeVerse has exclusivity to the topic but because the God Account has been about the people they've helped along the way. 

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Much like Miles, she lost sight of that. 

Truthfully, her editor seems a bit ignorant. Who wants their reporter to publish something based on a hunch?

We're Stealing It - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

How damaging would it be to her credibility if she reported Simon Hayes was behind the God Account when he actually wasn't?

However, I am a little confused about why FreeVerse believes they can stop anyone from writing about the God Account. 

It wasn't Miles' fault that someone at Catapult wanted to write about his podcast. 

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Anyone who has been listening to the podcast could have surmised a Hayes connection.

I also hated how the girl from FreeVerse said that if his listeners found out who was behind the account from anywhere else, his podcast would be for nothing. 

Again, she too has seemed to miss the memo that the podcast is about helping people!

If we never find out who is behind the account, it will still matter and be just as effective. 

The Name's Rakesh Singh - God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19

Though Jaya joined Rakesh in doing some God Account work, Miles and Cara had them beaten out for the cutest couple title.

Cara's dress to the gala stunning, Miles looked dapper, and that kiss was everything. 

But best of all, Miles admitted that he thinks he's falling in love with Cara! 

We're inching closer to the God Friended Me Season 1 finale and what a ride it has been. 

If you watch God Friended Me online, much like Miles, Rakesh and Cara, I think we've all come out of this experience with a new perspective on life. 

Miles: I need to know, why did you choose me for the God Account?
Simon Hayes: I didn't choose you for anything. What the hell is the God Account?

We're all probably a little more inclined to reach out a helping hand to those in need. Maybe some of us even wish we had our own God Account. 

As long as we leave after each episode feeling inspired to be better, this show has done its job. 

Other Musings

  • Why did Pria even reach out to Rakesh if she was going to destroy Simon Hayes' work with or without him?
  • Someone should tell Simon Hayes to keep backups of his work. 
  • How the hell was Pria, Simon, and Henry's old office still intact? Was she working there? Who was paying the rent? This is New York City for crying out loud! 

What are your thoughts?

Do you truly believe Henry Chase is behind the God Account?

And what happens once we do find out who it is?

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God Friended Me Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

The point is, when you finally figure out what you want, things have a way of working themselves out.

Arthur Finer

Miles: I want things to go back to the way they were. Okay? That's what I want. That's all I want.
Arthur: Before the God Account?
Miles: Before we found out who was behind the God Account.
Arthur: Why?
Miles: Because I don't want to know anymore. I don't care. Is that crazy?
Arthur: No. That is faith.