Two three things really stick out in this episode to me.
1) Who in the world is that guy playing the sportscaster. It’s like my childhood 1980s brain just slightly recognizes him.
2) Sam gets cemented into being successful and likable, and in the same episode we see that he’s kind of a hero only to the peopleinthe bar. He’s made this place where it’s just just ‘Sam’ the bar owner… he has a crew of people who all look up to him as a hero.
3) …except, of course, for Diane. Because she’s this incredible, honestly-played foil who just doesn’t care (OR DOES SHE?), and the scene where she flips Sam onto the pool table felt like such a great physical representation of what they’re slowly doing as characters.
I am loving this show more and more.