Mythic Quest season 3, episode 2 recap – what is Brad plotting?

By Adam Lock
Published: November 11, 2022 (Last updated: February 3, 2024)
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The show continues to build upon the opening installment, introducing new characters and some hilarious plot points. The comedy is shaping up rather nicely too and there are some great visuals on display here. This has the potential to be another continued hit for Rob McElhenney and the crew.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest season 3, episode 2, “Partners,” which contains spoilers.

The Apple original comedy series continues to warm up in episode two, “Partners”. Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) and Ian (Rob McElhenney) get on each other’s nerves working in such close proximity to one another, while David (David Hornsby) grows ever more suspicious of Brad (Danny Pudi), who is now back at Mythic Quest as a janitor. There are some nifty little sequences involving other key members, too, as Dana (Imani Hakim) and Rachel (Ashly Burch) try to kill time, and Jo (Jessie Ennis) is given her own espionage mission.

Mythic Quest season 3, episode 2 recap

The episode commences with an elaborate visual feast as Ian navigates through a VR presentation. He talks about creation and the search for answers, walking by these intricate animations of prehistoric landscapes and biblical stories. Then he bumps into Poppy and her central desk. These two are well and truly getting on top of each other, finding faults and frustrations in their surprisingly spacious office. It’s a massive room, but they still need their space.

Poppy wants room to think and concentrate, while Ian just wants to brainstorm new ideas. Ian suggests placing Hera in the meta-verse, although Poppy is busy with her own plans. She takes a leaf out of the egotistical leader’s own book and orders him around for a change. Persuading him to go and get her lunch. Poppy returns to her desk once Ian has left and gets into the zone again. Yet Dana is there to ruin her flow. She was away for a year studying, but is now back, contractually obliged to assist Poppy. But Poppy doesn’t want any assistance and tells Dana to have a break.

David spies on his latest employee, Brad the janitor, who is back after a stint in prison for insider trading. David doesn’t trust the man and is suspicious of his every move. This includes Brad innocently emptying the bins or cleaning the toilets. He has tasked Jo with the job of following Brad’s every move and she reports back to her boss about Brad’s innocent gestures. Carol tries to defuse the situation, but David is adamant the man is plotting something.

After Dana’s interruption, Ian returns to upset Poppy and her flow. He hasn’t fulfilled her request but has set up a dietary, nutritional station instead, fitted with smoothies and an exercise bike. Poppy tries to explain her issues with Ian and takes him on a walk down the corridor of photographs. She has altered the inspiring icons, replacing them with figures she deems are of famous people who oversold and under achieved, including P.T. Barnum, Jim Jones and Thomas Edison. The couple argue some more about their roles and relationship. Poppy believes her job is more important than Ian’s, whilst Ian wants to actually make some money. He missteps though and quotes Elizabeth Holmes (anyone watched The Dropout?). They agree that the way things are going they’ll either end up in jail or broke – something needs to change.

Rachel and Dana spend more time together, whilst Rachel should be at school. With Dana’s free time and Rachel’s work avoidance tactics, they decide to return to the place where they first met, the testing room at Mythic Quest headquarters, but find the room entirely altered. New game testers are seated in separate gaming chairs. The couple accidentally spark a conversation about sexuality that unnerves the newbies and they swiftly depart. Next, Jo enters their room and makes the gamers unbelievably uncomfortable in a hilarious segment.

Jo questions Brad in the toilets, but he continues to strike the right balance of innocence and intrigue. Brad then bumps into Ian, who is collecting a sandwich for Poppy. The two bond, with Ian thanking Brad for cleaning their office. Brad feeds Ian’s ego some more before they part ways. They all find themselves at an impromptu meeting held by Carol. She announces that there have been reports of repeated harassment within the building, which are clearly complaints from the newbies.

Mythic Quest season 3, episode 2 ending

The discussion quickly falls apart. David verbalizes his suspicions of Brad, while Carol points out the fact that the place is full of people who don’t actually work here. She orders Ian, Dana and Rachel to leave. So much for staying below the radar then?

The episode ends with David apologizing to Brad about his suspicions, but Brad actually raises more concerns with his response instead of easing David’s worries. Then Ian and Dana return to GrimPop to find Poppy has crashed out, now in a sugar coma. They decide to leave, but Dana spots the VR setup and eagerly discusses the equipment. Ian and Dana talk VR and the meta-verse, seemingly bonding over their shared obsession.

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