“Three Slaps” (A) / season premiere
“Sinterklaas Is Coming to Town” (A)
It’s been nearly four years since the show last aired a new episode, but it felt like it hasn’t missed a beat. The premiere is a brilliant, devastating, hilarious rumination on the Hart case. It has nothing to do with the main cast, but it still feels essential.
The proper premiere finds our characters haven’t changed that much: Earn is always putting out fires and barely hanging on. Alfred is on cruise control. Darius is extremely high and in his own little world. And Van is just lost. Shifting the setting to Europe doesn’t change any of the surreal detours or razor-sharp commentary on race.