'Moonbase 8' Episode 2 Preview: Will Rook leave the simulation? Video call with family leads to homesickness

In a promo released by Showtime, the trio sits down for an awkward and random prayer meeting to see themselves through a crisis


                            'Moonbase 8' Episode 2 Preview: Will Rook leave the simulation? Video call with family leads to homesickness
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Skip (Fred Armisen), Rook (Tim Heidecker) and their leader Cap (John C. Reilly) are working hard to make their Moon Base Simulator function and set foot on the moon. In the isolated desert on Winslow, the trio wants nothing less than to land on the lunar surface. But if you haven't guessed already, life as astronauts is not easy. Their training session is filled with hurdles of all sorts and the Showtime space comedy is going to show you that with its six-episodic set. 

Each of the three characters on the show has vested interests in going to the moon, which is why this mission is also personal to them. For Cap, a "deadbeat father" with a failed marriage, this is a chance for redemption. Skip wants to out-do his father, a legendary astronaut. And lastly, Rook wants to spread the word of the gospel on the moon. And so, they all set out to achieve this. But is this partnership unreliable? Will they be able to stay united in face of any (simulated) crisis? Perhaps the mission will get far too personal for the members of this group, leading to inevitable arguments and confrontations. At the same time, none of them seem to be hardened enough to actually see through this training. Cap is a helicopter pilot, Skip's credentials aren't given out yet, and Rook is just another common man. On paper, each of them is dimmer than the previous one. And that is hardly the best combination on the moon.  

The synopsis of the upcoming episode teases that they might be hitting a new roadblock. According to the synopsis of Episode 2 titled 'Rats', "Rook's video correspondence with his family leads to a serious case of homesickness. Meanwhile, Cap becomes obsessed with catching a prowler and Skip comes up with some creative solutions to help the team suit up more efficiently.

"Rook, Cap and Skip are all tasked with something this episode. Whether they will manage to see it through is a matter of time. In a promo released by the network, the trio sits down for an awkward and random prayer meeting to see themselves through a crisis. 

'Moonbase 8' airs on Showtime on Sundays at 11 pm ET/PT.



 

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