We open with Invoice in his workplace, merrily redacting away at some doc that in all probability shouldn’t have been redacted. He’s visited by a malicious-looking elf who has messages for him. (Correction: I completely misinterpret what was happening; this was truly senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner. I remorse the error.)
We see an image on Invoice’s desk of his boss, Donald Trump, and he retains happening and on about how excited he’s to enact Donald Trump’s agenda. We additionally find out about all of the executions he has scheduled after reinstating the dying penalty for federal crimes. This appears extremely brutal and darkish however does set up a personality who’s going to develop so much and study he wants to vary his methods.
He leaves the workplace and drives dwelling previous a number of indicators expressing adverse sentiments about Donald Trump. He passes Lafayette Sq. and remembers giving the go-ahead to fireplace pepper balls at peaceable protesters. He smiles his affable smile. Lights mirror off the window of his safe car. A vacation track performs.
At this level you, the viewer, look at your watch. This has been quite a lot of setup, you assume. Nevertheless it’s known as “Invoice Barr’s Christmas Resignation”! It ends with him leaving his job as the pinnacle of the Justice Division to be together with his household. He wouldn’t simply try this randomly, would he? There’s obtained to be an inciting incident of some variety. Maybe when the clock strikes midnight he can be switched together with his secret twin and compelled to copy the White Home in fondant for a baking contest. Perhaps he’ll get a name from the pinnacle of what claims to be a little-known European nation — an ideal name, asking him to spend his vacation season there.
He arrives dwelling and flicks on the TV, the place he can see a number of sinister cronies of Donald Trump (whom he has personally allowed to keep away from the results of their actions) roaming freely across the metropolis inciting mobs of Proud Boys and even urging their followers to name for martial legislation. After which he goes to mattress and — sleeps peacefully, on a MyPillow.
At this level a industrial for MyPillow got here on — the entire thing was sponsored by MyPillow — and I rapidly checked to verify I used to be watching the proper factor, as a result of we have been midway by way of “Invoice Barr’s Christmas Resignation” and he was nonetheless going about his life like he didn’t assume he’d executed something incorrect or wanted to vary his methods in any respect. He hadn’t even been assigned to a challenge he didn’t wish to work on with a co-worker who liked Christmas somewhat too a lot.
After the industrial, we see Invoice is having a dream. It appeared as if this might be when issues rotated. Within the dream, he walks by way of a populous metropolis. He sees Need and Ignorance and provides them a thumbs-up. He sees his personal tombstone with “Servant of Donald Trump” on it and smiles cheerily at it. He sees somewhat lady lighting match after match to maintain herself heat and — provides the town to his listing of Anarchist Jurisdictions.
Then he wakes up and goes to see the president about his investigation into election fraud, and he studies that he couldn’t discover any. After some interval of dialog, Barr emerges AND HANDS IN HIS RESIGNATION! OUT OF NOWHERE! No setup, nothing! Not even a scene in a espresso store the place his greatest good friend tells him to hearken to the spark inside his coronary heart! Or a grand gesture, or something involving a gazebo!
Worse, the resignation simply says that Donald Trump was too good at being president and that he’s good and great in each method and a pleasure to serve, however Invoice desires to spend the vacations together with his household. THAT’S IT! THAT’S ALL IT SAYS!
The executions are nonetheless going ahead. So are the doubtful investigations Trump set in movement. And his pardons — presumably much more pardons, now! — are continuing. Barr simply decides for a purpose that’s by no means adequately defined that he should go away on Dec. 23!
What are we speculated to take from this? Normally in a narrative of this nature we see individuals develop and alter. We see them evolve. We see them notice the error of their methods. However all he realizes over the entire course of “Invoice Barr’s Christmas Resignation” is that — he loves Donald Trump and thinks he’s doing an excellent higher job than he already thought? Is that this even ABOUT Christmas?
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