The much-awaited Samuel L. Jackson starring and executive produced, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey has aired its first episode, and here’s everything you need to know.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a mini-series based on the best-selling novelist Walter Mosley’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Walter has also participated as the executive producer in the screen adaptation of the book.
The story follows Ptolemy Grey, an elderly man suffering from dementia. He is completely forgotten by his friends and shunned away by his family. The only person he had beside him was his trusted caretaker who suddenly leaves Grey all alone. Grey is then assigned to take care of an orphan girl, Robyn,
Once the two find out that there is a medication developed that can get Grey’s dementia-affected memory back, it starts a chain of events that reveal the shocking truth about the past, future, and present. The first two episodes of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey premiered on Friday, March 11, 2022. The series is set to have a total of six episodes, with each airing every Friday.
Where to watch The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey?
The limited series is exclusively and globally available on Apple TV+.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Episode 1 & 2 Recap
The first episode is directed by Ramin Bahrani. The episode is a frightening portrayal of living with dementia. His condition seems to be deteriorating as he fails to keep up a simple conversation or even walk straight on the road. He sees the faces of his long-gone friends and late wife, Sensia, and tries to interact with them. It’s established early in the episode that he has lost the sense of what is real or not whatsoever.
The only person he can rely on is his nephew Reggie – Grey’s extremely trusted caretaker and well-wisher. But, one day Reggie just vanishes in thin air, with no message or warning. Later it is revealed that Reggie has been murdered. The news shatters Grey.
Eventually, we are introduced to Robyn, an orphan girl who needs a roof over her head. She is in such dire need that she is ready to make with whatever place she can get and ends up under the care of Grey.
When will The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey be available on Netflix?
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is an Apple TV+ exclusive series. Hence, it is highly unlikely for the series to be ever available on Netflix.
What will happen in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Episode 3?
Robyn and Grey end up growing an intimate bond. Robyn doesn’t just take care of the house because she gets to live there, but because she has grown a genuine sense of love and care for Grey.
Right now the only motivation driving Grey is to find out who murdered Reggie and why? And that he has to take good care of Robyn. The medication that was revealed in the trailer of the show must help Grey to get his memories back in order to connect the dots to find the truth.