SPOILER ALERT: This article includes details from tonight’s season finale of Awkwafina is Nora From Queens.
In the penultimate episode of season one for Nora From Queens we saw Nora Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum and her eye-rolling Silicon Valley cousin Edmund Bowen Yang released their new app Scrubr only to have it go down in flames with a Fyre Fest-esque launch party. At the end of the episode, investors from China decided to acquire the app and that sent Nora to Beijing to work on the project — so she thought.Comedy Central
Once she arrives, Nora immediately realizes that life in Beijing is wildly different than it is in Queens. First off, there is no Instagram and secondly, weed is not as accessible as it is stateside. Nonetheless, she is welcomed with open arms by Grace Celia Au who immediately deems her as her BFF.
Nora is treated like a queen with a huge apartment and a corner office at the new Scrubr headquarters. She then learns that she won’t be doing any work at all and that she is just the “American Face” of Scrubr. Feeling left out and a little lost as to what she is supposed to do, she tries to immerse herself in Chinese culture — by eating KFC. befriends ex-pats that offer her a menagerie of drugs and a lifestyle of partying that she is used to.
Still, Nora seems to have no purpose in Beijing rather than being an “American Face” for Scrubr. The more time she spends in China, the more she misses her family and feels like she doesn’t belong — but at least she has Grace.Comedy Central
When Grace realizes that she will never be promoted at her job, she turns to Nora for comfort. Nora invites her to go partying with her ex-pats and Grace agrees — which doesn’t go as planned. She goes crazy at the bar and gets wildly drunk. Cops raid the bar and find drugs on Grace. Nora takes the fall for her and is deported back to the U.S.
Before she leaves, Grace thanks her and says one final goodbye before she boards a plane back to New York where her grandma Lori Tan Chinn has been fostering an injured pigeon. She is surprised to see that Nora has returned — but Nora is happy she is back home. However, Edmund isn’t. He arrived to Beijing right when she was deported and has to, as he says, clean up her mess.
Finally back at home, Nora tells her dad B.D. Wong that she is moving out to her own place with the money she earned from her short time in Beijing. They are happy to see her growth and grandma tells her, “When a bird leaves its nest, it always knows where its home is.”
As the first season of Nora From Queens comes to a close and season 2 begins to shape, show co-creator, writer and executive...
Mark Hamill took some time out of his day to thank Star Wars fans in a heartfelt farewell letter. The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of an era. The Skywalker Saga has come to a close, at least for now, and it's time to move on to new stories with different characters. Hamill's letter is included in copies of The Skywalker Saga boxed set, which includes all nine of the movies in 4k quality on the cutting-edge UHD Blu-rays, along with a ton of bonus features.
A few thoughts as one era ends and another begins...#StarWarspic.twitter.com/ZucNHEPtaS— Mark Hamill @HamillHimself April 3, 2020
Mark Hamill begins his letter by saying, 'A few thoughts as one era ends and another begins...' The Luke Skywalker actor has been a part of the franchise for over 40 years now and appreciates what it means to Star Wars fans. Hamill was brought back on for the sequel trilogies with original trilogy stars Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and later Billy Dee Williams. Peter Mayhew was also brought back, along with Anthony Daniels. You can read a portion of his letter to fans below.'As Carrie once said, Star Wars is about family, and that is what we all have become - one giant community that shares the experience of these stories and the fundamental value they instill in us.'
The Star Wars community is like one big family, though it can be pretty dysfunctional at times. Regardless, it is rooted in positivity and though Mark Hamill is saying farewell, that doesn't mean he won't still be on social media teasing fans and offering up answers to their questions. He could still be involved with the franchise at some point down the line for any number of projects, but he more than likely will not be the focal point. Hamill concluded his letter to fans by giving hope for the future. He explains.'I am deeply thankful for all your continued enthusiasm and dedication to George's faraway galaxy, which will continue to grow with new storytellers building an even bigger gallery, filled with heroes, villains, action, romance, and, of course, The Force.'
Now would be a great time to dive back into the world of Star Wars, starting from the beginning. Everybody has a lot of extra time on their hands and revisiting what made these movies so special could help raise spirits. Or, it could lead to some fierce debate online, which would also help pass the time. Regardless, there is a ton of Star Wars material to devour in the next handful of weeks.
It's unclear where the Star Wars franchise will go next. The Mandalorian has proven to be a big hit with just about all fans and the highly anticipated season 2 is still on schedule to be released this fall. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series and the Rogue One prequel series are all in development, but the big screen is a big question mark at the moment. While we wait to see where Lucasfilm takes us next, you can read the thank you letter, thanks to Mark Hamill's Twitter...