When Phil Miller prayed to God to send a woman into his life, he didn’t exactly mean someone like Carol. As much as Phil might enjoy the company of another person, given that he’s spent the last year of his life completely alone, Carol is grammatically pedantic, overly critical of the habits he’s developed, and still beholden to the societal norms they should be free from. This is not the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with, to begin repopulating the planet with, but he didn’t have a choice in the matter. And since he would rather spend his life with a human being rather than his anthropomorphized sports balls, he’s going to try to make the best of the situation and find a way to relate to Carol.
On the next episode of The Last Man on Earth, the wedding between Phil and Carol approaches, with Carol taking charge of the planning. Although there’s no legal marriage anymore, nor is there anyone qualified to preside over the ceremony, Carol is too afraid of losing her connection to how society used to be to live the way that Phil does. Keeping hold of important cultural touchstones allows Carol to stay sane in a situation that has tested her humanity and will to live since day one; it might seem irrational to Phil, who long ago abandoned the life he once lived, but it’s something that carries enough importance for him to respect. If things are going to work between him and Carol, even if their relationship evolves into more of a friendship than a romantic partnership, he’s got to give a little.
The Last Man on Earth airs Sundays at 9:30 on FOX.
How long will it take Phil to warm up to Carol? Should Phil try to change some of his habits in order to appease his future wife? What will the wedding between Carol and Phil end up looking like?