Miah, instead, finally stopped the television on a show that featured a gathering of women. They were eating in a restaurant with white tablecloths and a chandelier above them, and as one of the ladies said something snarky about another’s husband, the latter reached over to grab the snarky one’s hair. A quick brawl erupted in the restaurant, complete with the throwing rolls and the splashing of wine, as other diners who were apparently not part of the show looked on, mouths agape and pressing backwards for their own safety—or, at least, the safety of their expensive suits and gowns. The show would go on for quite a while in the limousine, and Miah did not seem inclined to change it. Eventually Sam was told by the program that it was about the wives of Hearthome City; though given their penchant for wearing colorful dresses everywhere and how little they were featured with their families, Sam questioned just how real they were. Despite the fact that the show starred well-to-do women in extravagant settings, the appeal seemed to be at very base level; it capitalized on shock at each cruel thing the wives said about each other, and seemed to feature far more brawling and censored shouting than Sam would think was normal for real people. In spite of that, by the third consecutive episode, Sam found himself wanting to see one particular wife named Shana get her comeuppance. She was really a jerk.
By the fourth episode, Miah was forgetting to even check back on the regular network channels for the professor’s announcement anymore. As he and Miah engrossed themselves in the embittered women, Sam had almost forgotten Tommy was with them until his brother announced he needed to stretch his legs.
Miah pressed another button next to his seat in the car, and within moments, it was pulling over. Sam grew more fascinated with the car that might as well have been remote-controlled.