It was all the way back on March 8th when (figuratively speaking) you, me, all of us, climbed abroad the Midnight Rider with Griffin Colapinto, Parker Coffin, Eric Geiselman, Benji Weatherly, Donovan and Hendrix Frankenreiter for Episode 1 of the revived Drive-Thru.
Today, the series rolls to its end. And of course, it does so in spectacular fashion.
The final ep, unlike the van they rented, has got serious range. To start, they hit a Moore Aloha event in — and can we talk about how fucking cool Carissa Moore is for flying to Florida to teach girls how to surf during a year in which she won both a World Title and Olympic Gold? Hero.
Shortly thereafter, the crew finds themselves singing on stage in front of 40,000 people. It bears repeating — the crew finds themselves singing on stage in front of 40,000 people.
As a final crescendo, they hit Waco, where we watch Griff nail five backside full rotation stalefish air reverses in the dark.
The crew sends us home by delivering some sentimental thoughts about the Drive-Thru and what it all means. Common threads, central themes: Hang out with your friends. Don’t take things too seriously. Have fun. Enjoy life.
The outer reaches of axiological philosophy? Perhaps not. But it resonates nonetheless.