After detonating the phrases “2020” and eventually getting the tongue lashing from Adam Driver he so desperately needed within the Season 7 finale, John Oliver will return when Final Week Tonight comes again for its eighth season in February. To advertise Oliver’s return, HBO tossed collectively a trailer for Season 8, which is usually simply clips from 2020 because of the topical nature of the present. Nevertheless, lots of the points that America was dealing with final yr are nonetheless very a lot within the forefront in 2021: The coronavirus, Trump refusing to concede, conspiracy theories. They’re all right here!
When Oliver final signed off, he couldn’t imagine that he was nonetheless speaking about “this a**hole” Trump not accepting the outcomes of the presidential election. As a “parting gift to the country, Trump is somehow managing to divide us even further while also hobbling his successor at the worse possible time,” Oliver stated, and he was fairly spot on. The Final Week Tonight host made that prediction on November 16, and clearly, the state of affairs didn’t enhance. Trump’s continued rejection led to a full-on assault on the Capitol constructing, which resulted in him being impeached for a second time.
Contemplating Biden shall be inaugurated subsequent week, Trump’s refusal to just accept the election needs to be all the way down to a uninteresting roar by the point Final Week Tonight returns, however the best way 2021 is already going, we wouldn’t rule something out.
Final Week Tonight kicks off its eighth season on February 14 on HBO.
(By way of Final Week Tonight)