This show has everything I'd want. Intricate world building, snarky repartee, belligerent sexual tension, mystery solving, and reckoning with the ethics of military actions via long, encrypted voice messages.
If there’s a weak link in The Pasithea Powder, and it’s only a weak link because everything else about the show is so well written, it’s that Jane gets the lion share of having to reckon with the fallout of her actions, while there’s relatively little discussion about Sophie’s role in killing enemy combatants or risking her life on the frontlines. So the show feels uneven in that respect. Jane’s growing horror at the potential misuse and unintended consequences of Pasithea Powder did an excellent job of hooking me in to her point of view. Whereas it was harder to sympathize with Sophie, though the show does hint at an explanation for why Sophie doesn’t dwell on her past as much.
Where the mystery ends up, and how it illustrates both how much but also how little Sophie and Jane have changed over the course of their team up, are strokes of genius. I’ll admit, listening month to month, I got a little worried that the writers were straying away from the themes that had been discussed to chase a new shiny plot point, but then they show their hand and everything clicks into place. If you enjoy meaty, introspective shows about war, trauma, and memory, you should give The Pasithea Powder a go.