Love Gov 2: A Crisis Not to Waste

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Season 2: A Crisis Not to Waste

Gov is back!

Shunned by a failed relationship of his own doing, Gov embarks on a new, more ambitious mission to “help” an entire group of early careerists seeking to establish themselves.

This time, “Gov” works hilariously to create and manipulate a crisis to entrap and control people and ensure their dependency. Will “Gov”’s intrusive scheming last and doom people to uncertain and desperate lives? Can an entire community see through “Gov”’s folly and set a new course for success?


This season continues the exploits of Scott “Gov” Govinsky, eager to “help” others . . . except to let them chart their own destinies. In a city suffering under Gov’s housing controls, a group of young adults desperately take rooms in Gov’s housing as they struggle with jobs and healthcare, pursue school, or launch start-up businesses, not knowing their overseer is spying on them and has other surprises in store. But as Gov’s intrusions worsen their lives, the roomies plot to break free of his grip—but how? And will they succeed?

Episode 1. A Room Without a View
Bound by a restraining order, Scott “Gov” Govinski has an epiphany: Why focus on just one person if you can “help” far more? He buys a house after imposing sweeping city housing controls, puts up a “For Lease” sign, and declares: “It’s time to help people!” But what exactly is his definition of “help”?

Episode 2. Young, Sick, and Broke
Three desperate young adults, Rebekah, Katie, and Sam, agree to Gov’s lease conditions, move into his house, and try to make it home. Gov decides to lower their rent by taking in a new tenant, Douglas, a retired businessman whose new living quarters takes space away from the others. One thing’s for certain: When Gov gets involved, “The more the merrier” just doesn’t ring true.

Episode 3. A License to Kill … Jobs
Sam and Katie take on side-hustles to pay bills. Feeling threatened, Gov seeks to intervene and block them to protect unions and established businesses, thus jeopardizing Sam’s and Katie’s only sources of income. But who will prevail?

Episode 4. Spyin’ and Lyin’
Rebekah discovers that something else about Gov isn’t quite right: In fact, she finds that he has a driving passion for spying on them and messing up their lives. She teams up with Sam and Katie to figure out a way to rid themselves of Gov’s meddling and build new lives for the future. But what can they do when Gov seems to have stacked the deck in his favor?

Episode 5. Moving Out and Up
Rebekah, Sam, and Katie agree to move out, but they keep hitting obstacles from Gov as well as the prohibitive cost of living in the city. Will they find a way to break free of Gov’s control and overcome the hardships that they face? And what if Gov decides to pull out all stops to keep them under his control?


Love Gov is a project of the Independent Institute in association with Emergent Order.