"With a near-classic episode, the new Twilight Zone gets a do-over"
“Replay” functions as a barbed critique of one of the common responses to police shootings of unarmed black men and woman: What could the victims have done differently? Over and over in this episode, Nina goes back and tries to “fix” their encounters with Officer Lasky—up to and including sitting down with him at the diner over pie to get to know more about him, and to tell him more about her and Dorian. Nothing works.
There's something truly chilling about the inevitability of the violence that mother and son face. It doesn't matter how Nina and Dorian behave — whether they try to befriend the patrolman, face him down or attempt to outrun him, he always finds them.