Because EPIX loves us, they dedicated an entire segment of episode two focusing on Alex Ovechkin‘s unique personality, on display at a Washington Wizards game!
Sitting in extravagant courtside seats, EPIX paints a picture of just how non-extravagant this scene is. “Ovechkin prefers the front row than a luxury suite,” Not-Liev Schreiber says softly. “With no interest from hiding from the crowds or having someone else bring him what he wants.”
It’s at that very moment when we see Ovechkin pop up the Verizon Center stairs solo with a very important mission.
As Ovechkin traverses the concourse, several Wizards fans walk by amazed. The Great Eight finds an ice cream stand and buys three cones. No, he didn’t forget about Russian bros Kuzya and Gus.
The whole scene (no matter how contrived) is surreal and chock full of good moments. Ovechkin gives bunny ears to Kuznetsov, shares a fist bump with fan, takes a selfie with another, and meets the Polish machine.