Thursday, October 24, 2013

What I’m Watching: Eastbound and Down

Eastbound and Down: Season 4, Episode 4 “Chapter 25” (B+)

This episode couldn’t have been nearly as multi-faceted as last week’s, but it did deliver. Guy Young is managing to become a regular player on this show, and while he’s now being much nicer to Kenny, it’s subtly being indicated that he’s not actually a good person. Forney beating Guy on his own show was a small development that started to bring out Guy’s competitive spirit, and his run-in with Dantell really fleshed out his mean side. Dantell is far from a sympathetic figure, but appealing to Kenny and telling him that he’s glad he no longer has to work for Guy seemed to get the wheels turning inside Kenny’s head. Last week’s shenanigans were sure to have negative consequences, and let’s just be glad that April now loves Kenny and believes him when he tells her his version of the truth. It was hard not to be impressed with April when she stormed over to Dixie’s house to tell her that her invitation to her dinner parties must have been lost in the mail. Dixie’s reaction to the news of the kinds of things that went on while she and the other wives were sleeping was not pretty, and it’s always fun to see someone who’s excessively fake and irritating start freaking out and swearing. Stevie managing to find the spark in his relationship with Marla was nice, since the ever-loyal weirdo does deserve happiness. Toby working up the courage to feed the wolf was a great ending.

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