Saturday, August 6, 2016

What I’m Watching: Grace and Frankie

Grace and Frankie: Season 2, Episode 9 “The Goodbyes” (B)

It makes sense that Coyote’s search for his birth mother would lead to a dramatic interaction with the whole family, starting with the tense revelation of the subject matter that then led to the preparation of a lavish feast. I was dubious about the casting of Emmy winner Carrie Preston from “The Good Wife” and “True Blood” simply because of the actual age difference between her and Ethan Embry, which is a mere eleven years. But it turns out that the sunny Southerner was a perfectly fitting choice, so smiley and Christian that she seemed like the mother that Coyote would have loved to have until he found out that he wasn’t actually going to be part of her life since she couldn’t tell her family about his existence. That was a great moment for Frankie to step in and shine, defending Coyote and making sure that he felt taken care of in the most motherly way. Grace’s efforts to consult God and figure out what she should do about Phil led her to a decision that she ultimately couldn’t uphold, and it wasn’t just because her car wouldn’t start that she opted to stay back and make out with Phil instead of letting him go entirely due to the fact of his still being married. Robert seems to be doing well for himself making friends in the dog park despite his initial protests, and Sol stalking him definitely isn’t a healthy way forward for either of them, single or together.

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