Friday, October 28, 2016

What I’m Watching: Fleabag (Season Finale)

Fleabag: Season 1, Episode 6 (B+)

I really hope that this isn’t the last we’ll see of this show. I forget that the entirety of this series premiered on Amazon over a month ago, and so there’s no reason that my finishing up the six short episodes should mean news of any kind would be released. This was a very fitting finale in so many ways, and though I’d be sad to see this show not come back for a second season, this did wrap up a few arcs in a great way. Leave it to Fleabag to be concerned that her boyfriend was losing his passion for her because he was falling in love only to discover that he was in fact falling in love with another woman, inspired by the small size of her breasts. Her godmother was a monster at the sexhibition, forcing her to serve drinks and then cruelly telling her to clean it up after she made a mess to show just how much she didn’t like her. Her father scolding her was particularly hard to watch, and the fact that Claire sided with Martin rather than her own sister stung too. Seeing Henry at the sexhibition with a new girlfriend only added to the pile of hurt she was experiencing. Going to the same spot as Boo was extremely worrisome, and the bank manager showed up at just the right moment. Restarting the interview and giving her another chance made for a wonderful happy ending, and I like the line she quoted from Boo about erasers (or rubbers, as they call them on this show) being on pencils because people make mistakes. That’s a great sentiment on a truly involving and entertaining show.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, obviously

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