Thursday, November 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Rectify

Rectify: Season 4, Episode 3 “Bob and Carol and Ted Jr. and Alice” (B+)

Typically, people respond to certain information in an expected way. When Daniel is told something, however, he really takes a moment to process what he has heard and to evaluate its meaning. Hearing from concerned parties that he is doing well but that he should still go see a psychologist to treat his PTSD and other issues seemed to faze him a little, if only because he’s managed up until this point by finding and isolating people in his life, like Tawney, who aren’t judgmental, and talking to them about what’s going on. His response to Janet’s phone call was also simple but contemplative, and I’m sure that the meal that they have together is going to mean the world to Janet, who has just been inundated by the burden of this sale offer. While his living arrangements are laced with tension, Daniel has found a fantastic calm in his developing platonic relationship with Caitlin FitzGerald’s Chloe, who Googled him but didn’t allow that to color her perception of him. Tawney’s therapy session was very therapeutic, and Teddy seems to have come a long way in terms of his attitude towards others. Amantha’s date was an interesting experience that had her think back to her past, and in the end this new romance might even turn out to be a good thing for her. Jon’s conversation with Carl was laced with aggression and defensiveness on both sides, and it seems clear that, in their own separate ways, they both just want to put all of this behind them.

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