Thursday, November 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 3, Episode 11 “The Inherent, Unsullied Qualitative Value of Anything” (B+)

This episode started out with a humorous display of extreme immersion on Jimmy’s part into weighing the value of things in his life and determining what he can get rid of and what’s worth keeping. Gretchen was hiding under the sheet so that Jimmy couldn’t evaluate her, and I’m sure that she now hopes that she had stayed hidden rather than end in the horribly unsettling fashion that this episode did. She hung on for a while, fighting back by making her own list, and it was only when they each shared a hurtful inclusion that things got truly ugly. It feels like so long ago, but it was impossible to mistake the scene’s purposeful similarity to the moment that Jimmy and Gretchen first met in the pilot. Now they’re leaving driving separate cars and unsure of whether they’re going to be able to move forward. Every relationship crashed and burned in this hour, starting with Edgar’s when he refused to acknowledge Dorothy and her talent, and she finally spoke up about how he’s made her feel. Lindsay, in trying to get a real job, didn’t soften the blow at all when she told Paul that she got rid of the baby and that they’re getting a divorce. It would have helped if she had understood which way a prenup went, but she also is trying to just look out for herself. With all this disunity and just a two-part season finale coming up, it’s a good thing that this show has already been renewed for a fourth season.

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