Thursday, December 15, 2016

Take Three: Good Behavior

Good Behavior: Season 1, Episode 4 “Your Mama Had a Hard Night” (B+)

To me, this hour was a perfect complement to everything we’ve seen so far of Letty in her isolated journey with Javier. After fighting the notion of taking his phone number, Letty returned to a home she long left behind, and it wasn’t inviting at all. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the casting of Collette Wolfe from “You’re the Worst” as Tiffany, who took a very different path in life that got her to a place of success. Of course, that doesn’t mean that she’s fulfilled, and her husband, who had a relationship with Letty during high school, is definitely having an affair. Kyle’s eagerness to hire Letty after she failed her temp interview with her nine words-per-minute typing test was a sign that he’s especially keen on her, and naturally Letty’s despair would lead to her kissing Kyle at just the moment that Tiffany walked in. Tiffany had some truly harsh words for Letty, inspiring even Letty’s mom to step in to defend her. Letty’s mom dating one of her classmates and charging her daughter $1000 to break a restraining order didn’t much recommend her character, but in the end she stepped in when she needed to in order to help her daughter. Letty’s time spent with Jacob was uncomfortable but also sweet in nature, and it’s clear that it motivated Letty to try to get back on the right track. Calling Javier was a predictable but welcome ending, and I’m very curious to see what happens next.

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