You, Me, Her: Season 2, Episode 1 “Sex Fairy and the Eternal Flames” (B+)
I had almost forgotten about this show, which was one of my favorites last year, and I’m so happy that it came back when I wasn’t even expecting it. Both my wife and I were grateful for the recap of season one that preceded the episode since we didn’t remember how things had ended, with Izzy leaving to fly home and then her beloved couple showing up at the airport in romantic fashion to stop her from going. This episode was very much a “recovery mode” installment, starting when the three of them woke up in bed together to discover that they had matching tattoos and then rewinding to (mostly) cover the events that got them there. What was particularly useful and different about this episode was that it gave all three members of the thruple a confidante to encourage them that what they were doing was a bad idea. Carmen, Dave, and Nina all had different ways of trying to convince their best friends that they couldn’t possibly go ahead as they wanted, and none of the conversations ended well. I think that Izzy and Nina’s friendship is most at risk since they fought badly. Nina’s newfound relationship with Andy feels especially hurtful, and the fact that Izzy doesn’t seem to care just makes it worse. Lori is determined to find out what’s up with her neighbors, and the three of them showing up arm-in-arm-in-arm to a party is going to make her job a whole lot easier. I’m eager to find out what’s next.