You, Me, Her: Season 2, Episode 5 “Stoner Sensai’s Secrets of Love” (B+)
Okay, so now it’s seeming like maybe Jack didn’t sleep with Ruby, and he’s attempting to take the moral high ground camping out on this brother’s couch. It’s interesting that the first thing that happened when Izzy showed up was them ripping off each other’s clothes and having sex, but that’s also been how their one-on-one relationship has been defined. Izzy likes to deal head-on with problems and disagreements without necessarily considering the big picture and how things will be affected going forward. Trying to advocate and apologize on behalf of Emma was good-natured, but Jack was right to note that it wasn’t really coming from her. With Izzy out trying to win Jack back, Emma turned to a strange ally – Lori – who is becoming more and more sympathetic. Carmen had some trouble getting through her own attempt to spice things up in the bedroom with Dave because she couldn’t get the safety of her kids and what Emma was doing socially with Lori out of her mind. Even though she isn’t supportive of Emma’s recent life-love decisions, she still wants to be her go-to friend and doesn’t want to be sidelined of favor of someone she really doesn’t like at all. I like that Ava is trying so hard not to be her mother that she literally analyzes each situation to do the opposite of what her mother would do, including giving someone a hug, which made Lori giving someone else a hug a damaging blow to everything she thought she knew to be true.