You, Me, Her: Season 2, Episode 9 “Silver Linings and Vodka” (B+)
So much for Emma’s parents being terrible visitors and ruining everything. It seems like this latest trip has really improved the relationship between them and the Trakarskys, who even got identified by name when Jack was pushing his luck and succeeding decently with his usually disapproving father-in-law. After Rita had her fun making Emma think it was something more serious, it turned out to be nothing more concerning than a panic attack, something that Hal has experienced before and had been keeping from his family. Jack really did manage to stand up to his father-in-law and level the playing field, and I think it was a cathartic encounter for all involved, with a pretty standard and stirring goodbye when the RV pulled away to head to Joshua Tree and all points beyond. It feels like all the loose ends on this show are being tied up right now, with the thruple heading towards a positive next step all together, talking about everything fully thanks to a wonderfully romantic and charming proposal to move into a new home and start a family from Jack. The male member of the thruple had a flirtatious encounter once again with Ruby and, aside from some angry comments and a desire to punch him where it hurt, everything seems to be as okay as can be professionally for him. When Andy was drunk and about to go home with a one-night stand in the bar, Nina showed up at just the right moment to give him some examples of the type of gestures he wanted him to make, and they had their cinematic kiss.