Wednesday, February 6, 2019

What I’m Watching: SMILF

SMILF: Season 2, Episode 2 “Sorry Mary, I’m Losing Faith” (B)

This episode felt a bit more all over the place than the introductory installment of this season, though I suppose it’s representative of how everything is falling apart in Bridgette’s life. It wasn’t at all surprising that she missed her date because Ally felt like she could use her time however she wanted, though it was particularly crushing for her to casually fire Bridgette after forcing her to confess her husband’s infidelity and slapping her. The worst part is that this likely isn’t the end, since Ally has never been known to be consistent or reliable, and she’ll probably continue to use Bridgette under the guise of being her friend. Running into a church to shout “abortion” before stealing the statue of the Virgin Mary was hardly indicative of Bridgette doing well with that news, but then she actually made a productive suggestion to Rafi after she woke him up to come pick her up. A schedule for Larry is a great idea, and it will help her establish some much-needed stability, even if it gives her less ammunition to guilt Rafi into doing her a favor because he owes her millions in child support. Tutu talking to Jackie didn’t help her much, and bashing in the car that blocked her driveway in the middle of the night seemed far more therapeutic as a way of coping with her recent loss. The way that mother and daughter take out their frustration isn’t exactly the same, but there is a whole lot of passion and destruction that tends to result from it.

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