Sunday, February 17, 2019

What I’m Watching: You’re the Worst

You’re the Worst: Season 5, Episode 6 “This Brief Fermata” (B+)

Gretchen was way too excited when Jimmy proposed the idea of a free sex week, but he was really the one who had something to feel guilty about and tried to cover it up with the “margin of error.” Just confessing and apologizing for his act of what would likely have been considered minor infidelity would surely have gone over better than tricking Gretchen into thinking he was having sex all week just so that she would go out and force herself to have sex with a “random” to be on the same playing field. Scenes like the one that ended this episode with Gretchen very purposely putting emphasis on certain words as Jimmy’s smile slowly faded from his face are the main dramatic appeal of a show that, up until recently, has been mostly focused on its comedy for a while. Gretchen being extremely devoted to work for the first time ever was indeed a change, and she managed to come up with just the right way to solve two problems, linking the very particular Nock Nock up with Sam, which also got him to finally sign the papers so they could turn it into a done deal. We haven’t seen Sam enough lately, and I’m glad that he showed up a few times this episode, at one point to destroy Jimmy in video games and then remind him that Gretchen is the ultimate liar. Jimmy’s going to have to find some way to atone for what he’s done since she is not going to be quick to forgive him this time.

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