Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What I’m Watching: Dead to Me

Dead to Me: Season 1, Episode 6 “Oh My God” (B+)

After so much character development with Jen and Judy, it’s good to see a spotlight on two less featured players just as impacted by Ted’s death. Charlie getting caught dealing drugs at school wasn’t a great wake-up call for Jen, who responded hilariously by chewing him out in front of the representative from the school, who seemed far less bothered by it than Jen was. Henry’s outburst during the off-key recital was considerably less expected, and the fact that he didn’t realize he had done anything wrong indicated that Jen really did need to step in to make sure he was headed in the right direction. I love that Christopher was so excited about having him join his church choir, a notion that Jen hated, and that he seemed to be just as into it. Nick’s involvement in the case – and Judy’s life – is playing out as I think she might have hoped, which is that he’s able to unearth new information that hadn’t previously been revealed, which isn’t entirely good for Judy. Showing up at the house in uniform to scare Charlie worked, but he shut down when he found the gun in the backpack. He’s always flashing back to the death of his partner, while Judy can’t stop talking about Ted’s death. Prompting the young eyewitness to bring the damning evidence she still had to the house was hardly Judy’s intention, and she just has to hope that Steve wasn’t stupid enough to dispose of the car in a way that might get it tracked back to them.

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