Friday, July 26, 2019

What I’m Watching: Divorce

Divorce: Season 3, Episode 4 “Bad Manners” (B+)

I wasn’t sure what part Jeremy would end up playing after we saw him briefly at the start of the past few episodes interacting with Robert, and it turns out he was just the catalyst here for the explosive discomfort that erupted during the double date at Robert and Jackie’s. It’s possible he’ll return again if Frances decides to give him a chance partially because of Henry’s complete lack of commitment. Jackie wanted the event to be fancy, working on folding her napkins while Robert put on a suit to impress either his current wife or his ex-wife. Henry’s code to indicate that he wanted to leave early wasn’t necessary when the whole thing got derailed by Robert bringing up the situation with Jeremy, Jackie mentioning that someone was interested in the house that wasn’t on the market, and Henry offering up his complete lack of being bothered by the notion of Frances going on a date with someone else. Everyone in the cast here is great, and I’m particularly pulling for Becki Newton to get some worthy work after this show ends soon. Dallas is proving to be a truly terrible therapist, utterly uninterested in her patients to the point of going to sleep in her chair immediately after breaking up with one of them. I’m glad to see Harris Yulin return as Gordon since I didn’t figure a one-scene appearance was enough, and even if she didn’t think she’d be dating an eighty-year-old man at this point in her life, Diane is starting to realize that certain things might be good for her right now.

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