Saturday, August 10, 2019

What I’m Watching: Dead to Me

Dead to Me: Season 1, Episode 9 “I Have to Be Honest” (B+)

This was the moment that this show has been building to since we first found out that Judy was the one who killed Ted, and it was about as powerful as it could have been. I always suspected that Judy was just going to confess, overcome with guilt for what she had done, and trying to relieve Jen of the burden she felt for being responsible because of the fight they had moments beforehand demanded just that. She knew that the police were closing in after Steve told her that her ex-boyfriend had been by to ask questions, but she had a solution for that, which of course is now likely to get her into legal trouble since a piece of the paint job is still evident on the floor of the storage unit. Steve telling Jen that he would take both houses in cash was a bold and showy move, though it wasn’t nearly as objectionable as his misinterpretation of what Jen was saying to him that caused him to believe she was hitting on him. After Judy confessed, Jen’s reaction was indeed harsh, telling her just to die, and then the most miserable thing happened after that when Judy went to go see Abe only to learn that he had died without her having the chance to say goodbye. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the finale, but this show has been renewed for a second season, which means that something unexpected and transformational is bound to occur.

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