Friday, August 23, 2019

What I’m Watching: Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Winner Takes It All” (B)

This wasn’t a great episode for romance, with one surprising caveat at the very end of the episode. Quentin’s death showed another side of Gemma’s loneliness, as his parents weren’t interested in her having any real role in his funeral and thought they knew what was best for her son. Refusing to do as she was told and instead putting jerseys under each seat before having alcohol passed out to everyone in the crowd was a resounding demonstration of both her party-planning abilities and her independence, confident that there are at least some things she knows how to do very well. Duffy accidentally basically saying “I love you” to Tabby seemed like it wouldn’t end well, but apparently his sense of Maya’s discomfort with being at a funeral was enough to compel him to finally confess his love for her. Her kissing him back was a surprise, and it may have to do more with her own unresolved grief and sitting next to Kash at the funeral, which also inspired him to go to the imam to continue his arranged marriage dating at a slower pace. Fatima does seem great, and Kash’s storyline is tangential enough to the rest that he might be able to find happiness with her and for some unknown reason invite some of the rest of the crew to one of the requisite four weddings. After being turned away by her hilariously hostile friends, Craig thought he won back Zara, but it turns out she’s trying a completely different avenue to find love. I’m curious to learn why Marcus covered for Maya by telling Andrew where she was instead of throwing her under the bus again when he set her up earlier, and I wonder if he’ll be yet another person to fall for the visiting American.

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