Saturday, September 28, 2019

What I’m Watching: Four Weddings and a Funeral (Penultimate Episode)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Season 1, Episode 9 “Four Friends and a Secret” (B)

This second-to-last hour was full of over-the-top theatrics, mostly related to Craig and Andrew’s storylines. After freaking out about how her party wasn’t going as she wanted in the previous episode, Zara actually stepped up to help Craig in a very selfless way, making her case to Julia and enabling Craig to come to his daughter’s soccer game and develop a relationship with her. Andrew getting up the courage to change his vote – and his political future as a result – was a long time coming, and it took a while to get there, with a familiar proposal scene that felt like it was right out of “Love Actually” as a moderately endearing stepping stone on the way. I called the Gemma-Duffy romance a while ago, and I guess Duffy will have to settle for being the eternal punching bag, forced to accept that Gemma wasn’t actually running back to proclaim her affection for him but instead rushing to tell him the major gossip about Maya and Kash, who were inevitably going to get caught by pretty much everyone before Maya had the chance to break the news to Ainsley. It was quite a leap for Kash to just decide that he was going to move to New York to be with Maya, prompting a predictable message of support from his father, and somehow he’s going to be able to fly back and forth all the time without a job when he was so concerned recently about making enough money to support his family. After making it all seem lighthearted, and Ainsley getting to a good place with Bryce, the news about Maya and Kash couldn’t have come out in a worse way. I don’t know how the final episode is going to make everything okay, but I have a feeling that sappiness and universal love will prevail.

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