Monday, September 23, 2019

What I’m Watching: Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill: Season 1, Episode 6 “Practically Lethal in Every Way” (B+)

The device at the beginning of each episode keeps changing, and this one was more grounded by the introduction of the three characters featured at some point during the hour. I recognized Analeigh Tipton from “Hung” and “Manhattan Love Story” as Mary, who came into focus in the sharpest way, and whose role continues to support my theory that it’s not the husbands who actually die in all cases, with her husband, played by Scott Porter from “Friday Night Lights,” feeling like the surest candidate since he’s abusive and he got Beth Ann to stand up for someone in an unprecedented way. Rob responding by blaming her for the death of their child was hardly kind, and that makes me think that he is the one who’s going to bite the dust. Simone and Karl seem to be on a relatively even playing field after the disaster that was meeting Brad’s family, which also included the accidental outing of his sister. Going to her hairdresser to try to set up an arrangement of some sort was unexpected, and I’m curious to see what comes of that. In the present, the starkest development was Jade’s response to Eli begging for pills so that he could continue to write. She’s been this aloof woman of wonder up until this point, but she demonstrated a true vulnerability and dependence that seemed to shake Eli since he’s really committing to taking care of her. More importantly, Taylor was rightfully furious that Jade had become Eli’s muse and been allowed to read his unfinished work after just a short period of knowing her, and she won’t soon forgive that even if Eli brings legitimate concerns about their new partner’s wellbeing to his wife.

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