Sunday, October 6, 2019

What I’m Watching: Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill: Season 1, Episode 8 “Marriages Don't Break Up on Account of Murder – It's Just a Symptom That Something Else Is Wrong” (B+)

This episode’s introduction featured three regular players, all of whom are taking on much stronger roles in the destruction of the marriages they’ve entered through affairs. Of the three, Jade seems the most malicious, hearing worthwhile warnings from Taylor about what Eli does when he’s on drugs and using that information to purposely manipulate Eli into cutting Taylor completely out of his life, accepting his gift of a car and then blocking Taylor from his phone. Speaking to her ex-boyfriend and paying his bail was a smart move, but she’s likely going to regret the consequences his return wreaks. Tommy getting drunk and crashing his car after finding out that Simone isn’t coming with him to Paris so that she can stay and take care of her sick husband was bad enough on its own, but Naomi finding out about the affair is going to be really problematic since she’s sure to exact the same kind of revenge Simone would if the tables were turned. Beth Ann talking April out of an abortion so that she could raise the baby with Rob was indeed twisted, but her intentions were good, and losing Sheila as a friend and confidante won’t be good. This show’s true villain has been revealed, and that’s Rob, who proposed to April upon learning of her pregnancy because he said his marriage would be over in six months. That’s truly cruel and unfeeling, adding villainy to the already perplexing performance from actor Sam Jaeger. I suspect that he’s going to be the first to die.

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