Sunday, February 2, 2020

What I’m Watching: Work in Progress (Season Finale)

Work in Progress: Season 1, Episode 8 “3, 2, 1” (B+)

Things weren’t looking good going into this finale, and they didn’t approve all that much by its end. Calling Melanie to talk to her about their relationship was an unexpected move, and one that was met with understandable hostility by the woman who broke up with her specifically because she didn’t want to have to be there for her in this way anymore. Going to Julia’s shows could have been a positive move, but instead she found out that the woman who inadvertently ruined her life was trying to reclaim a character that wasn’t actually hers to reclaim, going back on stage as Pat in some attempt to redefine her positively. Chris showing up was the final nail in the coffin, since, after expressing that he just needed more time that Abby wasn’t at all willing to give him, he decided that he couldn’t be the one thing keeping her going. It’s a real shame since they were such a great couple, and he was absolutely there for her in all the right ways as long as she talked to him about what she was thinking. Fortunately, he did do one thing right, which was to show her that she should keep going without him thanks to the one almond that he had taken from her apartment during their first date. That was a highly meaningful gesture, one that’s sure to stick with Abby and motivate her towards somewhere good in the second season that I’m very much looking forward to seeing.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Abby McEnany

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