Sunday, April 19, 2020

What I’m Watching: Brockmire

Brockmire: Season 4, Episode 5 “Double Header” (B+)

This episode presented a chance for two of this show’s best characters to spend a lot of time together and wreak some serious havoc on the now far more calm and presentable Jim Brockmire. I was disappointed that we hadn’t seen Beth since her second appearance in episode two, and she stormed onto the scene here happy to see Lucy, who she’s developed a great relationship with over the years thanks to her father’s lack of awareness about the female body, and not even remotely interested in getting to know Jules. Brockmire telling Jules that she needed to get Beth’s sign-off on their relationship led to Jules trying pretty hard to win her over, something that went extremely poorly. Beth calling her a washed-up alcoholic who blew up a magician and Jules responding in kind actually came before a major breakthrough thanks to their shared love of drinking alcohol on the toilet. Jules got the whole thing going in a big way when she harshly judged Beth for her drink choices, which of course resulted in her getting way too drunk. Brockmire taught her many things about life but was most concerned with her potential alcoholism, and he wasn’t happy at all when she came home wearing fake breasts over her shirt. He and Jules aren’t necessarily meant for an easy and simple relationship, but they’ve each somehow managed to survive this long somehow. I hope we get to see more of both Jules and Beth over the course of the final three episodes.

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