Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What I’m Watching: Insecure

Insecure: Season 4, Episode 7 “Lowkey Trippin’” (B+)

I like when shows choose to spotlight their supporting players, even if it means we don’t see the main character for an entire episode. We flipped from Issa seeing Molly in the restaurant and deciding not to go in and instead saw it from her perspective, which is a friend who’s really pissed off at someone she sees as not trying at all to repair their relationship. It’s a good thing that, after arriving very late to the airport, Molly didn’t miss the flight, and instead they at least got off to a good start with some excitement on the plane and not too much unfortunate conversation with their oversharing fellow passenger. Andrew suggesting that Molly should pack something other than bikinis for Mexico apparently inspired him to think outside the box, and that did make for some wild and passionate sex to help them remember some highlights of the vacation. Hearing Issa’s voice when Nathan called almost ruined it for her, but instead that got left to Victor, who chose to challenge Molly’s reaction to a racist incident by encouraging her to consider whether that was really the towel woman’s motivation. To his credit, Andrew did the right thing and stood up for her, and they seem to be in a good place. Running into Lawrence at the airport was undeniably awkward, though part of that was because he went in for a handshake, and I’m curious to see who he called and whether we’re going to see him get back together with Issa after all.

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