Sunday, April 18, 2021

What I’m Watching: Made for Love

Made for Love: Season 1, Episode 7 “I Want to Feel Normal” (B+)

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Byron feels no loyalty to anyone and that he wouldn’t reward someone sacrificing their convictions with anything other than betrayal. It’s not as if Herringbone does much that makes him endearing, though at least he wasn’t actually going to hurt Bennett. But he did seem very willing to throw Fiffany under the bus, and now the two of them are trapped in the pasture cube together, permanently on the run from whatever it is that seemed legitimately terrifying. Byron is taking further steps to convince Hazel that he’s serious, but I think we all know – and hopefully she does too – that it’s psychological manipulation, and that he wants her to see the divorce papers as a gesture that she doesn’t need to sign since him offering them was enough of an indication that he’s changed. Hazel did spend this episode doing something selfless, preparing Diane as if she was real and making it so that her father could see that she understood how he felt, even if it wasn’t something normal that she had initially accepted. Getting everyone at the restaurant to act nicely was sweet, and it’s just a shame that her very human interaction with her new coworker got cut short because of Byron’s announcement. Herbert offering to give Diane up if Hazel decided to keep the plane made it clear that he and his daughter have reached a very good place, and now we’ll just see how he supports her as she considers an important step in her own relationship.

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