Wednesday, April 21, 2021

What I’m Watching: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2, Episode 10 “Zoey's Extraordinary Girls' Night” (B+)

It was funny to see the radically different expectations for the girls’ nights that Zoey and Emily had planned. Zoey’s reaction to seeing Emily’s outfit was almost as great as Emily’s immediate demand that Zoey change her shoes from the very comfortable footwear to something more suited for going out to party. It did take a lot for Zoey to be able to break through the barriers that Emily was putting up, and having Emily sing a song while in the bathroom stall was a particularly effective device. That worked well also for Deb to come barging in to the house when it appeared that Maggie forgot all about her but had instead already let her know about the postponement of their plans. Their outing to the casino was certainly over-the-top, and an ultimate reminder that it’s not possible to entirely escape your own life, no matter who you try to be. It’s reassuring to know that two romances are in great shape, as Rose was relieved by Max’s desire to find a way to stay together despite her departure and Perry decided to bring his kids to meet Mo during his big solo, which went fantastically on all fronts. Zoey spending so much time with Emily meant that she was neglecting Simon, and her not telling him about her powers is more than just about keeping a secret, since the nature of their relationship and their whole connection is based in part on her being able to see more deeply into his mind than he ever could into hers. It’s good then that she’s trying to talk it out and work with the therapist played by Oscar Nuñez from “The Office” and “People of Earth,” and I just hope that he’ll work through what he might believe are metaphors rather than stopping to focus on the comical element that she is exaggerating or imagining things.

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