Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What I’m Watching: Physical

Physical: Season 1, Episode 4 “Let’s Get This Party Started” (B+)

It was only a matter of time before Sheila was able to both overtake the voice in her head and finally speak up for herself, and it was great to see that happen multiple times over the course of this episode. Danny hiring his friend Jerry, played by Geoffrey Arend, was a questionable move, and she rightly took him to task for it. He was more interested in defending Jerry, who wanted the money upfront and had no interest whatsoever in hearing any of Sheila’s ideas. Going to the country club event all by herself wasn’t so bad since he’s not particularly useful anyway, and she did do a marvelous job of promoting him and fundraising, even earning a sizeable contribution from Ernie. Returning home to find Danny incredibly high and in the middle of a wild party at her house didn’t hit her well at all, and Danny did seem sincerely remorseful when she confronted him. That could have reset everything, but instead Danny managed to dig his own grave by cutting Sheila off mid-sentence to demand the coffee she hadn’t yet given them. She almost relapsed into her naked burger routine but instead did something productive with the burgers and refocused the cinematographic energy Tyler is just itching to use to something that would benefit her exclusively. I’m excited to see what she does next, and also curious about the flirtation she’s keeping up with John Breem, which included a bizarre moment where she noticed how frantically he stepped away from the water when it almost made its way onto his shoes outside the party.

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