Monday, February 7, 2022

Take Three: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window: Season 1, Episode 3 (C)

It’s not exactly convincing to learn that Lisa isn’t dead but that the only proof for that is that she’s allegedly on a plane and that her red flight attendant scarf might have looked like blood. The dismissal of her very valid and perfectly accidental discovery that the airline she works for doesn’t yet fly to Seattle as her maybe not wanting Neil to know where she was going was highly irresponsible. It does take into account, however, the very concerning behavior she has been exhibiting, like crawling around Neil’s house to find Lisa’s earring and using a badge number that she has on old documents to run a background check on Neil. Sloane telling her to go to a support group was a positive step, and it would have been nice if she had actually gone to that grief retreat in Miami. This show’s peculiar tone took another turn in this episode with the detective uttering the line “until the day he killed and ate your daughter,” which suggests that it’s supposed to be some sort of twisted parody, but I’m not really seeing that since it’s mostly drama and mystery. Anna was only further egged on to look into all of this by the threat she saw on her car, and showing the picture of Rex to Emma clued her into a side of Neil that she hadn’t previously seen. She’s definitely going to latch on to this new theory that he killed his wife, something that police likely should have investigated too.

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