Friday, February 25, 2022

What I’m Watching: Somebody Somewhere

Somebody Somewhere: Season 1, Episode 6 “Life Could Be a Dream” (B+)

It seems like Joel’s relationship with Michael didn’t last past that mid-storm phone call, and while Joel shrugged it off when he told Sam, it was obviously not his choice, as we saw when Michael gave him some of his things and the Vitamix that he was going to give him for Christmas. The friendship that Sam and Joel have is truly very warm, and that made Sam quitting following a surprisingly positive performance review that imagined her there for years all the more difficult for him. Loudly complaining about how he didn’t like any of his other coworkers probably wasn’t his best move, and it’s going to be a tough adjustment which won’t be helped by him laughing uncontrollably when someone trips over a drawer. The family meeting at the rehab started out awkwardly and quickly devolved from there, with the fact that Mary Jo had never even mentioned Holly offensive enough to get both her daughters enraged. Sam going to sing to Holly’s grave and then to her mom was a powerful note on which to end the episode. It was good to see that Tricia found a very passive-aggressive way of communicating her feelings to Charity with the messages on the pillows, and that she then figured a way to keep the store open without having to see her every day when Coop came in to use the bathroom, blissfully unaware of the fact that his wife was cheating on him. That’s probably for the best given how Charity is trying to downplay it and how Tricia is not even remotely ready to move on.

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