Monday, April 11, 2022

What I’m Watching: The Girl from Plainville

The Girl from Plainville: Season 1, Episode 4 “Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” (B+)

This show has an interesting way of engaging with time, showing us scenes from different moments in the past whose order isn’t always clear. Connor’s first suicide attempt was most notable for the way in which his parents reacted to it, with Co refusing to support Lynn’s desire to get him into therapy by claiming that he talked to him about it but that he wasn’t into it. Conrad did seem to enjoy the idea of working on the boat with his dad, but this episode had a more important revelation: that Michelle was actively with Susie when she started texting Conrad again and told him that she loved him. That budding relationship ended quickly when Susie’s mom cut her off and Susie didn’t indicate any willingness on her part to try to keep it going, and I wonder whether she’ll play a part in Michelle’s trial since she can speak to her mindset and the way in which Michelle goes all in with people. Michelle is starting to get a sense of the seriousness of her situation after meeting with her Boston-accented lawyer played by Michael Mosley from “Scrubs,” who was all about the fact that Massachusetts has no law against assisted suicide. Ending with Michelle and Conrad dreaming of going to California together showed the deepness of their connection that they didn’t really share with anyone else, and having Conrad appear to sing her a song like it was “Glee” showed how much she bought into the idea that he loved her more than anyone else could possibly understand.

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