Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Take Three: Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends: Season 1, Episode 3 (B+)

It’s helpful when characters are direct with each other, though we’re only seeing brief in-person encounters and more texting between Frances and Nick. Frances was upfront that she didn’t want to be a homewrecker, and Nick assuaged her concerns by responding that his marriage had survived affairs but that he had never been a part of them. Their time spent together was very intimate, and Frances shared freely that Nick was the first man she had been with and that her whole romantic history was Bobbi. This romance is putting a strain on Frances’ friendship with Bobbi, mainly because Bobbi continues to insult Nick and thinks that any feelings she might have for him amount to nothing more than a crush that could be easily dismissed. Frances is of course partially to blame since she refuses to be honest with Bobbi about what she’s doing and feeling when Bobbi can’t stop talking about Melissa. Bobbi responded harshly to Frances not speaking to her, calling her homophobic and accusing her of devaluing their friendship. While they did make up, Frances was less certain about the future of her other relationship, asking Nick directly whether they were still having an affair or if it was over. Nick admitted his nervousness and also seemed to feel more comfortable talking on the phone than texting, and we’ll see how things go when the foursome is together again in close quarters in Croatia, where their affair might seem perfectly acceptable if Bobbi and Melissa act on their feelings for each other.

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