Tuesday, May 17, 2022

What I’m Watching: Hacks

Hacks: Season 2, Episode 2 “Quid Pro Quo” (B+)

It was always going to be a dramatic and unfortunate scene when Deborah found out about Ava’s email, and the fact that Ava confessed to her before she heard about it in another way didn’t help with that in any way. Her initial reaction was quite violent and typically unforgiving, telling her that she wouldn’t be hitting her if she could run faster. Forcing her to read the entire e-mail at the diner was a fitting punishment, one that showed Ava just how terrible and unkind what she had written was, and I think we all knew that wasn’t going to be it. Showing up the next morning to pick her up with coffee that wasn’t poisoned made it seem like it was all done, but instead Deborah is going to forgive her but teach her an important lesson by suing her for violating her NDA. That should only make Jimmy’s job harder since theoretically they might still be working together while they’re in litigation. I did enjoy seeing Ming-Na Wen from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “The Book of Boba Fett” as Janet, who was happy to help Jimmy until he accidentally revealed that he was a prospective buyer who killed their sale due to the black mold. That he had to have Kayla back on his desk in order to make it go away was unfortunate, especially since Ava told Deborah anyway and now he still has to attend a fifty-two-week anger management course. Barbara's story about (not) dressing up at the Halloween party was hilarious, and I’m so glad that Martha Kelly is part of this show now.

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