Tuesday, July 19, 2022

What I’m Watching: Physical

Physical: Season 2, Episode 7 “Don’t Try This at Home” (B+)

It all makes sense now, what Sheila was doing by mailing incriminating information about herself to someone else so that she could get out of her contract and take her show on the road. Watching her conjure up sad memories so that she could let a tear out showed how in control she was, an example of how she’s able to bottle it up and take charge when in other moments she completely lets go and gives in. This was a rollercoaster episode for Sheila, who first approached Greta, who thought she was meeting her in a public place to break up with her. What most surprised me was how, after he tried to suggest her going to a treatment center for her eating disorder, Danny took the time to give aerobics a shot, matching her moves and realizing what it was that he hadn’t been able to see. His seeming support of her career got Greta the most upset, and it’s going to be hard to come back from the things they said to each other. Breem’s sudden desire to confess because he thought he caused his wife and baby to be in the hospital was both peculiar and entertaining, and Sheila seemed very put-off by the way they both confronted her in the motel to cleanse her soul. Where she’s going after opting not to go to the treatment center is a mystery, just as much as where she’ll go when she eventually decides to turn back and return home.

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