Wednesday, November 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Dead to Me

Dead to Me: Season 3, Episode 4 “Where Do We Go Now?” (B+)

It was a wonderful surprise to get to see Michelle again since I’m a big fan of Natalie Morales and I did not expect her to return given the circumstances of the second season that led to her departure. It also didn’t seem like she was going to be happy to see Judy given the context in which they were reintroduced, but Judy has a certain charm about her that just won Michelle over, not to mention the fact that she made Flo smile for the first time in a while. Agreeing to just be together was good for both of them, and Judy obviously felt comfortable enough with her to share what she hadn’t with anyone else, only to discover that Michelle had fallen asleep and not heard her admission. Jen had a different experience after being guilted by Eileen into coming back to the house after the funeral, and getting trapped in the room with all the twin dolls felt like it was going to be enough to kill her. Sharing her heavy metal routine with Ben didn’t click with him, but singing along to country music made him relaxed enough to confess that he was the one who hit her and Judy with his car. He surely didn’t think that was going to be the turn-on that Jen found it to be, but I guess there’s something about secrets and complicity that just makes her need to live in the moment. The line about not being able to pour soup into a suit was definitely the most memorable of the episode, and I enjoyed seeing Valerie Mahaffey back as Lorna, who was devastated that she had lost her commission from the woman who had just lost her son.

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