I’m going to stop trying to rush through this like I do a reality show where everyone just waits for me to get something up so they can list all the cast members and why they hate them and the show and Andy Cohen. I’m going to start savoring the good shows and saying what I think and asking you all questions and maybe God forbid do that for a few long hours and days until I am ready to post it. Then we will all hopefully still remember the episode and have grown up conversations as we try to break down the plot and what every birdcall and chicken coop, and knife hidden in a book means. And most of all, we will all work together to figure out where he hell the real cocktails are. So I hope you are okay with that.
Shelly Cohen is alive y’all. It just hit me that Paul Adelstein was Leo Bergen on Scandal and I want to stop and watch the final episode that aired tonight before I get spoiled. It’s late and I am exhausted. But I really need to get a bit further in this show. Right now this show and Killing Eve are the two best shows on TV. So Shelly (Paul Adelstein Producer, Director, Guest Actor on this show) wakes up in the hospital handcuffed to the bed after being shived by Maddie last week next to an old guy with a longer life expectancy than Shelly. Yet somehow, Shelly gets the old man to help him escape his hospital room in the same bloody suit he came in with.
And so we begin…
Sally is interrogating the hell out of Max but he truly doesn’t know what is going on with the TOV, or the FBI or Maddie, or where the ring is. The doctor is listening to him through the vents. He is much more interested in what they did to Sally. The doctor calls and Sally and they leave together.
I watched an episode preview or something today on twitter and it was interesting to me that Jules picked the Mexican city because it was “her city” this explains why she had so many connections and a job where she didn’t have to rob people. Yet when she goes with her friend to the art commune, she’s never seen the place before. It’s interesting to me that she has to meet the passport maker face to face, or face to penis actually since he was in the bath when they met. But he seems to have a tell me no secrets I’ll tell you no lies philosophy. He says as long as she brings the rest of the money by next week, they are good to go. Wait? I thought Ezra already gave her enough money for their fake passports?
On her way home, a Mexican woman asks her directions and realizes she is American. Jules realizes that Ezra’s protagonist in the novel he is working on got his name from a street sign. “Calle Schumann” and not his cousin as he claims. He’s lied to her just a day after their new ex code that forbids lying to each other. So she reads the writing he has been working on and it is all about his scheming ways. Every single con he has done and how to improve them and someone her calls “R” who he has been working with. Basically, it’s a journal. Jules and Richard begin to follow Ezra and find him meeting up with Rosa. Richard is happy for him but Jules is pissed. Rather than confront him, she goes back to the artist commune.
It’s time to check in with Maddie and see how group therapy is going. The answer appears to be not well.
So let’s go back and hang with Jules at the art commune. She’s dancing and drinking and smoking. After copious amounts of tequila, her girlfriend arrives and takes her away by herself to drink some special tea. It will take her back in time to deal with any unresolved shit. Jules goes back in time to when she was a young brooding artist in a rich family of privilege. Her sister lets us know that Jules is the family fuckup who enjoys suffering. Next we see her wake up in an outdoor hammock in the same clothes she wore to the party. She hurls over the side of the battery. It’s a rough hangover. She walks into a huge family breakfast where everyone is very happy to see her. It’s the family she has always wanted.
Maddie has a one on one session where the therapist calls her out for lying in group about having a sister. She talks to her about the dynamic between one’s fake self and the authentic self. This is a surprising spot on topic for this therapist to bring up on session three. Does she already know all about Maddie? She gives Maddie an assignment. Go sit in the chapel and imagine your own funeral. Who would be there and what would they say about you? Amazingly she does this. He parents and the TOV are there. Ezra speaks first. He says that Maddie taught him he was capable of true love and he knows he will find it again. He says it is sad that she died never having that in her life. As he is speaking a shadowy male figure makes his way down the aisle. I thought it would be Patrick. But it’s Shelly Cohen! And he shoots Ezra! Then, just as he turns to shoot her, someone comes in to invite her to a workshop. She is super anxious.
Max and Sally are in a car going who knows where and Max seems really happy to be reunited with Sally. He is rattling on about the greatest moments of their past. Sally is silent except for the occasional curt driving direction. They break into a house, and disconnect the landline and the power. They sit in silence waiting for their victims to arrive. Max can’t take the silence and tries to goad Sally into talking him by saying he’s not the one that betrayed her. She betrayed him first. Sally points a gun at his head and says maybe she should just kill him right now. Clearly, she’s not ready to move on with Max yet.
Richard is playing the video game that Ezra plays when suddenly, on screen, a pop up comes up from Meshuganah52 that says, “Ezra, are you seeing this?” Richard freaks out and leaves. He goes straight to Ezra where he was staying with Rosa. He blows his cover completely to get Rosa to leave. Then he he tells him that he got a message and he needs to call his parents immediately. Max answers. The house that Max and Sally busted into was Ezra’s parents. The boys head to the commune because they need to expedite the passport situation and get home. The passport dude can’t be bothered to get it done until next week as planned. He has whiskey to sip and books to read.
Finally, we see Patrick. Patrick has twins? Did we know this? He was late to their birthday and the ex is pissed. She introduces him to her new neighbor, Leslie, who just moved from “Ohio, a town called Fairfield, just outside Cincinnati.” He remembers Ezra and Maddie talking just like that. I believe that is right near where Maddie is originally from. I am pretty sure that Leslie is Maddie’s sister. Patrick asks for time off to spend with his family to reconnect. He gets two weeks unpaid leave.
Ezra goes to find Rosa. He tells her that his family is in trouble and he needs to cross the border illegally. She says she will not help until he tells her the whole story. When she hears the story she agrees to help him for ten percent of the ring. Oh, and she mentions that her name is really Sophia. Richard and Jules don’t trust Sophia or her coyote. And speaking of broken trust, it seem Jules has a rainy day fund the boys didn’t know about. Oh actually, she just asked her parents to wire her the money.
Patrick goes to find the former agent who used to play his auntie. He needs a partner for his plan to get close to Leslie and find Maddie. Even if that is his sister, how the hell would she know where Maddie is?She agrees to work with him to find Maddie on the condition that he agrees they will take down The Doctor too.
Ah, I see the writing on the wall now. Maddie is leaving the wellness center place, because she really did get some insight and wants to connect with her authentic self. With all the sister stuff going on this episode, she is clearly going to go see her sister who is right next door to his ex-wife. The script is starting to be a transparent as a housewives show. As she gets to the gates, she has a flashback to her being bullied on a school bus.
Instead of leaving, she blows my theory right out of the water by turning around and going to the therapist’s office and telling her she wants to tell her the truth about everything.
Next week, the sister drama continues as Jules perfect sister, Poppy shows up to rescue them from Mexico. It doesn’t appear to go well. Which suits me just fine. I am not ready to leave Mexico.