It’s the end of an era, or just 7th grade if you want to be lame and less dramatic. But, nonetheless, things may never be the same.


Network
Netflix
Director(s) Bryan Francis, Mike L. Mayfield
Writer(s) Gil Ozeri
Air Date 10/4/2019

Recap

The End Of An Era: Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Missy, Lars, Jay, Caleb

Setting aside Caleb coming up with the idea of everyone being superheroes, let’s get to the heart of the episode: Everyone taking sides on whether Missy trying to be with Nick being wrong or not? An issue driven by Andrew, who in jealousy, tells Lars, and being that Lars is no different from Andrew, in terms of being possessive, that leads to many turning on him. Yet, in this huge battle, very few look at Missy and her role in all of this.

But, alas, despite all the fighting and more, it seems Nick didn’t really want Missy. What he really wanted was her portrayal of Demi Moore, further proving no one seems to really like Missy for Missy. They only like certain parts of her. Be it the dork, the straight-A nerd, or her Mirror Missy side. As for the person who encompasses all of that? Not so much.

It isn’t all about Missy, however. Jessi learns that her mother wants to move to New York, and with no one’s reaction leading to the desired result, it is devastating. Not Depression Kitty coming out level devastating, but she isn’t a happy camper. Then when it comes to Jay, with him acknowledging Nick’s family is nice, but not his own, he tries to bring some of what he learned over spring break to his family and reeducate them on how to love and be civil. A tough job, but it seems to pay off in the end.

Leaving one last thing to note: Nick and Andrew aren’t friends anymore. Andrew feels all Nick does is look down on him, and the Missy thing was the straw that broke the camel’s back. So now, while he doesn’t necessarily hate Nick, after Nick apologizes, he is tired of the back and forth and just wants things to end. He doesn’t see Nick truly changing and rather move on. Tough words to hear for Nick, but Andrew must find his own stable form of happiness.

Connie and Nick on the way to camp.

Question(s) Left Unanswered
  1. Anyone else felt this ending seemed like something made for 8th grade ending instead of 7th grade?
  2. If Caleb’s superhero thing was all a fantasy, how did things really go down?

Review

Highlights

Sometimes People Aren’t Meant For Each Other

Looking beyond the Missy and Nick thing, I believe the more important breakup was Andrew and Nick for it has been a long time coming. Since season 1 there has been a competition, and while you could think it was just them comparing due to puberty, it has slowly gotten nastier over time. This season alone, during the Florida trip, it became clear Andrew wanted Nick to suffer or, at the very least, have some sort of empathy for Andrew.

I mean, like Jay, but without the abuse, Andrew seemed to seek out Nick since he had normalcy in his life. He wanted access to that and also a sense of something stable. Yet, when a person can replace you with a cell phone so easily, what does that say about your friendship? If they would be willing to make out with the girl they know you still like, and would lie to your face about it, can you say you are really friends or just someone convenient to hang out with?

It’s a harsh truth, and now we shall see whether Nick and Andrew find options or if, like before, they seek out others, like Jay, and when that doesn’t click, they go back to what’s comfortable. Only to split apart against when they realize they’re only settling for what’s available.

Recognition That People Need To Love All Of You, Not Just Some Parts

Since the beginning, one of the issues the girls have experienced is the boys only liking what they can give in very specific terms. Nick liked Gina’s breasts and tried to expand beyond that, in terms of the status symbol element, as shown this season, but not much else. Andrew and Lars liked and wanted Missy because no other girl showed them affection since they were different.

Yet, all the girls ever wanted was someone who’d accept them as a whole. Heck, even when Jessi was seeing Jay, briefly, what she wanted him for, beyond the rebellion, was that nice guy Jay shows himself capable of being when he isn’t acting like a dog in heat. But, with Jay being Jay, his emotional dependency ruined things for it really wasn’t Jessi specifically he wanted, just anyone, or anything if we’re honest, that would make him feel good. Sexually or otherwise.

But this is a show about middle school romance, puberty, and lives. So to not expect people to be together for shallow reasons, get together one day, and break up the next, would imply you had a very different middle school experience.

Caleb’s Superheroes

While it would have been a strange thing to watch long term, you have to appreciate Caleb’s fantasy world while it lasted. Be it Andrew turning invisible when he farted, Jay bending his bodily fluids, Gina being flexible, Ali a transporter, Lars kinetic, Matthew having vocal projection powers, and Missy having weather manipulation abilities. Oh, and also Nick being able to grow in size.

Altogether, while helping us understand how Caleb sees everyone, it also pushed you to understand how volatile things really were. Also, it threw things off a bit and made you pay attention.

 

Creator

Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin

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Season Reviews

Season 1 | Season 2
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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Characters
Season 3, Episode 10 “Disclosure the Movie: The Musical”A new hormone monster is introduced, and while Mirror Missy doesn’t appear, it might be because she integrated with the real Missy. Also, the Fab Five appear.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman, Victor Quinaz
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Reinventing Coach Steve: Steve, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, Tan, Bobby, Jay
  • Disclosure – The Movie Turned Musical: Jessi, Gina, Matthew, Ali, Missy, Nick, Andrew, Mr. Lizer, Lola, Mona, Lars
  • The Return of The Steve: Steve, Mr. Lizer, Lola, Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Missy, Mona, Connie
Season 3, Episode 11 "Super Mouth" [Season Finale]It’s the end of an era, or just 7th grade if you want to be lame and less dramatic. But, nonetheless, things may never be the same.
Director(s) Bryan Francis, Mike L. Mayfield
Writer(s) Gil Ozeri
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The End Of An Era: Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Missy, Lars, Jay, Caleb
Season 3, Episode 6 “How To Have An Orgasm”The importance of the female orgasm is explored, Jay overstaying his welcome at Nick’s house, alongside dick pic etiquette.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Luda, Nick, Jay
  • A Chode: Cherry, Maury, Andrew, Marty, Barbara
  • Love Like This Before: Jessi, Jessi’s Vagina, Judd, Connie, Missy, Shannon, Dina
Season 3, Episode 7 “Duke”The life of the Ghost of Duke Ellington is explored as the boys hound him for the story of his first time.
Director(s) Bryan Francis
Writer(s) Gil Ozeri, Jak Knight
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The Momma’s Boy Era: Duke, Daisy
  • Welcome To Atlantic City: Duke, Harvey, Maury
  • The Birth Of The Duke: Duke, Daisy, Andrew, Jay, Nick
Season 3, Episode 8 “Rankings”The middle school kids are rocked by a new kid, voiced by Ali Wong, introducing pansexuality as well as lists of who is the hottest in 7th grade.
Director(s) Joel Moser
Writer(s) Kelly Galuska
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The List: Devon, Nick, Jessi, Devin, Andrew, Gina
  • Let’s Talk About Sex(uality): Jay, Ali, Caleb, Matthew
  • Siri, Play “By Myself” by Judy Garland: Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Judd
Season 3, Episode 9 “The ASSes”Standardized test pressure leads to the Depression Kitty’s return and Jay doing what he usually does: Things that go against his interest.
Director(s) Kim Arndt
Writer(s) Joe Wengert, Max Silvestri
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • I Just Needed Someone To Care: Jay, Diane, Elliot
  • The Pressure Is On – For Some: Depression Kitty, Shannon, Greg, Andrew, Jessi, Jay, Missy, Nick
  • The Side Effects Of Pursuing A Secure Future: Missy, Andrew, Nick, Jay
Season 3, Episode 5 “Florida”Nick and Andrew head to Florida, and between cousin love, babies with guns, and crazy people, we get a lot of what Florida is known for.
Director(s) Kim Arndt
Writer(s) Victor Quinaz
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Little Orphan Jay: Elliot, Diane, Jay
  • Florida Is Crazy: Cheryl, Nick, Andrew, Barbara, Marty, Skip, Lewis
  • Getting The Hell Out Of… Well Hell: Cherry, Nick, Andrew, Menopause Banshee, Barbara, Marty
Season 3, Episode 4 “Obsessed”It’s a very homoerotic episode of Big Mouth as Jay and Missy collaborate, Matthew has his first kiss, and we learn about Elliot’s moisturizing regimen.
Director(s) Joel Moser
Writer(s) Kelly Galuska, Jaboukie Young-White
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Soft Daddy & The Mobile Phone: Elliot, Diane, Andrew, Cellsea, Nick, Judd, Cellsea, Maury
  • Are We Like, Friends?: Missy, Jay
  • Homoerectus: Aiden, Jessi, Matthew, Maury, Edward, Kimberly
Season 3, Episode 3 "Cellsea"Jay learns the spectrum of gender and sexual identities, as phone addiction cripples everyone’s ability to socialize.
Director(s) Bryan Francis
Writer(s) Joe Wengert
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The Birch Family Phone Addiction: Nick, Elliot, Diane
  • Socializing Without Social Media: Aiden, Andrew, Jessi, Matthew, Maury
  • So Many Choices: Jay
Season 3, Episode 2 “Girls Are Angry Too”Big Mouth returns, and thanks to the stupid action of the boys, the girls get punished. Leading to Missy deciding it is time to let her dark side out.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Hayley Adams, Joellen Redlingshafer, Kelsey Cressman
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Turkey Basting: Jay
  • Girls v. Boys: Nick, Jessi, Devin, Lizer, Andrew, Jay
  • Welcome To The Dark Side: Missy
Season 3, Episode 1 “My Furry Valentine”My Furry Valentine not only gives Matt a storyline but introduces us to how complicated Nick and Connie will be as a pair.
Director(s) Kim Arndt, Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman, Victor Quinaz, Jaboukie Young-White, Gil Ozeri
Air Date 2/8/2019

Big Mouth: Season 2 – Recap/ Review

Big Mouth season 2 tackles shame, Planned Parenthood, female pleasure, and so much more. All the while seeming like it is more so edutainment than just raunchy good fun.

Season 2/ Episode 10 "The Department of Puberty"

From seeing the world where the Hormone Monsters and Shame Wizard comes from, to meeting Nick’s new hormone monster, the finale packs a punch.

Season 2/ Episode 9 “Smooch or Share”

As many characters face the truth, accept it as well, it loosens the power the monsters and wizard has over them. Perhaps making things worse.

Season 2/ Episode 8 “Dark Side of the Boob”

The Shame Wizard goes into overtime and it seems Connie, Tyler, and Maury aren’t willing or able to do a thing about it.

Season 2/ Episode 7 “Guy Town”

Matthew finally gets recognized for more than his sass and with as Nick finally gets a new hormone monster!

Season 2/ Episode 6 “Drug Buddies”

Jessie gets Nick high, Lila and Andrew become a thing and the Shame Wizard finally gets what he wanted.

Season 2/ Episode 5 “The Planned Parenthood Show”

It’s a sex ed episode, which features all the things Planned Parenthood does — beyond abortions. A fraction of the services they provide.

Season 2/ Episode 4 “Steve The Virgin”

Steve has the opportunity to have sex, with someone who isn’t a sex worker, and the Shame Wizard tries to claim another child.

Season 1/ Episode 1 “Ejaculation”

Big Mouth seems like it will be the few Netflix series, this year, to deserve a long lifespan on the network.

Season 1/ Episode 2 “Everybody Bleeds”

It’s a big day for Jessi. Nick has seemingly evolved into her boyfriend and then she meets the Hormone Monstress.

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Am I Gay?”

In this episode of "Big Mouth," Andrew questions his sexuality as Jessi and Nick devolve their relationship back to a friendship.

Season 1/ Episode 4 “Sleepover: A Harrowing Ordeal of Emotional Brutality”

The boys and girls go to their respective sleepovers and while the boys avoid jizz, Jessi is just trying to avoid hurting people’s feelings.

Season 1/ Episode 5 “Girls Are Horny Too”

After so much time on Big Mouth spent on hearing the boys talk about porn and masturbation, it’s ladies night.

Season 1/ Episode 6 “Pillow Talk”

Two kids from Westchester head to the big city and learn what secrets are hidden within it. Meanwhile, Jay gets his pillow pregnant.

Season 1/ Episode 7 “Requiem for a Wet Dream”

As Jay continues to be abused, Coach Steve makes a friend. Also, Andrew and Missy confess their feelings for one another.

Season 1/ Episode 8 “The Head Push”

Consent is a big focus on this episode of Big Mouth as we learn about someone commonly known as “The Head Pusher.”

Season 1/ Episode 9 “I Survived Jessi’s Bat Mitzvah”

Between kids and parents or lovers, there aren't many happy relationships. But, there's always ghosts, friends & your friend’s mom.

Season 1/ Episode 10 “The Pornscape”

Hasn’t it all led to this? A masturbation addiction and a bunch of emotional boys doing foolish things to deal with their hormones?

Season 1 – Recap/ Review

Big Mouth presents the vulgarity of South Park, alongside having the type of heart that the Disney Channel has recently afforded its shows.

Season 2/ Episode 1 “Am I Normal?”

We pick up where we left off and Nick is starting to wonder if puberty may ever start to kick in.

Season 2/ Episode 2 “What Is It about Boobs?”

Big Mouth continues to make sure the girls of the show aren’t forgotten as it dives into body image issues and learning to love yourself.

Season 2/ Episode 3 “The Shame Wizard”

It seems the being that haunted Missy finds its way to Andrew. As that happens, Jessie becomes more rebellious and Nick tries to woo Gina.

Caleb’s Superheroes - 80%
Sometimes People Aren’t Meant For Each Other - 85%
Recognition That People Need To Love All Of You, Not Just Some Parts - 86%

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