Mr. Inbetween doesn’t feature a murder this week, but Bruce triggers something which makes Ray willing to open up to Ally about a dark time in his life.
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Recap (with Commentary & Spoilers)
Another Day, Another Assignment: Ray, Freddy
Ray gets yet another job from Freddy, but this one seems legit. It requires him killing an associate, but with the price being 250 with a 100 upfront, with no qualms or issues, it seems like easy money.
Honestly, the hitman, killer, security guard, what have you, part of the show is the weakest. People come and go, Freddy is barely memorable, and there isn’t much of a build to the kills. They just happen and both the person who took out the hit, and the now deceased, are just part of an endless parade of people barely worth investing in.
You Shouldn’t Have Messed With My Kid: Petra, Taylor, Samantha, Ray, Brit
Ray, trying to keep things between parents, speaks to Petra, Taylor’s mother, and Petra immediately denies Taylor is bullying Brit. In fact, she feels Ray is harassing her, so she calls the cops. Leading to what should be an iconic moment which deserves to be a meme and what I need to make a .gif for.
But the “I Don’t Answer Questions” moment aside, being that Ray clearly didn’t break through to Petra, he gets Samantha, who choked him out in the last episode, to pay Taylor a visit. Leading to Brit likely not having to worry about Taylor again.
Wouldn’t it be cool to see Brit and Samantha become friends? Brit learning to fight, Samantha getting to stick around and add some color to the show. Heck, maybe even discovering what Ray does and being the bridge between his personal life and professional life? I mean, he did likely pay the kid to threaten someone. So it isn’t like he hasn’t already started to blur that boundary.
It’s All Fun & Games Until A Few Beers Open You Up: Ray, Gary, Tatiana, Ally
Tatiana, during a group date with her, Ray, Gary, and Ally, decides to bring up the urine porn and Ally just rolls with it. Which isn’t surprising since she joked about taking a dump on Ray’s chest in the last episode, so what’s pee?
But, jokes aside, Ray seems to appreciate Ally being able to roll with the punches and that’s probably why he opens up to her about the abuse he experienced as a child. Be it at school, where he was bullied until the 6th grade, or at home. In fact, he notes it was so bad he contemplated suicide and cut his hand to see if he could really do it.
Thus helping you understand why this bullying thing was a big deal to Ray to the point of getting Samantha involved. Brit is a bit delicate and while Ray moved past his suicidal thoughts, who is to say Brit would?
Generally speaking, most of Mr. Inbetween feels nonconsequential. Ray is told to kill someone and does it. Gary drags him into some weird situation and is forgiven, and he sometimes spends a day with his daughter. However, the conversation with Ally reminds you of the reason why you should stick around, watch each segment, and not just make the show into background noise. For every once in a while, it gets real, and Mr. Inbetween is always at its best when it isn’t trying to be funny, make Ray overly complex, or really push this duality, but just make him someone who has been through s***. The kind which alters a person and makes them capable of being a hitman. One whose humanity survives thanks to his brother, daughter, and now Ally.
- Ray Opening Up To Ally, And Their Relationship In General
- Ray and Bruce’s Relationship
- Samantha’s Return & Doing A Favor For Ray
On The Fence
- Gary Is Still Married To Tatiana
|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 2, Episode 4 “Monsters”||As Mr. Inbetween improves capturing your interest on the hitman side, it almost seems they have found a way to make both sides to Ray compelling.|
|Season 2, Episode 5 “Can’t Save You”||At Christmas, Ray suffers two loses. One minor, one greater, and it makes the upcoming new year all the more difficult.|
|Season 2, Episode 6 “Let Me Stop You There”||What does a killer with a broken heart do? Well, seek ways for cathartic release – that’s how.|
|Season 2, Episode 3 “I Came From Your Balls?”||Brit gets the sex talk, and Ray learns Davros has a brother and accidentally ends up in a conversation with his mark.|
|Season 2, Episode 2 “Don’t Be a Dickhead”||Mr. Inbetween doesn’t feature a murder this week, but Bruce triggers something which makes Ray willing to open up to Ally about a dark time in his life.|
|Season 2, Episode 1 “Shoulda Tapped” [Season Premiere]||Mr. Inbetween returns and between an issue Britt has at school and one of Ray’s employers trying to be cheap, it’s same ole, same ole.|
While the first season of Mr. Inbetween failed to find a sweet spot between the gangster and dad, it still made for one hell of a first season.
Ray ends up in a bit of trouble this episode. However, both times, he shows he isn’t a simple hitman and makes a smart decision.
How did Ray get away with his hands in bondage and stuck in a trunk? Well, it is mostly due to luck and dealing with idiots.
Ally begins to see Ray as we see him, and it makes her a bit more cautious when it comes to dating him.
Gary proves himself to be the dump truck which keeps dropping crap on Ray’s life.
Freddy and Gary make mistakes which Ray finds himself having to handle. Both of which could have been preventable.
While the thug side of Mr. Inbetween is generic, the lead's personal life, like being a father, compensates enough to perhaps hook viewers.