In the series finale, Tutu reveals something major as Rafi struggles with Larry’s birthday and what should have been good news.
|Writer(s)||Zach Strauss, Halley Feiffer|
We’re Fated: Bridgette, Rafi
With a child together, and the chemistry still there, Rafi believes Nelson may fill this chapter of his life, but Bridgette is end game. An idea which seems silly, even inappropriate after a kiss, yet with that kiss setting Bridgette on fire, the idea doesn’t sound so terrible.
Same Ol’ Mistakes: Bridgette, Rafi, Nelson
That is until Bridgette learns a few things. The first being that Nelson is pregnant and then, like when she got pregnant, Rafi relapsing. Learning that puts an end to the fantasy and leads Bridgette to offer to help, but Nelson is blocking her a bit. If only because Rafi wants to do meeting rather than go away and with Larry being dangled like a carrot, it is upsetting to him. Leaving Bridgette at a bit of an impasse since she wants to be there for Rafi, Nelson as well, but if they can’t agree on helping Rafi, then that’s a problem.
Milo & The Girl Left Behind: Tutu, Bridgette
While Rafi is getting high on pills and the party is happening, Tutu is reminiscing about a boy named Milo. Someone who was her boyfriend when she was 16, real sweet guy, who also got her pregnant. Yet, with her parents being ashamed and sending her to Ireland, she was forced to give up her daughter and now wants to seek her out. After all, the house is going to be sold soon, and while Jackie offered her basement, that isn’t ideal. Plus, with Bridge talking about going to NY, that means this could be their final days, weeks, maybe months, in the same city. So while a plane ticket isn’t booked, a plan does begin to get crafted.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- When is the last time we heard about Bridgette’s brother?
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
[…] always leave a door open, ‘cause you never know when you have to escape.
On The Fence
This Is The End
With Rafi relapsing, Nelson pregnant, Tutu revealing she has a kid out there, and Bridgette getting serious about the idea of heading to NY, it is a bittersweet ending. One which makes the show cancellation unfortunate since these are grand shifts for each character. Tutu has long been in the dumps, seemingly just going through the motions of life, so finding her oldest daughter could be the spark she needs. Then with Rafi, while we have seen him use a little bit, how far down the rabbit hole he goes and what he is like as an addict would be a sight to see. Especially with Nelson trying to handle that and a pregnancy.
Yet, alas, things end with the potential of the future and considering how this show ended, who knows if Frankie Shaw could get the financing to end the story properly.
|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Director, Writer, and Introduced Actors||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 2, Episode 9 “Single Mom Is Losing Faith”||We’re gifted a western theme to help remix things as Bridge and Nelson reconcile, and Mr. Daddy gets his.|
|Season 2, Episode 7 “Smile More If Lying Fails”||In a pseudo-Eliza focused episode, we’re reminded how well to do her family is as Bridgette is reminded how much of an outsider she is.|
|Season 2, Episode 8 “Sex Makes It Less Formal”||On top of possibly seeing the scene which led to SMILF being cancelled, we get a few moments that might make you cry.|
|Season 2, Episode 10 “Single Mom Is Looking (For) Family”||In the series finale, Tutu reveals something major as Rafi struggles with Larry’s birthday and what should have been good news.|
|Season 2, Episode 6 “Should Mothers Incur Loss Financially?”||Accountability is forced upon Bridgette, Tutu, even Rafi and each take the call and pursue different decisions. Some a bit drastic.|
|Season 2, Episode 5 “Single Mom In Love Forever”||The days before and day of Larry’s birth are relived – as well as the reason Colleen goes by Tutu and the beginning of the end for Rafi and Bridgette.|
|Season 2, Episode 4 “So Maybe I Look Feminine”||It’s Bridgette’s first weekend without Larry, and she gets an offer to hang out with Nelson – what could go wrong?|
|Season 2, Episode 3 “Surrogate Mothers Inspire Loving Families”||Non-white women who live in Boston, two who work for Ally specifically, and one of the two’s sisters are the focus of Smilf’s latest episode.|
|Season 2, Episode 2 “Sorry Mary, I’m Losing Faith”||It’s one baby step forward, and two hops back as Bridgette continues to try to get her life together.|
Smilf, similar to Shameless, seems like the type of show which will gain a loyal fan base, but not the mainstream attention it may come to deserve.
Creator: Frankie Shaw
Bridgette continues to reveal herself as someone who not only gets underestimated but probably underestimates herself.
How does one bring dreams to reality? Much less, know when a dream is feasible? Those are the questions Bridgette faces this episode.
After being assaulted, Bridgette is trying to reclaim her inner bad ass, but people refuse to let her be great and validated.
Smilf sends us on some kind of trippy Groundhog Day scenario which leaves you wondering what of it all was canon?
Epigenetics is the word of the day as Tutu, Bridgette, and maybe even Larry, have a bit of a bad day.
In what some may find a triggering episode, Bridgette seeks to get to the root of some of her problems: the father who molested her – repeatedly.
Season 2 of SMILF begins in tragedy, yet with death may come new life for Tutu and Bridgette.
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