Accountability is forced upon Bridgette, Tutu, even Rafi and each take the call and pursue different decisions. Some a bit drastic.
Episode Information: Episode 6 “Should Mothers Incur Loss Financially?”
|Writer(s)||Frankie Shaw, Jessica Moore|
Losing The House: Tutu, Jackie, Joe Jr.
Being that Tutu was against marrying, and Massachusetts doesn’t do common law marriages, that means Joe Jr. owns the house and Jackie reveals he intends to sell it. Why? Well, his wife was laid off, he has a kid in college and other young kids running about. As for what Tutu is supposed to do? Honestly, Joe doesn’t mention any ideas and very well may not care. Leaving Tutu in a terrible position since her daughter can’t take her in and her sister? They’d kill each other.
Losing Dignity: Tutu, Jackie, Bridgette, Larry
Bridgette’s monthly bills are well over a $1000s and without working for Ally, add in discrimination because she is a mom, things are hard. However, sympathy is in short supply since Tutu doesn’t feel all that bad for Bridgette. Hell, when Bridgette ends up on food stamps she questions if her child will now become a welfare queen and notes she thought Trump got rid of that program.
This leads to a whole lot of issues because taking care of Larry is hard and he is coming to that age of being aware his mom is struggling. So Tutu wanting to put her hands up and block Jackie from helping leads to Bridgette calling Tutu a horrible mom. But, as whenever Bridgette blows up, within a day she is reconciling with Tutu, and it becomes another piece of plastic thrown under the bridge.
Losing Nelson: Bridgette, Nelson, Rafi
Rafi has it made. Nelson pays all the bills, and he is just responsible for a few errands. When Rafi was with Bridgette, this wouldn’t fly at all, and she notes she used to berate him about being a man and yet now, he has a woman with far lower standards. The kind Rafi complains about just because she asks for some help and accountability.
So, after their fight, Rafi and Nelson, and talking to Bridgette, who he helps steal food from Ally, Rafi goes back to Nelson. In fact, he pushes the idea of marriage which she seems to go for. However, whether her parents react as Tutu did is a whole other story.
Other Noteworthy Facts & Moments
- Tutu is 64
While Larry isn’t a major player on this show, he does mark when things are at a bit of a breaking point. In a way, he acts like Bridgette’s conscious or the one who snaps her out of denial. She doesn’t want to admit she is poor, but with Larry recognizing they don’t have money, it forces her to do what she has to do. Which means getting government assistance. Something that is shown not to be easy, that is has a stigma that is hard to shake and doesn’t really cover your needs the way it is advertised. For Bridgette doesn’t go overboard and buy unnecessary items but just some things which cover her, like tampons, and stuff for the household. Yet, it can’t be done, and she is back at square one almost. Just with maybe a baby step forward.
Major Changes Are Afoot
With Rafi proposing, Tutu on the verge of being homeless, and Bridgette desperate for a job, something has to give. Though, we also have to factor in Samara Weaving (Nelson) leaving the production as well. Something which likely means a grand shift in the narrative for Rafi and perhaps Bridgette too. After all, eventually Bridgette has to have a come up, and when it comes to Rafi, there is the slightest vibe that maybe something could happen there.
As for Tutu? Well, at 64 and with her attitude, I can’t picture her getting a job. Yet, you know something has to be done. The only question is what and how? Will Joe just make her pay rent and leave her alone? How about she gets kicked out, lives with Jackie a bit, until something grand, like winning the lotto, happens to her? Considering Tutu has had it as rough, if not more, than Bridgette, she too could use a kiss from lady luck to drag her out of the straits she is in.
|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
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