TV Series

SMILF: Season 2, Episode 9 “Single Mom Is Losing Faith” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

Community Rating: 0.00% (0) - No Community Ratings Submitted.

We’re gifted a western theme to help remix things as Bridge and Nelson reconcile, and Mr. Daddy gets his.


Network
Showtime
Director(s)Zach Strauss
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw, Zach Strauss
Air Date3/24/2019
Introduced This Episode
Mr. DaddyClark Gregg

Sloppy Seconds: Rafi, Nelson, Bridgette, Tutu, Larry

Like in actual Boston, in Bridgette’s western Boston there are some issues between her, Tutu, and also Nelson. All of which find Larry in the middle. Why? Well, Tutu thinks Bridgette wants Larry to go to some fancy school because she is ashamed of them and Nelson? Well, with Bridgette thinking Nelson is taking Rafi from his kid, that is a major issue.

However, while Rafi doesn’t get involved with the Tutu beef, which settles itself when Bridge and he can’t afford the pre-school, he does help the Nelson situation. If just by pushing that Nelson has to accept Bridge is part of his and Larry’s life and she has to try to make it work. Which, ultimately, she does.

Mr. Daddy: Nelson, Bridgette, Larry, Rafi, Tutu, Ally, Mr. Daddy

In this alternative reality of Boston, Mr. Daddy, Ally’s now apparent ex, pretty much owns everything. As you can imagine, that is a problem in Bridgette’s Boston since things are largely flipped. Making Mr. Daddy the last remnant of patriarchy in a largely matriarchal society. One which even is gender-flipped by men dolling themselves up and largely making up the sex worker population.

Ally before shooting Mr. Daddy in his genitals.

Yet, there comes the point when enough is enough, so the ladies face Mr. Daddy and have a shoot out. One which ends with Ally getting her revenge for being left with nothing by giving Mr. Daddy a vasectomy by a bullet. Thus bringing peace to Boston and an end to a rather weird episode.

On The Fence

It Shakes Things Up, But What’s Canon?

Season 1 of Smilf also had a very out there episode which left you wondering what is just Bridge dealing with her stress and is legit? For example, are Ally and Mr. Daddy actually through? Also, has she no idea that Bridge has been stealing from her? Also, there is the Nelson question. Is she legitimately jealous of Bridgette and has, once again, made nice with her?

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate how Smilf is trying to shake things up. However being that it also leads you to question what is real and what’s just part of Bridgette’s coping mechanisms, it’s a bit frustrating. Especially considering there won’t be a 3rd season so we’re coming up on what will be the series finale.

Follow Wherever I Look on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and Subscribe to the YouTube Channel.



Season/ EpisodeSynopsisDirector, Writer, and Introduced ActorsTopics & 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.
Director(s)Zach Strauss
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw, Zach Strauss
Air Date3/24/2019
Introduced This Episode
Mr. DaddyClark Gregg
  • Sloppy Seconds: Rafi, Nelson, Bridgette, Tutu, Larry
  • Mr. Daddy: Nelson, Bridgette, Larry, Rafi, Tutu, Ally, Mr. Daddy
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.
Director(s)Kerry Washington
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw, Thembi L. Banks, Rochée Jeffrey
Air Date3/10/2019
  • Left Out: Rafi, Nelson, Bridgette
  • The Outsider: Eliza, Bridgette
  • You Got A Friend In Me: Eliza, Bridgette
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.
Director(s)Cate Shortland
Writer(s)Emily Goldwyn
Air Date3/17/2019
Introduced This Episode
WinnieClaudia O’Doherty
EnidMelanie Griffith
  • We’re The Morons: Jackie, Tutu
  • I’m Suffocating: Winnie, Enid, Nelson
  • The Right Decision: Bridgette, Rafi
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.
Director(s)Cate Shortland
Writer(s)Zach Strauss, Halley Feiffer
Air Date3/31/2019
  • We’re Fated: Bridgette, Rafi
  • Same Ol’ Mistakes: Bridgette, Rafi, Nelson
  • Milo & The Girl Left Behind: Tutu, Bridgette
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.
Director(s)Cate Shortland
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw, Jessica Moore
Air Date3/3/2019
  • Losing The House: Tutu, Jackie, Joe Jr.
  • Losing Dignity: Tutu, Jackie, Bridgette, Larry
  • Losing Nelson: Bridgette, Nelson, Rafi
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.
Director(s)Cate Shortland
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw
Air Date2/24/2019
Introduced This Episode
FionaAlly Sheedy
  • 2014: Rafi, Bridgette, Tutu, Eliza
  • A Classy Mom: Bridgette, Rafi, Tutu
  • The Healing Process Begins: Tutu, Bridgette, Rafi, Fiona
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?
Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Heather V. Regnier
Air Date2/17/2019
Introduced This Episode
HimselfKevin Bacon
  • A Day To Myself?: Larry, Bridgette, Rafi, Nelson
  • How The Other Side Lives: Nelson, Bridgette, Kevin Bacon
  • An Idle Mind Is The Devil’s Playground: Bridgette, Larry, Rafi
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.
Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Emily Goldwyn, Jess Lamour
Air Date2/10/19
Introduced This Episode
ElsieNuma Perrier
MindyNhadya Salomon
IdaSisa Grey
ChloeMia Kaplan
  • You Know I Am Your Mother: Ally, Ida, Chloe
  • A Birthday Gift For Us Both: Ally, Mindy
  • At Beck and Call: Ally, Mindy, Elsie
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.
Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw, Rachel Leavitt
Air Date1/27/2019
Introduced This Episode
Joe JuniorLucien Spelman
JackieSherie Rene Scott
HankDan Aid
  • Mourning Together: Tutu, Jackie, Joe Junior
  • Derailment: Hank, Bridgette, Ally
  • Something Has To Give: Rafi, Bridgette

Season 1/ Episode 1 “A Box of Dunkies and Two Squirts of Maple Syrup”

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

Season 1/ Episode 2 “1,800 Filet-O-Fishes & One Small Diet Coke”

Bridgette continues to reveal herself as someone who not only gets underestimated but probably underestimates herself.

Director(s)Leslye Headland
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw & Emily Goldwyn
Characters Introduced
RyanJoseph Winford Warren
ElizaRaven Goodwin
CaseyAustin Abrams
  • Larry is Sick!: Rafi, Nelson, Bridgette, Larry
  • Smarter Than You Know: Ally, Bridgette, Casey
  • What’s Up With Tutu?: Tutu, Bridgette

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Half a Sheet Cake & a Blue-Raspberry Slushie”

How does one bring dreams to reality? Much less, know when a dream is feasible? Those are the questions Bridgette faces this episode.

Director(s)Leslye Headland
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw & Jess Dweck
Characters Introduced
GeorgeGeorge Basil
Kit-KatKimberley Crossman
CraigJeremy Shamos
JoeBlake Clark
  • Money Is a Major Issue: Bridgette
  • Finding Your Niche: Eliza, Nelson, Bridgette
  • The Escorting Business: Bridgette

Season 1/ Episode 4 “Deep-Dish Pizza & a Shot of Holy Water”

After being assaulted, Bridgette is trying to reclaim her inner bad ass, but people refuse to let her be great and validated.

Director(s)Leslye Headland
Writer(s)Karey Dornetto
Characters Introduced
KenMatt Shively
EddieMark Webber
  • Can I Get Some Validation Here? A Win?!: Eliza, Tutu, Bridgette
  • Reclaiming My Time & My Power: Bridgette
  • You Don’t Respect Me At All Do You?: Rafi, Tutu, Nelson, Bridgette, Eliza

Season 1/ Episode 5 “Run, Bridgette, Run or Forty-Eight Burnt Cupcakes & Graveyard Rum”

Smilf sends us on some kind of trippy Groundhog Day scenario which leaves you wondering what of it all was canon?

Director(s)Amy York Rubin
Writer(s)Zach Strauss
Characters Introduced
ReginaGabrielle Maiden
PhilGary Anthony Williams
MoPaula Pell
  • Groundhog Father’s Day – Part 1: Ally, Bridgette, Rafi
  • Groundhog Father’s Day – Part 2: Eliza, Regina, Bridgette, Phil
  • Groundhog Father’s Day – Part 3 and 4: Rafi, Nelson, Tutu, Mo, Bridgette

Season 1/ Episode 6 “Chocolate Pudding & a Cooler of Gatorade”

Disappointments come all around and Bridgette finds herself being everyone’s go-to person.

Director(s)Amy York Rubin
Writer(s)Sarah L. Jones and Mel Shimkovitz
Characters Introduced
Angie (Rafi’s Mom)Marabina Jaimes
EdmondDonald Li
  • My Mother, My Weakness: Rafi
  • Seeing Edmond: Tutu
  • Searching For Purpose: Tutu, Bridgette, Ally

Season 1/ Episode 7 “Family-Sized Popcorn & a Can of Wine”

Epigenetics is the word of the day as Tutu, Bridgette, and maybe even Larry, have a bit of a bad day.

Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Scott King
  • Epigenetics: Tutu, Eliza, Larry, Bridgette
  • I Need A Win Here: Tutu, Eliza, Larry, Bridgette, Joe

Season 1/ Episode 8 “Mark’s Lunch & Two Cups of Coffee.”

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.

Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Frankie Shaw
Characters Introduced
RichardDavid DeBeck
Young BridgetteJordana Rose
TherapistStacey Moseley
  • My Dad Touched My Vagina: Bridgette, Tutu
  • Date With Daddy – Preparation: Bridgette, Tutu
  • Date with Daddy: Tutu, Bridgette, Nelson, Eliza

Season 2, Episode 1 “Shit Man, I’ve Literally Failed”

Season 2 of SMILF begins in tragedy, yet with death may come new life for Tutu and Bridgette.

Director(s)Frankie Shaw
Writer(s)Scott King
Air Date (Online)1/3/2019
Introduced This Episode
SheilaMindy Sterling
  • Daddy Isn’t Here: Bridgette
  • Goodbye Joe: Bridgette, Tutu, Joe, Larry
  • This One Is For You Ma!: Tutu, Bridgette
It Shakes Things Up, But What’s Canon? - 70%

70%

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



What Would Your Rating Be?

Negative Mixed Positive

No Community Ratings Submitted.


You Can Find The Podcast On All Major Platforms



Amari Allah

I started Wherever I Look back in 2011 and have aimed to be that friend who loves watching various forms of media and talking about it. So, from bias, strong opinions, and a perspective you may not have thought about, you'll find that in our reviews.

Questions, Comments or Difference of Opinion?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button