We’re gifted a western theme to help remix things as Bridge and Nelson reconcile, and Mr. Daddy gets his.
|Writer(s)||Frankie Shaw, Zach Strauss|
|Introduced This Episode|
|Mr. Daddy||Clark 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.
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.
|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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