As Jules gains a love interest, and Danny notes an argument with Matt, Leigh attempts to move on but ends up doing the unexpected.
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Matt Wasn’t A Saint: Danny, Bobby, Matt
There is something about being the one left behind and hearing how great the deceased is that can bug you a bit. Especially if it romanticizes the person and absolves them of their faults. Case in point, Bobby speaks highly of Matt but disregards him not being around to bury Danny’s father. That’s from picking a casket to consoling Bobby. Yet, who can he express this anger to who doesn’t give him some spiel about how he’ll get past his anger?
From what it seems, like how Leigh doesn’t want to hear “Sorry For Your Loss” or how people think they knew Matt, Danny doesn’t want people to tell him his anger will subside. What they both want are their feelings validated, and the rest people can keep to themselves.
I May Not Have Found Religion, But I Did Find Someone To Have Faith In: Tommy, Jules
Lacey who? It seems she was just a warm-up for Tommy. Someone who Jules accidentally runs into when looking for an AA meeting, but ends up spending an evening with at a QPoC (Queer People of Color) church. Leading to Jules expressing her skepticism towards religion but also slowly gaining the attention of Tommy.
Someone who accepts Jules is in recovery and seems willing to roll with her being, at best, agnostic. After all, post a hardcore Catholic upbringing, Tommy may still find value in religion, and the community it brings, but the doctrine still messes with her. At least the version she grew up with. Plus, she thinks Jules is cute.
Desperate People Do Desperate Things: Leigh, Ravi, Jules, Danny
While Leigh finally returns to the studio, with a 40% drop off in her enrollments, Jules asks her if her heart is really into teaching anymore. Leigh stumbles, and that’s all the answer Jules needs. So, while she can’t necessarily fire Leigh, that would more so be Amy’s thing, she does give her two months off so she can rediscover herself.
Leading to one of the first acts which seemingly was moving on and dating this guy named Javi. However, in time, it becomes obvious that Leigh didn’t want Javi – she wanted a hoodie he had that likely belonged to Matt. So no sooner does she get the opportunity to steal that hoodie, she is gone.
But here is the fun part: She ends up at Danny’s, and they make out. Now, the fun part about this is Danny participates. Which means between Danny’s guilt and the need for us to question if Leigh just wants anything close to, or resembling Matt, this could lead to some interesting conversations and reactions.
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
People don’t go to church because they’re perfect.
Other Noteworthy Facts, Moments, and Random Thoughts
- Will we ever get Bobby’s perspective, when it comes to losing her son, and get to spend a day with her? Perhaps without Danny or even Leigh?
Jules May Have A Love Interest
With everyone meeting folks and having sex but Jules, until recently, she deserves Tommy, and also this needs to be some kind of end game couple. If only due to Venskus having that kind of charm you want to see long term. But, minor stanning aside, Jules has made it clear she operates as a Cinderella figure, without the wicked stepmom, for a long time, and she should have someone who makes her feel like more. Because, just watching her, with crutches, clean a whole studio by herself, that was a lot. And the fact she does so much emotional labor with Leigh, which she gets no thanks for really, makes it so she deserves to have a friend and partner.
On The Fence
Danny and Leigh
The good about them getting together comes from the conversations that can be had and understanding the reasoning for both. However, there is something about this that doesn’t click. Maybe it is the lack of chemistry or Danny seeming like he deserves a comeuppance in some form. Either way, I’m interested to see what happens but don’t want this long term. Especially since Danny and the girl who robbed him, I’d like to see them reunited.
|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Characters Featured|
|Season 2, Episode 6 “Weird Day”||As Jules gains a love interest, and Danny notes an argument with Matt, Leigh attempts to move on but ends up doing the unexpected.|
|Season 2, Episode 3 “What’s Wrong With Your Chest”||Amy has a mid-life awakening, and it leads her to not only clear out some material things but what has taken up space in her heart and mind.|
|Season 2, Episode 4 “Mr. Greer”||Lest we forget, Matt was a teacher, and with that said, we see how the students too suffered a loss.|
|Season 2, Episode 5 “Norway”||There are two reveals this episode which we’re left to wonder, not the reaction of the person who receives the reveal, but what may come of it long term.|
|Season 2, Episode 2 “I’m Here”||Danny has a reckless, but fun, encounter as Leigh takes drugs and Jules decides to tell Leigh about herself.|
|Season 2, Episode 1 “Middle Finger, Thumbs Up” [Season Premiere]||It is now 6 months from Matt’s death, and while Leigh is slowly finding ways to move on, Danny’s absence makes it hard.|
In the season finale, both Leigh and Jules find a sense of closure while Amy and Danny are left questioning their emotions
With a trip to Palm Springs, gifted by her dad, Leigh decides to get away from it all. Perhaps even begin the process of fully moving on.
It seems everyone is tired of being single and that means desperate times may mean desperate solutions.
We get to meet Matt’s mom and dig a bit into his childhood as Leigh tries to find something, someone, to blame besides herself.
We finally learn how Matt died but the jury is still, kind of, out on whether he had an accident or it was suicide.
With the idea of Matt’s demise not being an accident, Leigh decides it’s time to break the funk or she may end up going under.
We learn what was the thing which triggered Matt wanting to propose to Leigh as well as see Jules struggle to rebuild her image.
As Leigh meets another young widow, and her best friend gets engaged, she finds herself digging more into the blemishes of her marriage.
As some of Matt’s secrets come out, some even Leigh didn't know, we dive a bit further into the complicated family he was part of.
Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen, the full weight of emotion dealing with losing your spouse, while young, will weigh on you like a sandbag.