Danny and Leigh try to see if what they have is real, or Leigh trying to tap into Matt, and we learn Matt told Danny a major secret regarding his marriage.
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The Possibility of Danny and Leigh: Danny, Leigh
Danny and Leigh, after having sex, seem like they really want to go for it and have a relationship. However, Matt still existed, and it triggers consistent issues for both of them. For Leigh, with talking with a couple who have been together 30 years and sees her and Danny capable of the same, that puts things into perspective. Such as, was Matt supposed to die so that she’d end up with his brother? Someone who, for a long time, hated her?
Then, on the flip side, Danny has his own insecurities. Take Leigh mentioning, during their trip, she was thinking about Matt. That makes him wonder, when they were having sex, was she using him to vicariously have sex with his brother?
Yeah, things are that complicated between them, and while they are willing to talk about it, there is guilt murking up the process. Yet, they get through it. For example, for Leigh, it isn’t that she is thinking about Matt when they have sex, but it is through Matt, who she met right out of college, she learned what she likes in sex.
Then, when it comes to the long term potential, it is the issue that you would expect. What will these two do when their relationship isn’t in a cocoon and is open to judgement? Are they solid enough to withstand that, or will whatever they are building break under pressure?
Did You Know About Matt and Nina?: Matt, Nina, Danny
Remember Nina? She was Matt’s co-worker who started after him, and he acted as a mentor to. Well, it seems there was the possibility of them becoming more. Why? Well, with them both being awkward kids, and an offhand comment she made about him being her type when he was younger, it sparked ideas. Not the kind which led to an affair, but Danny was spoken to about Matt’s thoughts. Leading you to wonder, was Matt planning on leaving Leigh?
On The Fence
Dragging Matt’s Name In The Dirt
Here is the thing, I said season 2 couldn’t discard Matt yet I wasn’t sure what they could really do with him? Thus far, he has mostly been used to further what we saw in season 1 – which is show how his loss left a gap in people’s lives. However, with people moving on, it makes seeing Danny’s perspective of him noteworthy yet a little cringey.
Maybe it is because we’re seeing Matt deconstructed after him being treated like a saint in season 1? Perhaps it is due to the fact Matt can’t explain things, so we’re reliant on Danny, who has a negative history with Matt, so we don’t know how much of what is said or done is spin? Either way, things are really complicated, especially when you add this Nina situation, and with seeing Matt as a to have sex with his brother vicariously figure, it is a bit jarring – but in a good way.
|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.