Home TV Series Sorry For Your Loss: Season 2, Episode 7 “Thirty Years” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

Sorry For Your Loss: Season 2, Episode 7 “Thirty Years” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

by Amari

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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Director(s)Jenée LaMarque
Writer(s)Kimberly Ndombe
Air Date10/29/2019

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The Possibility of Danny and Leigh: Danny, Leigh

Leigh and Danny checking into a hotel.

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

Matt in his classroom.

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

Matt confessing feelings for Nina to Danny.

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/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & 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.
Director(s)Rose Troche
Writer(s)Corina Maritescu
Air Date10/22/2019
Introduced This Episode
TommyBriana Venskus
RaviRene Rosado
  • Matt Wasn’t A Saint: Danny, Bobby, Matt
  • I May Not Have Found Religion, But I Did Find Someone To Have Faith In: Tommy, Jules
  • Desperate People Do Desperate Things: Leigh, Ravi, Jules, Danny
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.
Director(s)Ry Russo-Young
Writer(s)Sheila Callaghan
Air Date10/1/2019
Introduced This Episode
EvieDaniela Leon
  • The Side Effects of Therapy: Jules, Leigh, Amy
  • When You Grow Up Without The Family You Wanted, You Create It: Leigh, Amy, Jules, Matt
  • A Mid-Life Awakening: Amy, Sabrina, Jules, Leigh, Richard
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.
Director(s)Hanelle Culpepper
Writer(s)Charles Yu
Air Date10/8/2019
Introduced This Episode
NinaKhalijah Joi
LaceyLyndon Smith
  • When Amy’s Away, Things Become Disarray: Lacey, Jules, Leigh
  • Honor Thy Brother: Bobby, Danny
  • Sorry For Your Loss: Nina, Leigh, Matt
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.
Director(s)James Ponsoldt
Writer(s)Kit Steinkellner
Air Date10/15/2019
  • Things I’ve Wanted To Say, But I Worked Here: Lacey, Jules
  • Abandonment Issues: Danny, Jules, Leigh
  • I Think I Love You, And That’s What I’m Afraid Of: Leigh, Danny
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.
Director(s)Chinonye Chukwu
Writer(s)Etan Frankel
Air Date10/1/2019
Introduced This Episode
SimoneCleopatra Coleman
  • It Was A Crazy Day And Night, But So Worth It: Jules, Simone, Danny
  • Onto A Different Plane: Leigh, Amy, Matt
  • The Outsider: Jules, Leigh, Amy
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.
Director(s)Azazel Jacobs
Writer(s)Kit Steinkellner
Air Date10/1/2019
  • I Can’t Do This Anymore: Amy, Leigh, Richard, Jules
  • How To Move On From Your Dead Brother’s Wife?: Danny
  • We May Not Be In-Laws, But We Can Still Be Something: Danny, Leigh

Season 1/ Episode 10 “The Penguin and the Mechanic”

In the season finale, both Leigh and Jules find a sense of closure while Amy and Danny are left questioning their emotions

Season 1/ Episode 9 “Welcome to Palm Springs”

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.

Season 1/ Episode 8 “A Widow Walks Into A Wedding”

It seems everyone is tired of being single and that means desperate times may mean desperate solutions.

Season 1/ Episode 7 “I Hate Chess”

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.

Season 1/ Episode 5 “17 Unheard Messages”

We finally learn how Matt died but the jury is still, kind of, out on whether he had an accident or it was suicide.

Season 1/ Episode 6 “I Want A Party”

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.

Season 1/ Episode 4 “Visitor”

We learn what was the thing which triggered Matt wanting to propose to Leigh as well as see Jules struggle to rebuild her image.

Season 1/ Episode 3 "Jackie O. & Courtney Love"

As Leigh meets another young widow, and her best friend gets engaged, she finds herself digging more into the blemishes of her marriage.

Season 1/ Episode 2 "Keep, Toss, Give Away"

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.

Season 1/ Episode 1 "One Fun Thing"

Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen, the full weight of emotion dealing with losing your spouse, while young, will weigh on you like a sandbag.

Dragging Matt’s Name In The Dirt - 79%


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