As there is some effort to end the pettiness amongst those of the 6th and 4th floor, Maggie is forced to deal with Mitch’s end being soon.
|Directed By||Adam Davidson|
|Written By||Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Sam Laybourne|
|Introduced This Episode|
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When You Put A Name To It, It’s Real – Deb, Maggie, Zoey
Choosing a coffin, a headstone, planning a funeral? More often than not, people do this after someone died, so doing so when someone is alive, though not well, is hard. Especially for Maggie for as much as Zoey wants to help, as does her brother, it is her husband, her business partner, her best friend who she is having to accept will die.
But, perhaps the biggest struggle for Maggie is that, of her friend group, she is the first to bury her husband. So with that, she has no one to turn to about what’s going on, how she feels, or even guidance. Luckily for her, Zoey overhears a woman named Deb, who is a popular widow amongst the cemetery, and she offers to guide Maggie through the process, or at least be a travel companion on the grief train.
Putting Old Feelings To Bed – Leif, Joan, Max, Ava, Mo, Eddie, Tobin
Max’s war with the fourth floor continues, and with Leif jilted as he was, he feels like he is in good company. However, Leif has not moved on from the fourth floor, specifically Joan, at all. He, in fact, uses Tobin to send code to the fourth floor in hopes that being a double agent could show his loyalty and love. But, all this does is put him in a situation to be fired and coerces Joan to speak to Ava about a truce. One which gives Max without a means to lash out and forced to stew in his anger.
And while that happens, Eddie, who apparently is a dancer, he is working for a chance at an 8-month gig on a cruise line. Which, upon hearing, drums up insecurities in Mo they have no desire to speak on. But, while not diving into in this episode, there is always the next, even if it is the season finale.
Can We Get Back To Some Semblance Of Who We Were – Ava, Max, Zoey
With losing his war against Joan, and Zoey in a way, just as Joan made peace with Ava, Zoey tries to with Max. Something that isn’t necessarily easy for him, since he remains hurt by not having been fought for. But, it seems the biggest issue of them all was being coerced to deal with being rejected but not having space. Though with Ava firing Max, since Joan protected Leif, he’ll now have the space he needs for his and Zoey’s relationship to regain normalcy.
Maggie Getting A Friend
It is always strange when you watch a show with people of a certain age, and only their children or mentees seem to be the ones they talk to. No one that they went to college with, are friends their own age, or anything like that. All are younger.
So, to see and witness Maggie have a friend and life outside of Zoey, outside of Mitch for that matter, it felt like the start of something new. Plus, with Bernadette Peters being said friend, one can only hope this means a new reoccurring, or regular, role for her.
Max Getting Fired
We’d like to think the reason Max has been the way he is comes from being unable to escape Zoey. She is at work, at the bar, is part of the reason he can’t go to one coffee shop anymore due to her matching him up with someone. Plus, when one feels rejected as he did, you need time to adjust. Hence why so many fear things changing with their best friend for just what Max does. They make it awkward, turn every nice gesture into them trying to prove themselves, and with being rejected, so comes the question if they can move on without leaving you behind?
So with Max no longer at SprqPoint, one can only hope it gives him the space he desperately needed.
Peace Between Joan and Ava, At Last?
It isn’t clear if the long-lasting rivalry came from being women or simply the top two at the company, but clearly, Joan and Ava relished in their battles. So, with the latest one being forced to end due to Leif tainting the fight, could this mean peace at least? As they equally work on The Chirp, a project that began on the 4th floor, which will now have the aide of the 6th, may we see harmony amongst the two floors and it be everlasting?
On The Fence
Mo and Eddie Ending
We have a complicated relationship with Mo, mainly due to not being sure how Mo should be handled. On the one hand, Mo being different being such a minor thing, and only present in one episode, it is progressive, forward-thinking, yet it does sometimes feel like we’re avoiding the elephant in the room. And what doesn’t help is the reminder that, while Mo might be one of, if not the, most interesting characters on the show, it isn’t about them. Hence disappearing for entire episodes or being the old school sassy Black best friend and having very little wiggle room outside of that.
Yet, with Eddie, there was this hope and desire to see how that relationship worked, and maybe even the complications due to Mo’s friend being the one who blew up Eddie’s engagement. A topic sidestepped if not utterly avoided. So to add in now Mo ending things with Eddie, no discussion, and one episode left in which you know Mitch’s demise, maybe Simon or Max stepping up, likely wallowing the majority of the screen time there is, it is hard to not be frustrated.
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