Everything at the coterie revolves around drama. There is always drama, lies, secrets. I get that it makes for good TV but also, I am like how do these people keep their shit straight.
Cause it feels overwhelming.
Granted, I know that this is a show that is about finding ones self and when we’re doing that, we’re going to constantly be making questionable choices and doing things that may not be in our best interest, but that’s not here nor there.
Alice is at her comedy workshop and it is very diverse. It’s a unique event, and they are really trying to mentor these comedians, but they make it known that there are normally only 6, however this year they’ve made an exception and that is why there are seven.
And everyone knows that Alice is the exception.
It’s hard being able to be put on the spot. Especially Alice. She’s not comfortable with conflict and her and the groups director really don’t see eye to eye. Alice didn’t have a good first day or make a good impression and that is hard for her. She doesn’t feel like she belongs and doesn’t know how to fit in.
It’s not made any easier by the fact that everyone is praising Lindsey. I don’t trust Lindsey – they being nice or kind feels like an ulterior motive is hidden somewhere in there.
The next day in class they are tasked with bringing in a characters. Alice chooses to be her Mom and repeats her Mom, almost verbatim for laughs. It’s kind of sad how everyone is laughing. Her mother is the butt of the joke and though I think Alice knows that, she’s not sure of what else to do, based on the way the first day went.
And Alice has given in to making jokes at the expense of her identity, and everyone in the class is telling her how amazing she is. Lindsey is put off by it and makes her remarks. But I think Lindsey is put off by being outshined by Alice and that’s the real issue.
Gael is a little lost and doesn’t know who he is as of yet. I think that’s part of the beauty of his character though. He refuses to be boxed in and he’s just now freeing himself from the chains that have kept him in. He’s lost, but he’s not willing to stay there. What I love about Gael is when his storylines revolve around his art and the challenges that he faces, because in those moments are also the inspirations that he finds.
Gael is reassessing his dreams and he’s wondering when his big break is going to come. He isn’t sure of his space. And I just have to wonder what does a big break mean? Isn’t it different for everyone?
Davia and Gael have grown closer and it plays into the storyline of him being able to help her. She’s working on giving her kids a better path and making sure that they don’t get a strike in the diversion program. So the restorative justice that the group wants her to practice isn’t working. So she gets Gael to come and help with the kids and teaching them art.
The way that he related to the kids and was able to speak to them in a way that wasn’t condescending, but instead was filled with strength, understanding, and passion was a testament to the man that he is. The man that he can be.
Davia is doing an amazing job as a teacher. She’s excited and supported there. She gets the notice that her Teach For America contract was extended into its third year. But what I am loving about Davia’s story is she isn’t wrapped into what the internet it thinking about her, about Dennis, she’s seeing that there is support from other outlets. Other people.
She is finding her worth and that’s a beautiful thing. She’s working on being there for other people versus wrapped up in herself.
The Byte Club has gathered at the coterie. figuring out what is going to happen. What are they going to do? They are unemployed, have limited amounts of money and need to come up with an idea right away. Some of them can last months without having an income, some can barely last.
While the girls are there, Evan is sending apology gifts to Mariana and she’s so wrapped up in trying to hide everything from the girls, that she’s not concentrating on them. But they want to know where the presents are coming from and she can’t lie on the spot apparently – because she tells them that it’s her birthday.
All of the Byte Club was so supportive, wanting to celebrate her. And she, well she isn’t thinking and does the stupid thing – heading out to visit Evan. Look, I shipped the two of them at one point, but I also know that when someone shows you their ass – believe them.
Mariana and Evan have sex on a trampoline – which points for being able to do that. But she is asking him for business advice and I’m like NO MARIANA. These two don’t need to be talking business. She went out on her own and left speculate for a reason and she’s letting Evan talk her out of following her ambition. Fuck that.
Evan’s telling her all the things that he’s going to do to make what he did with her app right, but I don’t feel like he’s making anything right. I feel like he’s making up for shit and it shouldn’t be something he thinks about AFTER HE WAS A DICK in my opinion.
She has to have a loyalty to the Byte Club right now, in my opinion. And what she’s hiding from them, and the shit she’s pulling isn’t okay. And it’s going to backfire.
Callie is dealing with Kathleen. She’s learning from her and though I don’t always agree with Kathleen’s way of doing things, I do believe that Callie will influence her and she will learn from Kathleen.
Callies trying to help Yvonne and the DA isn’t taking shit seriously. He doesn’t have time to speak, but when Callie approaches him, he gets to show how much he’s not paying attention and offers her more community service hours to settle.
Ummm… are we realizing here dude that you are perpetuating the problem?
Kathleen is teaching Callie all about deals, but she’s got a million mixed messages on when to take them and when to not. She tells Callie that Yvonne shouldn’t take the deal, but I am wondering if she’s even realizing what not taking it means.
And then there is Jarod. She’s got a deal for him for like a long ass time in jail and tells Callie that she needs to take it to him.
I think that the thing that makes Callie a good lawyer is that she’s got empathy. She listens to her clients and wants to find a way to make it right for them.
Jarod tells her that the guard took his medicine for himself and Callie is definitely listening to what he’s saying. This isn’t right and she’s not gonna have him take a shitty deal when there are worse things happening then she knew.
She looks into the situation and realizes that the guard was let go from his previous job because of suspicion of stealing meds. The DA is caught off guard and he tries to make it seem like he’s doing amazing things for Kathleen because of their relationship. But in reality, he’s just trying to make it so there isn’t a loss here.
But Kathleen, she’s not having it. She’s looking for that one case to put her new firm on the map and have a big payday. So she rejects the offer and says they are going to trial.
Callie knows that Jarod won’t do well in jail and she’s worried. This is about helping people for her, and for Kathleen it’s about getting back into the courtroom.
I am worried about what will happen to Jarod and how this will affect Callie. I don’t see this ending well.
Good Trouble airs on Freeform.