As we launch into the final season of The Bold Type, one must take a look back and realize how far we came. The lessons that the show has taught us, the way we’ve watched everyone grow, and the way that we all need to stop and listen to the world around us. Because everything is changing, but the past is always there to teach us lessons.
The Bold Type is back with Trust Fall, “Jane races to finish a high-risk expose that could have repercussions for Jacqueline. Sutton has a chance to shine at a Scarlet retreat if she can regain her focus. And Kat wants to stay true to herself while making a big decision.”
And what you’re being asked to do is trust that all of the time and energy that you have in put into this show, into your beliefs, and into these characters. And the truth is – it is. The Bold Type is a show that you can trust to catch you when you fall.
Lets break it down.
SUTTONS FALLING APART
When you take a stand in life, it can change everything. And Sutton told Richard that she didn’t want to have kids and what that has done is left her with a hole in her heart.
She’s hurting because she’s lost the love of her life and when she went home, she rebounded with a married man. Sutton did things that she never wanted to do and was a person that she never wanted to be.
And so it’s hard to watch her self medicate. It’s hard to watch her try to be strong. It’s hard to watch her try to keep it all in and her shit together. But the thing is Sutton has to realize that everyone is around for her.
While Sutton is falling apart, she is trying to keep her work together. The entire team has to pitch to an ad sales conference, and Oliver is waiting for her pitch. And she does come up with a good one – pitches styling the staff, because everyone can publish a picture of a celebrity, but it’s how you make it relatable.
And of course – her pitch is something Jacqueline loves. But Sutton doesn’t feel like she deserves the good things in life, because she slept with a married man.
Everyone makes mistakes and I am not saying that sleeping with a married man is okay. I am not saying that what Sutton has done is right.
But what I am saying is that the beauty of this show is that it shows everything that people go through and makes you grow from it. Because they are growing from it.
KAT TAKES A STAND
One thing that I have always loved about Kat is that she is true to who she is, her beliefs, and wants nothing more than to be a positive change. She’s not always gone about things the right way, but she has the best of intentions.
Kat wants to be loved and accepted. She wants to be challenged and her mind used. Kat has strong political and ethical beliefs and that is part of what I love about her.
And so I can understand why she’s so upset with herself that she slept with Eva. Eva has such different belief systems that Kat feels ashamed of herself for having slept with her. And hey, I get it. I would love to say that having different belief systems shouldn’t affect people, but it does.
And Eva’s beliefs align more to the right, while Kat more to the left. It is a big deal and something that will challenge any relationship. Kat doesn’t know how to tell Eva how she feels so she breaks it off in a text.
And that’s pretty shitty.
I think that what makes me feel for Kat is that being honest isn’t easy, but that’s the thing that also makes me feel for Eva. She deserves honesty. And even though Kat is convinced to talk to her, Kat’s constant “I don’t want anything”, isn’t okay. She’s effectively putting Eva down with moment after moment.
People deserve an explanation when you are letting them go. People deserve an explanation when you are hurting them. It’s only fair and it’s responsible. Don’t people understand that you should have the hard conversations, because wouldn’t you want the truth given to you? Like treat others as you would want to be treated.
It takes Kat heading to the Scarlett retreat to watch over Sutton and running into Eva for her to finally have an honest conversation. She admits that she she takes full responsibility for sleeping together, but in a way I feel like that’s diminishing Eva. But what this forces Kat to do is to become truthful – not only with Eva, but with herself.
Kat says she knew Eva was forbidden fruit and maybe that’s why it was so exciting. Kat says they are too different. Eva said that is why it was so exciting and she does have a point. Kat says she would love to live in a world where she wasn’t fighting for things all the time, but after she slept with Eva she didn’t like herself. She doesn’t like the things that Eva works to protect because it hurts ppl like Kat. Eva says she’s not gonna defend her beliefs. Kat says she’s not asking her to but she can’t defend Eva’s beliefs either.
I have to admit that this episode I didn’t love Kat, but I do love that we got back to the Kat that we know – the one that is willing to grow through the good and bad, the one that is always striving to be better, and the one that is there for others.
And the one that is honest.
JANE IS STILL A HOT MESS
I want to love Jane, but sometimes I find it hard. Because Jane is supposed to be this bad ass leader, fighting for the truth and making a difference in the world and they always write her character as this woman who makes mistake after mistake and never learns from them. She comes across as a woman that’s led by her hormones versus being led by her intelligence.
And i want to like Jane, because I do feel like she’s a good person. But I also feel like once again, she has made a huge mistake, because she didn’t investigate enough, being led by the time that she is spending with Scott.
Do I believe that this man was abusing people in the workplace? Yes, I do. But what Jane did by ignoring other members of her staff, and being distracted by only Scott, she didn’t see the whole picture.
Jane does everything that she can to get facts of the story and Nicole thinks it’s Jacqueline sending Jane after her – Jane KNOWS that she has to get it right. I really feel like her getting distracted and being
I get that Jane got the trust of her source, by being vulnerable and giving her dirt on herself. I think that Jane did that though for herself, more than for trust of the source. She needed to get it out.
I want Jane to be happy. I think that the lengths that she goes to in order to do her job, she has a passion for it. And I can admire that. But Jane shouldn’t have rushed to get a story out (yes, it was good) but she should have covered all her bases.
The way that The Bold Type ended, with Addison telling Jane that Cynthia’s story didn’t add up. Always check your email Jane. Always check the facts.
- I want to like Alex, but his hypocrisy is a lot. We have all made mistakes in our lives, and him taking to the internet, getting someone fired, and then not being able to see his mistakes in the situation – is hard to watch. We need to give people the opportunity to grow and change. Alex being insistent on harming someone else’s well being for his male fragility isn’t okay.
- Jacqueline standing up for Jane all the time – I love it. I just hate the fact that Jane is going to let her down.
- I want to have a job where we go on an overnight retreat with an open bar.
Overall this episode of The Bold Type was good, because I feel like it set this season up perfectly. All of the characters have made mistakes, so it’s about how they rebound and learn from it.
This season is about who they are to become and hopefully they are all going to rebound from their mistakes and make it better.
The Bold Type airs Wednesdays on Freeform.