When life starts changing, you’re left with the realization of what you need to do, what you haven’t done, the mistakes that you have made, and the way that you can move past that. When life starts changing, it’s a lot about growth.
For Kat, Jane, and Sutton – they are all at crossroads where growth is the only option. And where they are in their lives will be a lot of growing pains, but isn’t all that matters how they find a way through it.
These three have very different ways of dealing with life, but that’s part of the beauty of it. The beauty is that they all get to learn and grow from each other. Push each other. And remind each other that their lives are just beginning.
In this episode, Sutton, Jane, and Kat will be able to look back at the moments and realize that this is the moment they grew. This is the moment that they became more than they had defined themselves as and grew not only as friends, but as themselves.
Jane has never been perfect and as much as her character annoys me, what has always impressed me about her is that when she learns a lesson that she takes it in to the depths of her soul.
And I feel like we should all learn like that.
She’s given her first management review from her writers and she’s not thrilled. But, if we’re being honest, Jane may have learned a lot from Jacqueline, but she definitely hasn’t learned the art of listening and being there for all of her staff and not just one.
Jane is a good writer, but a good leader? Well that is debatable. She wants to be, but wanting to be and actually being one are two separate things. She shows favoritism to Scott and it’s obvious that is because of her attraction to him.
Hell, she’s even willing to go HR and put it on paper. But when she sees her review everything changes. Jane has to figure out how to make everything better, but goes way too far and ends up making Addison uncomfortable.
Jane lets her lead the pitch meeting and when Scott tries to help expand upon her ideas, Jane keeps trying to shut him down and let Addison take care of it. It was meant to make her feel empowered and heard, but what it did was make her feel awkward and out of place. It put her on the spot and made her feel as though Jane was trying to put her down.
Jane realizes that she needs to fix it and takes Addison to The Bell. She has to swallow her pride and tell her that she’s sorry and ask what she needs. Addison is a Jane, she came to Scarlett because she wanted what Jane had. She wanted Jane to be her Jacqueline. And honestly, I think that part of Jane is knows how important that is to someone.
With Jane, lessons have never come easy. She seems to get lost in the extreme, not realizing how her actions affect others. And for the first time, seeing her with Addison, I think she finally gets it. And that’s honestly been a good things to see. Someone bringing Jane out of being so self absorbed should have happened in season 2.
But I guess we all grow sometime.
When she tells Steven, that now is not the right time to go to HR about their relationship and make it official, that being a good leader is also important to her, I have to admit that I was proud of Jane. And hey, he wasn’t worth it when he tells her that it wasn’t enough for him and quit.
I just think that though that was meant to show that he cared too much about her, I also don’t understand the message that it sends – except, don’t back down when a man says no, because they aren’t getting things their way.
Don’t let the door hit you where the lord split you. Like I didn’t really like him anyways, but his complete disrespect for Jane’s choices was just whatever. But I am proud of her that she finally got her head on straight and focused on the big picture – her future.
Why is Kat my favorite? Well that would be because she’s fearless and though, like Jane and Sutton, a little self absorbed, she sets that aside to put others first. It’s important to Kat that she makes the world a better place.
We all may remember that she met up with Adena at the end of the last episode and I have to admit, it made me smile. If two people ever belonged together, it is them. They bring out the best in each other and you can see a spark between them no matter how much time passes.
She needs Adena’s help and Adena is willing. Her activism is through her art. Kat calls Zuri down to meet them and Adena takes some amazing pics of her and her friends. They have the idea for the art instillation but don’t know where to stage it. Kat thinks she has the perfect idea – The Bell.
But The Bell is part of the problem and they can’t hold it there. It enrages Kat and she wants to do whatever it takes to get it out there. She doesn’t care if she has to plaster The Bell with it, but Adena reminds her that is vandalism and illegal.
I should have mentioned earlier that Adena has been talking to someone on the phone and Kat thinks that she’s got a new girlfriend and they are keeping Adena from being Adena. But what she soon realizes it that she doesn’t – Adena’s Mom is in town.
And Mom’s, well they are all strict. They all want more from us than we think we can give. Sometimes they don’t show it in the best ways, but that’s parents.
Kat comes up with an idea on how to showcase Adena’s photos and projects them against a building. People see it on the streets. Adena thinks that this is a great idea. She is taken a back by Kat, but in a good way.
They both have grown. They both have evolved in human beings that want to keep doing amazing things for the world, but also they want to make sure that they do things for themselves.
Kadena is endgame for me. Kat deserves her happy ending. Adena deserves her happy ending. These two will continue to grow creatively, spiritually, and emotionally. But the most beautiful thing would be if they do it together.
Some people are just meant to be.
And the art instillation – it gets Zuri a job offer.
I relate to Sutton the most because she doesn’t want to ever let her guard down and be vulnerable. She takes her hurt and internalizes it, because it is the last thing she wants to feel. She’s lived a life filled with mistakes, hardships, and way too much gone wrong.
And all she wanted was for things to go right.
Rather than deal with her feelings over her divorce, she decides just to dive in and move on. First things first – make it social media official.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I notice every change in name and bio of my friends, so I it should be no surprise that everyone at Scarlett noticed. I love that Sutton keeps telling everyone that she’s strong, but sometimes the strongest thing that you can do is let people in.
She decides that she’s going to throw a divorce party to prove to everyone that she’s moving on. It’s a weird thing, in my opinion, but whatever gets you through. I feel like she’s gonna break, eventually. She’s so worried about proving to everyone that she is fine, but I truly wonder if she is.
When Jacqueline asks her if she’s okay and tells her that she’s talked to Richard, just seeing the color fade from her face – I would never believe that what she is saying is true.
At the party she tells everyone, “I just wanted to say thank you for coming. I know my upcoming divorce affects all of you because you also know and love Richard. Yes, we can say his name. More importantly, I know some of you have been treating me with a little extra care lately, and I know that is out of love. You guys want to be there for me, and if I’m honest, I do need you to be there for me. this is absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. I need you to help me create new memories with my favorite food and my favorite music and my favorite people. So let’s have fun, you guys.”
Look, I do believe that Sutton has every right to deal with things her own way. I do believe that Sutton has every right to grow the way that she needs to, but I don’t think she’ll be able to let go without a conversation with Richard.
When Jane and Kat and Sutton start to tear apart her wedding dress and I see some relief her eyes, it makes me happy for her. But it also makes me sad because I am not sure that it’s going to turn out so well.
- Jacqueline and the way that she was with Andrew – that’s the type of boss that we all should aim to be.
- Richard talking to Jacqueline instead of talking to Sutton – SHITTY
- I didn’t expect Kat and Jane to admit that Suttons wedding dress was ugly
- I didn’t think Suttons wedding dress was ugly
- I want Oliver to be happy and it that is what is going to happen. He is nervous and it’s adorable, but I also do think that Oliver needs to give himself the grace to love.
- I don’t like Adena’s Mama
- The closet – that made me LOL. Also if you rent an apartment how can a landlord keep a closet from you.