I am not judging Kat, Jane, and Sutton for microdosing because I have been there and if we are being honest that shit wasn’t bad. Granted, I didn’t see colors, but I did see the stars in ways that I never had before. That shit was clear as day.
Honestly, when it comes to the last season of a television show you expect things to get worse. It’s just the way it normally is. The writing goes downhill, people have checked out, and what you’re left with is a lot of filler. But with The Bold Type, they’ve made sure that they have maintained their wisdom, whit, and innovation.
In this episode of The Bold Type the girls are having days – Jane is failing at leading, Sutton failing at dealing, and Kat failing at playing by the rules. So as Jane wants to get out of her head, Kat suggest microdosing mushrooms.
And so they do. And it’s not supposed to be a big thing. Kat is worried about them not feeling it at all.
But boy, do they feel it. While I would never advocate going to work on drugs or alcohol, it happened to these friends. And it ended up being kinda… well…
Lets break it down.
Jane still doesn’t know how to lead, but in a surprising turn of events I actually feel bad for her.
We’ve all established that Jane is not my favorite character, but I realized that part of what that is, is that Jane doesn’t have faith in herself. She’s overthinking and driving everyone nuts. Why? Because she doesn’t know how to be herself and instead it trying to become Jacqueline.
I get that Addison said that she wanted her own Jacqueline, but no one can be anyone else. You can just be you.
And Jane going to work high as a kite, not knowing how to cope, is making Addison think that she doesn’t want anything to do with her. She’s saying all the wrong things to Addison and it’s taking this journey that is making her understand that she can’t be Jacqueline. She’s not meant to be Jacqueline.
She’s meant to be Jane.
Kat had been told that she was going to loose her job for projecting the Don’t Look Away project against The Bell. One of the things that I have always loved about Kat is that she’s a fighter and makes sure that no matter what she does, she is always using her voice for good. Well at least what she thinks is good.
Kat’s a free spirit and her heart has always been one to lead the way for her. Now, her boss was pretty pissed that she didn’t pay attention when they said that she couldn’t use The Bell, but I am on her side here. First of all it’s good PR and second of all it was successful. People stopped to look and if we’re being real, people just want to know that people are making a difference.
When Kat has no choice but to show that what she’s done is actually good publicity for The Bell, it’s not easy for her to see that things are changing, she’s changing, and what is she really doing with her life. But it’s also freeing that she has a moment to embrace who she is and figure out what she wants.
And that isn’t her job at The Bell. She wants to really do something with #DontLookAway and decide to focus on that. I am not sure how she will do it, but here’s the thing with Kat – if anyone can, she can.
I almost want to beat Richard up for how Sutton feels, but I also know that when I see her – she’s lost. She’s been lost for a long time and it’s sad. Sutton has never known her worth on her own.
She’s an amazing stylist. She’s innovative. But everything that she is doing right now is reckless. She’s not thinking about how it affects anyone. Because Sutton doesn’t want to feel anything right now because all she feels is pain.
She’s trying to hide it, but it’s apparent. And it’s solidified when she tells Jane that she put extra mushrooms in the tea, which is why they are so high.
When she drinks on the job, I think that it’s admirable that Oliver sent her home, didn’t fire her, and instead invested in her. He was a good boss and friend and called her out on her bullshit. He wasn’t going to let her skate by and instead told her that she’s traveling down a dangerous road.
Something Jane and Kat could do more often. I feel like as a friend you need to be there for your friends and tell them they are fucking up. My friends do. It’s not a conversation that I like to have, but you have it.
However, all that being said, I do believe that Sutton needs to heal and part of that will be coming face to face with Richard. Part of that will be learning how to let go and heal from her past.
- I love Oliver’s evolution. The man that he has become, the father that he is, the friend that he is… I am about it.
- How shocking was it to find out that Jacqueline was going to take a vacation! I about fell over.
- Jane as editor-in-chief, I don’t see it. But hey, to each their own.
- With only two more episodes left, I am glad that we are seeing the girls come into their own and finally deal with shit they should have awhile ago.
- Scarlett feels like home, I will miss it.
- Andrew may be my favorite and Jane hitting the tart out of his hand – she was doing him a favor.