Kevin Can F**k Himself “The Grand Victorian” sees things getting even more complicated for Allison and Patty. Everyone else, I honestly don’t care for and every episode that passes just makes me hate Kevin, Neil, and Pete even more. It’s basically about the development of these two vastly different women who are just starting to get along after spending so much time thinking the worst about each other.
On the Allison side of things, she’s finally starting to panic over everything that she’s done. “New Patty” saw her being messy AF but still going out there and doing what she wants because she’s chosen a different kind of life for herself. “The Grand Victorian” saw her doubting herself, the choices she had made, and the consequences that come from making said choices.
And honestly, I didn’t like it. I know that her not doubting herself would be unrealistic but I’m not going for realistic here in a show that spends half it’s time being a sitcom that props up Kevin aka the worst person on this show. I want Allison to own what she’s done and what she’s doing to better her life. I mean, at least we saw that Allison rise at the end of “The Grand Victorian” but it took way too long to get to that point.
Then there’s the moment where Allison crosses paths with Patty. There’s a sense of camaraderie in the beginning even though it’s clear that they’re still sussing each other out. And I get that Allison is taking control of her life. But I think she’s starting to believe that those around her, Patty included, should stop what they’re doing for her. And that’s simply not going to happen because they have stories that have to develop outside of Allison.
Which, Patty’s story or the development that came with it, was more interesting than anything Allison was doing. Sorry, not sorry. I’m a queer woman and as soon as they introduced the possibility of Patty also being LGBTQ I stood to attention. Do I think part of her is doing it to keep the cop on her side? Absolutely. She’s smart like that. But Patty was legit enjoying herself when it came to hanging out with Detective Tammy.
And in a way, I feel like Tammy was maybe being honest with herself for the first time in her life. Maybe this is what kept her from progressing her relationship with the other man, whose name I totally forgot, after being together for years. Maybe Patty has been hiding and this is who she truly wants to be with when it comes to relationships. And honestly, I’m here for this exploration and what it means for Patty’s complex character.
Kevin Can F**k Himself airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.