Heels 1×08 “Double Turn” is the episode in which Jack must face all his lies … and the consequences of them. And that’s never easy. Time for review! Ready?
Here we go!
Do you know what happens with lies? That always destroy everything. You can sustain a lie for a long time, even years, but in the end, the truth finds its way to the surface.
I understand Jack. This is another thing that happens with lies. At first they can be harmless, you tell yourself that it is necessary, that no one will find out because you will solve everything first. Then, as the lie drags on, your own mind, your own fears begin to attack you.
It affects you.
It affects you because you begin to imagine what would happen if the truth came out right at that precious moment. Would the good times end? Will they forget? Will they hate you? You go over and over again in your head everything that can happen, what you can lose if everything is discovered.
Then all of a sudden, what was a little lie, suddenly they become many more, for much longer, your mind keeps torturing you more and more, you feel more and more guilty, you do everything because no one discovers the truth, fear it dominates you and, without realizing it, you end up trapped in a prison full of deceptions that you created. And there is no way out. The only way out is to tell the truth … and face what you can lose for it.
That’s why Jack doesn’t want to tell Ace the truth. He knows that he will lose him, that he will lose everything. So far I understand. What I don’t understand is that way of seeing life that he has, justifying the manipulation, justifying what he did. Carol is the one to stop him and ask him what the hell he’s doing.
He then realizes that he will not be able to be at peace, that he will not be able to build anything real if he does not start by being honest. Jack learns to blows, but he learns. That’s why, in the end, he tells Ace what he did… he takes a good punch to the face and yes, he deserves it. There is no sounds about that. But now, Jack can start to build something real.
Who knows, maybe Ace will forgive him one day … but Jack must earn it.
Are we rooting for Crystal? WE ARE ROOTING FOR CRYSTAL! We are very happy for her. Also, we have to talk about Heels 1×08 “Double Turn” was very brave in showing how a woman wins a championship in a mostly male sport. In fact, I’m going to be extremely sincere and confess that I never expected that a show as full of testosterone and muscle as Heels was going to take this brave step so we applaud them from here.
That’s the way, Heels!
In short, Heels tries to move us in its first season. Sometimes it succeeded, but it still has a long way to go before it can truly stir us inside. Of course, it has a lot of potential and, who knows, maybe if they give the show a second chance with another season, Heels will be able to polish its defects and achieve what it came to do: win all our hearts.
And here ends our Heels 1×08 “Double Turn” review. Thank you for being there every week reading and commenting on this show with us. It has been a pleasure. See you soon!