Remember when we thought that we’d all quarantine for 2 weeks and this pandemic would be over? Oh how naive we were back then. Don’t know about you, but we miss those days.
We’re picking up right where we left off with Dollface – it’s a week after Ramona’s wedding and that turned out to be something that we now know to be a super-spreader event. Jules and Madison think that they are just going to be quarantining for a bit, but watching TV in March of 2020, quickly turns to summer of 2021.
Summer of 2021 and they realize that they are turning 30. Now, 30 wasn’t a bad age in this writers opinion, but then again, I wasn’t really into marking the milestone. I’m more Jules on this one – what’s the big deal. Madison though – she wants to celebrate. Mark the milestone.
We’ll see how she feels when she’s 50. Mark milestones then (and no, I am not 50, so STFU).
Great friends that they are, cause legitimately, I would do this for no one, they go to LAX to pick up Stella. Especially in the era of Covid. Nope. Fuck that. Stella’s flight is late and that gives Jules and Madison time to talk.
Madison doesn’t want to be in a nowhere place. She suggest that the two of them go on a trip – maybe to Greece for their birthday. Jules doesn’t want to talk about her birthday or make a big deal of it, but she can see them on a beach somewhere.
And lets all clap. This leads to the return of the Cat Lady. Now, I don’t like cats, but I love this ladies wisdom. She’s reminding Sam that she can’t always worry about being with her friends and on the same timeline as them, which is in contradiction to all the things she said the year before. But one of the people that Sam was supposed to find a relationship with – was herself.
She can’t be so worried about other people. Yes, she can be there for them. But the person she needs to find a destination for is herself. It’s a hard lesson that we all have to learn.
Stella making it back, and Izzy making it to the airport, you can’t help but cheer. These girls are all friends – the kind that put up with all sorts of shit. That’s what friends do. They put up with things and keep your secrets.
Back to the apartment so Stella can get settled. Izzy invites them all to the 30 Under 30 Party, where Liam is going to be honored.
Madison always wanted to be on the list. I love that conveniently they are able to pull out their vision boards from college, where it was on her board. Stella and Madison took it seriously, planning their lives. But Jules, not so much. Her vision board was 4 poorly drawn dicks.
I mean, makes sense, cause after all, don’t we all have bad dick from time to time.
BACK TO WORK
Coming out of the quarantine and back to the office. Have to admit that there is a bit of jealousy for them all getting out of the house.
Stella’s internship should be interesting. It’s like old men in finance and this young woman who is gonna kick all their asses, but we’re gonna have to wait and watch it all happen.
And then there is Jules and Celeste. We all knew that this conversation was going to be awkward, but did we expect this level of awkward. Nope. Celeste tells her basically that if she leaves it’s up to her, but if she stays, she can promote herself and will be Celeste’s right hand.
Like where do you go from there?
Jules isn’t the best at decision making – she straight up sucks – but this is important. We’re all filled with indecision, but decisions are part of growing.
THE ROARING 20’S
Everyone in Madisons office got fired, and she’s not sure that she wants to go out. Izzy is afraid Liam’s friends won’t accept her. Stella’s job is bumming her out. They all want to stay in.
But for once, Jules is making a choice. She tells them they are all going out. And I think that is important – to get back out there. They all need a night out and they need to meet Liam. Supporting Izzy and her boyfriend is what friends do.
Liam seems a little over the top, but if Izzy is happy who are we to judge? We’re not the twats that tell her that the two of them are together because they bonded over the pandemic.
And Jules, taking one for the team and talking to the girl from college, until she starts talking about all of the things that Jules doesn’t want to talk about. Getting older, marriage, family.
The thing is, Jules hasn’t made that commitment to herself – to invest in her future yet. She hasn’t seen that all the things that she’s doing show her friends that she’s not investing in the person that matters most. Herself.
And though we see a moment where Jules is still indecisive, what we overall see is a woman that wants to grow. She wants to figure shit out and her friends being firm with her is what she needs.
These four need each other.
And their friendship will make it – we believe in it.
- Jules and Madison have a lot of plants.
- Izzy’s boyfriend is hot. No Zoom mixer we were on showed us that hotness.
- Izzy’s cheerleading routine – hard pass.
- Stella having Away luggage – we love it.
- Celeste telling Jules next time she has things to tell her, not to say it on a mic.
- Madison being iffy about the cards, and wanting more. Better ones. We’ve been there.
Season 2 of Dollface is streaming now on Hulu.