“What I’m saying is that I don’t think we can survive her.”
Life is weird. But in the weirdness, you’re given a little bit of what it’s supposed to be or could be. In the weirdness there is change. However, Billy Dunne doesn’t care how weird life can get. He hates change. Especially when that change isn’t something he planned for himself.
Or the band.
We all saw the last episode and can admit that Billy and Daisy singing together was gold. Everyone could see it and admit it. Everyone except Billy. In my opinion Billy wants so desperately to be the person that everyone pays attention to, the center of attention, the glue – that he neglects to see that other people exist too.
But the band doesn’t. The world doesn’t.
The band is celebrating the song being on the radio. Daisy is celebrating the music being on the jukebox at work. Now we’re not hating on that, because hey, dreams coming true is a big thing and should be celebrated. You would think that Billy would embrace that, but his royal narcissist definitely is all about himself.
Well Billy and the rest of The Six are riding high on life, after getting their first royalty check. Have to admit that I loved seeing him be a good man and investing the money responsibly by renting a house for him and his family to live in, away from the band.
Things are getting good.
The six are booked at a festival in Hawaii and of course, the festival wanted Daisy to come also. Billy has set the way that he wants things to go. He doesn’t like Honeycomb now, he’s turned off by the idea of what Daisy has turned it in to, “a celebration of hope.” It’s something that he carries throughout time with him.
But one has to wonder if Billy realizes that he is part of the bigger problem. He wants to be in control of everything and Daisy challenges that. He makes sure to let the press know that The Six really don’t have any plans to move forward with making more music with Daisy. He’s just so dismissive to Daisy.
He’s dismissive to everyone.
It’s obvious that Billy is uncomfortable around everyone and everything. While I do want to give him grace because he is in recovery, there truly is no excuse in being an asshole on the level that he is. I can give everyone else grace, because they have the patience for him and his bullshit.
I’ve been reading a lot online about people who think that Billy is not given the benefit of the doubt and he should be. Someone explain to me why he deserves that. Cause I do not understand. What Billy deserves is a reality check, because he is only thinking of himself and not of the group. He’s not thinking about what is going to work to get them ahead.
I don’t think that Billy even realizes how he’s behaving. I think that Billy thinks that he’s protecting everyone, but honestly, what gave him the right to think that he knows better than everyone else?
When the group returns to Los Angeles, they have plans/wants/hopes. Daisy is working on writing her record, when she’s sitting with Simone, when a song comes on the TV. It’s Simone’s voice, and three women are lip-synching to her voice.
Now Daisy is going to reaffirm why we all love her and want a BFF like her. How? She’s ready to kick the shit out of the producer that stole Simone’s voice. Simone doesn’t want her to though, as Simone blames herself for what has happened.
Lord, I hate Hollywood sometimes. None of this surprises me because it’s been done more times than I care to talk about and it’s sad and wrong. People are busting their ass and here we are – the industry worried about a bottom dollar or exploiting people.
Yes, I will step down from my soap box, because it’s a television show.
Simone decides to move to New York City. Daisy supports her, but will miss her. However, we quickly see that the one thing that Daisy is not good at is being alone. It takes less than 24 hours before Daisy breaks into her parents house and ends up arrested. Karen of all people is the one that comes to bail her out.
I wanted to crawl into the television and tell Daisy that it was going to be okay, that she would survive even her worst days. I knew that I didn’t need to, because Daisy is the strongest, most resilient character. Well, second to Camila Dunne, that is.
Thank God for Camila. She’s the voice of reason in this show. Camila Dunne is not perfect, but she’s the only one that seems to be able to get Billy to move out of his own way. He needs that. He needs to have someone who can bring him back down to earth.
So what does Camila do? She invites Daisy to the Dunne’s housewarming party. She knows that she needs to get Billy to see that the band is better with Daisy. They make good music together. Camila wants to show Daisy that even though there are issues, they are a family.
Here’s the thing about The Six (in my opinion). They have this dream and drive and yet they also have this fear. They know that they need to talk to Billy, but there is a fear of doing just that. I believe that Camila was the glue that kept them all together and going at this time. She heard both sides and she knew that she wanted to do something to make them all happy.
Daisy Jones & The Six were meant to be. Yes, Billy was right on one thing – they may not survive her. But then again, they may not survive him. That’s just what life is… taking chances. They took a chance moving to Los Angeles. They took a chance on a dream.
When the lights go out, Daisy hears the baby crying and goes to comfort her. She brings Julia downstairs and Billy takes her. There is a moment when – again – I find myself asking myself if I can stand Billy, because he seems a little human and not so self serving here.
Look, I love this show. I love it with all that I am. That being said, if you are a person that doesn’t recognize that in this show Camila Morrone and Riley Keough shine bright and are the heart of this show, you’re missing out on what it truly is. This episode is no different.
And hey, some what you need in any show are strong characters that people relate to and embrace. Camila Dunne is one of those characters. I know that this show is called Daisy Jones & The Six, but I will die on the hill that the heart of this show is Camila Dunne.
Read our reviews of the first three episodes –
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Track 1 Review: ‘Come And Get It’
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Track 2 Review: ‘I’ll Take You There’
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Track 3 Review: ‘Someone Saved My Life Tonight’