Somehow for a moment in time, Daisy Jones & The Six managed to make me do something that I thought it could never do. It made me like Billy Dunne for a minute. Yes, yes, I am shocked too. Really confused by my emotions right now to speak.
For a moment in time I was happy to watch this show and not become so angry at Billy Dunne. Of course it doesn’t last long, because this is Billy Dunne after all.
In episode 5, Daisy has officially joined the band, which is a good thing. Kinda. See, Billy can’t seem to understand that he’s not dealing with someone who is going to back down. She wants everything to be collaborative and that’s definitely going to be a new thing for Billy.
He’s used to having things his way.
But Daisy speaking up, enables the rest of the band to feel like they can stand up for themselves. Karen agrees with Daisy and speaks up, to which I applaud. Personally I feel like they have all been waiting for a moment to let their feelings be known.
Life isn’t easy, we all know that. Sometimes we need to be challenged to move forward. As chaos ensues, it is Teddy who looses his shit and tells Daisy and Billy to get out and to go find the lyrics together.
I know that there are many people who will say that I shouldn’t want Billy and Daisy to spend time together, because we’re setting up the love triangle that this show has. I will tell you that it needs to be set up. You see, I love Camila, I do. I don’t want Billy to neglect her. I want him to treasure her. But I also know that for the band to be what they can become – Billy and Daisy have to learn about each other and work together.
THE SONG WRITING
When Daisy and Billy leave, they go to a diner. God, I love a diner. But how these two can down two hamburgers each, I do not understand. But the moment that was important was Stumble On Sublime started playing and Billy was humming along. Daisy was able to tell him that she had a part in that song and he had no choice but to take her seriously as a songwriter.
Daisy lives wild and free, which I can admire. When they head out to go write together, they head to a beautiful home. Billy isn’t too far off when he tells her that he thinks that they are breaking into somewhere. See it’s Teddys house and he doesn’t know it. But it does make for a good time.
The two don’t know how to work together. They know how to write alone, but writing together is not something they are good at. So having to learn about each other and how to relate to each other feels foreign to both.
Billy seems to want to write songs from the perspective of someone who is doing everything right all the time. He’s not sure how to write from the heart. But the thing is that’s exactly what he needs to do. He needs to write songs from the perspective of someone who isn’t perfect, who isn’t always right, but is alive. Daisy challenges him to that and from that we get the greatness that is “Let Me Down Easy.”
Billy doesn’t seem to understand why the song has to be so dark. He’s trying to relate to Daisy, but doesn’t seem to know how to communicate with people. Now, I do think that he means well, but you know what they say, the world is paved with good intentions.
He was out of line telling her that she was broken. Daisy doesn’t like him saying that and I can’t blame her. I would have punched him. But she hides, until he finds her and tries to explain why he said what he did.
KAREN MAKES A PLAY
While the two are writing the rest of the band has the day off. They are trying to figure out what to do with their day. Warren and Eddie go off to the movies, but Graham and Karen stay behind. I ship these two so hard, I was excited for them to have time together.
Graham though, he’s made plans with his girlfriend. I doubt that they called them fuck buddies back in the day. Or maybe they did.
Caroline and Graham invite Karen to come with them. It’s totes awkward, because like Karen was obviously catching feelings. Thought catching feelings seems to be a little complicated for her. Karen doesn’t want to be anything but a musician, so being tied down to anyone or anything will complicate things.
But Caroline being around isn’t going to stop Karen from making her move. She takes Graham up on a surfing lesson in order to get some alone time with him. She is questioning everything about the relationship with Caroline and Graham doesn’t really know what to say. He admits that they don’t do a lot of talking, if you get what he’s saying.
We all get what he’s saying.
I don’t know if it’s jealousy that makes her see that she needs to make her move or if she really just wants to be with Graham, but when they return from the beach, she keeps asking Graham to walk her inside. Caroline doesn’t look too suspicious of the request and tells Graham to walk her inside. Now, Caroline obviously doesn’t knowhow to play the game of love, because she should have been like hell no.
When they get inside, Karen makes her move and the two end up hooking up. He doesn’t even go outside to say goodbye to Caroline.
The two finally giving into their emotions is something that we all needed to happen, but we’re wondering what complications that it will cause.
LET ME DOWN EASY
When Billy and Daisy make up, the two of them are able to write. It’s when they let down walls and realize that they are more alike than they realize, they are able to see that they have the words to finish the song.
And be excited about it.
Like present day Karen says – they made each other better.
It’s when they go into the studio and the band meets them that we see how the band can be magic. We see how we need their magic. The way that Daisy is able to make Billy see that he has to be more open to the bands ideas. Music is a collaborative effort.
In the studio, even Teddy knows that he’s made magic putting them together. We know that the band is not going to last – that all of the emotions that all of the band is feeling are doomed. While some may not want the roller coaster of emotions that we are about to go on, personally I am excited.
Daisy Jones & The Six streams on Prime Video.