Regret. It’s something that we all live with and try to battle through. Regret is something that we all have, even if we say that we don’t. Personally I don’t think that regret is always a bad thing, because sometimes it is the regret that propels us to be better people. And if we can make amends for our regrets, that’s not a bad thing.
As we enter the latter half of Daisy Jones & The Six, we’re living with a lot of regret.
When episode 5 ended, I believed that we were on a different track. The band seemed in a good place. Daisy was Daisy. Billy was tolerable. Graham and Karen had gotten together. Everything seemed better until it wasn’t.
And that shouldn’t surprise me – because when it comes to this show and hell, even the book – there are a lot of secrets, lies and regrets. But what we also have is a love triangle and one that this writer isn’t sure should be there. Yet in the same breathe, I believe it’s one that we need.
See, I believe that everything happens for a reason and the reason here, I believe is to make Billy grow the fuck up and realize what he has. Do I know that it’s a fucked up way for things to be? Absolutely. His family shouldn’t have to suffer cause he’s a moron.
The band is drawing conclusions about what is going on between Daisy and Billy. The two are thriving off of the tension between each other.
Yet, what is great TV (in my opinion) doesn’t equal great TV in this episode. It’s angsty as fuck television. It is good television. The chemistry between Billy and Daisy is unbelievable. Sam Claflin and Riley Keough have something. But what it is in this episode is angry, toxic, painful shit.
However, I can’t say that I don’t like Daisy. Because I do. I get her. She’s guarded for a reason. She’s guarded because all she feels and has felt in her life is pain. Yet all she wants is to be loved and based off feeling a connection with Billy, she thinks that she’s found it.
And from what the two act like together – everyone sees it. Even Camila sees it.
And that’s the person that is going to suffer the most over what is happening. Camila and her daughter. Camila is going to suffer more than she has because Billy doesn’t seem to know what he wants, well… besides the music.
All he wants is the music.
But life isn’t sustainable that way. It’s not sustainable off toxicity and chaos. Daisy and Billy are feeding off of it, writing music, talking all hours of the night. The two are carrying on and hey, it’s making good music. So life goes on. The Six is all about the music and whatever it takes to get the best songs.
As they move forward, Daisy gets frustrated. Billy gets frustrated. The two are in a battle of will they/won’t they. But when Billy pushes her to sing a song that he wrote, that she just doesn’t get – she freaks. She freaks and leaves. He follows her out and she pushes it – saying she will sing his song if he just admits there is something there.
When the two kiss, there is a part of me that cheers and a part of me that is like fuck you all. Camila deserves better. But I also know that Camila knows that she deserves better. The girl sees them at their photo shoot and the way they are together. She’s not afraid to bide her time.
She’s not afraid to show Billy who he’s fucking with and what he’s standing to loose.
On her timeline.
Daisy is being reckless. The band has a Rolling Stone reporter following them and she’s being reckless. She’s telling stories that should not be told. She’s giving him insight to Billy’s life, his addiction, and his time getting sober. It’s all things that Billy doesn’t want anyone to know.
But Daisy – when Daisy is in pain, she reacts. It’s the same thing that Camila does. But they react in different ways. Daisy reacts to hurt and Camila reacts to protect. Billy just wallows and thinks that because he’s Billy Dunne everyone should fall at his feet.
One just wonders though, does Billy Dunne know that he’s still just a human being. He puts his pants on one leg at a time. His shit still stinks.
Part of me thinks that Billy and Daisy love each other, The other part of me doesn’t think that either of them are capable of love. Part of me thinks that their way of writing songs to put the other in their place is the only way they show love.
But they’re still going to be toxic and fuck up everyones life. They don’t care who they hurt.
The only smart people in this episode are Graham and Karen, who decide to keep their shit on the down low. I can respect that. Hell, I embrace that. That’s the way that life should be – not everything needs to be on blast.
Daisy Jones & The Six is complicated. In the end, when Daisy writes a song that Billy doesn’t want on the album, it becomes a little more complicated. He’s going to have to realize that he’s not in charge.
Daisy though, she’s gonna have to realize that when things get complicated, she can’t just run. It’s not as easy as that.
Though Greece is a good place to run to.
Side Note: Camila cheating with Eddie. I refuse to talk about that because that’s a shit show and I hate the character of Eddie.