Oh my days! That was a brutal and sad episode! I knew Doris was gonna end up taking the pill and I knew she wouldn't have the talent to join her husband and daughter. But how horrible was her daughter Alma coercing her into taking the pill, knowing what it was likely to do? I think though that next week we're gonna see things go bad for the rest of the Gardner family. If I'm right, I'm not gonna feel too bad for them. I just hope the baby ends up being ok.
I also really enjoyed the storyline with Karen and Mickey. That was sad as Mickey obviously has genuine feeling for Karen but he's so wrapped up in his new found success that he's ignoring the fact that she doesn't want a part of that. And for good reason! Very sad ending to their story on the beach at the end but I saw that coming given Karen's feelings on the pill and what it does.
My favourite episode so far this season.
I have a few words to say about Alma and they are all venomous, so I'm not going to put that energy into the world.
That one got me right in the feels. So much tension in this episode. Man, that Alma! Whoever wrote her... just awesome.
Oh my God, I hope Alma, Ursula and Harry all die and rot in hell
Poor Doris. She got manipulated into taking that pill by her own damn daughter. She really didn't deserve that and how tragic for her to end up like that. As a viewer you see it coming but the character Doris obviously thought herself to be creative enough for it to work. And tragedy upon tragedy... Karen. She came across to everyone who didn't know about the pills as the town crazy woman but she was in fact probably the sanest of them all. She too was manipulated into taking that pill but I absolutely love how she went about it afterwards. Mickey clearly cared about her but what he did was such a shitty move. The murder suicide that followed was something I didn't expect. Two characters I was rooting for, gone. Alma better be dealt with in the next episode! That kid is oof... just too much. (I applaud the young actress though.)
Such a sad episode…. I can’t believe Alma was able to do what she did. Mickey and Karen’s story is just as sad…. So many stories of betrayal…. This episode has really stuck with me.. the disappoints of human being, friends and family…. So sad
That was so very sad
Will Lily Rabe’s characters on this show ever get a break? That was heartbreaking
I think Karen plays your theatrical role very well. Above all, I like the scene after she took the pill. She feels sick and infected. Although visible to the viewer, she was not in very good shape before and a large part would have called her sick and infected „at that time“.
Some people just wanna have it all like the Drug addict...And with her mother that was just sad...wtf!!