‘You’ Recap Season 3 Episode 8: Swing and Miss
Swing and a Miss
As you all know I believe You can only reach his full potential when he stops covering up and switches to FULL BATSHIT. Well, it took eight episodes in a ten episode season, but it finally is!
Let’s get into this whole open marriage story. I’m both stunned and not at all surprised that Joe, who hilariously poses as a “serial monogamist” (he’s a serial killer), thinks that starting a marriage is what you do to save. a dying relationship. Of course, Joe – whose brain is warped after spending all of his formative years having no healthy social interactions and learning everything he’ll ever know about relationships from books published before women did. have rights – can’t even make it to the place like, “Hey, it’s not for me, but I totally understand how great this could be for someone else” with the not exactly revealing notion of consensual non-monogamy. I wish we could spend more time with Love’s voiceover in episodes like this because everything Joe wants to say and do is so obvious, and his agreement intrigues me a lot more. For example: she definitely seems more excited about it all, but is it just an act for her own nefarious reasons (her attraction to Theo, her strategic intimacy with Sherry) or is it real?
I thought Joe was planning on opening the marriage just to have sex with Marienne with Love’s blessing, but apparently what he wants to do is open his marriage to fall apart so that Love could easily break up with him. I mean… I feel like we’re making this a lot harder than it should be, Joe! Joe’s lack of self-awareness is sometimes what makes this show so funny. Yet in situations like this, it’s just deeply boring to listen to her talk about the way love used being a “free spirit”, and now her life SUCKS. It’s definitely because SHE is the problem, not because Joe is completely demented and insatiable.
Joe carefully mentions Love’s ex-boyfriend, James, now that he knows with good authority that Love killed him. All Love reveals is that James got cold feet at the idea of having a baby, that he “used her illness as a shield” so that she could never really express her anger at him. him. Joe’s response to this, internally, is, uh, oh yeah, you definitely killed that guy. Love decides that swinging “it’s not me” and Joe changes that to “it’s not weBecause he has already forgotten the lessons of therapy and how much “us” is the erasure of individuality.
Is anyone surprised to learn that Joe entered Marienne in the illustration contest behind his back? I hate when things like this happen on the shows, and the person who’s totally violated their boundaries just decides not to be upset about it. It’s a red flag, Marienne !!
Love waffles on the wedding opening and comes back to Joe to say she wants to be FUN and WILD and let’s face it, don’t Cary and Sherry seem so much more interesting now that we know they swing? They talk about their fantasies and decide to talk to Sherry and Cary. I love how prepared they are for this whole arrangement, with an NDA (although, as I understand it, NDAs are difficult to apply). Am I very disgusted with the way Sherry and Cary feed each other on pastries? Yes. But do I love how quickly they abort this whole mission when they can sense Love and Joe aren’t in a place strong enough to sway? Yes too. And: Extra points for the way Cary says, “A bisexual man is a really optimized man. “
There is a whole thing with the custody hearing of Marienne and Joe being a character witness that I will mostly ignore because (1) it’s boring, and (2) you know the exercise, she is going to have hope and then the judge will rule against her so that Joe is “forced” (chooses of his own accord) to do “something” (murder) to Ryan to “save” (ruin) the lives of Marienne and Juliet. Back to the fun stuff: Love and Joe try to spice up their “boring” relationship (FULL of homicides).
Love tries out a little backyard role-play scenario that comes to life when Theo, wearing a Jason-Sudeikis-at-the-Emmys-style tie-dye hoodie, throws a soccer ball right next to him. her, thinking that his arrival was for him. Theo realizes that Joe is looking at them, and he leaves, and I write in my notes: THEO SAVE THESE PSYCHOS, PLEASE. Joe, who tells us he doesn’t feel anything watching this, pretends to be jealous so the love is kindled and they can be WILD. Love decides that this orgasm means that she and Joe are on solid ground; let’s text the babysitter and do this thing!
Theo finds a way to enter his father’s office and sees the surveillance facility complete. Although I initially thought he was horrified by his father spying on the whole town, it seems he was MORE horrified by the video capturing Joe hitting the wall very close to Love’s face. Matthew tells Theot that he is studying Love because she is connected to Natalie “and to you”. Theo can’t stand this slander and shouts that none of this will bring Natalie back. Matthew responds by telling Theo to pack his shit and go back to his mother.
See you at the Quinn-Goldberg residence! This would have be at the Conrads, but they are redecorating. (“Elon’s decorator is brilliant, but he’s so slow.”) The Conrads have a lot of suitcases that we’ll soon learn are filled with a bunch of interesting drugs and sex toys. Joe’s absolute horror of seeing a handful of vibrators and dildos is so funny to me. Joe! To grow. She really is someone whose whole concept of sex is like reading Jane Austen’s novels where rubbing your fingers against a woman’s gloved hand is basically third base.
Sherry and Cary have all of these rituals for entering the zone, including full body shimmies for “total release.” Their security word is “hakuna matata”. Joe watches Love and Sherry dance and suddenly remembers that he loves his wife.
The men walk into a room where Cary shows off his arsenal of drugs, offering Joe a pill that “boosts testosterone like a mofo.” Then Cary undresses completely and masturbates in a mirror: “If you don’t want to fuck yourself, how is anyone going to want to fuck?” you? ”Joe is saved from this meeting by a phone call from Marienne, who says Ryan sent an anonymous email to all his contacts with these explicit photos of her, an EXTREMELY fucked up thing to do that rightly scandalizes Joe. (That said, California has decent non-consensual pornography / cyber exploitation laws, so maybe Marienne would have a case?) Marienne said to Joe: “Being married means they know you so well that they can use it for the rest of your life.” Joe should say that shit in a MIRROR. Marienne would need a friend right now, but alas, Joe is in the middle of an orgy. Is it an orgy with four people? Or just a quartet? Cary takes Joe’s phone and puts it in a safe downstairs. Ooooh boy.
The couples get together, and Love is so much more involved than Joe, but everyone is moving on. I appreciate that Sherry asks multiple times if something’s wrong – for someone who started the season looking totally egotistical and mean, she’s at least empathetic and attentive here – and Joe says he’s not all of it. just not used to having an audience. So Sherry said to him: Look at your partner. And Joe’s mind wanders to a deeply boring fantasy where Marienne is literally wearing a white dress under the construction paper butterfly tree in the library. Are you kidding me? The happiness of love melts from her face, and she screams HAKUNA MATATA and bolts.
Love, of course, can tell Joe is thinking of someone else. Joe denies it, but things escalate until Love yells, “I KILLED NATALIE FOR YOU!” A beat and they wait, horrified: Did the Conrads hear them? They go back upstairs with a meat hammer hidden behind Joe’s back. Sherry feels like touching her elbow when she lies. It’s time to feel them.
Sherry and Conrad pretend they’re ready to go back to it, but Sherry squeezes his elbow, and BOOM, we’re in for a real Hunger Games! Love grabs a knife as Cary runs down the stairs. Joe stabs him with pieces of broken glass. They both pick up these arrows from the hunting trip. In the end, Joe hits Cary’s head until he loses consciousness, and Love strangles Sherry until she passes out. I’m very curious if any or all of this was caught on a surveillance camera that was broadcast live in Matthew’s office. The whole sequence is INSANE and precisely the sort of thing You should do all the time!
Joe and Love put the Conrads in the human aquarium and then have the best sex of their lives. (Well, Joe made take that testosterone.) Joe is horrified to make the extremely no-duh discovery that their love language is violence.
Joe is cleaning the blood from the car at five in the morning when a drunk Matthew walks by. He wants Joe to know that he thought he heard someone scream. Joe says it was all “harmless shenanigans”, but I think Matthew is ON him.
Love apparently forgot everything about how Joe thought of someone else during sex, also with someone else. She’s too busy thinking about how she put her best friend in a cage and doesn’t know what she would do without Joe, the one person who can help her commit this seemingly endless series of assaults and assaults. ‘homicides. Joe is like, oh shit, that reminds me that I have to go to a custody hearing, lol.
He returns to the bakery and they check the baby monitor, where we see Cary and Sherry pacing around, knocking on the glass. The bad news is that we don’t know how they will make it out alive. (Will they find one of the keycovers?) On the bright side, Love has never been so in love. And what’s more important, you know?