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It does almost feel like this series is powering through the performances at this point. The performances are fun, but the episode seems to be introducing some drama in the end. I get that the overall theme is that Carole and Tuesday run into obstacles on their path to success, but I’m honestly hoping it’s not drawn out too much. At a certain point, it feels unrealistically like the world is literally out to get you, right?
Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting Ertegun to make a surprise appearance. I know he’s supposed to cause trouble for Carole and Tuesday in particular, but I don’t particularly mind this development. He can be pretty funny, so I actually look forward to seeing how he interacts with the girls when they actually get a chance to perform.
Yeah, that GGK origin story goes about as well as I would expect it to go. I have to agree with Catherine in this episode somewhat. For me, it’s hard to distinguish GGK’s first performance from her second one. Once again, Angela’s song isn’t much better, but at least it’s a more memorable performance.
I feel like this stuff with Tao would be more meaningful if we knew more about him. I get that his personality is supposed to be mysterious, but his actions seems to imply that he recognizes Carole and Tuesday as a legitimate threat. So, some hints of that would be nice.
I kind of forgot about Tuesday’s birthday until the end of the episode. But looking back, I missed an entire subplot of Carole attempting to give Tuesday a birthday gift. That explains why she complains that the two aren’t on the same wavelength. It’s a small thing, but I think it’s nice.
Maybe it’s a terrible bias, but I still have a hard time taking Pyotr seriously. This is meant to be a heartfelt story about his past and where he came from, but it sounds too much like pandering to me. Perhaps I’m just too cynical.
That doesn’t look good. Presumably, something about this present is meant to interfere with Carole and Tuesday’s performance. It is a bit strange, though. Cybelle seems like the obvious candidate given her creepy tendencies and the fact that she specifically asked about Tuesday’s birthday in a previous episode. But then again, there was also that weird moment with Angela’s manager staring at Angela’s phone. I’m not sure what to make of that.