Wednesday, June 28, 2017


 Silence is golden in this episode.

Widely known as one of the best episodes of the show, Fish out of Water, definitely feels special. You get the idea that the writers really tried hard with this one. It's an episode that junks what is probably BoJack's strongest area, the dialogue, to show how beautiful it can be in silence.

This is a fairly straightforward, so don't expect a lengthy retread of the plot, which begins on land. The dialogue in the opening is the longest we get out of the episode, as Ana explains to BoJack why he must attend an underwater premiere of "Secretariat". From there, its silence all the way through. We get a few jokes emphasizing BoJack's lack of understanding the ocean, including a Japanese-esque commercial featuring Mr.Peanutbutter.

The main thrust of the episode comes when BoJack notices Kelsey is also at the festival. BoJack tries writing a message for Kelsey, but he fails to find the right words, after she leaves the lobby, BoJack decides to take a bus to the "Secretariat" screening, after a Seahorse gives birth though, BoJack finds himself with one of the babies. This takes up most of the episode, creating some wonderful visuals as BoJack tries to return the child. After finally delivering the baby, BoJack finds the words he wants to tell Kelsey. Sadly, the writing is ruined by the water, ending with BoJack having failed to explain to Kelsey what he wanted her to know, worse yet, he finds a way that he could have said it by just talking.

This is an amazing episode, talking about it does no justice. If you've yet to watch the show, I recommend you watch this if you need to be convinced of it's quality.

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Written by Octaviano Macias 

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