Sunday, July 2, 2017


 Is it this season's Hank After Dark?

The short answer to that is no. Don't get me wrong, this is a really good episode, with themes aimed at women, but the BoJack subplot just takes away too much time to make this episode really land as hard as it should. That's not to say the BoJack plot is bad, but it does feel to separate and time consuming to effectively work, unlike the Todd plot from last season's great episode, which felt like it was mocking a truth about how we process sexual assault stories.

Anyway, so, the episode begins with a continuation from the last episode, as Diane utters "ucker" after last episode's "mother f". Both, Diane and Mr.Peanutbutter desire an abortion, but things go bad when BoJack pesters Diane into accidentally tweeting as Sextina Aquafina, resulting in the world assuming she's the one getting an abortion. Sextina is furious, until it's revealed the tweet has made her more famous than ever. From there, the show goes all in on mocking how critics respond to abortion "here's a panel of diverse female experts, consisting of nothing but white men in bow tie", it's incredibly funny stuff. There's a lot of arguing between the female cast, Diane thinks Sextina's response to the situation is distasteful, while the women all believe she's taking things wrong, it's all great and makes for a really good episode to watch regarding the subject matter.

The issue with this episode, is largely the BoJack plot. Don't get me wrong, it's fun, but it never quite gels with the rest of the episode. We see BoJack react to losing awards, only to get furious when he's told he'll lose all the awards. Shortly after finding out Ana is also the publicist for his competition, he fires her. This results in Ana being attracted to BoJack and deciding to only work for him, which leaves BoJack frightened and shocked.

Overall, it's a really good episode, I just wish the two plots were used for separate episodes, or would've at least connected better. Watch it, but don't expect a classic like last season's Hank After Dark.

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Written by Octaviano Macias 

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