The Village Episode 3
This episode starts with Sarah waking up in her boy toy’s apartment after a night of drinking. She panics, knowing Katie is going to think she was doing more than just that and tells him she’d like to do it again sometime but she needs to get home. At the Village, she skirts past a teenage boy and inside, she runs into Nick on the stairs. Having known him a long time, she can tell something is off.
When she questions it, he first denies it. Then, he says that he’s visiting the widow of one of his teammates that day. Sarah tries to talk to him further, but Nick brushes her off. He uses an excuse to escape, saying Jedi is going to pee on the floor. Upstairs, she runs into Enzo and Gabe moving Enzo’s things into his grandson’s apartment. She’s almost in the clear, at the door but Sarah beats her to it, “I didn’t have sex!” Katie is amused and asks, “Are you bragging or apologizing?”
“Hey Jagger, I’m pregnant!”
Katie is off to talk to the boy that got her pregnant. It seems to send Sarah into a panic and they bicker down the stairs. At the foot of the stairs, Katie explains that she really likes him, and he said he missed her. Her hope is that in her story, the guy doesn’t leave. She asks: “Don’t you want that for me?” Katie leaves and Sarah stays behind, still looking overwhelmed. These two can’t seem to pick a mood. They’re either at each other’s throats or acting like best friends.
At the detention center, Ava is teaching the other detainees English when a guard calls her name. She follows her outside to the courtyard where Ben is waiting. He tells her she’s coming home, and Sami runs up beside her.
Meanwhile, Patricia gets an update on her condition that leaves her frustrated. She must start treatment right away and this causes an argument between Ron and her. He starts to tell others about what has happened and how they can help, which Patricia doesn’t want. She tells him she will take the long way home and leaves him standing in the road.
“Hop over here and give me a hug!”
Nick arrives at his destination… which is the garage of a woman in a tank top? The woman is Cooper’s widow, Amy. The garage is her new project, a boxing and Pilates gym she is building from the ground up. As the two old friends catch up, we confirm Nick has known about Katie for about seven years. He tells Amy that he didn’t tell Sarah because he was afraid she would decide he shouldn’t be in Katie’s life. Amy says that having a family would be good for him.
The conversation takes a dramatic turn: Nick tries to tell her how Cooper died. Amy immediately cuts him off and says she’s going to put him to work. Thus, ending the chance he thought he had. This is a weird friendship so far—hard to gauge. Amy is quite flirty with Nick toward the beginning, but that could also just be how she is with everyone. I guess we’ll see.
We meet up with Katie and Jagger, who are walking near the park. Jagger is updating Katie on his life but seems preoccupied with his phone. From first impressions, there isn’t much to like about the teenager. He seems a little arrogant (with a name like Jagger, I wonder why) and immature for someone in Katie’s position, but it also isn’t fair to judge a book by its cover.
But if a book were boring and it’s cover proved it, this might be Jagger. Its like he is barely paying Katie any mind. She tries several times to tell him that she’s pregnant, but his phone is much more important. Finally, she texts him what she was trying to say. The look on his face says she finally got his attention.
Bonds that Bind Us or Binds that Bond Us?
Some time later, Sarah comes up beside Katie on the Brooklyn Bridge area bench. She followed Katie’s phone’s GPS there. Her daughter is clearly upset by what happened, but at first does not want to talk about it. A silly voice impression seems to get her to loosen up, and while they don’t talk directly about what happened, the two share a sweet moment and a hug.
At the Village, Ava questions Ben on her release. She doesn’t understand how she was released on bond when it cost so much. He admits he took out a police loan to get her out; Ava protests, since it was 10,000 but he tells her not to worry about it. That is a big favor to do for someone. Ben totally likes Ava. How far will he go to keep her safe?
Back at Amy’s shop, the two of them work on the repairs until Nick admits he must get back to the apartment building to help with a party. He tells her she should come, and at first she hesitates. Nick tries again to tell her about Cooper, and she cuts him off again, saying that unless it ends with Cooper alive, she doesn’t want to know. Eventually, she says he can text her the address and Nick leaves.
Patricia is at a church, where she breaks down in the pews. She questions God’s motives. This is a short but powerful and sad scene. Lorraine (Patricia) is one of the strongest actresses on the show and it shows here. You really feel for her as she barters and begs, trying to understand why this happened to her.
Mama Bear to the Rescue!
Sarah’s up to no good across town. She enters a business and says she found the woman’s name in a parent group from the school. The woman asks if their children go to school together and Sarah reveals, “They’re having a child together.” Jagger’s mom is less than thrilled and takes several hits at Katie’s moral standards. It’s both amazing and disappointing that Sarah doesn’t go full mama bear right away, ripping into the woman. She does tell her off in a beautiful way, one that would make anyone proud. Jagger’s mother apparently took lessons in being an ice queen from Gabe’s girlfriend, because she all around sucks. This should be interesting as time goes on!
Ava visits her ex. They argue about Ava’s papers and he tells her that she can’t claim she didn’t know. I’m a little confused by this part of the storyline. One minute, it seems like Ava didn’t know, the next it seems the opposite. Hopefully it’ll get clearer as time goes on.
You’re No Enzo
Back at the Village, Gabe hears the door open and assumes it’s Enzo. Instead, we are introduced to his father. Its surprising that he’s as good a person as he is seeing how terrible his father is. He talks lowly of Enzo and says that Gabe shouldn’t waste his time. How does someone do that? It is also said that Gabe’s internship is at his father’s firm. He wants him to focus on his studies, not taking care of his grandfather.
Enzo walks in at the end of it and tells him to stop disrespecting Gabe. The two argue—Enzo says that he has no right to say what he is in his apartment, while Gabe’s father says that he can do what he wants, it’s his son. There is some serious unfinished business between these two. Clearly Enzo’s not perfect, but neither is his son. Gabe seems to respect his grandfather more, at least.