The Village Episode 6
The Village is back and as always, it is nothing short of a rollercoaster. We catch up with Nick and Sarah after their hookup. Nick is asleep, and Sarah is watching him while unbeknownst to either of them, Katie is sneaking out. Caught red-handed, Patricia hears her on the fire escape and asks where she is going. Our teenage rebel is defeated, and she allows the older woman to follow her to her destination – near the bridge, to paint something.
“Birds of a feather, you and me.”
Something I like about this show is there aren’t many pairings you don’t see. Of course, we get our usuals in that of Katie and Sarah, Enzo and Gabe, etc. but every so often the writers shake it up… and we get a little magic with Katie and Patricia near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Katie clearly trusts Patricia, as she admits she’s scared about being pregnant to her, as Patricia admits the same about being sick. A little background info is shed – Sarah and Katie moved in when she was five. Even then, she was a spitfire.
Together, our unlikely duo paints something under the bridge.
The next morning arrives, Patricia awoken by an excited Ron. Olivia is coming back to Smalls for gospel night and she is bringing friends. I’m curious to why his son doesn’t talk to him and why he doesn’t want them to be in contact with Olivia. Could it really be something that serious? Ron seems like such a genuine person, so caring and loving. But, we haven’t seen his son’s mother mentioned, so I’m hypothesizing it is related to that.
Nick stops by Sarah’s apartment while the girls chat about the suspicious paint on Katie’s hands. Saved by her unknown father, he’s about to say something when Amy comes up behind them. She wants to talk to Nick. Uh oh, he was supposed to meet up with her when he was shagging up with Sarah. This might not end well… alas, she questions him, and he lies about what happened. She wants him to “make it up to her”, pushy about it. He pushes her off him, says he’s going to be late for his shift at Smalls. It’s clear this entire situation is awkward now. She asks about Deacon, hinting that she wonders if he told their buddy, and he says no. If Amy senses something is off, she hasn’t let him in on it yet.
“When the universe hands you something…”
Another unlikely (but adorable) pairing from Enzo and Sami. How adorable are they? Playing cards, Sami asks what fate is. Enzo daydreams of his long-lost love Gwendolina and the ever-smart Sami points out that Ben can help. He is a policeman after all.
Ben goes to talk to Ava about his marriage while Enzo hangs with Sami. He swears he’s moved on and though he’s still technically in a union, he … loves Ava. Whoa. Ben just dropped the four-letter word. Does this seem a little soon for anyone else? It isn’t that I don’t like the two of them, but it feels a little rushed. I guess part of it would be that we really don’t know how close they were prior to the start of the show. Ben could’ve been crushing on Ava for some time, or vice versa. Regardless, things can’t possibly stay this good for long. That said, Ava says it back and they find their way onto each other’s lips.
At the Brooklyn Bridge, Liam discovers Katie’s painting. It’s the body of a girl with a rabbit’s head. She appears behind him, claiming it’s a self-portrait. She apologizes for lying to him, explaining she liked that someone saw her for who she is and not what her situation happened to be. There’s another strained moment when he discovers she’s in high school, but he gets over it and asks to see her in a couple of hours. I really like these two, though I do question Katie getting into a relationship so soon while she’s pregnant. But, Liam is older, and he seems mature enough to be good for her. If there is one story arc I’m completely gray on, it might be this one. Can these two young not yet lovers find a fairytale?
“We are whatever I decide we are at any given moment.”
Enzo continues to school Sami in cards when there is a knock on the door. Gabe answers, finding Sofia on the other side. He questions her arrival and she let herself in, shrugging off their last encounter like it never happened. Enzo is quick to assume they are dating, saying it is nice to meet her, that his last girlfriend was “as mean as a snake”. The look on her face is priceless. He makes a hilarious comment saying if they were dating, he’d have a type.
I have said it before, but I’ll say it again. Daren has really grown as an actor; I enjoy Gabe immensely and everyone he interacts with. Enzo is gold all around, but Sofia and Gabe just have this electric, saucy chemistry. It’s like once they stop arguing, you know that make out scene is going to be incredible.
Regardless, the visit is not a social one. Sofia has come to tell him that Ava needs a favor—from Gabe’s father. Well, that should go over fantastically.
“When did you give up?”
At Smalls, Sarah is already cleaning the bar when Nick arrives. She’s quick to blow off his conversation, apparently wanting to forget last night happened. Uh, what?! Sarah don’t do that. She tells him if she can’t handle Katie yet, then he shouldn’t be able to handle her. Furthermore, what happened was inevitable from their past. He should love Amy, who has been hurt enough and forget about her. Nick isn’t having it, but she’s persistent. He wants her; it is obvious. She has a lot of what-ifs, while he has faith; there isn’t a lot of meeting in the middle.
He questions when she gave up, and she throws it right into his face—in a delivery room, a long time ago. Ouch. This isn’t the first time she has said something like this to Nick. To be fair, he had no idea she was pregnant. And he has a point, is it so bad to have something for herself? Neither of them represents a compromise, but would it hurt to try? Chemistry is there, and they have a reason to give it another go. Katie needs them. So why won’t she let herself have something for her?
Things are heating up at Smalls, gospel night a huge hit. Enzo teases Sarah about the drinks when Ben appears with the information he’s been waiting for. They have Gwendolina’s address! (No one tell Ben’s supervisor.) The two of them go to investigate, while Ron and Patricia talk with Olivia and her fellow singers.