“That’s what friends are for, right?”
Our resident teenagers are off on the other side of the city, however. Liam works a second job as a gardener inexpensive apartments and takes Katie to one of his employer’s homes. The couple is into the arts as well, the walls covered in beautiful paintings. He goes to work but tells her she’s welcome to explore. But, he friendzones her, it would seem. Whoops?
As she explores, she comes across a nursery, though it doesn’t seem to be in use. Head over heels, Katie doesn’t notice the apartment owner, Claire, come up beside her. She tells her she’s a huge fan of the design, and Claire tells her she loved her crochet heart and offers to show her around. Hmm, I’m sensing some foreshadowing here… a nursery without a baby?
“I’m surprised you stuck to law when comedy was clearly your calling.”
On the subway, Gabe and Sofia discuss what she clearly doesn’t know about him. She’s so quick to assume who and what he is but doesn’t apologize for what he isn’t. Most people wouldn’t be as kind as Gabe is back to her. The words she uses would hurt many, but he takes it in stride. The only thing he isn’t taking with his head held high is talking to his father.
At Smalls, Deacon and Amy arrive. Nick knows this isn’t going to end well, and I would agree. That said, there is something shady about Deacon, too. I still believe he might’ve lied to Nick about what happened in Afghanistan, for what reason I am not sure. Right now, both he and Amy are sending warning signals off in my brain… once they arrive, my brain is basically sending an alarm on high alert. Why did Amy and Deacon arrive together? Deacon goes to grab a table, but Nick stops Amy and tells her he wants to talk first.
What Happens in the Supply Closet…
He doesn’t get to say what he probably wants to, but Amy tells him she wants Deacon to know. She is so pushy. I’m continuously mind-blown by Amy. While neither she nor Nick are innocent, we see Nick’s guilt appear this episode and the prior one for dating his buddy’s widow. He knows his fellow soldiers won’t approve of it and as much as he might be thinking they’ll understand, he knows there is a rule that shouldn’t be broken, regardless of what Amy says. Their relationship on any level is wrong.
We do not see this from Amy. In fact, it’s like she doesn’t even miss Cooper. I find her character so unlikable, which I’m not sure is the intention. None of it matters as I’m sure she won’t stick around long term, but if she’s able to move on that quickly from her husband, how much does she truly care for Nick? She was against him seeking help, too. Enzo was right last episode—a perfect fit doesn’t necessarily mean a great couple. Either there is a piece of the puzzle missing, or she is a user. Plain and simple.
“87 is the new 30.”
We cut from the drama momentarily to find true love. Ben and Enzo arrive at the apartment in Brooklyn to find out that fate isn’t in their favor after all. The apartment is a bust—the girl renting it is maybe a quarter of Enzo’s age and using her dead grandmother’s name to keep the place. It isn’t his love. Enzo feels defeated, but Ben tells him it’s not over.
Another new pairing! Ava and Sarah sip mimosas and discuss their ever-complicated love lives. It’s a short moment outside Smalls, but it feels right… it fits. This show continues to bring chemistry between each interaction; it’s incredible.
Liam finishes the garden, walking in at the end of a very interesting conversation. It turns out Claire lost her baby late in her pregnancy… so aha! She would be the perfect candidate for adopting Katie’s… but does Katie want to give up her baby? Its too early to tell, but I’m going to guess she’ll continue to grow attached to it.
Gabe talks with his soulless father. Whoops, did I write that? Well, he’s less than willing to help keep Ava in the country, so it would seem true. Gabe just wants his father to trust him for once, instead of ripping apart everything he does. What is this guy’s problem? I could understand if Gabe was out there on the street, doing drugs and wasting his life. His son is working toward a fair living with goals in mind. What else does he want?
“Are you in love with him?”
Back at Smalls, Amy confronts Sarah, having found an earring on the floor of Nick’s apartment. Folding under pressure, she admits she slept with Nick. Amy doesn’t hold back, she immediately questions if she loves him. Sarah does not answer her. (Ooooh.) Nick arrives back behind the bar just in time to see Amy storm out, and he follows her.
(Hey, Amy. Your husband has only been dead a few months. But y’know. Double standards.)
She doesn’t hear him out. She’s cold as could be. Granted, he cheated on her. And that is wrong, so Nick does need to man up to that. But… I’m sorry, what?
“You’re just the man who got my husband killed.”
Yeah, goodbye. Now you care about Cooper?
So, forgive me if I don’t feel sorry for her at any point during this episode. The blame is being completely cast on Nick here. Why does the woman never get blamed for something? It wasn’t like he seduced her. They were both consenting adults. And, for Amy after everything, to go as low as say Nick is nothing more than the man who got her husband killed? That’s just wrong. She knows that Nick has been struggling and as angry as she is, the woman must know that is going to hit him where it hurts.
Deacon comes outside and asks if Amy is okay. Nick admits he slept with her. “I’m sorry to hear that,” he says, and exits. Now, that was strange.
We cut back to Liam and Katie. She asks him if he told Claire about her because of her baby. He denies it, but she doesn’t believe him and leaves him behind, standing near a mural of a man in a red heart. Oh, the irony.
“How about 27 years?”
At Smalls, Gordon arrives metaphorically stopping the party. Ron, Patricia, Olivia, and Gordon speak. Gordan is very cold to Ron, again without any reason to why. Then… whoa. He drops a bomb. It is about Ron and his mother. Whatever happened, it has been 27 years since he has seen her. Does this mean she is dead… or did she run off? That answer is not given, at least not yet. At home, Ron snaps at Patricia and tells her she can’t meddle in his life because she thinks she’s dying. Wow. This may be the first time we see Ron angry. What happened years ago?
Katie goes back to Claire’s apartment and reveals her pregnancy, asking if they could talk more.
“I got the digits!”
And fate has found our Enzo! Someone rings the doorbell… and to his surprise are a basket of cannolis, her full name, and a phone number. Looks like he’s not the only one with detective skills. Get ‘em, Enzo!
“Yes or no?”
By far the most emotional scene of the night? Katie realizing that Nick is her father. (Right after realizing she might have a family for her baby, no less.) Following Deacon’s attack on Nick, Sarah and Katie rush into the apartment to find Nick on the ground. Katie realizes Nick has an NYFD tattoo and bits and pieces fall together in that moment. She demands to know if he is her father. Katie runs off, and Sarah pleads with her to stop and listen. Both women are frantic, for similar but different reasons and Katie leaves. Sarah is distraught on the stairs, Nick appearing behind her as the episode ends.
Michaela and Grace deserve much praise for this scene as Sarah and Katie. It feels real; I got lost in the moment and forgot I was watching a show. It’s emotional, intense and you know it’s not going to end well the moment realization hits the trio. Every emotion they’re feeling, you feel. The scene gave me chills to watch. The moment we were all waiting for and it delivers.
What happens now?
This was an action-packed episode, with a ton of information to process. It begs some questions:
Will Katie forgive Sarah?
Will Nick and Sarah give it a go?
What happened 27 years ago with Ron?
Will Katie give her baby to Claire and her husband?
What will happen between Liam and Katie?
Will Gabe and Sofia admit they want to push one another against a wall and make out? (Sorry, had to.)
Will Amy just go away? (Please say yes.)
What about fate for Enzo and Gwendolina?
With four episodes left in season one of The Village, there are a lot of questions left to answer. If you’re not watching the Village, you are missing out. Plain and simple. Tune in Tuesday nights, 8 pm eastern.
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