The Village Episode 7: Couldn’t Not Love You
Hold on tight, The Village fans, this week was a doozy. I am still recovering after watching the episode, but I have many thoughts (and some recaps) to share… so let’s get started.
After that cliffhanger of an ending last week, we catch back up with the Village residents a week later as well. Katie has shacked up in Patricia and Ron’s apartment, having ignored both Sarah and Nick for the week. While Patricia has been trying to play peacekeeper, she wants Katie to talk to her mother. This is further complicated when Ron enters the room with Olivia (the granddaughter) who tells the woman her father kicked her out.
The Fall Out
On another floor, Sarah and Nick chat. She admits to him she received a note from Katie saying they were going to meet with potential adoptive parents that day. He asks what Patricia has told Sarah that Katie has said. Sarah admits Katie thinks Nick left after finding out she was pregnant and doesn’t realize she never told him. Oddly, Nick doesn’t seem furious by this? I mean, I would think he should be. He tells her he’d take the hit… but really? If it were me, I would assume my parent didn’t care. Interesting dynamic, but I guess we’ll see how it plays out.
Katie enters the apartment, condemning Sarah’s outfit as she walks by. The teenage angst is in full swing.
Meanwhile, Gabe and Enzo prepare for their mornings. It is Gabe’s first day back at his internship since his father’s angry outburst, and Enzo plans on Romeo-ing it up outside Gwendolina’s place with Ben. As usual, Enzo is hilarious and the perfect dash of sweet in the show.
“I hate you.”
Across the city, Katie and Sarah prepare for their adoption meeting with Claire and Max. Sarah attempts to talk to Katie, who gives her the cold shoulder. She drops the bombshell on her daughter—Nick didn’t know she was pregnant. In a scathing moment, Katie tells her she hates her. The couple comes up, making an already tense moment worse and they embrace, while Katie shoots Sarah a look that could kill. (Note: never make Katie angry. Geez.) The group discusses the idea of adoption, while Katie and Sarah hold up a façade.
“Can I see your gun? Absolutely not.”
Enzo meets with Ben, while they discuss Ava and the case. Ben admits others with the same charge as Ava had their hearings last week and almost all of them were deported, except for the ones married to citizens. Enzo suggests proposing, but Ben’s little secret about not actually being divorced leaves them both speechless. Eventually, Ben lets Enzo wear his hat.
At Smalls, Nick is cleaning the bar. A chair hits the table and it sends him into a flashback, where he sees the man he spoke about at group. Oddly, this man does not seem to be of Afghani descent, at least not traditionally. He is of a darker skin tone, but dressed in a plain long sleeve shirt, with a clipped beard and sad eyes. What on earth does this mean? The way Nick made it sound during the meeting, it was someone from a local town there, but this makes me think otherwise. Someone calling out for Ron breaks him out of his trance.
“Of all the things you could’ve said to keep me…”
In one of my favorite scenes of Gabe’s in the show so far, his father sits him down with Sofia in a meeting. He is trying to teach him a lesson, as if to humiliate them both, but to the surprise of everyone, Gabe says he quits. His father doesn’t seem shocked, but he’s hardly begging him to stay. Gabe stands his ground and walks out of the room. This was great… Gabe has probably spent his entire life trying to stand out and make his father proud, even if he doesn’t want to admit it. But the truth is, what he did here was for what was right. He’s his own person finally, he knows why he’s where he is, and he doesn’t care if his father feels otherwise. Nice job!
Katie and Sarah are now on the street, where Sarah suggests obtaining a lawyer if she really wants Claire and Max to adopt her baby. I have to say, Katie is a ruthless teenager. I know she’s hurt, and I know she’s angry, but the things she says are such low blows, you really feel for Sarah. Sarah tells her that she wanted Nick to stay, but he broke up with her and enlisted. It makes her daughter tell her that he didn’t want Sarah, but he didn’t know about Katie. Ouch. This is the second time this episode that she’s this harsh. Sarah looks heartbroken, as she should be…
Enzo: 1 Everyone else: 0
On a positive, Enzo scores a date with Gwendolina… and its caaaahute! Our boy’s still got game.
Ron has a tense meeting with his son, but no progress is made. What happened between these two? Its like they’re circling each other with boxing gloves, but we haven’t gotten any answers. One of you, spill!
“I feel like someone dropped a bowling ball on my bladder, so suck it up.”
Katie meets up with Liam who plays devil’s advocate, saying that everyone lies. He’s not wrong—just about everyone on this show is lying about something. Maybe he is too? I mean, he asks if she’s okay with just being friends, but the look on his face every time he talks to her says otherwise… so I guess we’ll see. Meanwhile, Sarah knocks on Nick’s door. In an OMG YES moment, she admits she can’t not love him and it’s Nick that embraces her. Cue amazing hot makeout sesh in a bed naked… and dang it, we don’t get anymore because this is network TV. (Also, great music choice here.)