You're the Worst: Not a Great Bet
October 12, 2017 5:12 AM - Season 4, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Gretchen goes home.

Ostensibly, she goes because her sister is having a baby, but gets sidetracked by her past. We get signals that the Gretchen we know has always been thus. And, though it's not said, to me it hints that her depression has been with her for much, much longer than we've been led to believe.

A melancholy and much deeper episode than is normal for this show. One of its best, I think.

Sorry for missing last weeks episode. There was so much in it, I'm still digesting it.
posted by Thorzdad (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This episode was super dark and haunting. It was so good, and risky as hell, but the only way you can pull this off is having a character a deep as Gretchen and an actress as engaging as Aya Cash.

Did they ever even say where "home" is? If it's a mystery, that's great, but if not, then I missed it somewhere along the line.
posted by General Malaise at 1:19 PM on October 12, 2017

No, they never said where home was. It's somewhere with corn, obviously. And, somewhere she had to fly to, so nowhere near LA. I'd like to think she's from the midwest, but who knows?
posted by Thorzdad at 1:55 PM on October 12, 2017

Okay, cool, so the mystery of her hometown was intentional, which is both great and audacious. I'd be willing to second your midwest hypothesis, but based on the evidence I saw, it really could be a Springfield situation.
posted by General Malaise at 4:52 PM on October 12, 2017

Oh, another thought and then I'll sit down. I liked how at the car rental place Gretchen orders all the insurance, which clearly telegraphed in a sort of Chekov's Truck that the truck was definitely going to be destroyed, but I did not in any way predict the way the truck would be destroyed.
posted by General Malaise at 4:58 PM on October 12, 2017

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