Heavyweight: #17 Skye
October 11, 2018 7:18 AM - Subscribe

When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote "f*ck you" on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can't believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out. (Credits: Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane. Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Devon Taylor, Annika Pillsbury  and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.)

I may have missed something, but this ep seemed a little off form, less organic than usual. Something about the relationship between Jonathan and Skye not really being at all established/explored, and the set-up of the meeting being kind of contrived. Clark is great, and Skye is sweet, even "Tessa" is interesting, and there's a nice final mini-twist - it's mainly Jonathan that seems less engaged (even in his quip about his boss ALex Blumberg) this time around.
posted by progosk (1 comment total)
I liked it. It was more serious and thus had less shtick, but framing it largely around Clark made it really work. In just a few words, it was clear why the stakes were so high to him. Is parenting going to be a major theme this season? It’s working so far.
posted by rikschell at 10:46 AM on October 11, 2018

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