Insecure: Lowkey Happy
June 1, 2020 8:20 AM - Season 4, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Issa and Lawrence catch up to discuss their lives, careers, past mistakes, and what makes each of them happy.

Creator Issa Rae offered this thought before the episode aired.
posted by gladly (2 comments total)
Love her walk home!
posted by Ideefixe at 3:13 PM on June 1, 2020

It was a glorious morning-after walk, but I felt for her on those hills in her boots.

I loved how slow this episode was. Long scenes at the restaurant table gave us time to listen to them talk, but it also gave us time for such good jokes. Issa asking for a shot, Lawrence saying it would be a cheap one, and then her voice off-camera calling back, "I won't notice."

My favorite bit was Lawrence saying goodbye to Issa after the restaurant abruptly and walking off into the night. We stay with Issa and sit in that weird moment for a while until we get the excellent reward of, "BRAAP BRAAP!" So good.

I don't think this episode lands as well as it does if we don't get that speech from Issa at Thanksgiving with her brother where she talks about how Lawrence has changed, and she resents that she never got to be with that guy.
posted by gladly at 5:59 AM on June 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

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