The Righteous Gemstones: As To How They Might Destroy Him
January 23, 2022 8:47 PM - Season 2, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Father-son tensions reach an all-time high as the entire Gemstone family gathers for BJ’s baptism.

Brap-brap. Wassup?

The return of Uncle Baby Billy and Aunt Tiffany (Valyn Hall).
posted by miguelcervantes (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Really gonna need the playlist from the baptism party. Thanks.
posted by chrchr at 9:44 PM on January 24, 2022 [3 favorites]

No matter how low the children go (and there was plenty of idiocy to go around this time), Baby Billy will always say: hold my beer. I know some think he was going to make things right with Harmon...I have my doubts. Goodman, as always, was goddamn magnificent.
posted by Ber at 8:09 AM on January 25, 2022

The fucking post-baptism romper was, I think, the most insane thing I've seen yet in this show. Everything else so far has been relatable to something in real life, however heightened or parodied. But that romper, man, what the hell was that?

And yeah, Goodman is amazing.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 10:18 AM on January 25, 2022

The tiny cold packs on the thumbs when they are wheeling him away!
posted by snofoam at 11:00 AM on January 25, 2022

But that romper, man, what the hell was that?

That attitude is part of what's held men back fashion-wise, okay? There's a whole world out there to explore. It isn't just about separates!
posted by Gary at 1:26 PM on January 25, 2022 [15 favorites]

“They’re from Asheville, Daddy”
posted by jeoc at 1:29 PM on January 25, 2022 [8 favorites]

The Righteous Gemstones has been Renewed for Season 3
posted by miguelcervantes at 10:42 PM on January 25, 2022 [4 favorites]

One of my favorite things about this show is that as awful as the children are, Jesse and Amber have a supportive marriage. They're terrible people, but they are good partners to each other. Their dynamic makes me like both of them more.

Really gonna need the playlist from the baptism party. Thanks.

Seconding this. I haven't heard "Send me an Angel" in forever, and this playlist brought it all back.
posted by gladly at 7:44 PM on January 26, 2022 [2 favorites]

I say this with some degree of admiration: Judy is reliably the most disturbing character on TV. And I've just come from watching Yellowjackets, so.

So, uh, BJ is Baby Billy's son, right? He and Judy are cousins? Whew.
posted by grandiloquiet at 9:07 PM on January 27, 2022 [1 favorite]

Seconded, Edi Patterson is a force of nature.
posted by whuppy at 7:54 AM on January 29, 2022

BJ is Baby Billy's son

Wait, what? We met BJ’s family. Is he adopted? Are you saying he’s actually Harmon? And was adopted as an elementary school-aged kid and had his name changed? Or what?
posted by jeoc at 8:10 AM on January 29, 2022

I thought the flashback between Baby Billy and his son at the beginning, and the reference BJ made about his birth father being a bad guy, was leading to something. It could have just been leading to Baby Billy abandoning his family at the end of the episode -- but, uh, I dunno, this just seems like the kind of situation Judy would end up in.
posted by grandiloquiet at 8:21 PM on January 29, 2022

Finally took a close look at the de-aging CG - Baby Billy's de-aged hair in some shots appears static.
posted by porpoise at 7:47 PM on July 6

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