Fleishman Is in Trouble: Free Pass Summary
November 30, 2022 11:31 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Past turns into present, as the history of Rachel and Toby's relationship begins at the beginning, develops, grows, goes sour, and ends in divorce.
posted by Violet Blue (2 comments total)
Wow, this episode almost created a soft spot for Rachel in my heart, but then her ambition and class-anxiety got the best of her and here we are. I've never really felt much one way or another about Claire Danes, but she certainly makes a great evil-ex. Poor Toby, mistaking sex for love without taking the time to analyze the relationship's shaky foundations.
It was clear that Rachel's tears, upon learning she's pregnant, are not those of joy.
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:30 AM on December 1, 2022

I do like seeing a relationship building and then disintegrating (see also the movie Blue Valentine); I suppose it's a trainwreck wherein I hope to gather intelligence about my own relationships.

I have a hard time watching Rachel grow more and more intense and greedy. I can empathize with Toby so much more. He feels like a good guy who somehow fell for Rachel. I'm not really sure why he did though. The line he says about 'I feel like you're no longer asking me - you're just telling me what you've already decided.' That's just so unhealthy in a relationship; he stopped fighting because she was just a whirlwind that he couldn't do anything about.
posted by hydra77 at 10:53 AM on December 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

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