Due to unforeseen circumstances, I missed reviewing last week’s episode of The Big C. As people who follow these reviews regularly may have noticed, I have been way down on this season as a whole. Therefore, when it was time to catch up on last week’s episode so I could have some context for this week, I sighed deeply, gritted my teeth, and pressed play on the remote. What I was met with was rather surprising.
The episode was still fairly ridiculous, but we got an opportunity to set up some things that have the potential to be quite interesting. On top of that, several people are finally starting to confront Cathy on her craziness, her hypocritical tendencies, and her general stupidity. While I wouldn’t call myself excited for this episode, I am at least intrigued by the possibilities of what could happen here.
What came out of the episode was basically like they had been reading my reviews for the past few months. For the past two episodes, everyone’s observations of Cathy have been right on the money. Listening to Paul finally let loose his feelings on his wife was an honest and compelling moment. It was really interesting to see Paul, Adam, and Andrea/Ababu embrace a life where they aren’t scared to be happy. All of the people surrounding Cathy have realized that they are better off without her. Sean seems to be the only one left, and even he is far more interested in the hot blonde in the scuba diving class.
It seems like we are on the verge of a moment where this series can turn into something worthwhile instead of a series about a woman with cancer indulging every stupid whim that floats into her head. I would much rather watch a show that centers around a group of people trying to find the best ways to live their lives in the wake of tragic events. It’s far more compelling, far more meaningful, and far more worthy of everyone’s time.
There’s only episode left. How do you want this season to end?