“You will not win!”
It just gets weirder and weirder. The third season is half over, and although it is moving at a slow pace, it is steadily leaving its audience transfixed with the wondering storyline of Tara taking control of her alters. Her therapy sessions with Dr. Hattaras have her really thinking about the issues that she has been avoiding. Exhibit A: Her dragon of a mother. Ugh. The passive-aggressive thing, that one cannot even call a mother, is back in the picture due to Neil’s desperation for money. And so it begins…
Tara and Charmaine are still holding a disposition of dislike for their mother. Last season she revealed some intense stuff that she had been keeping from them both, and now they are both playing the avoiding game. Through bold therapy sessions Tara begins to realize that her alters are doing all of her dirty work for her. As for the alters adhering to the contract, it is unknown why.
As for “The Adventures of Kate Gregson”, she is a natural at her new job, but she can’t seem to charm this random new dude she is into now. He looks a bit older than her, but it is nothing much to worry about. Although he vaguely reminds me of a mash-up of her first two beaus from season one and two. Weird. Their awkward conversations are good for some minor chuckles, but of course with the slow pace, we don’t get much here, other than Kate being turned down by someone who is less pretty than she is. That’s always the worst…
And while that bit of soap opera is going on, Marshall, with the help of new beau, Noah, is dabbling in the past. Finding old videos of his parents, he finds new inspiration for his movie. It jumps from a weird story of a normal life gone astray to what he decides in the end: a love story. His father, Max, insists that what Moosh thinks was a boring simple past, was actually exciting and complicated. He looked rather happy and glowy, while viewing those old cassettes. Oh, how things have change. Max’s longing for simplicity is growing. We need something new for his characters other than waiting for Tara to become “normal” again.
Neil must go off to make money, seeing as how Tara and Charmaine’s mother is broke due to putting her husband in a home. She is alone, and it causes a seeming change in her. Although she is still this passive-aggressive dragon lady, she wants to talk with her daughters. Alice’s confrontation with Tara’s mother is actually what Tara has been feeling for a while. Again she has been hiding behind her alters, to have her own simplicity. Good thing she actually confronts her mother in the end, which is just a step closer to her search for normalcy.
“You will not win. You will not win.” Eerie. Very eerie. The episode closes with the ominous line. One could assume it is a new alter trying to break free, and one could also assume it will bring the mystery of Tara and Charmaine’s step-brother, Bryce. Sadly, the episode leaves us hanging and wondering. It’s almost disturbing. The way this new possible alter says the ominous line is somewhat threatening, instead of warning-like. This new alter may be extremely dangerous. She may be speaking to Tara, saying “This contract that you have in progress…will not last. And your happiness will be diminished soon enough. You will not win.” 4 out of 5 stars!
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