“And Simply Like That” Che Diaz Is the New… Mr. Massive??

This And Simply Like That recap incorporates gentle spoilers for season two, episode two, “The Actual Deal.” 

I really feel like I ought to kick off this recap by speaking concerning the main queer bombshell of the episode, however I don’t wish to as a result of it’s silly and in addition as a result of I’d a lot moderately speak about my favourite a part of “The Actual Deal,” which is that Lily Goldenblatt has determined to surrender classical piano and develop into an emo balladeer. Actually, Lily could be an absolute star on TikTok; she’s lovely and her voice is angelic. However! Her songwriting might use slightly work. Take, for instance, her debut bop, “The Energy of Privilege,” which options lyrics akin to “darkness comes, hole goals / empty mirrors, I’m unseen” and “Park Avenue streets, the place do they lead / caught within the deep, goddamn.”

It’s the “goddamn” that basically sends Charlotte; she’s already upset that Lily offered her garments — together with her pink Chanel piano recital gown from when she was like twelve — and this music catapults her into the secondhand fancy clothes boutique referred to as The Actual Deal, the place she calls for that the clerk give again the pink Chanel gown as a result of Lily is A MINOR. The youth behind the counter goes, “Uh, this isn’t a bar? We don’t card?”

Charlotte and Lily patron The Real Deal

After you’re completed posting my good friend’s meltdown on the web — how a lot are these boots?

Charlotte’s drawback this week is Carrie’s drawback, too: Neither of them know when to let go. (Additionally, frankly, my drawback, however no less than I’ve a therapist!) Lily wants an opportunity to develop up, and that features placing purple streaks in her hair and singing sadly concerning the patriarchy on a dying planet. It’s not that she’s rejecting Charlotte; she’s simply a young person! I believe it’s really a really cool juxtaposition with Rock’s story from final season. It’s not simply trans youngsters who’ve to determine who they’re. All youngsters have to determine who they’re. Or, no less than all youngsters ought to have a likelihood to do this. Rock, by the best way, has develop into a vogue icon with their bucket hats and backwards baseball caps and short-sleeve button-ups, and so they’re supporting Lily begrudgingly, because of sibling bonding, and never because of considering Lily is the subsequent Billie Eilish, like me and Anthony do.

What Carrie’s having a tough time letting go off is the idea of Intercourse and the Metropolis. The podcast has offered some advert spots for a vaginal wellness model and Carrie simply can’t deliver herself to learn the copy right into a microphone. Franklin provides to brainstorm some concepts for promoting vaginal dryness merchandise, after their Thursday sexing, however Carrie’s not into that both. In the end, her reluctance to get on board with the vulva branding forces this podcast manufacturing firm to promote to Apple in a single day, which is nearly essentially the most sensible glimpse at precise New York media this sequence has ever aimed for. Happily for Carrie, she’s nonetheless wealthy as hell and was solely doing this for enjoyable and Thursday intercourse, so she takes her thousand-dollar pigeon purse and hits the highway, minus one Franklin. (He needs an precise relationship. How the turntables!)

Miranda in a green bucket hat on the beach.

I borrowed this hat from my homosexual niephling! Cool, proper? I is likely to be fishing for a threesome in it!

Thematically, Miranda’s storyline doesn’t stop match along with her buddies as a result of Miranda’s storyline is similar because it was each episode final 12 months: She’s making essentially the most un-Miranda selections within the historical past of decision-making! Choices that will have her screeching at Carrie on the high of her lawyer lungs if her finest good friend had been making them! Behold, she’s taking place on Che, doing a few of her finest work, in reality, when Che’s showrunner — who I forgot to let you know is performed by Abby McEnany with a blue stripe in her hair — calls and tells Che to come back to set. AND CHE DOES. Simply solutions the cellphone, dislodges Miranda’s head from between their legs and hops as much as take a bathe. Miranda giggles prefer it’s nbd, and that’s not even the alien-snatching I’m speaking about.

Whereas Che meets with Tony Danza, who’s planning to play their dad on their present, Miranda attends an AA assembly the place she meets a really clearly queer particular person, as evidenced by: being lined in tattoos, husky voice, chewing on all of the letters in her phrases, and he or she runs an environmental charity that cleans up seashores. She mentions her husband in the best way that individuals who will finally be in search of a threesome point out their husbands. Miranda is charmed and attends a seashore clean-up, the place she loses her cellphone in a bucket of kelp (basic Miranda!) and has to borrow the cellphone of a random surfer to name Carrie to get Che’s quantity so Che can get her a trip dwelling. I like this center age plot line! Nobody is aware of anybody’s cellphone numbers except you used to name them on a landline!

As an alternative of sending an Uber, Che sends…. their husband… who they’re nonetheless married to… to select up their girlfriend??? This info, plus the belief that she doesn’t even know methods to name Che in an emergency, freaks Miranda proper the fuck out. AS IT SHOULD. Nevertheless, when she tries to speak to Che about it when Che will get dwelling from their disastrous Tony Danza dinner, Che blows it off. They’re drained, okay? And it’s not even a giant deal, all proper? Them and their husband, they’re simply slackers who haven’t bothered to file the paperwork on their divorce. That clarification additionally doesn’t advocate you as a associate, Che Diaz!

Che Diaz does a set at the comedy store.

It’s factor that I, Che Diaz, have Sara Ramirez’s face, huh?

Miranda, our lawyerly pal Miranda Hobbes, queen of the cross-examination, has precisely zero follow-up questions.

And I couldn’t assist however surprise: does equality seem like a… nonbinary Massive???? Che doesn’t even entertain Miranda’s panic! Not even an: “Ah sure, I can see why blowing up your life and shifting throughout the nation for a slapstick comedian who bounces throughout cunnilingus and IS STILL MARRIED to a person who drives a purple pickup truck is likely to be alarming to you. Permit me to alleviate your fears with compassion and logic.” No! Simply: “What’s the issue? We’re merely 47-year-old SLACKERS.” Massive would’ve by no means referred to as himself a slacker, clearly, however he was simply as emotionally unavailable and dismissive and I can not imagine Michael Patrick King has acquired me evaluating a Sara Ramirez character to Mr. Massive! CHE, STOP IT! LET ME AND MIRANDA LOVE YOU!

And Simply Like That additionally tries to squeeze in some storylines for the brand new characters, however none of them actually land, regardless of that proven fact that Lisa Todd Wexley’s is concerning the compounded historic trauma and intergenerational results of racism. I can by no means determine if it’s good this sequence is making an attempt to speak about this, or if they need to simply go away it alone. Herbert’s mother comes to go to, which has LTW in an nervousness spiral as a result of Herbert’s mother is the type of lady who sees a zebra print skirt and is straight away impressed with essentially the most gloriously vicious remark about the way you’ve clearly simply arrived dwelling from the matinee of The Lion King. She additionally needs her granddaughter’s hair executed in neat braids and he or she doesn’t wish to hear her son yelling at a racist cab driver — which, you understand, by way of his private security, that’s not an unreasonable request for a mom to make. However, cab drivers and NYers screaming at one another on the sidewalk is the official sport of this metropolis, so.

Make a Lion King joke and watch me eat your face.

Seema will get a recycled plot from Samantha Jones, about feuding along with her homosexual hairdresser. And Dr. Nya decides to “bonfire of the beanies” all of Andre Rashad’s belongings as a result of he tells her, over the cellphone, that he hasn’t cheated on her… but.

Caught within the deep, goddamn, certainly!

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