'Central Park' Episode 8 'Hot Oven' sees Brendan and Molly's romance blossom despite he being Bitsy’s relative
Spoilers for ‘Central Park’ Episode 8 ‘Hot Oven’
Two things happened in episode 6 and episode 7 of Apple TV+’s animated musical comedy series ‘Central Park’ that made episode 8 as crucial as it was. One, Paige Tillerman (Kathryn Hahn) now knew that Bitsy (Stanley Tucci) had something with what was going on in the park. Two, we came to know that Brendan (Eugene Cordero), the boy that Molly (Kristen Bell) had a crush on, was actually the great-nephew of Bitsy.
Okay, on with ‘Hot Oven’. After the filler that was episode 7, the new one brings the show back to a good pace. A lot of things happen, but let’s get to the one thing fans of the show have been waiting to see for a while now: What’s happening with Molly and Brendan’s budding romance?
Unbeknownst to the viewers, the two have been texting and have been dating. And while they both are excited about their first relationships, they know very little about each other. So, Molly’s family decides that they would have Brendan over for pizza night. While Molly was afraid of her family embarrassing her in front of Brendan, she had no idea that things could get worse than that.
On the day of the big family dinner, the Tillermans saw that Bitsy had published a letter in a newspaper, defaming Central Park. She wrote about how the park used to be good in its glory days, but now it had become full of garbage and horse poop. Owen (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Paige were obviously angry. While Walking Brendan to her home, Molly and he have an awkward conversation.
And, in the course of the conversation, she finds out that not only is Brendan rich, but he’s really Bitsy’s relative. All throughout the evening, Molly tries to keep the conversation away from Brendan’s surname. But ultimately, it came out. Molly was afraid it was all over, but her fears remain unfounded. Both Owen and Paige tell Brendan it wasn’t his fault that he was related to Bitsy. And they said that they would never come in between Molly and him. It was then that Brendan let out a key bit of information. He tells the Tillermans what he heard at his family reunion in the last episode: Bitsy was trying to buy Central Park!
Meanwhile, just outside the park, at Bitsy’s penthouse apartment, a different kind of drama was playing out. Bitsy’s relationship with her pet dog Shampagne has always been strained. But ever since the dog met Cole (Titus Burgess), he’s realized just what having a loving human can mean.
At the same time, Helen (Daveed Diggs), Bitsy’s help, has been attempting to get rid of Shampagne. Helen thinks that Bitsy would include the dog in her will and not her. So, every day, she formulates a new plan to get rid of the little pup. Every time it fails. But what if it doesn’t one day?
‘Central Park’ Episode 8 does a good job of bringing the story back on track. And it also inches us closer to the end.
New episodes of ‘Central Park’ air every Friday on Apple TV+.