'Central Park' Episode 9 Preview: Will Paige be able to expose Bitsy now that she has all the information?
‘Central Park’ Episode 8, ‘Hot Oven’, was a crucial episode in two regards. One, it saw Brendan (Eugene Cordero) and Molly’s (Kristen Bell) relationship finally blossom into something more than the confusing mess it was so far. Molly has had, for a long time, a crush on the kite-flying boy. But things went south when they kissed in Episode 3 — Brendan got an allergic reaction because Molly had just eaten peanut butter ice-cream and he was, of course, allergic to peanuts. The two had finally started texting, and at the insistence of the Tillerman family, Brendan came to their home for pizza night.
Two, that Brendan was the great-nephew of the evil hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham (Stanley Tucci) was something the Tillerman family came to know about. Also, Brendan revealed to Paige (Kathryn Hahn) and Owen (Leslie Odom Jr) that Bitsy was planning to buy Central Park. He knew because he was in the room when Bitsy made that announcement. And now, Paige and Owen knew as well.
So, things are likely to get exciting in Episode 9 ‘Live It Up Tonight’. For one, Paige, who is a journalist trying to uncover what is going on in the park, has all the important bits of information she needs. She knows, thanks to the show’s narrator Birdie, voiced by co-creator Josh Gad, that Bitsy was somehow connected to why the mayor asked the Park’s board members to say no to funding. She knew from snooping around that Bitsy was into some shady-looking deal with a Russian oligarch named Dimitri. And now she knew why this was happening.
So, one can expect that Paige might soon be out with a story about this in the upcoming episode — unless her grumpy editor puts a stop to it. But before she can finish the story, there is another hurdle. She knows what’s happening, but does she have proof? Not really. So maybe the upcoming episode will see her snoop around some more. On Owen’s side, he also now knows enough to be on guard. He is a careful, and not-so-confident man. But Central Park (aside from Paige) is the love of his life. And he is unlikely to keep his head down when Bitsy tries to steal that away from him.
Even Bitsy is likely to crank things up a notch. So far, her plans have only been small. She has tried hard to make the park look bad through graffitis, garbage, and other trivial things. But she has several cards up her sleeves. She definitely has the mayor in her pocket. And she has money. Lots of it. So, one can be sure that whatever she’s planning next will be big. Hopefully, it won't be too big for the Tillermans to fend off.
New episodes of ‘Central Park’ air every Friday on Apple TV+.