'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' Episode 2: Nicholas, Genevieve and Matilda try to navigate life without an adult
Nicholas tries to be strong for his sisters and realizes that he is in charge of a lot of important things in their lives
This article contains spoilers for 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' Season 1
After the death of their father, Nicholas, Genevieve and Matilda only have each other. Having to go back to normal life after the funeral isn't easy and each of them struggle emotionally. As Nicholas tries to develop a relationship with Alex, a young man he's seeing, his sisters go back to school to deal with its ruthless drudgery.
The normalcies of life seem to prove harder as Nicholas tries to be the best possible guardian he can be. Telling Alex he's in need of emotional support, he tries to be there for his sisters by dropping them to school and making their lunches. In this episode titled 'Greenbottle Blue Tarantula', the trio are still reeling from their devastating loss.
Nicholas tries to be strong for his sisters and realizes that he is in charge of a lot of important things in their lives. From Matilda wanting to go to Julliard to pursue her songwriting dreams, to the grave understanding that if anything were to happen to his sisters medically, he'd have to make the decisions. Nonetheless, with nonchalant humor and attempts to bond, you can see how his sisters respond to his efforts in taking care of them. They all sleep together in their father's room since his passing.
Meanwhile, Matilda and Genevieve go back to school where they have to deal with people's two cents on how they must be feeling. When a school mate approaches Genevieve to apologize for his bullying, he brings up her father's passing. Genevieve, unable to control herself, breaks down after hearing her about her father over and over again. A short scene shows Matilda break down after her classmate tells her she smells. However, she does not tell her siblings about this.
It's sweet to see how all three of them are hiding their pain to be there for each other. Towards the end of the episode, Nicholas' mom is introduced and we get an insight into their relationship. While on the phone with his mother, Nicholas manages to lock himself outside the house. In the process of getting back into the house, he breaks his pinky finger. As his sisters gather with ice and order an Uber to a hospital, to help distract their brother they all reminisce on stories of when they were younger.
You'll laugh watching these siblings try to bond with each other as they overcome obstacles as a family but that's the beauty of it. This might be a new favorite TV family!
'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' airs every Thursday at 7.30c on Freeform.