'For All Mankind' Season 1: Gordo and Tracy's marriage is extremely complicated and that's exactly what makes it so real
The Stevenses have certainly had their fair share of problems, what with both of them cheating on their partner and the natural ego conflicts that come with working together
Relationships are complicated. They're messy and hard and most people would agree that they're really not worth the hype. Despite all this, we still look for happy endings and beautiful relationships in the stories we tell.
'For All Mankind' has a number of relationships and while they all have their own unique challenges, not one of them has a "happily ever after", because that would just be a lie.
The best example of this paradoxical love is the relationship between Gordon "Gordo" Stevens (Michael Dorman) and his wife Tracy Stevens (Sarah Jones).
The Stevenses have certainly had their fair share of problems, what with both of them cheating on their partner and the natural ego conflicts that come up when husband and wife work together.
However, as vindictive and cruel as the Stevenses can get towards each other, that's not to say they don't have their moments.
As much as they fight, Tracy and Gordo support each other through tough times, comforting each other and saying exactly what the other person needs to hear to get through their hardships.
They're not perfect and, in Episode 4, we do see both Gordo and Tracy trying to manipulate the other into having a guilt trip.
In no world should these two be a model relationship and we can't think of anyone who would call their marriage a hundred percent healthy, but then what relationship is that easy?
The Stevenses can be hurtful, uncaring and selfish but they still love each other enough to be there for the important things, to hold the other person's hand when they need it, and support each other when things really get rough. They may not have the perfect marriage but they do try to do the best they can.
After all, what more could you ask for?
'For All Mankind' Season 1 Episode 5 'Into the Abyss' will arrive on Apple TV+ on November 15.