'Glow' season 3 introduces Geena Davis while focussing on addiction, anxiety and our favorite ladies overcoming all odds in Las Vegas
The wait for season 3 of 'Glow' has not been short or easy, but thankfully it is coming to an end on August 9, and based on the trailer, there is much to look forward to. The last we saw, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling had decided to take their talents to Las Vegas, at the invitation of a strip club chain owner.
All the women from Alison Brie's Ruth to Betty Gilpin's Debbie have gone through a lot emotionally and physically to become the beloved local celebrities that they are. Having put the love of their work, and the interest of those dependant on them ahead of their own comfort, these women have struggled quite a bit to prioritize GLOW and work towards their unified growth.
While season one was all about the women finding their roots, season two saw them trying to stay afloat. Season three, however, will be all about how they handle their relative success, and from the trailer, it is clear that they will not be handling it all that well.
In fact, we see that everything is going great for Ruth — in terms of work, personal life and even her relationship with her formerly estranged BFF — but she is still unhappy. In the trailer we see her confiding in Debbie, "I have a job, I have a boyfriend and somehow, I still feel lost." It clearly seems like the show is going to address depression and anxiety, and highlight that you can have everything you ever wanted and still be upset.
We also see that she is not the only one struggling. While Cherry (Sydelle Noel) is battling with body pains, Carmen (Britney Young) is nursing a heartache. It is evident that there is pain, a lot of it, to be dealt with in the coming season. Then again, there seems to be at least one person who is excited about the Vegas shift — Sam (Marc Maron). He is seen saying, "It's nice, you know. Me being wrong about you hating Vegas."
The show also explored addiction a little in season two, when it was shown that Debbie has become highly dependant on cocaine, and in a fit of rage even went on to break her former best friend's leg in the wrestling ring. Season three will see a detailed exploration of the same, with her finally realizing that this is a problem and possibly going overboard again, and hitting rock bottom, before the sisterhood unites to bring her back. After all, that is the ongoing theme of 'Glow' — sisterhood.
The upcoming season of the Netflix show also has a guest start we are looking forward to joining the girls — Geena Davis! David is joining as the entertainment director of Fan-Tan Casino, where 'GLOW' is headlining and will be seen in five of the 10 episodes. Named Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning star's character is a former showgirl, who could turn out to be a villain-esque personality that begrudges the arrival of the young, beautiful women or she could turn out to be a mentor to them. We sure hope it is the latter, but we are willing to wait and find out.