'We Are Who We Are' Episode 4 Preview: Things expected to get wild at Craig’s wedding leading to ‘debauchery’
In Episode 3, amid the celebrations in town, we saw the erstwhile tight circle of friends at the army base fall apart after Caitlin breaks up with Sam. While Britney tries to be the mediator, she is also resentful of Caitlin -- both for breaking up their group and jealous of how close she is with the 'new boy' Fraser. This is evident in the way she calls her "a b***h" when a fight breaks out after Caitlin aggressively approaches Sam to confront him about his wounded, passive-aggressive behavior, designed to make her feel like the villain.
Adding to this simmering tension is Danny, Caitlin's brother, who already resents her for being the center of their father, Richard's world. Danny also blames Caitlin for breaking up their group that he considers as his surrogate, replacement 'family' that he clings to, to fill the gap left by his father's neglect.
The only uncomplicated one in the bunch is Craig, the young soldier in his 20s and Sam's older brother who tries to calm everyone down, while supporting Danny through his depression. He is the rock that the group anchors to the calm eye in the now stormy group. So it is no wonder that in Episode 4, it is his wedding that brings the former group of friends together, despite all the recent tension and infighting.
With his deployment timeline fast-tracked, Craig spontaneously proposes to his Italian girlfriend, Valentina. When she accepts, the group is determined to give him a celebration to remember before he is shipped off. They all pool in their resources for a Hawaiian-themed wedding for the couple, which also doubles as a send-off party for Craig. In the early pictures released we see that group is in a bus, headed to their party destination. In them, Sam has the same hang-dog expression he has had since he broke up with Caitlin, after sensing her disinterest in him, while Craig and Valentina are seated at the back.
Another picture shows Caitlin seated on the other side of the same bus, with Fraser and Danny sitting behind her. She seems to be keeping her distance from everyone. It just shows how far apart, mentally and emotionally, they all are despite heading to party together. In another picture, we see Britney trying to talk to Fraser, probably trying to invite him to the wedding, not wanting to exclude him, knowing that he and Caitlin are joined at the hip right now.
According to the official synopsis, the Hawaiian-themed wedding will loosen everyone up and lead to "an evening of debauchery". We already know that Fraser drinks copiously and becomes quite uninhibited under the influence, indulging in risky behavior. With the others drinking too, and with Craig's departure and the further fracturing of the group on the cards, alcohol will loosen tongues and behavior.
As the group lives it up, one last time with Craig, Danny will be especially volatile since he will suffer the most once Craig, his one lifeline, ships out. We can expect emotions to come spilling out, leading to confrontations, revealing conversations and interactions.
'We are who we are' Episode 4 airs on October 5 on HBO at 10 pm ET.