'Kidding' Season 2 Episode 7 Preview: Deirdre deals with a medical issue, Jeff gets Lifetime Achievement award
Episode 5 and 6 of Showtime’s compassionate dramedy ‘Kidding’ saw quite a lot happening. For one, Jeff (Jim Carrey) and Jill (Judy Greer) got divorced on national television. That was also accompanied by a visit from popstar Ariana Grande. Jeff then, in an interview, had to explain that getting divorced on national TV was not the wrong thing to do. “Homes don't break, they change, like people.”
Peter (Justin Kirk), at the same time, was getting ready to propose to Jill. There was also the murder of the Filipino Mr. Fil Pickles -- killed by the police for echoing Jeff’s ideas. Mostly, the two episodes went from positive to negative really quick.
So what can viewers expect from episode 7?
Titled ‘The Acceptance Speech’, Showtime’s synopsis for the episode suggests Deirdre will be dealing with a medical issue while attending Jeff’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. “Jeff tries to be anyone but himself. Seb meets someone old and someone new,” the synopsis adds.
There are many subplots that the show is likely to examine in this episode. For one, will Jeff’s son Will (Cole Allen) continue on his quest to use magic and mysticism? In Episode 3, Will finds a book on math and mysticism and gets a little more than curious about turning back time. In each episode since, there has been some sort of inclination that Will may, in fact, have powers.
Considering, of course, how the show regularly employs magical realism, it would be difficult to tell if those are really powers or if it’s just how the showrunners want us to perceive things.
There is also the relationship of Jill and Peter. While Jeff and Jill seem to be on better terms and Jeff and Peter have definitely found a bond, will their relationship as a couple ever find normalcy, especially considering how everything around Jeff is always chaotic?
Lastly, what will become of Jeff’s father Seb (Frank Langella)? Without a job, he has steadily become more and more restless. In photos of episode 7, we see Seb playing doctor with Deirdre’s daughter. Maybe the unfulfillment of his professional life will find solace in his personal life.
'Kidding' Season 2 airs on Sundays at 10 pm EST on Showtime.