The rift between Dee Dee and Gypsy begins to show in 'The Act' episode 4 as their relationship turns toxic
In the recent episode of 'The Act' Gypsy Blanchard realizes the extent that her mother Dee Dee can go to when it comes to keeping her under control.
In the fourth episode of Hulu's 'The Act', we see Dee Dee trying to act like everything is normal. Even after Gypsy's escape to meet a guy that she met at comic con, Dee Dee seems unperturbed and goes about living with Gypsy as usual. So how will Gypsy live with knowing the truth that she is a 19-year-old, whose sexual desires are awakening? Gypsy begins to rebel a little, pointing out her real age to her mother, trying to prove that she is not a baby anymore. Dee Dee, however, has a plan for everything.
She starts by taking her daughter to meet a doctor, only this time, Dee Dee is the patient. She has type 2 diabetes and scares her daughter into thinking that she could die any moment if they don't take care. She also celebrates Gypsy's birthday and gifts her two guinea pigs that she can now have for company. While Dee Dee initially thinks everything is back to normal, Gypsy is trying to hide the fact that she is not the girl who believes everything her mother tells her anymore. She is even hiding cash in her favorite stuffed toy, probably, trying to run away from her mother. Dee Dee, on the other hand, is also trying to gain legal guardianship of Gypsy as one of the doctor's offices has found a medical card that reveals that she is an 18-year-old.
Gypsy, however, does a great job of proving that she can do very well by herself leading Dee Dee to get worried about the legalities of everything that she has done so far. Gypsy, who has no clue how much legal trouble her mother and she are in, proceeds to ask questions about why legal guardianship is so important, but to no avail. So, instead, Gypsy tries to find a way to get away from under her mother's thumb. She secretly buys a laptop and makes use of Dee Dee's fear about not getting the papers to distract her.
She has also found a use for her new laptop after her friend Lacey tells her about finding a boyfriend on a Christian dating website. She becomes a member of the site too. In the meanwhile, Dee Dee goes through health issues and passes out outside Lacey's apartment while telling her not to tell Gypsy about guys or sex. But even when she is sick, she tries to control what Gypsy can and cannot see, or do and not do. This irks Gypsy, and in this situation comes a request from Nick G online. She becomes friends with him, learns more about him and is attracted to him. The two bond over multiple personalities and virtual reality. This marks the beginning of a relationship that changed the lives of Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard.
Dee Dee shows her crazy side when she finds Gypsy's hidden laptop and starts to break it with a hammer and asks her daughter what she was doing. Gypsy replies that she will get another one, and we see the anger and frustration in her face when she realizes what her mother is capable of. Dee Dee realizes the same too and begins physically abusing the daughter that she claimed to love. How will Gypsy's relationship with Nick help her live through this? We will see more of what the two will do in the coming episodes, now that Gypsy's hatred for her mother has grown manifolds.