'The Bold Type' Season 4 Episode 2: As 'Scarlet' changes, the girls find their personal lives changing too
The story contains major spoilers for season 4 episode 2 of 'The Bold Type' titled '#Scarlet'
Season 4 of 'The Bold Type' began with change on the horizon. With Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin) first out of 'Scarlet' magazine and then back on board, Episode 2 revolves around the evolution of the magazine. In the last episode, RJ Safford (Aidan Devine) agreed to keep 'Scarlet' running as long as they move it to the online space. And so Jacqueline, with her trusted entourage of Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens), Kat Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy), get to working on the brand new digital version of the magazine.
The idea is to document the victories of print 'Scarlet' for the first-ever digital edition - creating an archive of sorts of the old 'Scarlet', to have their loyal readers walk down memory lane and witness the long way that women have come. To show to the readers that the medium might be different but 'Scarlet' is just how it was sixty years ago. The magazine that printed stories on birth control, abortion and sexuality at a time when no one as talking about it. And eventually helped women find their own voices.
With the first digital issue being a celebration of the 60 glorious years of 'Scarlet' in print, Jacqueline's idea is to explore other ventures as well such as a podcast and a video channel. They also prepare for a faster turnaround, shorter articles, and gear up for more writers. Change and evolution is imminent. And as the girls discover this in their professional lives, this applies on the personal front as well.
Jane is awaiting results for a mammogram. We earlier came to know that she has a gene mutation that increases her chances of getting breast cancer over the course of her life. But an anxious Jane cannot bring herself to confront the reality as she ignores calls from the doctor. This is coupled with the fact that she cannot bring herself to trust Ryan (Decker, played by Dan Jeannotte) which could be hinting at a break-up.
Elsewhere, Sutton is worried that her relationship with Richard (Hunter, played by Sam Page) might be severely affected by the distance once he moves to San Francisco. But she doesn't need to since Richard has other plans for them as he proposes to her by the end of the episode.
Jacqueline herself braces for change not only in her professional life but also her personal as her husband announces that he is set to go to Ukraine to cover the Russian Revolution.
Change may be sudden, but change is always good. Will the girls at 'Scarlet' think so too? 'The Bold Type' will airs on Thursday at 9/ 8c on Freeform.