'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend': Kimmy's fiancé Frederick also had quite the tragic past

Frederick, if not as tragic as Kimmy's, did have quite the tumultuous past thanks to his heritage and severely detached parents


                            'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend': Kimmy's fiancé Frederick also had quite the tragic past
Ellie Kemper, Daniel Radcliffe (Netflix)

Spoilers for 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend'

Netflix's second adult interactive special 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend' introduces us to a happily ever after the titular Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) had long deserved, after going through her harrowing past. We meet her literal prince charming in the form of Daniel Radcliffe's fancy avatar Frederick who fits into the plot easily and is just as full of gimmicks as Kimmy herself. But their quirky, playful, somewhat childish demeanor aren't the only things binding them together, turns out Frederick, if not as tragic as Kimmy's, did have quite the tumultuous past thanks to his heritage and severely detached parents.

Frederick is introduced to the plot right after Kimmy is done with her dress fitting and heads home to find him in a sea of arrangements to be made for the wedding. It begins with his parents not flying in because he is marrying "commoner trash" - their words, not his, as he so promptly clarifies, but soon things turn somehow hilarious and sad at the same time when Kimmy asks him if he has ever even seen his mum, and the answer to the question can be counted on his fingers. Frederick, 12th in line to the throne, also talks about having a goose for a father because they are British, so why not, and no matter what the tabloids love to explore, his real father isn't their gardener (who is basically Radcliffe with a heavy beard.) 



 

 

That Frederick has never had any friends is also obvious as he keeps pointing that out on his own several times throughout the interactive session. Later, he is only thrilled to be a part of the bachelorette Cyndee and Lillian had planned for Kimmy because he doesn't really have any friends to plan any kind of a party for him. Soon it turns out Kimmy is the only woman he has ever been with. There is a slight lapse in character where having something he can call a family.

The reason Frederick kisses Lillian, as explained by her, is the uncanny resemblance she bears with his extremely Mary Poppins-esque Nanny - pretty much the only woman she ever gave a rat's a** about him, as Lillian tells Frederick. So off he goes to resolve his deep-rooted nanny issues so he can fully evolve as a man worthy enough of Kimmy, who spent 15 years of her life locked up in a bunker as part of the titular Reverend's doomsday sex-cult. In the end, after going through several choices and back and forth loops of the plot, Kimmy is able to achieve her happily ever after, but despite the overly happy ending it does comes to mind that she and Frederick are just two peas in a pod, who couldn't be luckier to have found each other. 

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend' premieres on Netflix on May 12. 

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