Throwback Thursday is a weekly article wherein we glance again at our favourite TV episodes from the previous.
“The Massive C” was a present that was by no means afraid to go there. For many who have not seen it, the story revolves round Cathy, a highschool instructor who finds out she has most cancers and offers with the intricacies of telling her household and the individuals round her. The primary season of the present is unimaginable, not solely due to Laura Linney’s mesmerizing efficiency, but additionally because of the best way the story unfolds all through the episodes.
I selected to jot down about this episode primarily as a result of I feel it showcases all of Cathy’s emotions; she’s enthusiastic about occurring a visit with Lenny, her lover (hello, Idris Elba!), she’s shocked and kinda bummed about her husband Paul throwing her a shock celebration (making him really feel depressing towards the tip of the episode), she’s completely happy to be reunited together with her longtime buddy and former school rommate Rebecca, somebody she had misplaced contact with, however you possibly can inform there was a powerful friendship there. Cathy desires to rejoice her birthday, however she desires to rejoice it her method, that is why she decides to go to the Bahamas with Lenny however is pressured to be current at her personal surpise social gathering.
What has at all times been intersting in regards to the present, to me, was the honesty of its predominant character’s conduct; Cathy by no means apologized for current, as a result of she had been doing that for method too lengthy. The analysis modified her method to see the world and adjusted the best way she perceived herself as an individual. She could have come throughout as impolite or harsh, however she was trustworthy and actual. She determined it was time to take her life again and begin contemporary. The scene within the episode when she and Rebecca sing is pure pleasure; you possibly can see how completely happy and care-free she is. She is herself by means of and thru. Generally an excessive amount of, like on the finish of the episode, when she makes clear to all people that she hasn’t been completely happy in a very long time. Ouch! That damage, and never solely Paul.
I liked this episode as a result of it was one of many realest of the present; Cathy, ultimately, decides to go on the journey anyway, as a result of it appeared prefer it wasn’t potential. In the long run, she decides to decide on herself. I strongly suggest this present; it may be fairly upsetting and unhappy, nevertheless it additionally gives pleasure and hope, with nice humor and unimaginable performances.