Archive | November 2019

Playing For Keeps–Season 2, Episode 6

This episode had a lot of secrets and feelings come out in the open.

Paige & Dan—Her subplot focused on her conflicting feelings for Dan and the fallout of her sleeping with him in the previous episode. The episode kicks off with Dan calling Paige as she is starting to confess to Brody. She eventually confesses, which upsets both of them and Brody leaves. After Dan and Liam’s car crash (which I’ll get to), Paige confronts Dan about his involvement and tries to convince him that Liam doesn’t care about him. While Dan admits he misses her, she says that what happened between them was wrong and was a mistake, which makes things worse for them.

At the end of the episode, Brody tells Paige he wants to move past her hook-up with Dan, but Paige silently admits she doesn’t want to and he leaves again.

Trav, Brian & Kath—As the Jets record a sixth loss out of their so far 10-game season, it’s becoming clear as day to the public that Trav is struggling as a coach. Kath asks Brian to come on as a mentor, an offer Brian is reluctant to take up as he believes Trav needs the time and space to grow as a coach.

Brian at first goes to see Rusty, who seems reluctant to engage with him until Brian makes it clear to Rusty he wants to make amends with him, Rusty than embraces Brian as a mentor. When Trav informs Maddy of this, she isn’t thrilled and confronts Kath about it, however Trav is fine with and Maddy calms down when Kath promises her Brian is a mentor and nothing more.

Meanwhile Kath is once again dealing with pressure from the Board regarding Connor and Trav’s coaching. She deals with even more pressure when Brian asks Kath to let Liam play (after Liam asked Brian to talk to Kath for him). She faces even further pressure when Liam blackmails her (which I’ll get to).

Tahlia & Connor—The episode kicks off with Connor discovering his phone in his locker and immediately realising that Liam took it and put it back. Connor goes to confront him but is stopped as he has no proof of Liam’s actions.

Meanwhile Connor is struggling with his plans for his future, as he feels his days at the club are numbered. He later admits to Tahlia he now realises she was trying to help him by promoting him, as she did in the previous season’s episodes. Tahlia ultimately ends up helping Connor by providing his management ideas for sponsorship deals for his future.

Although throughout the episode it seems that sparks are flying between them, even more so when Connor tells Tahlia that he and Annabel broke up, nothing happens between them.

Overall I enjoyed their subplot, although I wouldn’t be surprised if they got back together, I think they are currently working better together as friends for now.

Maddy & Trav—This episode finally has Maddy deal with her anxiety by at first admitting to Kath about it, and then later admitting how she feels to Trav at the end of the episode. Before Maddy gets to this point, she takes a week off work and drinks heavily while on a night out with the girls.

Although this subplot was relatively minor, I appreciated that her anxiety was finally addressed, especially with Trav. I appreciated Trav’s apology to her for not paying enough attention, and him revealing to her how he feels about Brian becoming the club mentor.

Rusty—A highlight of this episode for me was the reappearance of Shane and the progress of the relationship between him and Rusty. Shane wants Rusty to meet his friends on a night out. While on his night out, a fellow footy player, Alex, comes up to him and thanks him for coming out to his team as it gave him the courage to do so.

Towards the end of the episode, Rusty meets up with Shane and tells him that he wants to be with him and initially shows reluctance due to his romance with Jack and its fallout.

Overall I enjoyed the character development not only in Rusty, but in his and Shane’s relationship.

Jessie—Jessie is preparing to do a press conference to be posted online for the impending membership vote, which the women’s team’s fate depends on.

While Bob tries to spook Jessie with the postal votes results showing more members are against than for the women’s team, it doesn’t stop her from winning over the members online, and the women’s team will be going forward. Bob admits defeat by telling Jessie she presented a compelling argument.

Overall I was pleased with how this subplot turned out, although I am wondering how much time has passed as Jessie was walking perfectly so soon after tearing her ACL.

Liam—Liam is becoming more and more unlikeable as the season progresses, this time putting his and Dan’s life, as well as the club’s reputation at risk. Liam takes Dan to a high stakes poker game, where he snorts cocaine. He then crashes his car, with Dan in it, whilst high and speeding. When they are caught, he throws the keys at Dan so he will take the blame. Paige eventually tells Kath that Liam was driving as Dan was on the phone to her the entire time.

While Dan initially covers for Liam, he eventually tells Kath the truth, which leads to Kath suspending Liam pending a full investigation into his behaviour over the previous two episodes.

After his attempt to get Brian to change Kath’s mind fails, Liam resorts to blackmailing Kath regarding her affair with Connor and threatens Kath by making it public.

Overall, while I find myself despising Liam’s character, I’m looking forward to seeing where the blackmail subplot and Liam goes in the remaining episodes.

 

Overall this was a solid episode with plenty of material to work with in the remaining episodes.

 

Stray Observations:

-Maddy has had panic attacks before.

Best one liners and interactions:

  • “The longer it takes, the more painful it’s going to be….like the Brownlow.” (Tahlia to Paige on confessing to Brody)
  • “The only time you should be seen in a bed is for an Armani underwear ad.” (Tahlia to Connor)

 

Playing For Keeps–Season 2, Episode 5

This episode had a lot of twists, turns and revelations.

Tahlia—The episode kicks off with Tahlia and Paige at yoga, where Tahlia’s mother, Narelle (Rachel Gordon) shows up unexpectedly. It’s made clear pretty quickly that Tahlia has issues with her mother and that they haven’t seen or spoken to each other in quite some time, and Tahlia thinks Narelle wants money from her.

Throughout the episode, Tahlia goes to see Narelle at the motel she’s staying at, the first time she does, it looks like they may be able to re-bond, the second time, after seeing Samira, she confronts Narelle for the way she treated her. It’s here it’s revealed that Tahlia’s stepfather threw her out of the house when she was 17 and Narelle didn’t defend her in any way.

Later, at the club’s Women’s team open day, Narelle tries to step up as a mother with the intention of confronting Connor for his part in the nude photo scandal, only for Tahlia to stop her. Narelle then tells her that people stuff up, and that she thought marrying Tahlia’s stepfather was the right thing to do. She also tells Tahlia that she shouldn’t spend her life being angry and bitter and to forgive. Whether Tahlia forgives her mother isn’t made clear, however she does manage to forgive Connor and mend his relationship with Annabel.

Overall I found Tahlia’s subplot compelling as it provided the opportunity to explore her backstory, which explained a lot about her. I found it to be solid and realistic character development without being too overwhelming. That being said, one thing I didn’t quite understand was why Tahlia would name her swimwear line after a pet name her mother gave her when she has so many issues with her.

Jessie—Jessie’s subplot focused on her determination to establish the women’s team, which lead to her asking the club to help at an open day. The boys (except Liam) are more than willing to help. Meanwhile, Jessie is also training at the club’s headquarters with Trav’s assistance. I personally enjoyed seeing them work together, as it’s the first time we’ve seen them interaction with any of the other WAGs.

Throughout the episode, Jessie is stressed at the thought of when Hayley is going to drop the “Georgie paternity” bombshell, especially when Hayley publishes an article on the open day, however when Hayley shows up, she reveals that their conversation was off the record and she is actually there to support her partner, Erica. I felt that this revelation was a nice little twist to their dynamic.

Jessie is in her element at the open day and even puts her own skills on display, something that has never been seen until now. Just after she makes a great mark, she screams and collapses in pain, with Rusty, Trav and Connor immediately coming to her assistance. It’s later revealed that she has torn her ACL, and Trav gently but firmly makes it clear that due to her age, years off the field, and the time it would take to get back to optimal fitness, her footy dreams are over. This devastating and unexpected twist ends Jessie’s subplot for the episode, which I enjoyed and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes next, I’m hoping she’ll become a women’s team coach, as they say “those who can’t do, teach.”

Throughout her subplot, she has also been a mediator between Trav and Maddy, encouraging both of them to support and be honest with each other, which I enjoyed. I especially enjoyed the conversation between Trav and Jessie in the seats at the empty footy field, which was reminiscent of Trav’s chat with Rusty at the same ground the previous year.

Maddy—While Maddy’s subplot was minor in comparison to Tahlia’s and Jessie’s, I feel that hers is the beginning of a major one if not in the next episode, the remaining ones after. While Maddy’s struggle to balance her roles as a coach’s wife, mother and lawyer have been made clear this season, this is the first episode that is starting to show the toll the balancing act is having on her mental health.

Maddy’s interview with integrity didn’t go well and she forgets to make Abby’s costume for school, which sets off her first panic attack. During the attack, Trav comes home and Maddy manages to pull herself together before he can see her. After seeing Jessie, who tells her that Trav has a lot of pressure on him and needs her support, Maddy has another panic attack outside of Jessie’s home as she leaves, which is much worse as now her hands are shaking. Again she manages to pull herself together.

Although I didn’t enjoy seeing Maddy suffer, I’m looking forward to seeing where the writers take this in the remaining episodes.

Paige, Dan & Samira—Paige spends the episode getting to the bottom of the Samira drama, especially after Samira drops out of work experience suddenly. She eventually finds out from an unhappy Dan (after Kath asks her to speak to him) that Liam slept with Samira, an unsurprising revelation. She tells Kath moments after Liam speaks with her and lies to her, but interestingly doesn’t put the blame on Dan, like I thought he would.

Paige eventually goes to see Samira to talk to her about it, and Samira tells her what happens and is embarrassed by it. She also says that Liam said nice things to her and she shouldn’t have listened, which seems to imply that Liam raped her, however this isn’t made clear.

As Paige is trying to deal with the situation, she constantly discusses it with the girls and it ends up becoming a heated issue. Kath and Maddy try to remain diplomatic due to the pressures on them and lack of proof, while Paige and Jessie are outraged, and Tahlia is dismissive as both of them were of consenting age. Paige asks Kath to call Liam and the boys out with this and the nude scandal. Kath orders Trav to call a meeting on the matter after Liam and Connor start a brawl when Connor confronts him and Liam makes a dig at Tahlia.

After the meeting, Dan angrily confronts Paige at her and Tahlia’s home. Dan confronts her for butting in and Paige calls him out on being manipulated by Liam. Dan tells her it’s none of his business and reminds her she wanted out and Paige admits she still cares about him, they kiss and end up sleeping together. Just as they are getting dressed, Tahlia comes home.

Overall I enjoyed Paige’s subplot involving Samira, however I felt her interactions with Dan and them sleeping together was predictable.

Kath & Brian—Kath and Brian’s subplot was also minor and mainly revolved around their reluctance and ultimate backing out of telling their kids about their impending divorce. Brian also has interactions with Bob, who wants him to control Kath and Jessie, and prevent the establishment of the women’s team, which Brian refuses to do.

Liam— Liam is becoming more and more unlikeable as a character as his true colours are slowly starting to show, especially when it comes to the women’s team and starts a brawl with Connor after making a dig at Tahlia. The episode ends with him putting a phone in Connor’s locker, whether it’s someone else’s phone or Connor’s isn’t made clear.

 

Overall this was a solid episode with a lot of build-up for the remaining episodes.

 

Stray Observations:

-Narelle found Tahlia via her Instagram hashtags.

-Tahlia had a stepfather who died a year earlier.

-Jessie doesn’t iron her clothes, Rusty irons his.

-Rusty and Shane are still dating.

-Liam’s 26 years old.

-Connor has never met Narelle.

-Maddy & Trav’s kids names are Mitchell and Abby.

-According to Trav, Abby only eats carrots in stick form.

-Diane sent Tahlia an apology gift for apologising for the nude pictures.

 

Best one liners and interactions:

  • “If this blows up in my face at least I did it to myself.” (Jessie to Rusty on coming clean about Georgie’s paternity)
  • “Samira isn’t you.” (Paige to Tahlia)
  • “This is the pre pre-work brekkie.” (Paige to Brody)
  • “Connor, Dan and Liam, that’s a love triangle I wasn’t expecting.” (Tahlia to the girls)

 

Playing For Keeps–Season 2, Episode 4

Tahlia–I felt it was best to start my character-by-character review of this episode by focusing on the star character. This episode revolves around the nude photo scandal, which happened due to Connor losing his phone and not deleting the photos remotely quickly enough.

The scandal is first bought to life when Rusty and Liam notice the boys fighting over a phone at Liam’s casino party, and Rusty demands they hand the phone over to find out what’s going on, and he in turn hands the phone to Connor. Connor tries to warn Tahlia by calling her, however she ignores his call and finds out for herself via her phone notifications.

The girls immediately support her, and Tahlia reveals to Kath that she sent the photos to Connor during a dry spell, which her and Connor were experiencing due to Connor and Kath’s affair. Tahlia warns Kath that he may have stuff on his phone about her too, however nothing in that regard eventuates.

Meanwhile, Diane suggests to Tahlia that she maintain a “dignified silence” on the matter, bluntly telling her “my money, my rules”. However this solution doesn’t work, so Diane’s Plan B is to issue an apology. Tahlia rightfully points out that she’s done nothing wrong, however Diane reminds her that her major retail deal is at stake. When the media attention on the scandal turns nasty, Tahlia asks Diane to issue the apology.

Later, when Tahlia is launching the swimwear range, she is wearing one of her signature outfits which is showing off her shoulders, only to be told by Diane (acting on behalf of the big guns) to cover up. When she gets a leading question from the MC who is supposed to be asking softball questions, Tahlia finally and firmly stands up for herself. Later Connor properly apologises to her.

Towards the end of the episode, Liam approaches Tahlia and asks her to admit that they have chemistry. However Tahlia firmly stands up to him, finally making it clear there needs to be boundaries between them and that she doesn’t want to have a relationship with him.

Overall I felt this was a strong subplot as it touched on the issues of consent and double standards. It also touched upon control, especially when Diane took control over the situation, and she later told Tahlia to cover up at the launch and she sleeked her hair back, only to remove her jacket and loosen her hair when she finally stood up for herself.

Maddy, Kath and Oliver–Maddy is struggling with balancing her role of coach’s wife with her legal career, which is further complicated when the club’s Integrity Operations Manager informs Kath of someone betting against the team. The Integrity Operations Manager tells Kath that the plunge in the team’s odds happened before the announcement of Dan’s injury, and the investigation will focus on the plunge in odds, and major bets placed during that time and anyone who may have game sensitive information.

It’s eventually revealed that Oliver placed a large bet against the team. Maddy informs Trav of this, revealing that he was able to do so due to gaining sensitive information from her talking about what was happening and attending the President’s lunch. Trav is angry and storms off, later refusing to talk to her when they are in bed. Maddy later confronts Oliver, and he reveals he needed the money as he is in debt from his divorce. She tells him to get himself together and not to use her to do it, she also tells him he’s off the case they are working on and she’ll make sure the firm won’t work with him.

Overall I felt this subplot was predictable, but it mostly addressed what Oliver was up to in previous episodes. I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out in future episodes.

Jessie—At the end of the previous episode, Jessie decided that she would launch the Jets’ women’s team instead of joining the Eastern Dragons women’s team. To do this, Jessie has asked tabloid reporter, Hayley Faulkner, to do a profile on her to provide publicity for the team to be launched. During the profile, Jessie does a photo shoot, where it’s revealed her personal fashion style is more “sporty chic” than glam, which was refreshing.

Prior to publication, Hayley sends Jessie proofs where Hayley brings Georgie’s paternity into question in the article. Jessie asks Hayley to remove it from the article and she does, however when the article is published and after Kath happily sees it, she tells Kath it’s time for the truth to come out and isn’t afraid of it coming out anymore. Kath also tells Jessie that she won, as the article has led to the Board deciding to hold a membership vote on the establishment of the women’s team.

Overall while this subplot was relatively minor, it does provide a good first puzzle piece of the women’s team starting, not to mention it had an element of fun with the photo shoot, and it came to an unexpected end when it leads to Georgie’s paternity being focused on.

Paige and Dan—Their subplot was minor as Paige finally revealed to Dan that her and Brody have hooked up. Dan is clearly upset and tries to hastily exit from their hang out session, only to run into a skateboarder and be knocked down. His ribs are fractured due to the incident and he is forced out for six weeks. From then on, things are awkward between them, even more so when Paige brings in Brody’s student, Samira, for work experience at the club.

At the end of the episode, Dan asks Paige for space so he can deal with their changed dynamic. This request upsets Paige, the next morning against Tahlia’s advice, she goes to his place to see him, only to see Samira leave and Dan call out to her as she left her jacket behind, implying that they have slept together.

Overall I felt that their subplot needed to happen, as their dynamic change is finally addressed, however more complications are added when it appears Samira and Dan have hooked up. Whether they did, and if so, if he hooked up with her out of revenge remains to be seen.

Kath and Brian—When the scandal breaks, Kath calls Brian and says “it’s time and people are starting to ask questions”, however what she is referring to isn’t touched upon. At the end of the episode, Brian has returned home and Kath tearfully embraces him. Where their relationship goes from here and what Kath was referring to during their phone call remains to be seen.

 

Overall I felt this was a solid episode, especially with the Tahlia subplot as it touched on timely and important issues, and provided important and necessary character development with her. While the other subplots were minor in comparison, they each provided important puzzle pieces for them to develop in future episodes.

 

Stray Observations:

-Tahlia buys Diane a copy of “Post Feminism for Dummies” after she finally and publicly stands up for herself.

-Up until their loss, the Jets were undefeated. In the game featured in this episode, the Jets lost by 48 points. Rusty and Liam played well, Connor didn’t.

-Jessie hates the press and up until now, hasn’t done press in years.

-I like how Trav voices his concerns of how into weaponry the kids are when he picks up their toy guns, but then later dismisses his own concerns by pointing out the toy guns have foam ammo.

 

Best one liners and interactions:

  • “Do you like my home casino?” “I’m surprised you didn’t make them wear bunny ears.” (Liam to Connor, and Connor’s response to him regarding the women hired to work at the party)
  • “Remember the house always wins.” “Good thing he lives here.” (Connor to Dan and Liam’s response to him)
  • “I could kill him, I could actually kill him.” (Tahlia to the girls on the photos being released due to Connor losing his phone and not deleting the photos quickly enough)
  • “I could kill him, I could actually kill him.” “No jury in the world would convict you.” “It’s my professional opinion to tell you that isn’t remotely true.” (Tahlia-Paige-Maddy)
  • “For a silent partner, she’s being pretty bloody loud.” (Tahlia to Paige on Diane)
  • “I realise dignity and silence are two concepts you are unfamiliar with.” (Diane to Tahlia)
  • “You know how you get a bikini body, Mike? You get a bikini and put it on your body.” (Tahlia to Mike, the MC, interviewing her when he makes a jibe about her body)
  • “I’m not sorry, because I’ve got nothing to be sorry for. Those photos were stolen and published without my consent, something I’m still entitled to no matter how famous I or the people I use to sleep with am. The saddest part is there’s literally thousands of photos out there, taken with my full permission, so whoever’s getting off on these photos, it says a lot more about them then it does about me. I may not be every mother’s dream role model for their daughter, but I will not be anyone’s punching bag, I deserve better, we all deserve better.” (Tahlia to Mike)
  • “I see congratulations are in order.” “I also accept champagne and expensive gifts.” (Liam-Tahlia)
  • “I’m just a guy sitting in front of a girl, asking her to dinner.” (Liam to Tahlia)
  • “Sort your shit out, but don’t use me to do it!” (Maddy to Oliver)
  • “I broke a lot of hearts, closed a lot of doors, but all in all they’re both really happy for me.” (Brody to Paige on telling his exes about their hook up)

 

Playing For Keeps—Season 2, Episode 3

This episode had a lot of twists and turns and is starting to foreshadow trouble that will clearly happen down the road.

Kath—Kath is starting to feel the pressures of being President with the first game of the season. John, who is still on the Board, is clearly sexist and dismissive of her ideas, but actually has nothing to contribute himself. She feels extra pressure from Jessie, when she asks Kath to launch a women’s team for the Southern Jets, which ultimately leads to conflict between them when Kath can’t deliver, despite them seeing eye to eye on it.

Their conflict ultimately reaches a head when Jessie confronts Kath at the end of the first game. Kath tries to tell Jessie that she doesn’t understand the pressure on her, which is a valid point, and Jessie unfairly tells her she is just like Andrew. When they meet for coffee the next day, they apologise to each other, but both stand their ground. Jessie tells Kath that “it isn’t over”, and Kath says she knows and tells her to do what she needs to do. One of the many clever twists in this episode was Jessie calling her Eastern Dragons friend, Edwards, to decline her offer to join the club as she will be starting the Southern Jets women’s team.

Meanwhile throughout the episode, Kath is receiving updates and encouragement from Brian.

Overall I felt Kath’s subplot was one that had to happen and was dealt with in a realistic manner. A highlight for me was when the conflict between her and Jessie came to end in an unexpected but healthy manner.

Jessie—Since I’ve just spoken about Kath and her conflict with Jessie over a potential Southern Jets women’s team, I felt it was fitting to continue this review by talking about Jessie. Jessie is now well into her training regime with a friend on the Eastern Dragons women’s team, Edwards. Edwards offers her the chance to train with and eventually join the team, something Rusty is against as it is “sleeping with the enemy”. Despite the temptation to join the club, which is present throughout the episode and enhanced by Kath’s inability to start a Southern Jets women’s team, Jessie takes it upon herself to start a women’s team for the club.

Overall I felt this was the best ending for her subplot, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes and to see Jessie with a focus outside of her family.

Maddy—This episode provides an insight into how Maddy balances her personal and professional lives. Her and Trav are struggling slightly but are still making their new roles and lives work (even if her children don’t like her cooking and are impatience when it comes to getting their breakfast). This episode also marks the first appearance of her office, and a friend of hers from her law school days, Oliver Jensen. Throughout the episode, there is sexual tension present, especially as Oliver clearly likes Maddy, and Maddy seems tempted, however she doesn’t act on it.

Although Maddy invites John to game day and she says he’s not a fan of footy, he is clearly getting involved somehow, as shown by telling a unknown person on the phone that “he’s in”, after he was seen mingling with John on game day.

Oliver is clearly going to cause trouble for both Maddy and the club, and I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble that will be.

Overall while Maddy’s subplot was minor in comparison to Kath and Jessie’s, I liked the exploration into Maddy’s life—both personal and professional.

Tahlia—Tahlia’s subplot was as compelling as Kath’s and Jessie’s, and did consist of similarities with Jessie’s. Both Jessie and Tahlia have career dreams albeit different ones. Tahlia’s dream is to launch her own swimwear line, which seems to be hitting a snag as the public want Tahlia to model the swimwear line, not own and promote it.

When Tahlia wants to use the house as leverage to fund the swimwear line, she discovers that there is a caveat on the Deed—she can’t do anything to it or with it until her and Connor’s divorce is finalised. She goes to see Diane to convince her to get rid of the caveat but Diane refuses.

When Tahlia outlines her plan with Diane the first time, Diane suggests to her that she study business and commerce whilst she waits for the divorce to be finalised, however Tahlia shuts this down. When Tahlia provides Diane with specifics on her plans, Diane tells her she wants to invest, but Tahlia laughs this off.

Later, Tahlia meets Connor’s new girlfriend, Annabelle, who lets Tahlia know in an obvious but not nasty way that she isn’t one to be messed with.

Later Tahlia agrees to have Diane as a silent partner, and they negotiate a deal they ultimately agree on. I’m looking forward to seeing where Tahlia’s swimwear line goes, and how Tahlia and Diane will make their business relationship work.

Paige—There actually wasn’t much of a focus on Paige, if anything she was more in the background. Paige’s subplot revolved around whether to take things to the next level with Brody. They end up going on a date which becomes awkward as the first game of the season plays nearby, making it feel like Dan is on their date with them.

Although they are resistant to admitting how awkward things are, they ignore the subject until the end of the date, which ultimately clears the air for them to take things to the next level and hook up.

Overall I felt Paige’s subplot was a little underwhelming due to its predictability, however I am looking forward to seeing where it goes.

 

Stray Observations:

-At the beginning of the episode, the ladies are at the premiere of the film, Ride Like A Girl.

-A month has passed since the events of the previous episode.

-Dan is living with Liam.

-Kendall and Liam have broken up.

-The name of Tahlia’s swimwear line is Coco Beam, which is revealed to be the nickname her mother has given her.

-This episode revolved around the first game of the season, the Jets ended up winning.

-Annabelle’s a doctor who is specialised in orthopaedics. She operated on Connor’s knee and knows about Tahlia’s issues with her swimwear line and Diane.

 

Best one liners and interactions:

  • “You’re adorable when you do understatements.” (Maddy to Jessie)
  • “So, tomorrow?” “I’m familiar with it.” (Brody-Paige)
  • “I haven’t told Dan yet, I’m waiting for things to be serious before I do.” “Sounds like a whole lot of admin to me.” (Paige-Tahlia)
  • “Can you believe I became a barrister?” “Well it was either that or professional alcoholic.” “I tried, they wouldn’t have me.” (Oliver-Maddy-Oliver)
  • “Unless I decide to streak across the field, he won’t even notice I’m there.” (Paige to Brody on the possibility of Dan noticing her absence from the game)
  • “Can I tempt you with breakfast?” “Unlikely” (Maddy-her children)
  • “How’s mum life?” “Deeply fulfilling and completely exhausting.” (Oliver-Maddy)
  • “How do I look?” “Insane as always.” (Tahlia-Paige)
  • “Get out!” “It’s my house!” “Not according to Diane.” (Paige-Tahlia-Paige when Tahlia comes into Paige’s room after she hooked up with Brody)
  • “Should we shake?” “We sure as shit ain’t going to hug.” (Diane-Tahlia)
  • “So….how did it go?” (Tahlia to Paige and Brody after they hooked up)