Surprisingly relatable if you are a parent, Episode 2, “The Saddest Clown Show Ever”, continues You Me Her Season 4’s mantra of a polyamorous relationship adjusting to parent life.
This recap of You Me Her Season 4, Episode 2, “The Saddest Clown Show Ever” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
Welcome to another week of poly-fun. Remember the last chapter when I predicted that Emma was experiencing Braxton Hicks? Well, Episode 2, “The Saddest Clown Show Ever”, confirms that medical diagnosis, meaning my many days consuming as much information as possible from the midwife when my son was due did not go to waste; You Me Her Season 4 is playing the real game of having a baby, where random trips to the hospital due to a sudden panic are very much reality.
Emma (Rachel Blanchard) is told to slow down and take it easy for the rest of her pregnancy due to her age, and the fact she’s cooking two twins. She ignores the doctor’s orders, and instead decides she’s going to build her architectural firm from home, while also researching “tri-custody”. I’m guessing that term is a legal mechanism for three parents bearing a child, but I haven’t got the time or inclination to google it.
“The Saddest Clown Show Ever” brings back some of Izzy’s (Priscilla Faia) dealings in Season 3 – remember Sasha? Izzy decides to check up on her. Sasha has a job now, but Izzy is adamant that she should still try and achieve her diploma. Izzy has found her goal; to become a school counselor, and by the end of Episode 2, she manages to worm her way into a job.
Emma spends most of Episode 2 worrying that she will be a “sucky” mother, but her friend Carmen (Jennifer Spence) reminds her that all mums feel like this and that she will be the best mother in her unique way. That advice is accurate by the way; I genuinely believed I’d be ill-equipped to be a father, but once your child enters the world, you have your ways to parent.
To compensate, Emma tries to engage with the new gay couple across the road, who have adopted a little boy. She patronizingly tries to relate by telling them she is in a polyamorous relationship, but it doesn’t translate well.
The funniest moment of Episode 2 is when Nina (Melanie Papalia) decides to have sex with her boyfriend for the first time and is amazed by the fact that he made her orgasm four times. Her boyfriend takes it as criticism and asks her to give him a minute so he can go for the fifth. I have just realized I haven’t mentioned Jack (Greg Poehler) at all, but to be fair, he doesn’t really do anything in “The Saddest Clown Show Ever”.
You can read the recap of the second episode by clicking these words.