Easy Season 3, Episode 9, “She’s Back” signs off the Netflix series in style, with a sad, unfortunate love story.
This review of Easy Season 3, Episode 9, “She’s Back” contains spoilers. The third season of Easy is going to be the final to land on Netflix. You can read our recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
The final ever chapter of the anthology is the classic case of chasing your dreams, but leaving the one person you love behind. Easy Season 3, Episode 9, “She’s Back” does not give us closure to Sophie’s story, but instead gives us a tragic ending. It has that La La Land feel to it, except her dreams have dived slightly; the TV series she’s cast on has been canceled, and as she finds out the news when landing in Chicago, she rings her ex Drew to meet up.
It’s easy to forgive Drew being cynical about her sudden appearance, and her reasons for wanting to reconcile for one night only. His face tells a story as he looks at her; his love for her is unrivaled. Drew meets a rather famous Sophie, surrounded by influencers and people who have many followers; it’s not his life.
Eventually, the question is posed in “She’s Back” at the prospect of Sophie returning to Chicago. After a few drunken conversations and a kiss, the topic goes from “having a fun night” to “us”. She expresses that her dreams weren’t as great as she believed, and she desires a family, and she genuinely wants to return to Chicago. Drew makes a valid point when he says, “it was impossible to get over you”, and slyly suggests her newer dream to live back in Chicago is a fantasy.
Drew makes the admirable choice and leaves the situation there, claiming that they should stay in touch. The whole ending is strangely tragic but tentatively romantic. As he leaves her hotel, she chases after him, but she’s already gone.
Easy Season 3, Episode 9, “She’s Back” is a brilliant last ever episode. I’m going to miss this Universe.
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