Four Weddings and a Funeral Recap: It Gets Complicated Quick

By Daniel Hart
Published: July 31, 2019
Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 1 - Kash with a K


Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 1, “Kash with a K” gets off to a brilliant start, embedding the characters with ease in a sensibly written chapter.

This recap of Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 1, “Kash with a K” contains spoilers. You can read our season 1 review of the Hulu series by clicking these words.

Plenty happens in episode 1, ‘Kash with a K” that demonstrates early on how complicated the story is going to be for these characters. The Hulu series gets off to a funny, quick-witted, charming start, and ends with a twist that will resonate in the further episodes.

If we focus on Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel), her life is confused at the start of Four Weddings and a Funeral. She’s the communications director for a man running for Senator in the US, but she also has a relationship with this man, who also has a wife. When she scurries to London to meet her best friend Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) for her birthday, and she accidentally, without knowing, bumps into her new boyfriend Kash (Nikesh Patel), the audience knows immediately that episode 1 is setting up for some flames later on. There’s an unspoken attraction between Maya and Kash.

And then you have Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith) as a part of this social group who finds it challenging to settle down, but he seems to have hit it off with apparent “social media influencer” Zara (Sophia La Porta). The only problem is, “Kash with a K” reveals that another woman is claiming he is the father to her child.

Duffy (John Reynolds) is also introduced in episode 1 of Four Weddings and a Funeral, though apart from the fact he secretly loves Maya, “Kash with a K” does not delve into this character yet.

Episode 1 fast forwards 12 months; Maya and her relationship with the now senator are over after it was found he was having multiple affairs. But there are more pressing matters; Ainsley and Kash’s wedding is around the corner, and she is the maid of honor. Maya’s tension with Ainsley’s other best friend remains sky-high, but what is essential is that Kash and Maya still have that chemistry before the wedding even begins.

The wedding offers a few funny gags, and Maya fluffs her speech due to pressure and forgetting her notes. As the vicar attempts to marry Kash and Ainsley, the groom freezes and calls off the ceremony. It’s embarrassing; it’s a grand ceremony.

Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1, episode 1, “Kash with a K” is a well-written, funny start to the Hulu series.

You can read the recap of the second episode by clicking these words.

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