Four Weddings and a Funeral Recap: Finding The Right Time

September 4, 2019
Daniel Hart 1
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Four Weddings and a Funeral Season 1, Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret” makes the best use out of a dangerous secret in a defining chapter.

This recap of Four Weddings and a Funeral Season 1, Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

It was always going to end in tears ever since Kash (Nikesh Patel) and Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel) had their first chat at the airport.

But before we go into that drama, let’s delve into what else happened in Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret”…

Ainsley does not know what to do about Bryce, but after much deliberation, she decides she was being selfish and plans a date. Ainsley finds Bryce with another woman, but later finds out it was his sister. Bryce, owning up to his feelings, intervenes in one of Ainsley’s dates and they decide to make it official.

More feelings are brewing in Episode 9 — Gemma has a soft spot for Duffy ever since his recent breakdown, but she soon becomes jealous when Duffy starts finding dates on Bumble. Duffy has played the game here, rather than doing his usual overexertion of emotions, he played it cool, and later on in Episode 9, Gemma pours out her feelings for him — he returns the same gesture.

Zara proves to be the best wife in Episode 9 — finding ways for Craig to reconnect with his first daughter. Zara negotiates with his daughter’s mother and agrees he can watch her play football from a distance. Craig becomes too consumed by the game, confronting the coach. Craig’s daughter’s mother seems more relaxed about the situation, allowing Zara to begin further negotiations.

Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret” becomes extra political as well as romantic — Tony 2 reveals he cannot continue his relationship with Andrew due to the harsh immigration bill. Andrew, knowing that if he votes ‘no’ for the bill will likely put the Prime Minister up for a vote of no confidence, has an extreme decision to make. With the pressure on, Andrew decides to propose to Tony 2 but is rejected because he suggests he will vote ‘yes’ for the bill. But later in the episode, Andrew provides a U-turn on his party and declares a ‘no’ thus meaning that the bill failed to be put through into law.

Okay, so the major talking point — the story we all care about in Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret”. Maya spends most of the chapter trying to find the most opportune time to tell Ainsley about her relationship with Kash. The issue is, in every circumstance, there is never a right time, ever, to tell your best friend that you are sleeping with your ex-fiance. It comes at no surprise that Maya cannot blurt the words out. Plus Ainsley is ridiculously tricky to pin down due to her self-absorbed ways.

To add damage to the scenario, Maya has landed a dream job in New York, and Kash is adamant he will join her. Kash nearly had to back out of moving to New York, but his forgiving father gives him his blessing. Ainsley finds out about New York and is convinced that this is what Maya wanted to speak to her about.

Four Weddings and a Funeral Season 1, Episode 9, “Four Friends and a Secret” ends in tears. Gemma catches Maya kissing Kash, but Ainsley, not knowing the dangerous secret, rallies the troops to talk about Maya and New York. The group all have a conversation believing Ainsley is talking about Maya and Kash, but then Duffy accidentally reveals the actual discussion. Maya comes home, looking innocent, and Ainsley confronts her about Kash. The two have a raging, emotional argument about Maya’s betrayal. Ainsley demands that Maya leaves by the morning.

It seems that Maya values her friendship with Ainsley, and emotionally breaks it off with Kash.

This moment was worth the wait.

Notable Points

  • Will Ainsley forgive Maya?
  • Now that Craig has more freedom to see his daughter play football, will he be able to be fully back in his daughter’s life?

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

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