“The Honeymoon” proved marriage a potentially bad idea and various other relationships fraught with their own share of weirdness in another likable episode of Lodge 49.
This recap of Lodge 49 Season 2, Episode 5, “The Honeymoon”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Dud (Wyatt Russell) is, unfortunately, still married. He’s ostensibly married to Beth (Britt Rentschler), but realistically he’s still married to his childish notions of fate and destiny. He believes the sudden randomness of their union means it must truly be sacred; enough to move out of Liz’s apartment, go back to work, and introduce his new wife to both the Lodge and the dirty trailer where they’ll be living.
Virtually none of this goes to plan in “The Honeymoon”. Dud’s attempts to get a job result in him being given a temporary data entry position at the same place Beth and her former partner, Tim (David Shae), work. In the trailer, they sleep in separate beds because she gets “night sweats”. And without Liz (Sonya Cassidy) to give him advice, he’s forced to unburden himself to Ernie (Brent Jennings), who is having relationship woes of his own.
Namely: Connie (Linda Emond) is back, still blindfolded, and determined both to act weird and to be entirely unspecific about what she wants from both Ernie and Scott (Eric Allan Kramer), who’re united in their confusion about her enigmatic behavior and new-fangled health remedies. Dud actually has a similar problem – since abandoning traditional medicine and adopting Blaise’s (David Pasquesi) elixirs, his shark bite has been getting worse.
“The Honeymoon” features another honeymoon, of sorts – the one between Liz and Lenore (Bertila Damas), who visit a “psychic” with a side gig in horse racing tips. By episode’s end, one of Lenore’s meltdowns has reduced Liz to tears, finally cracking her usually unflappably sarcastic demeanor by once again wrenching away the deeper understanding of her late father she feels as though she needs.
Bizarre overarching stories also receive some attention in “The Honeymoon”. Dud, after a chance encounter in the grocery store with hot librarian Emily (Hailey Wist), learns of his and Ernie’s favorite author doing a signing at a local bookstore, but before they can get there he freaks out and runs headfirst through the shop’s window. One of the bookstore employees turns out to have been associate of the Captain and involved in the whole Orbis affair. And in something of a cliffhanger, Blaise disappears from the Lodge, having presumably found his elusive formula.
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