Living with Yourself Recap: Too Loving, Too Kind War Scars

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Summary

Living with Yourself Season 1, Episode 7, “Piña Colada” explores New Miles’ sneaky plans, as he makes an attempt to form a relationship with Kate.

This recap of Netflix Series Living with Yourself Season 1, Episode 7, “Piña Colada” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


Episode 7, “Piña Colada” was an opportunity for New Miles (Paul Rudd) to prove himself as a replacement for his Original. He enjoys a nice meal with Kate, and his ability to be a gentleman is having a charming effect on her. At this point, it’s easy to wonder how on earth can Original Miles match this with his glum appearance.

Kate invites New Miles to a weekend away where she requires to attend a conference. They book a hotel room, with a King Bed and immediately go upstairs to have sex. One problem though — despite New Miles being a clone and having the memories, he has zero experience in the bedroom, providing awkward scenes and a dissatisfied Kate.

The next day New Miles coats her with romance, breakfast in bed and an offer to move to Paris. Later in the evening, Kate expresses that it is too much, and she explains why.

The issue is, New Miles has not gone through the same journey as Original Miles. Their past is not artificial, it’s real — Kate feels angry, and she is irked that New Miles does not feel angry either. Their relationships provided war scars; New Miles is too loving, too kind. Kate believed it would have been romantic to rekindle her love with New Miles, but it backfired. New Miles reacts childishly because, for him, it’s his first-ever heartbreak.

When New Miles returns to town, he bumps into Dan from work who is annoyed that he has been fired. He offers to fight New Miles outside, but instead, they go on a drive. New Miles shows Dan the dead body’s new Top Happy and reveals that they are clones. Dan seems comfortable with the notion that his life has not been real.

The next day, New Miles gets supplies so he can kill Original Miles, but when he arrives at the house, Original Miles is thrown into the back of a van — he has been kidnapped. Living with Yourself Season 1, Episode 7, “Piña Colada” ends with New Miles smiling and pretending to be Original Miles — he has another chance to woo Kate.


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

Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.

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