Modern Love Recap: Old Love

October 18, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Amazon Prime, TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

Modern Love Season 1, Episode 8, “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” closes the Amazon series well, giving us truths about old love.

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3.5

Summary

Modern Love Season 1, Episode 8, “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” closes the Amazon series well, giving us truths about old love.

This recap of Amazon Series Modern Love Season 1, Episode 8, “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.


Episode 8 is a sweet end to the Amazon series. It deals with old age love, something that most do not comprehend and not many understand. “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” presents Margot’s (Jane Alexander) story — at the age of 70, she takes a keen interest in Kenji while out running. She finds it cute that he is struggling to keep pace and finish the race.

I enjoyed the theory that when you fall in love at such a late age, it feels the same as young love, but you make decisions quicker and cut the bulls—. Young couples tend to hold back sentences and feelings and wait for the “right moment”, but Episode 8 presents scenes where Kenji (James Saito) openly asks Margot if he can get a hotel room with a single bed. There’s no skirting around the issue — it’s clear they both want to sleep in the same bed. A younger couple may get two beds, and then only use one bed.

But the best take from Episode 8 is that being older does not mean that getting into a relationship with someone means less fun — if anything it means more fun, as you live knowing there is only so much time left to enjoy each other’s company.

Episode 8 at the same time is tragic, as Margot attends Kenji’s funeral and has to watch another person she loves leave her life in physical form, forever.

Modern Love Season 1, Episode 8, “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” ends with a recap of the Amazon series, giving us brief updates and snippets from each character to formally close the stories. Modern Love has been a worthwhile anthological experience giving us a range of stories.


You can read our season review of Modern Love Season 1 by clicking these words.

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