Merry Happy Whatever Recap: Never Go To A Shopping Mall Near Christmas

By Daniel Hart
Published: November 28, 2019 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
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Netflix Series Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 4 - Happy Mall-idays


Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 4, “Happy Mall-idays” sees the Quinn family embark on the worst idea ever — going to a mall near Christmas day.

This recap of Netflix Series Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 4, “Happy Mall-idays” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

With Don (Dennis Quaid) infatuated by Nurse Nancy, he is eager to get her a present at Christmas. He grabs the troops and heads to the mall. Going to the mall near Christmas time is literally the worst idea ever, and our characters follow that nightmare theme of having to wait to park and waiting in intense queues.

Don tells Sean who he is buying for which leads to gossiping in group chats. Don is terrible at picking gifts and opts to buy Nancy a space heater.

Meanwhile, in Episode 4, Kayla is desperate to explore her sexuality after recently coming out. She has had her eye on a barista for a while and decides to try and chat her up at the mall. The barista makes Kayla for wanting a job but when she realizes Kayla is interested in her, she quickly declines, stating that Kayla is not her type.

As for Emmy and Matt, they find themselves squabbling over finances in Episode 4. Emmy finds Matt’s ways with money to be irresponsible, while Matt holds an opposing view of Emmy. The couple has had many arguments since the start of the series, and they both put it down to the pressure of a family Christmas holiday.

Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 4, “Happy Mall-idays” ends with Don revealing to the group that he is interested in Nancy, and heads to her house to drop off the present. After suffering all episode with temperatures, Patsy learns that she is indeed pregnant. A lovely end to a chapter — this character has been upset about her chances of pregnancy since the start.

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