Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 5, “Twas the Night Before the 4th Night of Hanukkah” brings the Quinn family drama before Midnight Mass.
This recap of Netflix Series Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 5, “Twas the Night Before the 4th Night of Hanukkah” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
Don (Dennis Quaid) is the most traditional family man ever. It’s midnight mass, and he rallies the troop once more to spend time together. All of the family’s traditions are born from what they used to do with their mother and are the theme of the Netflix series.
And there’s big news before midnight mass — Patsy and Todd share to the family that they are having a baby. Well, Patsy revealed it in excitement, and Don gives Todd more affection than usual. The family talks about the future and how their baby will grow up. Todd drops the bombshell that he hopes their baby can grow up choosing between two religions — Catholicism or Judaism. Don is absolutely fuming at the prospect, claiming that his family is Catholic. Joy’s son then drops the bombshell that he is an Athiest.
While the midnight mass is in jeopardy and everyone half-prepares for the evening, Matt is fretting over whether to propose to Emmy. He consults with Joy and Todd in their secret meetings and they keep on giving him opposing advice. Matt spends the episode looking for signs that he should propose. He’s become a mad man. The only problem is that he finds out Emmy has a lucrative job offer and believes that isn’t a sign not to propose.
Merry Happy Whatever Season 1, Episode 5, “Twas the Night Before the 4th Night of Hanukkah” ends with Emmy finding out about Matt’s intention of proposing and gushing with joy and the entire family go to church to join Don for the midnight mass. He apologizes for his outburst and discusses how he has always loved the family traditions. He’s clearly a softy at heart.
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