“Anna and the Unicorn” finds Wade at his happiest, but also his most irresponsible, as he gives the girls too much freedom.
This recap of The Unicorn Season 1, Episode 10, “Anna and the Unicorn”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
The Unicorn Episode 10 finds Wade (Walton Goggins) at the happiest we’ve ever seen him. He’s dancing around the house and giving the girls extra lunch money. Natalie (Makenzie Moss) is milking his newfound generosity for all it’s worth. And this is all down to Anna (Sarayu Blue), who Wade really likes. Delia (Michaela Watkins), having set them up, thinks this is great for her and Anna’s friendship, even if she’s convinced it might get in the way of the one she has with Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson). That’s the B-plot of “Anna and the Unicorn”, and at the episode’s climax, her attempts to mediate their fake rivalry backfires when she discovers they get on really well.
But the focus of this episode if Wade’s burgeoning relationship with Anna; the dates that keep them both out until 11 pm while Natalie and Grace (Ruby Jay) are home alone, and that are so good they schedule another one for the very next evening. And another, and another. Before long Wade isn’t just allowing Grace to invite her friends to the house, but actively encouraging her to do so.
This has a few unintended consequences. Wade becomes the cool dad who’s cool with everything. In the back of his mind, though, is the reality that eventually he’s going to have to tell the girls that early-date Wade is in a relationship, and tell Anna that he isn’t always this fun. Wade’s newfound coolness also, inevitably, causes Grace and Natalie to push too far, inviting far too many people around and inadvertently starting a pretty big party.
Having sent Forest (Rob Corddry) and Ben (Omar Benson Miller) around to check on them, Wade learns of the party and is forced to return home with Anna. That’s where Grace catches them smooching outside, which is awkward. Wade and Grace have a touching chat about the situation; Wade gave the girls too much freedom because he felt guilty about having genuine feelings towards Anna. She’s the first woman he has truly cared for since Jill. Grace, though, understands, even if Natalie doesn’t have to know quite yet.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.