Wade tries to figure out who’ll take responsibility in the “Worst Case Scenario”, while Ben and Michelle have a crisis of their own.
This recap of The Unicorn Season 1, Episode 13, “Worst Case Scenario”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
One problem leads to another for Wade (Walton Goggins) in The Unicorn Episode 13, and the “Worst Case Scenario” is something he has to think about. First, he sprains his ankle at work because his friends won’t stop calling him about random nonsense, and then at the hospital he realizes his records are woefully out of date. His late wife is still listed as his emergency contact, he’s had another daughter since then, and so on, and so forth.
This inspires Wade to sort out his will, just in case the worst-case scenario becomes a reality. So while he’s stuck on the couch with his leg elevated, he also needs to decide who among his friends should be given guardianship of Grace (Ruby Jay) and Natalie (Makenzie Moss) if he isn’t around. And that isn’t an easy task given his circle of friends.
Since Forrest (Rob Corddry) can’t really help, Wade instead turns to a woman in his widows’ group who happens to be a lawyer, though she can’t stop grilling him about Caroline (Betsy Brandt) and their one-night stand. But Jill’s sister is no longer suitable, so Wade has to spend most of The Unicorn Episode 13 visiting each couple and determining who’s the most viable candidate.
Ben (Omar Benson Miller) and Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson) are off the table since they have enough kids as it is and are blighted by the episode’s B-plot, which is that Michelle is potentially pregnant. (A nice, super in-character touch is that she has a pregnancy test coupon since she can’t help but hoard them.) She isn’t pregnant but wants Ben to get a vasectomy, which is enough for Wade to rule them out.
The only other option, then, is Forrest and Delia (Michaela Watkins), even though they seem to struggle to raise Addie (Cleo Fraser), who continues to annoy Natalie throughout “Worst Case Scenario”. But when Natalie and Addie — as young girls tend do — suddenly decide they’re best friends, Wade decides to ask if he can name Forrest and Delia in his will, which they take well — perhaps too well.
It isn’t long before Forrest has blabbed to Ben and Ben has blabbed to Michelle, and nobody takes it well. It ultimately comes down to what Grace and Natalie want, and they perhaps predictably want everyone — it doesn’t really matter whose name Wade puts down or whose roof they sleep under; if anything happens to him, Wade will need all his friends to take care of his kids. He assembles them all to give them the news, and also the news about Caroline. They’re proud for about five seconds until someone has to ask, Caroline, really? That’s what friends are for.
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