“The Wade Beneath My Wings” puts the focus on Forrest, who’s forced to go out of his comfort zone after some misplaced advice from Wade.
This recap of The Unicorn Season 1, Episode 14, “The Wade Beneath My Wings”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
The focus is on the men and their work in The Unicorn Episode 14, “The Wade Beneath My Wings”, which opens with all of them somewhat frustrated by living contract to contract, in the case of Wade (Walton Goggins) and Ben (Omar Benson Miller), and changeless routine, in the case of Forrest (Rob Corddry). With Ben looking at a major contract, Wade convinces Forrest to talk to his boss and propose some of the changes he’d like to make, which… doesn’t go well.
At a dinner paid for my a cash-splashing Ben, much to the annoyance of Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson), Forrest explains that he finally plucked up the courage to confront his boss and propose a restructuring of his department — his boss counter-offered a restructuring of Forrest’s career. Now fired, and with Wade largely to blame, at least in the eyes of Delia (Michaela Watkins), Forrest slips into a sex-obsessed depression, suddenly terrified at his lack of comforting routine.
It’s time, then, for some job hunting in The Unicorn Episode 14, and Forrest’s knowledge of the HR industry means that he can put together a bang-up CV. It lands him an interview, but he immediately unravels even further, and it’s up to Wade again to inspire him to go. Ben, meanwhile, keeps spending money he doesn’t even have yet, buying Michelle real diamonds, and she increasingly doesn’t like it.
Luckily, “The Wade Beneath My Wings” builds to a more positive conclusion — for a while, anyway. Forrest gets the job, and Ben decides to be more responsible with his money. But actually getting the job doesn’t set Forrest’s mind at ease; he’s more dishearted than before now that, after spending twenty years doing the same thing, he right back where he started, ready to spend another twenty years doing that very same thing. Wade comes to the rescue once again with more advice: Life is short, and it’s precious. Forrest takes that advice to mean that he should quit his new job and take some time to figure out what to do next. Delia responds to the news in the most reasonable way she can think of: She gets hammered.
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