Katy tries to get over KO in “Chapter Four: Here Comes the Sun”, as everyone else makes their share of terrible decisions.
This recap of Katy Keene Season 1, Episode 4, “Chapter Four: Here Comes the Sun”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Katy Keene Episode 4 is full of absolutely terrible decisions, most – though not all – of them made by Katy (Lucy Hale) herself. Since she isn’t dealing with her breakup with KO (Zane Holtz) well and has taken to wearing funereal black as a remarkably unsubtle metaphor for her grief, she’s prone to ludicrous blunders like mistakenly complementing a famous designer on a look that wasn’t his, offending him deeply enough that he won’t sell in the store – and doing so in full view of Mrs. Lacy (Mary Beth Peil) herself. Yikes.
This subplot eventually leads to Katy waking up in Lacy’s storefront window in much less of that black clothing than she began the day in, but we’ll get to that. There is more weirdness to attend to in Katy Keene Episode 4, however, since we get to finally unpack the creepy relationship between Alexander (Lucien Laviscount) and Alexandra (Camille Hyde) Cabot – turns out they’re not biologically related after all, and did indeed have a sexual relationship which the latter seems keen to bring up at every conceivable opportunity, such as when Josie (Ashleigh Murray) is invited by Alex to display her talent for his father (Peter Francis James). As it turns out Mr. Cabot likes her so much he’s willing to fund her EP… providing she dates Alex and keeps him on the straight and narrow. Everything is fine!
Everything isn’t fine for Pepper (Julia Chan), though, since in Katy Keene Episode 4 she allows KO’s roommate Raj (Abubakr Ali) to film what is quite clearly a ***** in her loft, in response to which her neighbor narcs to the landlady – to get Pepper off the hook Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his new firefighter fella Bernardo (Ryan Faucett) have to pose as cops, which is just the kind of fun roleplay they need to let off some of the tension that has been bubbling up thanks to Jorge being completely unable to deal with all the compliments and attention Bernardo receives. Things are looking up for them by the end of “Chapter Four: Here Comes the Sun”, but it’s touch and go for a while.
Anyway, let’s get to the bottom of how Katy ended up in a storefront window. As is compulsory during a breakup, Katy and company head out to a bar to drown their sorrows and inadvertently bump into all the people they’re trying to avoid – KO, for instance, and also Guy LaMontagne (Luke Cook), the designer Katy scared off. She’s finally able to win him over – after failing to schmooze him again – by insulting him to his face. That’s the kind of honesty pampered elites appreciate, I guess, and so they end up breaking into Lacy’s so she can properly sing its praises to him. Of course, she’s sick in her handbag and naps on the storefront bed. Why not?
Despite being discovered by Gloria (Katherine LaNasa) and taken straight to Mrs. Lacy, Katy ends up better off in Katy Keene Episode 4. Guy was so wooed by her shenanigans that he’s on-board with the story, and thus Katy not only remains employed but is also magically over KO. I suppose that’s how these things work in New York.
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Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.