Dead to Me season 2, episode 7 recap and breakdown

May 8, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
4.5

Summary

Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Knew” is a brilliant chapter, managing to heighten the tensions.

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4.5

Summary

Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Knew” is a brilliant chapter, managing to heighten the tensions.

This recap of Netflix series Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Knew” contains spoilers.


How does Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Know” begin?

Judy and Michelle wake up together.

As Michelle leaves for the day, Judy says, “I love you”.

When Judy settles in the house, Perez bumps into her and says, “Oh, hell no”. They awkwardly discuss how they both know Michelle. Perez tells her to get out of her house.

Judy tries telling Jen about the Michelle/Perez situation but Ben comes over. Judy senses that Jen has dressed up.

Ben delivers the news that Steve’s car has been found and the VIN number gave it away.

It’s all heating up.

How’s Ben?

Ben needs to set up a vigil and he’s overwhelmed. Jen offers for her and Judy to do all the shopping.

Does Judy manage to tell Jen about the Michelle/Perez situation?

Yes, she finally tells her and unsurprisingly Jen tells Judy that she cannot see her again.

Michelle apologizes to Judy for the way Perez treated her. Judy drops the emotional news that she cannot see her anymore because her energy is beautiful and honest — “Trust me, you don’t want to be with me”.

You can tell both women are extremely devastated.

Judy then drowns her sorrows and Jen has to convince her to go to the vigil.

What’s the vigil like?

Steve’s mother turns up and Jen introduces herself and offers a candle. Jen tells her she has two children on her own. The mother offers a clanger — “I pray you don’t have to live through what I’m going through”.

The guilt is going to break Jen eventually.

Steve’s girlfriend, who he used to work with, turns up and you can tell Judy is hurt. She asks Heidi how far along she is. Heidi says she’s 4 months pregnant with Steve’s baby and starts crying. Judy sympathizes but she wants to leave immediately.

Also, Perez turns up at the vigil and tells Jen she’s working.

It’s going from bad to worse.

The guilt starts crippling Jen when Ben plays a video of all of Steve’s photos at the vigil.

How does Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Know” end?

As the vigil nears the end, Ben sits next to Jen on the beach. Ben says Jen is the best part of his life recently and that she’s a good person and a mother. “If there’s a silver lining in all this, It’s meeting you”. He puts his coat around her and kisses Jen. Judy sees from a distance and considering Jen told her to not see Michelle anymore, she looked dismayed.

And then Perez digs into Judy, telling her she’s at the epicenter of all cases. Judy explodes, telling Perez she can look into her as much as she wants, she’s a good person.

And then another twist — on the vigil video, Charlie recognizes the Mercedes car that Steve owned.

It’s all going to tumble eventually. Dead to Me season 2, episode 7, “If Only You Knew” is a brilliant chapter, managing to heighten the tensions.

Other points

  • Michelle tells Judy she kept saying “I’m sorry” in her sleep.
  • Jen is testing speeds of cars to petition for a stop sign on a corner.
  • Charlie says he really likes Ben.
  • Howard, a family member, accuses Judy of ratting Steve out.

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