Can You Hear Me? season 1, episode 3 recap and breakdown

June 4, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

Episode 3 shows how fractured these women’s lives are, giving a sense of rawness to the story.

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3.5

Summary

Episode 3 shows how fractured these women’s lives are, giving a sense of rawness to the story.

This recap of Netflix series Can You Hear Me? season 1, episode 3, “I Exist” contains significant spoilers.

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How does Can You Hear Me? season 1, episode 3, “I Exist” open?

Episode 3 begins with some music. Ada has written a song for the girls and they are ready to sing it on the subway. The song is called “Your dick stinks”. Fabiola is frustrated at the chorus. Ada insists they have to rehearse for Fabiola’s audition. Carolanne rings her mother and tells her she misses her. The father wants to know where she is. She puts the phone down and she has flashbacks of her father being really angry at the family — a possible alcoholic.

Problems at home

The theme of broken homes continues in episode 3. Ada explains to Pretzel that she got mad at her mother and hurt her hand by punching the TV — Pretzel reveals that her mother got into a spot of bother and that she is a sex worker. Ada clearly didn’t know. When she gets home, she asks her drunk mother if her father was one of her mother’s clients. Ada asks her mother to be more careful as she falls asleep. Meanwhile, Fabiola goes to her singing audition. She sings her heart out and they let her know that they will be in touch.

Lame night out

After the audition, the three friends go for a drink. Fabiola believes she may have blown her audition and Ada tries chatting up the new barman. Carolanne is very drunk and Ada tries to understand what’s wrong. Fabiola has to leave because of her sister and Carolanne falls asleep; Ada is rejected by the barman so she gives a handjob to a random man with no arm at the bar for some taxi money.

How does Can You Hear Me? season 1, episode 3, “I Exist” end?

Ada heads over to Fabiola to help her out with her sister who is going crazy — Fabiola has locked her in the bathroom. Ada heads into the bathroom and puts Fabiola’s sister under a shower; she’s desperate for drugs but she manages to calm her down. All three friends fall asleep on the bed. Episode 3 shows how fractured these women’s lives are, giving a sense of rawness to the story.


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