Episode 3, “Disconnected” surfaces the real problems in the friendship group as the story for Season 2 begins to take hold.
This recap of Netflix’s Trinkets season 2, episode 3, “Disconnected” contains significant spoilers.
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At home, Elodie no longer has privacy and her parents have removed items that may trigger her addiction. Her father lays down structured home rules, which includes finding an after-school activity. Episode 1 suggested that Elodie may have gotten away from strict rules. Episode 3, “Disconnected”, brings a sobering reality for the character.
Return to school
At school, the three friends walk into school together. Moe seems impacted by her Korea application being withdrawn. One of the teachers tries offering support and asks if she’d like to join the robots team but Moe rejects that idea. Meanwhile, Brady’s doctor has given him a note that allows him to retake exams due to emotional turmoil based on recent events. Moe reveals it to the table and everyone is shocked that Brady is using this situation to his advantage. Noah thinks it is bullsh*t because Tabitha is the victim — he spoke out of turn and Moe chases after Tabitha.
I don’t want to be a victim
Tabitha is annoyed that Moe told Noah about what Brady did to her. She doesn’t want to be seen as a victim. In anger, Moe approaches Brady and asks him to stop playing dumb. Brady claims he’s doing what’s best for Tabitha — he then says that Tabitha spent all summer explaining to him how much Moe is a b*tch and then asks her to hit him. He walks off with a smug look on his face. Episode 3 sees Brady’s manipulating behavior — he’s molded as a teen-villain for the audience and you can sense his planning bubbling underneath the plot.
Moe tells Ben that she wonders if they are destined to be f*ck ups. Ben is more optimistic and he’s up for hustling. Moe is really struggling in Season 2 despite all the support around her.
Getting it off her chest
Elodie attends her Anonymous Meeting and she gives a speech and wonders if she’ll ever get better. She’s doubting whether she will ever overcome it. Tabitha and Moe embrace her afterward. Elodie claims it felt good to get it all off her chest. Moe apologizes to Tabitha for telling Noah. Tabitha apologizes for flipping out and blames it all on Brady.
Let her own the truth
Noah is annoyed at Brady but Moe states that it’s up to Tabitha to own her truth. Moe then talks about getting back on track and figuring out her hustle. There’s also this sense with Moe that she will have bursts of enthusiasm that will easily be extinguished by her bad luck.
Moe goes to robot class reluctantly and gets involved. Tabitha looks for Luca who is being super weird with her. As for Elodie, she’s found an after-school activity — she joins a band class. A student named Jillian who plays the clarinet introduces herself.
Tabitha heads to Luca’s apartment and sees that it looks empty. She tries calling him but the number is no longer in service. Episode 3, “Disconnected”, surfaces the real problems in the friendship group as the story for Season 2 begins to take hold.