This week’s episode of Breeders continued the role-reversal dynamic we saw in the first couple of episodes by laying Paul up with a back injury and getting him high on expired painkillers. With him uncharacteristically mellow, Ally began to pick up the slack. With her newfound rage and instability leading to her feeling disconnected from the rest of the family, the last-minute suggestion of a major development means that Breeders season 3, episode 4, titled “No Body”, may find the characters in a unique predicament. Here’s where a quick recap:
- Leah and Alex returned from their honeymoon, and while helping them out Paul threw his back out. Dosed up on pain meds, he finally started to bond with Luke.
- In the meantime, Ally’s discovery that Ava didn’t tell her about starting her first period leads her to become frustrated and develop a bit of a dislike for Ava’s church group vicar, Susi.
- After lashing out at everyone, including Leah for not appreciating Alex and Luke for not emptying the dishwasher, Ally discovered long text exchanges between Ava and Susi and decided to confront the latter, but was brought to tears by the vicar’s forthrightness and understanding.
- Ally returned home to find Paul’s back worse than ever. Finally deciding to get it checked out by a doctor, he’s fast-tracked for an emergency MRI scan, which is where the episode ends.
Breeders season 3, episode 4 release date
“No Body” is scheduled for release on May 23, 2022. It’ll be the third of a planned ten episodes, which is consistent with the two previous seasons. You can find the full Season 3 release schedule below:
Episode 1 aired on May 9, 2022.
Episode 2 aired on May 9, 2022.
Episode 3 aired on on May 16, 2022.
Episode 4 will air on May 23, 2022.
Episode 5 will air on May 30, 2022.
Episode 6 will air on June 6, 2022.
Episode 7 will air on June 13, 2022.
Episode 8 will air on June 20, 2022.
Episode 9 will air on June 27, 2022.
Episode 10 will air on July 4, 2022.
Where to watch Breeders online
Breeders is available on FX, where it can be streamed on Hulu or via fuboTV. The show is also a co-production with Sky, which is where it’ll air in the UK, although the release dates haven’t been confirmed yet.
Preview and predictions for “No Body”:
- Is there something seriously wrong with Paul? I hope not, but this show has been known to traffic in pretty heavy themes and ideas.
- There was a brief reminder in “No Comfort” that Ally’s job is at stake. If she loses it, how will that affect her current state of mind?
- Was Luke really understanding of Paul’s outburst, as he claimed, or does he privately feel that his dad will never change? Perhaps if there is something wrong with Paul he’ll be able to heal the rift between him and his son, perhaps juxtaposed with how Ally and Ava continue to drift apart.
- I really think we’re heading for a serious back half of this season — Paul being ill, Ally being unemployed, and the kids growing up too fast will create an interesting cocktail for everyone to swallow.