This is a Ben Gross-centric episode, which means Andy Samberg narrates for Ben. Who knew stress-induced constipation could be so funny? Well, Mindy Kaling did.
This recap of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 6, “…had a breakdown,” contains spoilers.
Never Have I Ever season 3, episode 6 recap
This is a Ben-centric episode, as Andy Samberg returns to narrate. (I don’t know about you, but when it comes to McEnroe or Samberg, I take McEnroe to narrate a sitcom every single damn time). Ben is told to drop some classes because he is taking too many. He doesn’t even have a lunch period anymore, and he has replaced that with tasty turkey meat sticks. He even reads his AP Latin book while in another class. (His teacher thought he might be reading something that was not education-related, like a magazine or a Fifty Shades of Grey book).
Ben partners with Devi and Trent in their AP Physics project. From there, Devi tells him how “bonkers” his schedule is, and she is taking 11 classes, but three are easy electives. It is better to see a couple of easy A’s on your transcript than a couple of B’s. Ben has never heard something so disgusting in his life! He would never get a B.
When the boys are about to leave Devi’s home, her mom invites them to stay. Rhyah’s over for dinner, and they have plenty of food. That’s when Devi spots Des in the kitchen, and she is dressed in a hoodie and pajama bottoms. That’s when Andy Samberg narrates what is going on in Ben’s head and is nervous. Devi looks at him in a way that makes the Popstar wonder what “the dick is going on?” That’s when McEnroe steps in and gives him an update. Des is the guy Devi was dancing with at the party (and who has been ghosting our girl). While this happened a couple of weeks ago, Ben was vomiting in the bushes at Trent’s house at the exact moment.
So, Ben invites himself over for dinner, and Trent has already made himself a plate. His jealousy grows, especially when he realizes that the reason is Devi looking at him and making pointed comments about his cell service. When he calms himself, thinking that Devi has been rejected by another pretty boy who is a “dummy,” Rhyah announces that Des got into Standford early. Ben gulps, and Devi’s mother asks if the food is too spicy for him because she put milk in his dish. (This made me laugh because, being married into an East Indian American family, my mother-in-law did that exact thing for me).
And, to make things worse, he has not defecated in weeks. (Yes, you read that right). After a searing pain in his abdomen has him squealing in pain at school the next day, Paxton picks him up and takes him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with impacted fecal matter in the colon. Yes, Ben is, in fact, full of s**t because he has not had a bowel movement in 16 days. He ends up helping Paxton write his college essay. They now become somewhat friends, and Ben is getting the education on male bonding crucial to his social development.
Finally, Devi texts Des, and he stops ghosting her. This would typically cause some jealousy in Ben. However, Andy Samberg says it best. If he learned anything from last night, Ben has to start letting things go that cause him pain. (That is a hilarious line).
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