Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 4 Recap – why does Billy hate Daisy?

By Adam Lock
Published: March 10, 2023 (Last updated: March 27, 2023)
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“Track 4: I Saw The Light” may include many rock band cliches, but when the two lead singers duet it creates some magical moments within the series. There’s a real electricity to these performances and some genuinely great original songs on display.

We recap the Prime Video series Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 4, “Track 4: I Saw The Light,” which contains spoilers.

It may have taken three whole episodes, but The Six finally performed with solo artist Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) in Episode 3, and the results were electrifying. Unfortunately, lead singer Billy Dunne’s (Sam Claflin) ego is currently getting in the way, stopping these two good acts from becoming one great band. In “Track 4: I Saw The Light”, Camila (Camila Morrone) tries to convince Billy to rethink his childish ways. Meanwhile, the band’s new song becomes a mega-hit, leading to their first festival appearance, and Simone (Nabiyah Be) contemplates moving to New York.

Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

Why does Billy hate Daisy?

The episode opens with key individual band members hearing their hit new song ‘Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)’ in different, exciting ways. Some listen to it on the radio, while Daisy hears the number one single playing on the jukebox in the diner where she works. It’s an exhilarating opener, capturing the excitement of hearing your music in the public arena for the first time. Unlike the rest of the world, Billy hates the song, though. Turning it off his home radio. He’s still angry that Daisy altered his song and seemingly hated her for it, even though she made it better. Billy is possibly jealous or secretly in love with her, but he won’t hide his distaste for Daisy Jones.

As the song continues to sustain its number-one spot, the band is rewarded with hard cash. The band chose to split their money and celebrate in style. Billy rents a new home for his family, and the others recklessly waste their fortune, doing countless drugs. Billy wants to capitalize on their success and make a new album, but they are first invited to a Hawaii festival.

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It’s their first gig since reforming and, of course, since Billy’s on-stage meltdown. He’s rightfully nervous as they prepare for their performance. They may be at the bottom of the lineup, but this gig is important. And Daisy has been invited to join them on stage as well. Billy is needlessly patronizing towards the singer, who appears laid-back and relaxed. Inside though, Daisy is just as nervous. She can’t wait any longer and dives on stage before her time slot.

How does their first festival appearance go?

The band plays their hit song, and the crowd goes wild. It is magical whenever Billy and Daisy duet and the creators have crafted some genuinely great, original songs for the series. Even Billy looks to be enjoying himself during their successful first festival appearance, but Daisy refuses to leave the stage, duetting on the band’s other songs too.

Afterward, they feel energized. Although Billy ruins the mood, arguing with Daisy. They are then interviewed, and Billy says they will not work together again. There’s a real, palpable tension between these two lead singers.

Why does Simone leave California?

Daisy leaves and channels her anger into her songwriting. She plays her songs while Simone watches TV. Simone hears her own voice on the screen, but it isn’t her image. She has been used and replaced. Simone is visibly upset by the record producer’s betrayal, and Daisy wants retribution. Instead of fighting the men in power, Simone heads to New York to visit Bernie, who she is madly in love with. Daisy waves goodbye, losing her only friend in the entire world in the process.

Without a roommate, Daisy moves into a hotel and continues to write new music. She’s lonely and even tries to break into her parent’s home. Daisy cuts herself breaking in and is then arrested, as her parents have vacated the childhood home by now. Karen bails Daisy out of prison.

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Camila watches the interview on TV and sees Billy’s animosity for Daisy. Fearing that he is risking squandering his full potential, Camila decides to give Billy a final push. She orchestrates a house party to force these two enemies back together. At the party, Camila plays Cupid, persuading Graham to tell Karen how he truly feels about her. With the party in full swing, Daisy arrives fashionably late. Billy apologizes to Daisy, thanking her for playing with them. He asks if she wants to make more music with them. Daisy asks Billy to elaborate on why he wants her to join the band, and he stalls, revealing his indifference. Angered, Daisy leaves the party.

Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 4 Ending Explained

There may be real bitterness between Daisy and Billy, but Camila hasn’t given in just yet. She persuades Daisy to stay and then cuts the power for her final trick. Karen starts to play ‘Faces – Ooh La La’ (one of my favorite songs) on the piano by candlelight. Daisy starts to sing, and Billy soon joins in. It’s another magical moment as they duet, with the whole party singing along. Karen can see the chemistry between these two and is elated by the performance. Graham senses his chance and goes in for the kiss, but Karen laughs in his face.

The following day, Camila welcomes Daisy into the group, stating that they are a family and look after each other, and they will look after Daisy as well. In the present timeline, a much older Camila is interviewed. She mentions trusting Billy and Daisy together, begging the question, did she make a mistake? This heavily implies that a love triangle would possibly occur, ruining all their lives. The story looks to be heading towards in-band affairs, just like those made famous by the seventies band Fleetwood Mac, who inspire the overarching narrative.

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