Physical Season 3 Episode 5 Recap – what are Greta’s plans with Kelly?

By Adam Lock
Published: August 23, 2023 (Last updated: May 11, 2024)
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Apple TV+ series Physical Season 3 Episode 5 Recap


Physical feels extremely small-scale with its character development and minor comedy moments, but the focus on Sheila’s mental breakdown allows for some intriguing scenes to play out between Rose Byrne and Zooey Deschanel, while Danny’s arc starts to build some purposeful momentum as well.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Physical Season 3 Episode 5, “Crazy for You,” which contains spoilers.

Sheila’s (Rose Byrne) rising stardom was hindered yet again in the previous episode, this time by a double attack from TV personality Kelly Kilmartin (Zooey Deschanel.

The sitcom star got in her head, replacing Sheila’s usual inner voice, and then the real-life Kelly Kilmartin caused Sheila to backslide even further at the expo. “Crazy for You” picks up in the aftermath of Sheila’s latest breakdown.

Physical Season 3 Episode 5 Recap

The fifth episode starts with John Breem knocking on Sheila’s hotel bedroom door after her meteoric breakdown. John informs Sheila that she drunk-called him the night before, requesting to see him in person. And, of course, John came a-running.

John is concerned for Sheila’s well-being, she clearly looks unhinged, but Sheila is unable to open up to her ex-lover when they are standing talking face to face.

John decides to talk about his wife, Maria, instead. He’s worried about her; she’s not been herself lately. Sheila suggests therapy.

Why is Greta upset with Sheila?

Then Greta knocks on the hotel room door. John hides in the shower while Sheila’s best friend storms in. She’s horrified by the news of Sheila’s breakdown. Greta worries about the deal with Hartman Foods and the future of their company in general. This odd public display could ruin both of their careers.

Greta’s rant causes Sheila’s own vicious inner voice to return. Sheila apologizes and admits that she has backslid, but it was only a momentary lapse on her road to recovery.

She promises that it won’t happen again. Greta plans on sweet-talking Hartman Foods and then leaves.

How does Maria react to the therapy suggestion?

Having heard all of this, John decides to leave. He returns home to his wife and apologizes on behalf of the church. John then brings up therapy; he’s already booked her a meeting with a psychiatrist. Maria is horrified by this controlling behavior and storms off, refusing to see the therapist.

Sheila’s inner voice doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, so she goes to an aerobics class to ease her mind. The class is a little too pedestrian for her liking, though.

During the workout, Sheila hallucinates, seeing further visions of Kelly. Then she bumps into Carlos, who has traveled all this way to see her.

Carlos and Sheila go out for a fancy seven-course meal that night. Sheila confesses about the modeling debacle. They discuss their careers, and Sheila feels inspired by Carlos’ words to go back to the basics.

She pitches this idea to Greta the next day.

What are Greta’s plans with Kelly?

Greta managed to salvage the endorsement deal with Hartman Foods, but Sheila isn’t interested in it anymore. She wants to go in a different direction now. Greta seems to have had enough of Sheila, who has never really taken her seriously. She admits that she has spoken with Kelly. The TV star was impressed with the way Greta dealt with the entire situation. Sheila doesn’t want Hartman Foods anymore, so Greta proposes taking the opportunity to Kelly instead.

Elsewhere, Danny welcomes his sister Debbie back into his life after ten years apart. Deb takes over parenting duties immediately, allowing Danny to continue his new exercising regime in peace.

She also drops some truth bombs, which cause Danny to rethink his life and relationship with Sheila.

What message does Danny leave for Sheila?

He jogs over to Sheila’s business to speak to his ex-wife in person. However, Sheila is still at the expo, and Danny is greeted by Sheila’s assistant Fidelia instead. He leaves a message with Fidelia, talking about his realizations. Sheila was right all along about fitness, and he wished that he’d listened to her in the first place.

Danny says that things may have been different if he had listened to her all those years back. He understands now why she had an affair. Danny doesn’t forgive her, and he won’t, but he finally understands her motives.

This is small but meaningful progress for Danny.

Physical Season 3 Episode 5 Ending Explained

Back at the expo, Sheila’s meltdown intensifies. After losing her best friend and business partner, Sheila feels utterly alone.

The aggressive inner voice in Sheila’s head is replaced by visions of Kelly once again. Sheila can’t get rid of these visions and, in the end, resorts to strangling Kelly on the hotel room floor.

Sheila will need a new plan now on her road to recovery.

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