UNITED STATES OF TARA “Train Wreck” Review

UNITED STATES OF TARA "Train Wreck" Season 3 Episode 10 – How can the Gregsons survive Bryce? When Lionel dies and Marshall needs comforting, Tara swipes her powdered pills away. Unfortunately (which is a word I find myself using an awful lot when discussing United States of Tara) before she can get back to snorting her medication, Bryce Crane takes over and unlike Tara’s other alters, he seems to have no intention of letting go of his new body.

The way the writers handled Lionel’s death was just wonderful. There was no hint of manipulation. It just happened. And Keir Gilchrist was so fragile as Marshall goes from empty shock to anger at his mother. She has to hog the problems in the house. Nobody else is allowed to live a life of their own: everything they do has to be in consideration of what is best for her, even as she’s simultaneously ripping his bedroom to shreds, even as she’s reading out a note from a dead loved one, mocking him cruelly. Both the Gregson children have defended her, and they’ve both tiptoed around her, but in this episode it seems like they’ve finally snapped. They have to live their own lives, and that means separating themselves from their mother. Kate asks Evan to be her problem, and Marshall tells his father that he intends to go. Or rather, his father realizes that Marshall has to go. Alone in the basement, mourning his best friend, Marshall’s dad comes down not to comfort him, but to ask him to help out with the family shitstorm brewing above. Read More...



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