Enlightened Recap: Straight to the Top

"You've changed, you've changed, you really have," Levi tells Amy at the start of this, the season one finale of Enlightened (which may or may not be renewed for a second season). It's a powerful few words from a sweaty, strung-out ex-husband, huddled in a chair in Amy's bedroom at three in the morning on a random weeknight. But God, he's right! And the reason he's here, having broken down the door to Helen's house in his desperation, might have something to do with the fact that in order to finally recognize he needed help, he needed someone like Amy to show him what a person who has gone to rehab and come back better actually looks like. Levi said back in the rafting trip episode that he doesn't want to be saved, and it followed that Amy did much more witnessing than acting or reacting in Levi's life since. 

It worked. Not that things are perfect now. In fact, as she's kneeling there, serene and saintly, listening to Levi as he accepts rehab as the answer, she says, "You don't know how happy I am." Classic Amy choice; definitely not the right thing to say. Levi, all wet and gross and exhausted, his face buried in his hands, scoffs, and says, "Well, I'm glad you're happy. Because I want to die." Read More...



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