I’ve talked at length about Suburgatory‘s wonderful work in the high school setting. It remains the show’s safe haven of experimentation and challenging the stereotypes that pervade the adult world of the show. Recently, the show has experimented with the idea that maybe it’s Tessa with the warped sense of reality. At the very least, she’s still struggling to match her perception to her reality. Somehow, in her relationship with Ryan, Ryan has left their small quibbles looking like a man exasperated by his girlfriend’s questionable outrage. In the end, it’s been Tessa who has felt contrite. She’s starting to understand Ryan better, but she’s not rushing off to all of his games either. On the flip side, Ryan’s big heart and moderate levels of self-understanding show the more tender and attentive side to him. He may be The Body, but he’s a man of divergent interests and skills.