Midge and Susie have always been an unlikely duo and “Someday…” looks at their relationship with tenderness and humor, while also continuing the trend of refusing to probe more deeply into their friendship. At this point, I’m honestly puzzled as to why this is the case, especially when the scenarios in which we are placing these two dynamic actresses encourage greater intimacy. But while this episode is terrifically fun to watch and has some tremendously good gags, we also don’t really get to know Susie any better (though we do learn that she snores!). This all makes me worried that Susie has been thrown under the bus a bit as a character for the bulk of this season. Though she is given some of the best zingers throughout the series, and there are some attempts to get to know her through her family, we still don’t really know very much about Susie’s inner world. Sure, she has a few key desires, but most revolve around Midge. One of the reasons that I loved “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” so much was that it unpacked Susie’s longing for a warm family in a way that was both funny and telling. But though “Someday…” places Midge and Susie in close quarters, sharing a beat up car and even more beat up hotel rooms as they tour the Philly area, we don’t leave the episode learning anything truly new about Susie’s character. This certainly isn’t true for other characters this season. One… [Read full story]
You are here: / Midge and Susie take a road trip that doesn’t reveal as much as it could on
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.