- What is up with Alan and Adora’s marriage? In the previous two episodes, it seemed as though Alan was content to live beneath Adora’s thumb, happy just listening to his music and drifting through life as nothing more than her husband. “Fix” suggests he wants something more intimate – like, just sharing the same bed – but Adora denies him this. The way he attempted to muffle his screams at the end of the episode definitely signifies some heavy frustrations on his part.
- Why does Amma go to the hog farm? Is it possible she knew Camille was following her from the beginning and just wanted to mess around? That knowing and nefarious look she shoots her sister suggests, to some extent, that Amma had Camille right where she wanted her.
- Having been a teenage Mean Girl myself, I can attest to how terribly real Amma’s behavior towards Camille and Richard was. The way she used cruelty to disguise her own feelings was cringe-worthy in its reminiscence. Having also suffered the torment of other Mean Girls, I find Amma and her crew simply terrifying. I’ve started getting chills every time I hear the vibration of their roller skates on the pavement.
- Amy Adams could probably generate chemistry between her and a brick wall, but whatever is going on with her and Chris Messina is fantastic. Their characters’ status as “outsiders” and the almost playful way it seems to connect them, the way their dialogue bounces so naturally from one to the other, is really engaging. Whether the relationship progresses romantically or not, it doesn’t matter; it would just be nice for Camille to make a real connection with someone again.
Sharp Object S1E3 Review Score