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The Big C S03E07: “How Bazaar”

I was really happy to see that Baby Daddy Dave was slightly disturbed by Cathy’s destruction of the wall from last week. I mean, somebody other than Adam needed to be freaked out, since Cathy’s shown us lots of times this season how little she cares about Adam’s opinion. He brought over some plywood to patch the hole until the new window arrived. Cathy showered him with money because he was her new favorite person in the world, mostly because he was giving her his hellspawn.

Or so she thought.

As much as I've disliked Cathy and her actions this season, I still felt pretty bad for her when she realized that Dave and Maxine were playing her. I mean, who DOES that? Awful people. Congrats, Cathy, you and your terrible little family might just have been displaced from your reign of awfulness.

So, what were the Jamesons (and Sean) up to this week?

Joy offered Paul a place on her speaking tour in Puerto Rico. She also offered to help him find endorsements so that he could afford a lake house just like hers. She ALSO asked him to be her fuck buddy—her words, not mine. Ababu saw her move and called her on it, warned her not to mess with Cathy. Paul beat off to an instructional video Joy made for a food processor because he’s classy like that.

Adam donated his old baseball cards to the church for their fundraising bazaar. When Jess accused him of picking something easy to part with (SHE was giving away her iPad because she was just that saintly), he broke into the Storage Shed of Sadness from Season 1 and liberated that sweet red Mustang Cathy had socked away for his 28th birthday.

Understandably, when Cathy showed up at the bazaar to “donate her way back” into Adam’s heart, she was so not down with his donation. The jolly leader of Adam’s youth group tried to guilt her into letting the church keep the car, arguing that the car was a gift, so technically it belonged to Adam, and Cathy was just pissed that Adam wasn’t using the gift the way Cathy intended. All of this was, of course, entirely true. However, he went on to call Adam’s action a glowing example of generosity. Not true. Adam just wanted to butt-bang Jess some more.

Cathy went to the bar to sulk and drink and ignore her husband’s phone calls like an adult. After the hot bartender took her shooting, she went back to the bazaar and stole the Mustang, intending to give it to Dave and Maxine and just reaffirming the fact that she doesn’t give two thoughts about the kid she already has. Adam has repeatedly accused Cathy of not caring about him and replacing him with the shiny new baby who will dutifully obey her for at least the next thirteen years, at which time I’m certain she will try to trade the tween in for a new model. Cathy can protest all she wants, argue with him until she’s blue in the face, but as the saying goes, “actions speak louder than words,” not the other way around.

Outside the terrible trifecta of Cathy, Paul and Adam, Sean formed a trio of his own by dating the married couple Tim and Giselle—or, as he informed Cathy he likes to call them, “Gism.” It’s pretty bad when the pervy polyamorous uncle is the most likeable character. I mean, the “six-legged octopus of love and camaraderie” was made of consenting adults. They knew what they were doing (mostly) and their actions have the potential to hurt no one but themselves.

Still, Dave and Maxine win the Awful Person Award this week because again, who DOES that? Who does that to ANYONE, let alone the CANCER lady?

So I guess the baby isn’t happening. How do you think the rest of this season will play out?

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