‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Episode 6 Recap: Midge and Susie Are Our New Favorite Pair
Confession time, gang — I’m starting to get sad that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s first season is only eight episodes. I like this show more and more with every passing episode, and it seems like there should be more than just two episodes left. Fortunately for us, Amazon has already picked up the show for a second season.
Until then, let’s enjoy these last few offerings we have. Episode six might actually be my favorite episode so far, because it gives us such great stuff between Midge and Susie. Their relationship is clearly going to be the heart of the show as it goes on, and I love that. I especially like how Randall didn’t turn into a new love interest for Midge. Instead, the episode ended with her falling into Susie’s arms, rather than Randall’s or, God forbid, Joel’s. Well done, show.
But how did we get there? Well, Midge discovers that she can really hold court at parties, so she starts working the “circuit,” using her connections at B. Altman’s to get invited to soirees where she can practice her material. However, when Susie is invited to one, she sees what we all see — this is not stand-up. It’s playing to an entirely different (and easier) audience than what Midge will see in clubs, and it’s a safe space for her.
It makes total sense that Midge would want that kind of comfort level after the two times she bombed in the previous episode, but luckily for her, Susie is there to talk some sense into her about how it’s time to stop licking her wounds and get back out there.
In regards to Randall and his agent, Lew Fogelman, Susie is absolutely right that Midge A) doesn’t need a partner, and B) shouldn’t have spoken to other representation behind Susie’s back. But it wasn’t anything nefarious on Midge’s part. Plus, I think she and Randall do have nice chemistry and patter together. I actually wouldn’t mind if they occasionally worked together, as long as Midge doesn’t abandon her solo work to go hawk Buicks.
That’s really about all there is to Midge’s story line this week, which is also kind of cool. While I still could not care less about Joel, who is having some serious regret about what he did to his life, I do like seeing more of Midge’s family.
Her brother Noah is awesome, because you know he’ll totally be in her corner when her parents find out about her comedy work. And his wife is annoying, but she’s trying so hard and seems very sweet. She’s never going to win over her mother-in-law, Rose, but what can ya do?
Speaking of Rose, we saw her go to her psychic once before, and now that she’s done it again, I hope it’ll become a regular thing. She and Drina are hilarious together, and it really humanizes Rose — something her rigid character desperately needs.
It was also great to see the more human side of Abe. He gets a job offer from his dream workplace — Bell Labs — and he’s giddy as a schoolboy about it. Unfortunately, during his background check for the job, they find out about Midge’s arrests. Bell Labs doesn’t care in the slightest, but it is quite the bombshell to drop on the uptight Mr. Weissman.
His zoning out during a family dinner while he contemplates what to do about this newfound information is a perfect juxtaposition with the two underground record collectors deciding to turn a recording of Midge’s first Gaslight performance into an album. Because that’s another bomb just waiting to be dropped on the Upper West Side.
Odds and Ends
I will repeat that I cannot get enough of Drina and Rose.
Rose: “If the secretary were just out of the picture, Joel would come back.”
Drina: “You want her out of the picture? I have cousins. They have skills.”
Rose: “I’m sorry?”
Rose: “Being a divorcee is terrible, yes, but being on your second marriage is —”
Rose: “So much worse. Second marriage says failure. At least divorcee sounds continental. It’d be better if Joel had died. Then she’d be a widow; at least there’s dignity in that.”
Drina: “You want Joel to die? Again with the cousins.”
Rose: “I don’t understand.”
Drina: “OK, I give up.”
Susie: “You’re not an idiot! Just drop this doe-eyed Bambi thing right now. I’m so sick of you acting all innocent. ‘Oh, I don’t know how the world works ’cause I’m a housewife and I wear four layers of petticoats.’ It is tired and it is weak, and you are not tired and you are not f*cking weak. And if you wanna be a comic, you are gonna have to grow the f*ck up right now!”
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(photos via Amazon Studios)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)