I’m always saddened by the end of an “Insecure” season. I always find myself missing the characters and storylines. I think about them long after the show is over—wondering what they’re up to. And the end of the show also signifies the end of summer. It’s just sad all around. Not to mention, this season was drastically different from the first two. As I say every week—mostly because my fiancé keeps complaining about it— the season was about the small, seemingly insignificant moments that contribute to our personalities, destinies etc. So while there weren’t large moments to signify different plot points in the characters’ evolution, there was still A LOT that went on. And with the last episode of the season, we’ve got plenty of questions about what happened last night and what will happen in the future.
Was Molly wrong for sending Nathan away?
I love a dilemma that doesn’t present you with a black or white, yes or no answer about what should have been or what you would have done in this situation. In the moment, I knew Molly probably shouldn’t have sent Nathan away. But at the same time, there was no way Issa’s birthday would have been enjoyable and drama free if she’d spoken to him. She would have spent too long listening to the rationale for his disappearance. (Really, how f*cked up is it to show up and monopolize someone’s time on their birthday after you’ve been going.)
Then, she would have been so preoccupied with his return that she didn’t enjoy herself at the movie screening. And honestly, if she had been thinking about Nathan, she would have never thought about talking to the woman who organized the movie night. She wouldn’t have been motivated to keep on going down the right path. So even though Molly is hella hating on her Block Party idea, had she not sent Nathan away, it would still be on the backburner.
All that being said, I completely understand why Issa would feel a way about Molly discarding another man and not allowing her to make decisions for her own life. It really is a both/and situation. What do you think you would have done in this situation?