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Episode Commentary: “Fat Off My Love or I’m the Allergen”

With one more episode to go before the season finale, “Hung” is definitely not pulling any punches. Several storylines are picking up a plethora of steam, continuing the trend of the show being much more thought provoking than season one.

As a result, “Hung” is quickly turning into a must-see. It may not be in the same category as shows such as “Dexter” and “Mad Men,” but that doesn’t mean it isn’t special in its own right.

This is thanks in part to the business relationship between Tanya and Ray crumbling and the physical relationship between Ray and Jessica getting juicier by the second. The driving forces of the show and easily the most intense, the climax of these situations is sure to be spoken about at the water cooler a few weeks from now.

The same thing can be said about the status of Ronnie and Jessica’s marriage, which is hanging by a thread, and that’s being generous. After his escapades in this episode, it’s going to be intriguing to see what Jessica eventually does.

Because we know who she’s about to do, and it’s not her husband.

With both Damon and Darby [who has an interesting scene with her mother in this episode that although short, is completely captivating] sick of their stepfather’s antics as well, Jessica’s decision looks like an easy one, but from episode one, the writers of this show have thrown curveballs at the audience.

Could this be another case of that?

Or are Ray and Jessica finally going to get back together?

If so, what does that mean for his side gig, you know, the whole prostitution thing?

With so many questions to be answered and in only 28 minutes, this episode does an excellent job of setting up what should be the best episode of the young series.

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