Hell of the Didion
At the start of Rain Dogs episode 4, Gloria sees happy faces; Iris, Selby, and Costello are a unique family in their own right. The country setting has given Selby a new lease of life with Iris, who now has a job at a bookshop. Selby also has a new job at a bookshop.
Everything is still going well after May and Iris' tenth birthday. There is a hint of friction between Selby and Costello regarding the lack of speed in the adoption process. The real "jackpot" would be when Allegra passes away, as it would trigger the inheritance transition. Costello is secretly saving money for a "rainy day" or several.
Due to his prison record, Selby will not be allowed to adopt by the State of Oregon in August. He calls his family a "wonderful lie" and "fictional." She jokingly threatens to call Allegra and tell him of Selby's "mental disease." He responds by seriously threatening to confront Costello's mother about how she's ruined her daughter's life. She cuts Selby's tires, and Iris ends the row by calling them "wonderful
Selby is back in his raucous element in September. Costello and he have made up. October takes over. They are holding a big Halloween party, which Selby calls a show of "the lie of the life" she has now destroyed.
Selby walks up to Costello and urinates in it, explaining the changing smell and chemical composition of the water. She does not seem to care at all, and surprisedly takes a dip into the water.
Costello notices Selby having trimmed her dress in half on the night of the party. She improvises with fishnet leggings and puts on the dress anyway. Iris and her friend talk about their unhappy families and lament how awful they are every day. Gloria follows Selby and requests that he break up on her behalf with Paul.
Selby declares that he has spent all of the money Costello had saved.
Costello set an alarm in the middle of the night, preparing to flee the house. The song "Baby's Got a Bad Idea" plays in the background.
She withdraws from the thought of leaving because to a passing-out Selby. She goes on with her normal routine.
Rain Dogs' fourth episode would be called "A Rambunctious Halloween Nightmare." This entire anomaly seemed to me to be quite comical, as it happened in an extremely brief horror film. However, as the episode came to an end, nothing happens.
"Didion Hell" isn't a story that is going anywhere. The only significant point is that Selby and Costello are bound by each other's brokenness. And that shall never come to an end, even if it means that they'll continue to be in these shambles. Iris is sort of caught up in the middle of their chaotic acting out, but the creators chose to ignore it in this episode.
"Didion Hell" is wildly dark and entertaining, and it is the sort of boldness that is missing from the small screen, while Rain Dogs is unfamiliar, causing tonal inconsistency.
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