Why is Mabel so adamant about Theos Deafness?

Why is Mabel so adamant about Theos Deafness? ...

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Episode 7 Flipping the Pieces should have been my favorite Hulu charmer yet. After all, its a Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez) centric episode, revealing that our favorite smart ass millennial began repressing memories as a coping mechanism when she was a child! And I have repressed memories from when her family died as well!

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Episode 7 Flipping the Pieces reveals Mabel's ugly side after the last season. It's another thing to not know ASL, and another to completely avoid trying better methods of communication with someone. (Especially when that person comes to your aid after you stabbed a person in public!) Strangely worse, though, is that Mabel picks up some ASL by the end of the episode in some miraculous, nonsensical way.

Mabel's inconsistency in ASL knowledge and her rude attitude toward Theos deafness threw me straight out of the episode. For the first time ever, I was rooting against Mabel Mora. And I hate that for me and Only Murders in the Building.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Episode 7 opens inside Mabel's head. We later learn that her father died of cancer while she was still very young. She only repressed the memory of watching Bunny die.

Mabel is lucky to have an epiphany since she must spend a day with Theo. Heres where things get icky. Theo uses sign language, body language, and even a pad and paper to communicate with Mabel.

Mabel has been portrayed as downright cruel. She wears her wit as armor, but deep down she cares about people. With Theo, though, she comes across as absurdly mean.

Mabel appears to have picked up some ASL by the end of the episodes, when, where, or how? Every scene we see her in is focused on progressing the murder mystery plot and ruminating on loss, making it even more confusing than her initially ruthless demeanor towards Theo.

Only Murders in the Building has a reputation for inventive storytelling and incandescent charm. However Mabel's interactions with Theo were both deeply out of step with the show's usual themes and downright unpleasant to watch at times. (Thank goodness next weeks episode is a glittering comeback to Only Murders in the Buildings best form.)

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