I mentioned this during my first impressions that I was itching to cover this show but was unsure so I chose to wait. Well, the time has come to talk about an episode.
But first, a brief recap.
Carole & Tuesday is about a princess (Daughter of a rich lady, who reminds me of Linda McMahon, running for president.) named Tuesday who ran away from home because she wanted to make something of herself. She saw and was awe struck by a pauper named Carole playing a keyboard piano on a bridge. The two quickly became buddies thanks to their shared love of music and they decided to team up and show Planet Mars the beauty of passionate music.
Although they weren’t pro level by any means the few who heard them perform were pleasantly surprised. This includes a former drunkard named Gus Goldman who claimed to be a world renowned manager but in actuality he was a former drummer of an unsuccessful band called Lazy Sandwich and he only led one group to moderate stardom. Even so he weaseled his way to becoming Carole & Tuesday’s manager.
Another ally of theirs is Roddy. He secretly filmed them performing, which led to Gus offering them his services. After convincing the duo to aspire for greatness the first plan was to get the backing of a mega star level DJ.
Roddy knew one named DJ Ertegun and “managed” to schedule a meeting with him.
Long story short it didn’t go well. On the bright side DJ Ertegun immediately brushing them off motivated our heroines to work harder to show him how wrong he was to not even give them a chance.
This brings us to the big episode we’ll be talking about here.
The A Plot was about the group’s next plan to get noticed by filming a music video. The first step was finding someone who could help direct one. They ordered the above director AI to help, much to the chagrin of Carole & Tuesday’s adorable mascot Giggy.
Long story short the music video plan failed as well, mainly because IDEA was a scammer. I know this episodic is super “cliffnotey” but it’s because the show is currently so good my words cannot do it justice. It must be seen.
Okay, time for what everyone came here for. The B Plot.
Let’s back up a bit to when IDEA arrived and wrote a list of the needed props and supplies for the music video. Gus said he knew someone who could help acquire some of the stuff. That someone was former Lazy Sandwich band mate and ex wife Marie. She was somewhat surprised he was back with the music business after he left due to his disgust over how corrupt it was. Gus told them about Carole & Tuesday and the great potential he saw in them. He wanted to help them succeed and not be relegated to obscurity like he was. She agreed to help with the video.
The plot continued during break time when Carole asked Marie about her old marriage. Put simply Marie saw a kind and cool dood (Who looked more handsome back then). Basically she liked his charms. Cool extra tidbit was before her offering to introduce them to a handsome boy she asked whether they had a boy or GIRLFRIEND. Nice touch.
Now for the piece de resistance.
After filming was finished Gus and Marie were back at the bar. They wondered what could have been had they stayed together. Marie thought something was missing. Like she loved Gus and all but something felt off to her. Gus was a bit saddened about it but nothing major. She then dropped the bombshell of getting remarried…to another woman. Who was this woman? Well we were already introduced to her earlier in the episode.
That’s two lesbians named Anne in 2019 so far. How cool is that. Marie was like “I finally found what I was missing”. Gus was like “I hope you find happiness this time”.
So in one episode the show got two birds (L and B) with one stone. Noice. It was also nicely done I feel. Did this awesomeness increase the chances of Carole X Tuesday being a thing? No, but there’s still 20 episodes left so anything can happen.
I want this show’s soundtrack so bad. The songs are GLORIOUS!
I’m pretty sure the lovely Angela will be Carole & Tuesday’s rival. I enjoy seeing her hotness and her cooky manager Tao’s hilariously sadistic training methods.