Bored to Death is a hard show to think about on an episode-by-episode basis. It tells its stories patiently over the course of an entire season, and if a particular plot one week feels abrupt or out of place, well, that’s just par for the course. It’ll all make sense when we’re done, so sometimes it’s not worth doting over details.
There’s much more story to tell; all three characters are coming face-to-face with fatherhood, whether it’s George’s belated acceptance of the role, Ray’s newfound joy in it, or Jonathan’s pursuit of his MENCHA-member real dad. Though the characters spend their time apart, they’re very much in sync, and I’m pumped for when they find their way back onscreen with one another. Maybe a trip to Fair Lawn is in order, and not just to visit one of the city’s many malls.