Happy Wednesday! After watching Fox’s The Mick season 2 episode 11 last night, I am a little hesitant to ever borrow someone’s denim jacket again without truly understanding the consequences behind what lies in the pockets. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “The Trip,” Sabrina is feeling anxious and unsure about going to her Yale college interview and decides to take a “trip” to get there. This plan backfires, however; when she finds herself trapped in a closet and calls Mickey to help get her out of there. Meanwhile, Alba’s cousin visits her and she attempts to prove that she is still a maid living the American Dream and working hard in a “beautiful prison,” which causes her to enlist the unlikely help of Chip in the process. My top 5 moments from The Mick season 2 episode 11 are:
Mickey explains the importance of going to college.
In the beginning of the episode, Sabrina explains that she is thinking about ditching her Yale interview, claiming that she is a legacy and the interview is really just a formality. Mickey stresses the importance of going to the interview, as if she is invested in Sabrina’s future. She then reveals her true agenda, however; admitting that shipping Sabrina off to college is the first step in her elaborate plan to get the house all to herself. She allows Sabrina to borrow her denim jacket, hoping she will make the right decision, not realizing the consequences of this seemingly harmless gesture.
Alba pretends to be a maid again.
Ever since Mickey has moved in, Alba has pushed her duties as a maid aside, enjoying a life of leisure and relaxation. This is all about to change, however; when she gets a call that her cousin from Guatemala is planning on visiting her. Alba dusts off her maid’s uniform and attempts to prove to her cousin that she works very hard and that the American dream is not all it seems to be, desperately hoping that he won’t stay long enough to realize that this is all a lie. Alba explains that coming to America and not working is shameful and she doesn’t want her family to disown her as a result of her new lifestyle.
Sabrina takes the acid she finds in Mickey’s denim jacket.
Sabrina goes on an unexpected “trip” after she takes the acid she finds in Mickey’s old denim jacket. As a first-time user, she is having a hard time deciphering reality and locks herself in a closet in fear. She calls Mickey in a panic, as her anxiety and self-doubt have now come screaming to the surface. When Mickey tries to convince her to leave the closet and go out the door, Sabrina is horrified by this and says she would be going “through another door and another door without purpose,” unable to snap back into reality. Luckily for Sabrina, Mickey is not about to abandon her in this state.
Alba enlists the help of Chip…and then turns the tables on him.
After Alba realizes that her cousin may see through the lie and learn that she is not a maid anymore, she comes up with a plan to have Chip give him a temporary job there and treat him poorly so he will not want to stay. Alba forgets that her cousin’s work ethic is tremendous, however; accepting each new chore with eagerness. Chip even begins pouring his cereal and milk all over the counter, counting down until Alba can find a bowl in time and her cousin jumps in to make the best of the situation to the surprise of Chip. After Chip continues to go on and on about his gym story where he had to sit out because he bullied other kids, Alba sees the flaw in his story and turns the tables on him. She calls the school, goes through his room, and finds out about the “incident in the boy’s locker room,” threatening to expose Chip’s secret that he puts a “wig on his penis.” Chip backs down and fires Alba’s cousin in defeat, realizing that Alba is the one with all of the power after all.
Mickey takes acid with Sabrina to help break her out of the closet.
Once Mickey realizes that getting Sabrina out of the closet is harder than she initially anticipated, she decides that the best solution is to take acid with her so that they are both in the same state of mind. They share an interesting escape through the empty school hallway, which erupts into chaos and confusion when the bell rings for next period, separating Mickey and Sabrina. Mickey begins hearing voices and learns about the power of the school’s announcement system, coming up with a plan to leave a message for Sabrina so that they can meet up and find each other once again. Just when they are about to escape, Sabrina decides to go to her Yale interview after all. She finally comes to terms with the scary realization that she doesn’t know who she is yet but it’s the journey that is most important, now eager to take on her next adventure. While she seems to impress the admissions representative from Yale, she does confuse him with her constant need to touch his sweater after each response. Either way, Mickey has done her job as the “shepherd of self-revelation” and supports Sabrina through her uncertainty about the next chapter of her life. While Mickey’s methods are unconventional, her heart is in the right place and she ultimately helps Sabrina.
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on The Mick below. Happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl