Greetings TV viewers! After watching Showtime’s SMILF season 2 episode 9, I entered a fantasy world that seemed like it was from the past, but we quickly learned that many of the “cowboys” were women and that the men were wearing make-up and crying in churches, allowing Bridgette and her friends the chance to make things right and set an example. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In tonight’s episode, “Single Mom Is Losing Faith,” Bridgette’s fun fantasy becomes a reality…or at least for the entire episode, as we enter an old cowboy movie premise, but quickly learn that women are leading the way, trying to make a difference in the west. My top 5 moments from the SMILF season 2 episode 9 are:
“I know you!”
“You’re SMILF!” Well sure, Bridgette Bird may be known as “SMILF” in these parts, but she quickly corrects the man she encounters when she tells him that it stands for “Single Mom Is Losing Faith.” Throughout the series, we have gotten some fun glimpses into Bridgette’s fantasy world, but this one looks like it will last for the entire episode, which was fun for sure. It looks like Bridgette is a bad-ass in this world and everyone better think twice about crossing her.
“Those are fightin words!”
As the episode continues, we learn that Nelson is the sheriff in town and has been laying down the law and also imposing some “cowboy taxes” on Bridgette. The tension between these two is still apparent in this fantasy world, as Bridgette says, “You’re used to my sloppy seconds, aren’t you?” Bridgette is trying to save up money to send Larry to the city school…or pre-school, so she needs to save every penny, but Sheriff Nelson is not making things easy for her. Later on, the clash between these two continues, as Bridgette faces off against Nelson, only to get shot in the foot. Whoops! While this was a fun way to continue the love triangle issue going on, we only have one more episode so I’m not sure if we will find out who Rafi will wind up with. Let’s hope so!
“Shame to waste that pretty voice on an empty audience.”
Bridgette goes off to find Rafi and discovers him singing and crying in a church while dressed up with make-up. Bridgette hilariously bosses Rafi around and tells him not to cry because it will “ruin your pretty face.” Once Bridgette finds out that Mr. Daddy is collecting too much interest on Rafi’s debt, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
“I used to be the fastest gun in the west.”
Apparently Ally also used to be the “humblest person in the west” as well, which is absolutely hilarious. Ally makes a special guest appearance, but she really is the same old Ally, going on and on about her Mr. Daddy issues and passing judgment everywhere she goes. Ally always brings some laughs to the table so it was really fun to have her in this episode.
Later on, when Bridgette is playing cards, Larry decides to give up, but Bridgette reminds him that they need to stick by the “cowboy code.” Bridgette explains that they don’t give up in this family and has a moment of clarity and inspiration. She says, “I’m a bird…you’re a bird. No cage ensnares us!” Bridgette decides to take the fight to Mr. Daddy, as our favorite female characters line up for a gun fight. Mr. Daddy is played by the wonderful, Clark Gregg, and brings us some laughs as well. Aunt Jackie opens fire to break the tension and somehow doesn’t know how this happens, but Bridgette and the others still save the day in the nick of time thanks to Ally’s impressive shooting. Only one episode left! Stay tuned for more SMILF fun!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on SMILF below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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