Scene Breakdown: How ‘Fleabag’ Dissolved a Toxic Marriage With Wit and Heart

Published on Aug 16, 2019

Scene Breakdown: How ‘Fleabag’ Dissolved a Toxic Marriage With Wit and Heart

The second season of “Fleabag” created, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge features a memorable, chemistry-laden scene in which the title character kneels in front of her priest-turned-lover. They kiss, an act that kicks off the central relationship in this season’s love story. But there’s a second scene – also involving a woman kneeling in front of her partner – that is equally powerful but for far different reasons because it marks the long-awaited dissolution of a toxic marriage.

In the final episode of Season 2, which earned 11 Emmy nominations last month, Fleabag’s sister Claire (Sian Clifford), emboldened by alcohol, has just revealed that she had a miscarriage and that she wants to end her marriage to the boorish misogynist Martin (Brett Gelman). But she knows that they won’t split unless the stubborn lout agrees to let her go. After Martin lays out mindnumbingly bad reasons for them to

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Author: Hanh Nguyen