Written by Ollie C.
After last week's family feud, this week's episode takes a turn to religion, as Fleabag's (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) unholy crush on the The Priest (Andrew Scott) continues to grow. Meanwhile, Fleabag's choice to take the blame for the miscarriage fiasco continues to spiral out of control as Martin, her brother in-law files against her, it leads to more squabbles between Fleabag and her sister, Claire (Sian Clifford).
This episode is undoubtedly a step down from last weeks superb starter to the second series of Fleabag, howewver that doesn't mean it isn't worthwhile. Episode 2 follows Fleabag's growing crush on the Priest as she questions the ethics surrounding it, despite himself being rather open to profanity and the odd M&S Gin and Tonic. This relationship is such a fascinating watch, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's comedic timing being on point, yet again. Her 4th wall breaking continues to be this show's USP that is arguably done better than the likes of BBC's other hit female-led comedy, Miranda.
The standout moments of this episode include Fleabag's trip to the councillors, in which she expresses her love for the Priest, along with realising her lack of friends and 'lonely heart'- her words, not mine. We also get some nice continuity surrounding the wellbeing of Fleabag's previous love-interest who now has a child, allowing for some apt awkwardness between Fleabag, her ex and the Priest. And it's great to see Olivia Colman, again, as the painting s-expert who has an (ahem)... interesting choice of painting for the church fete.
So as this series carries on, the standards are consistently high, certainly continuining to be a stronger start than Series 1- let's pray that this continues throughout.
Season 2 Episode 1 can be watched via BBC One & BBC Three, along with BBC iPlayer, now.
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