Artist | betty gilpin
show | Peacock mrs davis
Episode | “The Final Intercut: So I’m Your Horse” (May 18, 2023)
performance | The absurd yet profound exploration of Simone in the Peacock series has been entertaining to say the least, and that’s due in large part to Gilpin’s divine performance as the wry nun Simone. And while the actress impressed from the outset, she really excelled in this week’s surprisingly grounded finale.
After following a bizarre, song-filled clue to the creator of the titular algorithm, the traveling nun is faced with a startling truth: her journey to destroy the Holy Grail was not a noble request. , was rather misinterpreted by Mrs. Davis for Buffalo Wild Wings – the popular restaurant chain for which it was developed. Gilpin seamlessly shifted from disbelief to exasperation, her contorted face capturing with perfect clarity her character’s growing discontent as Simone processed the infuriating news.
In the later hours, Simone finds herself on the brink of life and death as she prepares to drink from the Holy Grail, the final step in her grand mission that could either kill her or leave her whole. Could have done. In a heartwarming farewell, Gilpin pours her character’s parting words to Mother Superior with graceful calmness, putting on a brave face before leaping into the unknown.
Taking that fatal sip also meant releasing her lover Jay, who served as a literal explanation of her faith in Jesus. With Gilpin’s hoarse voice and tear-stained face, we bid their heartbreaking goodbye, driving home the emotional weight of that bittersweet parting.
In the next moment, Gilpin’s dramatic and comedic chops were on full display, as the Holy Grail exploded, with the actress crying, laughing, and crying in astonishing succession.
We’ve always been a firm believer in Gilpin’s incredible talent, but his extraordinary work on the Wacky series has turned us into lifelong devotees. Be victorious.
Scroll down to see who got an Honorable Mention shout out this week…
Honorable Mention: Rick Cosnett
Grant Gustin told us Cosnett did “interesting and fun” work during her return. glitter, and this became clear in the final hour of the series. Spurred on by a possessed Nora and with the Negative Speed Force already in his head, Eddie Thawne questions Barry’s bad-mouthing that cost him a second chance. Crystal wants Help I get my life back—a life I was a fool to give up!” But the more Barley tried to calm his friend down, the louder the NSF got. “Sometimes I just can’t tell when. is that crystal’s voice or mine MyEddie said, we are feeling cold. “And I’m wondering, what’s the difference?” When Eddie then spoke of being “the girl, and the family, I deserve”, Barb clarified that Iris and Nora were No Eddie’s. “They were supposed be!” roared Cosnett. “And they still can do To be!” And we dread what will happen next.
Honorable Mention: Sierra Ramirez
It’s been an incredibly challenging season for good trouble‘s Mariana, and in Thursday’s spring finale, star Sierra Ramirez brought her character to a devastating breaking point. After much denial and division, Mariana finally has to face all of the emotions she’s been dealing with ever since she experienced the trauma of shooting her ex, Ivan. During a strong onslaught of emotions, the actress stopped breathing, and her movements became frantic with panic. As Mariana continues to spiral, running home while failing to hold back her tears, Ramirez was so believable in her moment of crisis that we saw our own anxiety skyrocket as we watched her.
Honorable Mention: Christina Ricci
We’re Still Not Sure How We Feel About Misty twin Peaks-esque sensory-deprivation-tank dream in the past week yellow jacket (That was weird, even for this show.) But we are 100 percent certain we loved the performance Christina Ricci gave when Misty called Walter immediately afterward. The scene was very brief and completely one-sided, but Rikki filled it perfectly. As Misty left her fellow civilian detective a peppy voicemail, the character’s joy from her recent epiphany was contagious. Ricci delivers her lines at 100 miles an hour, delivering them with the excitement of newfound attraction, the glee of discovery, and the ditty accent (that snore-laugh! That’s “You hang, no”.) You Hang Up” riff!) which always makes her character such a weird pleasure to behold.
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