Warning: This recap contains discussions of religiously motivated child abuse and homophobia.
Previously on Bomb Girls: ALL INFIDELITY, ALL THE TIME, rampant drinking, Kate wished on the moon for Betty, and Gladys is kinda sorta lying to her parents about her job. Also I think there’s a war going on, but don’t quote me on that.
Previously on Bomb Girls: infidelity, infidelity, MORE infidelity (it’s becoming a bit of a theme) HAZEL MACDOUGALL GAVE YOU THE CLAP, queer representation, and Betty and Kate. In bed. Together. Remember that? I sure do.
Previously on Bomb Girls: spaghetti, thievery, infidelity, more infidelity, and jazz.
I’ve got to gush for a sec before I start the recap—this is one of my favourite episodes. Not just of the show (although that is also true) but of TV in general. This is some good shit, you guys. It’s not just that the acting is spectacular (although it is) or the writing is amazing (although it also is) but the plot and theme is one that almost never gets explored on TV, and it damn well should. I got teary at more than one point in this ep, not going to lie.
Tissues ready? Okay, let’s go.
Previously on Bomb Girls: Kate checked out photography, Gladys checked out workplace activism, and Marco checked out Lorna’s mouth.
As the girls get ready for work, Gladys reads out loud from a newspaper—the Germans have taken Leningrad. There’s some chatter about whether or not the Russians will be able to hold out, but when Gladys asks Marco how he feels about the Russians, Lorna cuts in to say that they were Hitler’s allies anyway JUST LIKE THE ITALIANS, ISN’T THAT RIGHT MARCO? Marco just rolls his eyes, but as he goes inside, Lorna grabs the Italian-language newspaper he was reading out of the trash. Ohhhh dear.
Previously on Bomb Girls: runaways! Secret jobs! Dancing! Infidelity! Spies! And most importantly: lesbians.
A new day has dawned on Victory Munitions, and the male workers are…setting off bombs? Huh? I mean, the dialogue tells us that they’re “testing” the bombs, but I don’t get how this is supposed to work. If one bad bomb = every bomb in the batch being tainted/malfunctioning, then I guess I could see it, but the way they’ve got it set up here, they’re just firing off bombs at random and hoping that they find whichever one isn’t working. I think Lorna just sent them out there to play with machinery to get them out of her hair. Continue reading
Oh Canada! Our home and native land filled with kickass ladies, bombs, and of course, excellent television. If you haven’t watched Bomb Girls yet, let me tell you, you are missing out. It’s just what a period drama should be—relevant, timely, and still tons of fun to watch. But why tell you that you should be watching it instead of telling you why? Let’s dive in. Continue reading