Alternately: “BOMB GIRLS: FUCK EVERYTHING,” “BOMB GIRLS: THE MERDE HITS THE FAN,” “BOMB GIRLS: I WILL PEE ON EVERYTHING GLOBAL LOVES.”
Previously on Bomb Girls: oh, fuck it.
Kate walks into the common room with her mother, only to have everyone jump out from behind the furniture and scream “SURPRISE!” Damn it, people! Don’t startle a girl like that! Kate nervously accepts everyone’s bridal congratulations and introduced Ingrid as “um . . . my mother.” Her dead mother? Yeah, that one. Continue reading
Previously on Bomb Girls: Marco and Gladys got their national security on (albeit in different ways) Ivan was a gross creepy creeper, and Teresa left Betty high, dry, and sexless.
Marco and his buddy Frankie are prowling around an empty building- I think it’s Marco’s dad’s former business?- while Frankie winds Marco up about how shittily he’s been treated by the Canadian government. Marco says he agreed to build a bomb only with the promise that a) he’d know where that bomb was targeted, and b) that it wouldn’t be used to harm anyone. I don’t think Marco understands how terrorism works.
Gladys, in a stunning black and white number, sashays up to Clifford Perry at the symphony and they flirt casually. Nothing important is said besides the fact that the Governor General is visiting VicMu, so security is being tightened up. For those of you who don’t understand our bizarre Canadian governmental structure, the Governor General is the (appointed) representative of the British royal family in Canada, and are basically the highest authority we’ve got. They barely have to do anything besides occasionally refereeing when the House of Commons starts squabbling. Also the last one we had helped push democracy back about thirty years, so I guess that’s something.
Previously on Bomb Girls: Ivan liked it so he put a ring on it, Teresa nabbed a posting at the factory, and Gladys got into the spy game. Continue reading
Everyone on the party bus!
Previously on Bomb Girls: way back in season one, Kate struck up a friendship with a club singer named Leon. Lorna lost the baby and reconciled with her husband and I guess we’re supposed to be happy about it. Marco’s dad is in an internment camp.
At VicMu, Betty, Vera, and Gladys have built their own party bus and are rolling through the gates handing out recruitment leaflets and chanting “Do your best and join the rest! Women to the factories, men to the front! Don’t be Hitler’s helper!” Well it’s no “I see London, I see France” but I guess all the ditty writers are overseas. Gladys jogs up to Marco and offers him a flyer, but he’s cranky because the recruitment office won’t take him and blows her off. Gladys is SHOCKED, absolutely SHOCKED that his father’s been interned, and immediately starts cooking up a plan to get him released. And as we all know, Gladys’s plans never backfire on her.
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