Friday, April 12, 2024

Will Trent - We Are Family

While the more impactful moments in terms of ongoing storylines in "We Are Family" involve Will (Ramón Rodríguez) making a connection with his mother's brother (John Ortiz), the moment I'll most remember in the episode has to do with the murder of the week outside of a drag club and a discussion with witnesses about a "vanilla envelope" that so perfectly fits our characters. The truth beyond the killing fits the tragic nature of the series, as does Will reaction to finding his uncle's friends aren't so happy about him being a cop, but so does this hilarious little segment as well as the closing moments involving the friends coming together to support Ormewood (Jake McLaughlin) in his time of need.

Other memorable moments include Wagner's (Sonja Sohn) overreaction to Faith's (Iantha Richardson) relationship to a report, Bon Bon (Jonny Beauchamp) flirting with Will, and the commonalities that Will and his uncle discover in their short time together including dyslexia and their love of dogs. Will learns much about his mother from Antonio, but the script provides just enough distraction that one important question never gets answered. Will choosing to take his uncle to meet his coworkers cements a big step for him at the end of the episode, but could there be a dark cloud just beyond the horizon?

  • Title: Will Trent - We Are Family
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