GLOW Season 2 Recap

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Credit: GLOW season 2 – Erica Parise – Netflix

Episode 8: The Good Twin

We all know that GLOW is a T.V. show about a T.V. show. Well, for this episode, we finally get to see what it’s like to watch an entire G.L.O.W. episode!

For starters, it’s a lot less wrestling and a lot more skits…almost like Saturday Night Live. Everything is somehow connected, like a soap opera.

It starts with Ruth playing Zoya and Zoya’s twin sister in Russia. Obviously, Zoya is the evil twin. Her “nice” sister, who has a deformed foot (or broken ankle), decides to ride a goat to America to tell Liberty Bell how to get her daughter back from Zoya.

The heals of GLOW are holding Savannah in a locker labeled “safe,” and she has to fight Vicky the Viking, Beirut the Mad Bomber, and Fortune Cookie to get the combination for the lock. She beats them and rescues her daughter, ending that storyline.

Other fun sequences include “Grievercise,” an exercise program for people going through heartbreak. Liberty Bell, of course, leads the class because of her missing daughter. Melrose is upset that stores always sell out of size 7 ½ shoes. They also have a “We are the World”- type song skit with an anti-kidnapping message.

There’s a music video for Melrose’s song “Makeover,” in which the girls are denied entry to a club because of the way they look, so they all get a makeover.

And the other main storyline of the show is between Britannica and Black Magic, Cherry’s new character. Black Magic offers to turn Britannica’s mannequin into a real man in exchange for her brain. When she steals her brain (a floppy disc) back, they have a wrestling match.
At the very end, you realize two people are actually watching the show from home. They recognize Justine as one of the actresses. The woman in the scene, played by Annabella Sciorra, sees “Sam Sylvia” in the credits and looks shocked. I’m assuming it’s Justine’s mother.

The casting of Annabella Sciorra is significant because she is one of the leaders of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. In an article in The New Yorker, Sciorra said that Harvey Weinstein raped her. She was instrumental in bringing him down. So, in a season with so much girl power and feminism, her casting was no accident.