Lodge 49 season 2, episode 5 recap: The Honeymoon

Wyatt Russell as Sean "Dud" Dudley - Lodge 49 _ Season 2, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Wyatt Russell as Sean "Dud" Dudley - Lodge 49 _ Season 2, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

Lodge 49 is back with “The Honeymoon.” In the funniest episode of the series, Dud, Scott, Ernie, and Connie deal with their marriages. We’ve got the recap!

“The Honeymoon” was written by Dana Ledoux Miller (Designated Survivor) and directed by Alethea Jones (Queen America). It’s easily the funniest episode of Lodge 49 to date. The jokes are clearly set up by Ledoux Miller’s script, but the framing of Jones adds all of the punch. We don’t see El Confidente (Cheech Marin) or Daphne (Mary Elizabeth Ellis). Their trip to Mexico will be revealed in the future.

This episode, as the title suggests, focuses on Dud’s (Wyatt Russell) sudden marriage and the effect Connie’s (Linda Emond) return has on Scott (Eric Allan Kramer) and Ernie (Brent Jennings). Blaise (Dave Pasquesi) is rapidly becoming unhinged by his quest to complete the Monum Opus (not the Magnum Opus!). And, Liz (Sonya Cassidy) finally gets a hug. She still needs more hugs. Liz needs all of the hugs.

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“The Honeymoon” opens up with Dud awkwardly meeting Beth’s (Britt Rentschler) ex-fiance in the Lodge parking lot. Tim (David Shae) seems like a decent guy. He’s actually there to give Dud both of the wedding rings that he was supposed to wear with Beth for the rest of their lives. In exchange, Dud gives Tim a box of donuts which he likely did not pay for. Tim notices the second-floor doorway with no fire escape or porch on the Lodge facade. Both men admit it’s odd. Before he leaves, all Tim asks of Dud is that he not hurt Beth. This man is in pain.

We find out that Dud and Beth consummated their relationship, but it was mostly hand stuff because Dud’s leg is getting worse. When we first see Beth, she’s asleep on a couch. She doesn’t sleep with Dud because she gets the night sweats and doesn’t want to burden Dud. Also, she completely regrets the marriage. Beth was afraid of marrying Tim because it would be boring. It didn’t feel like what she always thought it would feel like. She had this wide gaze in her eyes. But, that gaze is much wider now that she’s married Dud. With Tim, she had a life to start. With Dud, there is too much uncertainty.

Wyatt Russell as Sean "Dud" Dudley, Brent Jennings as Ernie Fontaine - Lodge 49 _ Season 2, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/AMC
Lodge 49 – Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/AMC /

To his credit, Dud knows this. While golfing, Ernie counsels Dud. He remembers back to his ex-wife Trish (Karen Malina White). He tells Dud that you know you love someone when you’d rather run errands with them than do anything else in the world. Dud tries to go grocery shopping with Beth, but she’s very impatient. While he’s looking at lemons and limes, he runs into Emily (Hailey Wist) from last season. He’s immediately smitten. Emily tells him that his favorite author, L. Marvin Metz (Paul Giamatti), will be in town for a book signing. It’s clearly an invitation for a date, but Dud begrudgingly introduces Emily to Beth. Mood killed.

One of the highlights of the season so far comes when Dud goes for a new assignment at Temp Joy. He tries to strike up a conversation with Ross (Joshua Brady) the recruiter, but Dud is settling into the existential dread of needing to have a steady job as a good husband. Both he and Beth are skipping an actual honeymoon. Her mom pulled funding for it. And, they already need time apart. So when Dud is shown to his cubicle, it’s hilarious when Beth’s head pops up from the cubicle in front of him. When the office realizes that this is Dud, more heads start popping up. Why? Because everyone likes Tim. But how do they know Tim? The last head to pop up from a cubicle is Tim’s. This is where Tim and Beth met. Awkward.

The Fydro Plane

Liz has decided to supplement her income with Fydro. And she’s bringing in the Higher Steaks crew. Champ (David Ury), Gerson (Atkins Estimond), and Jeremy (Daniel Stewart Sherman) are fairly skeptical. But I did notice folks drinking it at the Lodge. So, Fydro is working its way through Long Beach. But, for real, Liz knows what’s up. Fire and water do not equal magic. Fydro is trash. But she gets to spend time with Lenore (Bertila Damas). Liz didn’t get to know her mom. But, since Lenore got to know Liz’s dad, Liz looks to her as some kind of parental figure.

Sonya Cassidy as Liz Dudley, Wyatt Russell as Sean "Dud" Dudley - Lodge 49 _ Season 2, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Lodge 49 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

Lenore takes Liz to see a psychic in order to get tips on the races. He’s honest. His psychic abilities help him to make a living. But, he spends a lot of time at the track and gets a lot of inside information. He considers himself a very grounded, reality-based Junior Sam Rothstein. He does tell Liz that most people have twins, but they are across the world. Being born with your twin is a cosmic accident. She must have run to him because she knew he needed him. Liz contemplates this. It’s true. But, Liz needs family just as bad as Dud does.

Things start to take a turn. When Liz’s tire goes flat, Lenore is shocked that she doesn’t know how to fix it. At the track, Liz tells Lenore to stop pushing Fydro on people. Lenore loses it and tells Liz that she doesn’t know what it’s like to hustle and grind out a life for yourself. Things aren’t just handed to you. She also angry because Liz’s dad felt the same about Lenore. She comes clean and admits that he broke off their relationship because she was too much. That crushes her. Both women share a hug. When Lenore, Liz, and Dud part ways, there’s an understanding. They can be cool, but they’ll never really be family. They’ll never be able to understand each other the way family’d do. I’m not sure if we’ll see Lenore again.

All Circles Vanish on the Second Floor

Connie wakes up in Ernie’s bed. The two share adorable pillow talk. Yes, Ernie. You are irresistible. The mood is killed when Connie announces she just invited Scott over. It’s an awkward meeting. Connie needs her space and needs her independence. Ernie is somewhat willing to roll with that. Scott is intrigued that this might mean a three way is afoot, but he really just loves his wife. Connie is going to be staying at the Lodge, so Scott tries to repair some of the damage to the room she’ll be in. It’s the nice room next to the hole in the wall where Blaise is working on the Monum Opus.

Eric Allan Kramer as Scott Wright, Brent Jennings as Ernie Fontaine - Lodge 49 _ Season 2, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Lodge 49 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

Since the break in at his weed dispensary, Blaise has secluded himself in the Lodge. He even has his equipment brought to him. He’s breaking. Blaise has a glare to his eyes that’s similar to Beth’s. But, his is more angst ridden. When Dud says that his marriage won’t allow him to continue on as his apprentice, Blaise is crestfallen. He understands. But, Dud was one of the few human forms of contact he’s allowed himself. His isolation will be complete.

Scott offers to look into the robbery, but refuses to stop renovating. Blaise snaps and takes Scott’s nail gun. He fires several nails at Scott before hitting him in the leg. Blaise accidentally shoots the visiting Beth in the left hand. While this was all shocking and not cool for Blaise, it did make Beth leave Dud. Their divorce official. Just like that, she’s out of his life. And, Blaise disappears, as well. Is he on the other side? What is the other side?

Connie starts to visualize what I think is the True Lodge. She walks towards it and I was afraid because it was that door on the second floor. Connie is clearly looking out of it. Would she fall? Nope. When she removed her blindfold, she was actually in a storage closet. But, why was she led there?

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Also, why did L. Marvin Metz (Paul Giamatti) run out of his own book signing? Dud and Ernie are sad that they missed him, but Ernie corners one of The Captain’s (Bruce Campbell) men from last season. Although Ernie had been emotionally doing better this episode, this chance encounter makes him sullen. He goes and parks outside of Trish’s. She has her own family now. Ernie is all alone.

Did you think “The Honeymoon was funny? Are you enjoying season two of Lodge 49? Let’s discuss in the comments!