‘Looking’ Back: Episode 6, ‘Looking In the Mirror’

  • I'm not sure if the most recent plot developments should be called "predictable" or "natural." Of course Dom doesn't know how to relate to Lynn (Scott Bakula) without sex. Of course Agustín can't resist the temptation of C.J. (T.J. Linnard). Of course Patrick isn't nearly as comfortable being Richie's boyfriend as he'd like to be. On the one hand, any viewer could've smelled any of these happening from miles away. But, on the other hand, good writing doesn't mean always pulling the rug out from under your viewers. (Are you listening, Ryan Murphy?)
  • Thematically, I like how these three stories all confronted this idea of what happens when you get what you think you want. While Agustín's was the most obvious example, even Dom had initially set out to have a platonic business deal with Lynn. Patrick and Richie's argument after Dom's party was one of the best scenes so far, but, as he stood toying with his scapular, I couldn't help but wonder if Patrick is regretting that invite to his sister's wedding.
  • Doris (Lauren Weedman) is still the best. "You are so gay-fired" is my new favorite Doris-ism.
  • Is it just me, or has Agustín become the most unlikable character? His tantrum over his art project was insufferable. His outburst targeted at Richie was completely out of line. And the way he treats his adorable boyfriend (O.T. Fagbenle) makes no sense. While Patrick is attempting to grow, Agustín is running out time to hit the road to redemption.

What did you think of the episode?