The second episode of Divorce ushered in a realization that Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Frances, is terrible liar. Despite her adultery, viewers are tempted to reserve a small amount of sympathy for the woman whose life is spiraling out of control.
Frances attempts to shield her children from the drama she and her husband, Robert, are engaged in. Sometimes, shielding means telling white lies, which Frances hasn’t perfected. For example, when her daughter catches her trying to get into the house by throwing pebbles at her husband’s window, she makes up the story, “That old raccoon is back and he woke me up scurrying around all willy-nilly up on the roof, so I was just … just trying to scare him off gently.”
It’s surprising that Frances was able to carry on an affair for any period of time without getting caught.
Divorce airs Sundays at 10:00 p.m./9:00 p.m. CT on HBO.
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