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Natalie copes with a bad day on latest This Life

This Life continues its strong sophomore season with Sunday’s “Coping Cards,” as Natalie begins to experience increasing side effects from her drug trial, Caleb struggles with the return of his father and Oliver ponders whether he would make a good guardian for Romy.

Here’s a sneak peek of the episode.

Natalie has a bad day
After being physically active for the first two episodes of Season 2, Natalie is sidelined by intense side effects from her cancer medication. It’s hard to see Natalie so ill, but her difficulties add a cold—and necessary—splash of reality to her storyline.

Caleb is caught in the middle
Caleb tries to help around the house and hold David at bay while his mother is ill, but the stress of his parents’ custody fight takes a toll.

Nicole makes a decision about her marriage
But will it be the one Matthew wants?

Some tissue-worthy scenes
Watching several members of the Lawson clan try to rally in the face of setbacks had me dabbing my eyes a few times. Applause to Rachel Langer for a lovely script and James Wotherspoon, Stephanie Janusauskas and Julia Scarlett Dan for each delivering moving scenes with onscreen mom Torri Higginson.

This Life airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CBC.

Images courtesy of CBC.

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson has been interviewing actors, writers and musicians for over 20 years. In addition to TV-Eh, her work has appeared in Curve, ROCKRGRL, Sound On Sight and Digital Journal. A native of Detroit, she grew up watching Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant on CBC, which led to a lifelong love of Canadian television. Her perpetual New Year's resolution is to become fluent in French.
A.R. Wilson

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