This Life 207: David is torn between two families in “Joyride”

This Life‘s writers have done an admirable job of making Natalie’s ex-husband, David, a complex and relatable character– even as he’s tried to push his way back into a family that long ago learned to live without him. In this week’s episode, “Joyride,” we meet David’s second wife, Kate, and see him struggle to find balance between his two families. As is typical with this show, the solutions aren’t easy.

Meanwhile, Maggie and Raza face intimidating immigration interviews to legitimize their marriage, and Emma struggles to face Miranda after having her lies exposed last week.

Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

David is strangely likableĀ 

Disarmingly upfront about his flaws and, at times, maddeningly reasonable, deadbeat David has become one of my favourite characters on the show. This Life writers and Louis Ferreira for the win.

Maxim Roy guest stars as Kate

19-2 fans rejoice.

Maggie and Raza’s relationship continues to evolve

Are there real feelings bubbling beneath the surface of this sham marriage?

Emma struggles with her identity

A subtle storyline becomes a bit more obvious this week. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

Oliver becomes more reckless

But Matthew has a revelation about his brother.

This Life airs Sundays at 9 p.m. 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.
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One thought on “This Life 207: David is torn between two families in “Joyride””

  1. I know Canadian networks don’t often reveal ratings numbers, but would you know how This Life is doing? It gets so little publicity that I fear it may not come back. Thanks.

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