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 likable
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.
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