“26 thoughts I had while watching Fleabag episode two”

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Helen Bownass
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag

Episode two has hit our screens, here’s exactly what we made of it. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Fleabag is back, and this time she’s dealing with a very hot priest.

The second episode of Fleabag season two sees our eponymous heroine, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, dealing with the ramifications of her flirtation with a sexy priest, played by Andrew Scott, chosen to oversee the wedding between her Godmother (Olivia Colman) and her father.

As the BBC put it in their official synopsis: “A counselling session elicits an uncomfortable truth from Fleabag, and she finds herself somewhere unexpected. Elsewhere, a chat with Claire brings some unwelcome news, Martin and Fleabag face off, and Jake wonders where Claire is.” 

What did Stylist’s entertainment director Helen Bownass make of Fleabag season two episode two? Here are her thoughts: 

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1. He’s a Catholic priest! Interesting.

2. The priests were 1000% not that hot when I used to go to church. Is that what all priests look like now? Or just telly priests?

3. I always thought that loincloth while Jesus was on the cross was a little skimpy too.

4. “I’ve got no pockets.” That is a funny line for a priest in a robe.  

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott in Fleabag

5. Yum. Cans of G&T. From M&S! They really are the best of all the gins in a tin.

6. Does the priest fancy Fleabag? I can’t tell. I’m normally good at telling that stuff.

7. “Life has changed, not ended.” That’s quite a lovely thing to say to someone who has been bereaved.

8. Of course I’m laughing at the rubbish religious jokes: “I’d spend 40 days and 40 nights in that dessert.”

9. Why is Fleabag sitting down when her café is so busy? Am a bit worried about all the people that will need serving.

10. Has Claire dyed her hair since the last episode?

11. I know you’re having an important chat, but can’t you do it when you’re not at work?

12. I love this relationship between Fleabag and her sister: “You’re better at dealing with awful things.” 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman 

13. I enjoy it when Olivia Colman says “thank you darling” in that exact tone.

14. If I had a step mum who told me “I had an orgasm as I finished it” about a painting I think I’d die.

15. “A lovely thick neck.” Excellent.

16. It’s the funny/dark Venn diagram again: “He mainly defends rapists.” “He has a high success rate then?” “Undefeated.”

17. No one eats a sandwich like that, do they? Wipe the mayonnaise from your mouth, man!

18. “I’d rather have the money.” Claire has a very understandable approach to being gifted a voucher.  

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19. YES! It’s Carolyn Martens from Killing Eve! The world has collided in the best possible way.

20. I really like her grey cashmere cardigan. And the way she’s tied her scarf…

21. “You’re just a girl with no friends and an empty heart.” That makes me feel so sad.

22. “Do you want to fuck the priest? Or fuck god?” What a dilemma!

23. “Can you just tell me what to do.” “You know! You’ve already decided what you’re going to do.” I’m with you Fleabag. Not with wanting to have sex with a priest. But sometimes I want someone to tell me what decision to make. 

Brett Gelman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag

24. The gross brother-in-law, whose name I refuse to learn, is such a weakie.

25. “Tell her to leave him!” Potentially murderous Jake, I’m with you.

26. Still can’t tell if the priest fancies her? Or maybe he’s just a nice caring man looking out for her?! I’m sure we’ll find out…

Fleabag is on Mondays at 10.35 on BBC One and on iPlayer. The second series is available on Amazon Prime Video in the US from 17 May. 

Images: BBC One 


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