Review: The Other Two, "Brooke Hosts a Night of Undeniable Good" | Season 3, Episode 8
The challenges facing Brooke and Cary become clearer, even if neither is clear-headed
Brooke’s effort to achieve her goal of personal growth through A Night of Undeniable Good goes about as you’d expect. While there are some more specific bits of parody and satire tied to charity telethons alongside some additional celebrity cameos (and non-cameos), the central conceit is that attempting to do good within the structure of industry just doesn’t work the way Brooke wants it to.
None of the problems Brooke is presented are, initially, her fault: she didn’t know the therapist was a sexual harasser, it’s not on her that The Parkland Survivor They Could Get has COVID, and she can’t be held responsible for the fact a corporate sponsor would still be so homophobic that One of The Only Gay People Cary Knows Ben Platt would offend him so. But the lesson here is that the industry’s job is to solve these problems, and solving them rarely involves doing good; instead, it involves locking COVID compliance officers in a closet and being thrilled when she emerges from the ven…