Review: The Other Two, "Cary & Brooke Go to an Aids Play" | Season 3, Episode 5
The season's midpoint pays off one ongoing tension, while leaving another to fester (oh, also, lots of funny jokes too, promise)
As the title of “Cary & Brooke Go to an Aids Play” reflects, this is the first time all season where our two leads are part of the same story. Actually, scratch that: it’s the first time they’ve been part of the same “situation.” The entire episode may take place in and around a four-day, multi-part staging of 8 Gay Men with Aids: A Poem in Many Hours, but Cary and Brooke still have space to explore their own stories during intermissions (and, well, during the play itself too when they’re not falling asleep).
It makes sense that their lives aren’t as connected as they used to be: the opening scene may have Streeter treating them like children of divorce after his split with Pat, but they’re full-grown adults with their own lives, and it’s clear they aren’t relying on one another as much as they were when the series began. However, by the end of the episode, we’re reminded that part of why they’ve been so connected in the past is that they often find themselves without anyone …