Broad City Shows You How To Prepare Your Face For An Uncomfortable Reunion
If Abbi's going to meet back up with someone she (accidentally) wronged in high school, she's going to need to have the right very authentic expression stuck on her head.
This week's episode of Broad City finds Ilana fulfilling one of her life's greatest ambitions: learning everything about Abbi -- everything she didn't already know, that is -- by soaking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Abbi's childhood room. So many new pieces to fit into the puzzle! Right off the bat, Ilana notes how obvious it is from the room that Abbi was an only child (read: spoiled).
Claiming it was only so she could stay on top of the news -- though probably the truth -- fails to counter Ilana's newest first impression. But that's only one of the many wonders in Abbi's room. Her old dreadlocks, still reeking of pepperoni! A commemorative JonBenét Ramsey Beanie Baby Ilana's sure will now be worth tens of thousands! An envelope full of cash! ...Uh oh.
See, Abbi's ex-best friend, Alice Ackerman, got into a terrible car accident when they were in high school. And because Abbi was such a good person, she organized a dance-a-thon to raise money for Alice's medical bills. The "over $900" Abbi was instrumental in raising would have surely gone a very long way toward defraying the Ackermans' financial obligations, had Abbi not gotten into mushrooms that year and accidentally forgotten to deliver it. But Abbi's a good person, and so she's going to make amends.
This kicks off Abbi and Ilana's epic odyssey around Abbi's west-of-Philadelphia suburb to try to track down Alice and restore to her what was rightfully hers, and is it Abbi's fault that so many of the businesses/delinquent teens they need to hit up for information/a lift only take cash? The original wad has been slightly lightened...like maybe to one-third what it was when Abbi and Ilana set off from Abbi's dad's house, but they're still good people for even trying!
They're such good people, in fact, that as they make their way up the driveway to Alice's palatial manor, Ilana suggests, "We should really practise our faces, for when we see her gnarled, mangled disfigurement. You go."
"That's not bad!" says Ilana encouragingly. "You go," Abbi tells her.
Then Alice comes to the door, obviating their need to bust out their rehearsed expressions.
Eh, Ilana's first try was better.