For the past few episodes, Kimmy has made pretty significant strides in life. Rather quickly, she got a job and a new apartment. She still struggles with nightmares and startles easily, but she hasn’t let New York City swallow her whole. Now, she even has a cute boy who kisses her in the cereal pantry. But when fellow mole woman Cyndee Pokorny arrives, Kimmy starts to realize maybe she’s not all that well adjusted after all.
After the intro sequence in “Kimmy Goes To The Doctor!,” Kimmy watches a commercial on her new television for Buhbreeze, a spoof on Febreze air freshener. The spoof becomes a recurring joke throughout the episode, but it also helps Kimmy realize that trying to change your outer appearance doesn’t fix your inner problems. You can’t Buhbreeze your life.
“Kimmy Goes On A Date!” begins with Kimmy waking up from a nightmare to find herself strangling Titus. It turns out she has been having a lot of nightmares since leaving the bunker, so Kimmy tries to work through some of her issues, afraid that she’ll never be normal.
Poem: Dreams by Langston Hughes
Essay: Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes by Stephen King
Short Story: The Devil’s Treasure by Mary Gaitskill
Photo: Spicy Apple Lamb Meatballs, 2010