Search Party dived even deeper into Chantal’s disappearance, and we even got a few bombshell revelations about her life that could bring us closer to some answers. These next two episodes kicked up the excitement even more, and the rest of the crew is slowly getting into this mystery which is everything I’ve been hoping for.
Dory and the gang go to a vigil that Chantal’s parents planned for her and they definitely get more than they bargained for. Dory trying to tell Chantal’s parents that she saw her was a little misguided but it came from the right place, if only she could pick a moment. I’m not exactly sure what the right time to tell a grieving mother that you saw her missing daughter is, but I doubt it’s during a vigil when she just popped some pills.
Her mother and the remaining portion of Chantal’s family aren’t happy with Dory, so it’s safe to say that she burned some bridges. That probably doesn’t have to be a big issue but since Dory is looking for Chantal, she might need to stay on their good side if down the road she has more concrete information that she wants to share with them. Needless to say, that won’t be happening any time soon because right after she upsets Chantal’s mother, Dory then goes into her sister’s room and tries on her stuff thinking it’s Chantal’s.
Dory has basically reached a point where her slight interest in a girl from college has escalated completely, with Dory trying on her things and snooping because she really thinks she can help find a woman she hasn’t seen in six years. The more Dory immerses herself in the search for Chantal, the less real it seems. Dory was lost for a while and now that she finally found a direction, it’s interesting to see who exactly she’s actually benefiting with this.
Yes, she’s looking for a missing girl who might need help but is it truly a selfless act if it helps the person whose performing it?
That’s the question on my mind as Dory invites Chantal’s ex boyfriend for dinner, hoping to get him to reveal anything he might know about her or her unborn child. Dory is positive that the sonogram picture she found belonged to Chantal and Gavin, but there’s apparently only one way to know for sure. That includes an awkward dinner and some secret forwarding of emails that isn’t as sneaky as Dory might have expected.
A sidenote that I just had to mention, watching Drew get into this with Dory was actually very funny. He still clearly doesn’t want to be involved directly, he knows that it might do more harm than good. But the more we see of Drew, the more invested I seem to get about him. No matter what Dory gets herself into, Drew tries to warn her not to do it but he’s also there for her when she needs it.
It’s relationships like these, the moments where this group isn’t just self absorbed but actually caring about each other at least. It’s not shown the way we imagine it, but isn’t this exactly the way we express concern? It’s not all about feelings because sometimes you just have to call someone you love out for doing some next level crazy stuff.
And I can’t exactly blame Drew for getting mad at Dory, they almost had crazy Gavin out of the house when she told him about the sonogram picture. That dude was literally wrecking havoc in their apartment but Dory didn’t think that maybe mentioning that will be a bad thing. But it was and poor Drew had to clean up after Gavin, who very generously threw up all over as a nice goodbye gift.
If that dinner taught us anything it’s that Dory really doesn’t know the correct way to go about this and it’s showing in her relationships with others. Maybe if she genuinely reached out to Gavin he might have told her that Chantal was cheating on him instead of having to steal his phone and basically push him into an uncomfortable corner. And maybe if Dory listened to Drew when he told her to back off, the night wouldn’t have ended that badly for everyone involved.
But then again, there’s no such thing as subtle when you are trying to find a missing person and everyone around you is a suspect. Dory has to be blunt if she wants a chance at connecting all these clues, and maybe getting that weird stalker off her back.
Search Party is gaining momentum with each new episode, making it even more entertaining to watch this group of people navigating the modern-day detective life, especially since most of them are barely invested in it yet. It’s the perfect mixture of hilarious, suspenseful and straight up unpredictable.
Search Party will premiere November 21st on TBS, with new episodes continuing to air every night. To watch all episodes of Search Party now, go online to TBS.