No sign of Patty’s son or Ellen’s parents this week, so we’re probably on the home stretch. On the downside David’s stalker is back, which brings an unwelcome suggestion that she might feature in the shakedown. Unless – of course! – she’s just a pretend stalker, in the pay of Frobisher. Or Patty. Or Uncle Pete. It would be in keeping with the unreliability of every character in this programme if you couldn’t even trust the psycho to be a straightforward psycho.
In praising the acting of Željko Ivanec and Ted Danson recently I wouldn’t want it to be thought that I was ignoring just how good a performance Glenn Close – not always one of my favourites – is putting in. Her character needs to have the sort of charisma that makes it plausible that everyone would turn cartwheels to keep her happy, and Close is firing on all cylinders in this series.