Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays Fleabag confirmed that there won’t be a season 3 for this critically acclaimed series. It makes sense on so many levels. The season series is complete in itself and there is no reason to drag it for another season.
To be brief, Fleabag is humorously heart-breaking.
Fleabag is a series revolving around the life of a 30 something-year-old immature and careless woman whose name is never mentioned throughout the series.
It’s a really strange name; Fleabag! Nowhere are we mentioned her name nor do we know the meaning of Fleabag. We just assume that her name is Fleabag.
We see her struggling with her Café business and dealing with family aggression. Something the keeps tormenting her throughout Season 1 at the end of which the reason for grief is disclosed. Her hypersexual instinct forces her into having meaningless sex, which is what got her into all the trouble too.
As she says to her counselor- ‘ I spent most of my adult life using sex to deflect from the screaming void inside my empty heart.’ The scenes with Fleabag and her soon-to-be stepmother are hilarious. They both hide their hatred for each other with a devilish smile just for the sake of Fleabag’s father.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a one-woman army. She has written and presented the character so well that we are able to feel the core of it. By breaking the fourth wall she ensures that fleabag is self-aware and much involved with her audience. The Emmy Awards went to the right hands I would say!
In Season 2, which according to Phoebe Waller-Bridge was never intended to be made, we see Fleabag transform into a much-matured woman, taking accountability for her careless actions. She tries to pull her life together in this season with some help from her sister Claire.
Fleabag and her sister Claire share a bond of love and hatred. Claire, who is apparently more successful than her sister is stuck in a quite troublesome marriage. Well, the second season has it for everybody. On one side where you see Fleabag growing up, we see Claire running away from her eccentric husband to where her heart went.
The hot priest who has all our hearts
The ‘Hot Priest’ is a treat. You instantly fall for his charm and not-preachy attitude. Andrew Scott brings perfection to the hot priest that we keep thinking about if he is actually a priest or not. Fleabag’s feelings for the hot priest are not just her hypersexual instincts. It is in the first time in her life she actually meant her ‘I love you’.
In the relationship we see her grow from having meaningless sex to allowing herself to be loved. She understands the true meaning of love; that’s it not about getting what you want but letting go with grace and understanding the other person. As fleabag walks away from the camera with teary eyes, we feel every bit of her. We don’t feel sad at the fact that she didn’t get what she wanted but happy at how she evolved, strong and mature.
As for that ending: the Priest’s speech on the nature of love was electrifying. “Love is awful. It’s painful. Frightening. It makes you doubt yourself, judge yourself, distance yourself from the other people in your life. Makes you selfish, makes you creepy, makes you obsessed with your hair.” Who among us could not relate? “It takes strength to know what’s right. And love isn’t something that weak people do. Being a romantic takes a hell of a lot of hope.”
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