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Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 4 recap: Surprise wedding on Conjunctio

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Lodge 49’s latest episode “Conjunctio” debated life philosophy, yearning for nostalgia, and what it means to jump head first into matrimony.

This recap contains spoilers for Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 4.

Liz-ard as her brother Dud fondly calls her, attempted to reclaim a mother-daughter relationship she never experienced through her father’s very mistress on tonight’s Lodge 49. To Liz, it was always ‘Dudley and Son,’ envious of Sean’s bond to her father whereas she felt the third wheel. In Lenore, Liz believes she can dig up an alternate reality that never came to pass. Her father’s double life a key to finding answers to her own. As she tries to soak up any kind of tidbit about her parents, especially her mother, Liz is at the mercy of Lenore. 

Dud warned his sister tonight that Lenore was just going to bamboozle her with a couple of cases with Fydro, to stay away. But the words fell on deaf ears, powerless against the lore of the past. No matter how much Dud tried to reason with Liz to let go of the past and live in the present, she cannot free herself. 

A chance meeting with an old high school classmate, Beth [Britt Rentschler] played an ominous prelude for the future of both Liz and Dud’s life. Beth reminded Liz of the person she was once was and trying to forget, while commenting on how much she admired Dud’s carefree attitude. The two would share drinks on the eve of Beth’s bachelorette party. More on this later… 

Ernie pleads his case to El Confidente

Ernie could not sit idly by and let Dud lose his perceived chance of a normal life. “When you run away from your real problems, they just get worse.” After failing to make headway with Dud regarding letting the scrolls and Mexico go and just letting his leg heal, getting a normal job… Ernie went straight to the source of all the daydreaming, El Confidente! As the pair bonded through the misery of losing the prime of their lives, Ernie made his case to El Confidente. They already had their time in the sun, Dud still has a chance at normalcy in life. “He’s still at the beginning.”

Though El Confidente seemed stoic in his belief of the journey of the scrolls, Ernie had moved him. The next day he purposely ‘inadvertently’ knocked out Dud with a frying pan so he couldn’t go to Mexico. Blaise had already dropped out of the trip following a robbery, feeling he had brought it upon himself… By going for non-pure reasons. Thus, he’s decided to seclude himself from the outside world in Lodge 49. Only El Confidente and former Dud ‘lawyer’ turned bitcoin extraordinaire Daphne Benson are making the trip down.

The Ultimate State of Education

Props to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis for tonight’s reality based highlight performance of the night. Mary’s Daphne Benson spoke about being an adjunct professor for the entirety of her Education career. Despite three Master’s Degrees, Mary’s drowning in debt. In a grand irony, her passion to teach has swallowed the rest of her life whole… And there’s no going back.

Scott sends Jocelyn back to London

Dud, El Confidente, and Blaise attempted to convince Scott to have Lodge 49 fund their journey to Mexico. Scott said no immediately, trying to ground their efforts in functional reality. Jocelyn however, had different feelings about the matter, which was the final straw for Scott. He sent Jocelyn packing back to London harshly in response to the suggestion.

Meanwhile, Clara/Melinda sent Connie back home on her own recon mission. Ernie was more than delighted to find she had let herself in. * Fun Fact: This is the second time in a row actress Pollyanna McIntosh has had a double name consecutively on a TV series after The Walking Dead’s Jadis/Anne!

Dud Marries Beth!

Dud made his way to Lodge 49 after discovering the crates of Fydro at his sister’s place, when he ran into Beth. On a drop of a dime, Beth convinced Dud to get married on the spot (in place of her own fiancee) as Dud’s father had once done with his mother. Lodge 49 ended with this big time cliffhanger into the credits. What will Liz have to say next week?

Be sure to check out The Natural Aristocrat’s
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Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 6 recap: Jackie Loomis takes stage on Circles

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Lodge 49’s latest episode spotlighted Jackie Loomis, who cynically believed her story would be a footnote, if not left with her lover.

This recap contains spoilers to Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 6.

‘I’d gotten used to being erased out of my own stories’ – Jackie Loomis. Tonight’s Lodge 49 shed backstory on its audience about Larry Loomis’ mother, Orbis, and the pilfering of the scrolls from Lodge 1 in England. Jackie is presented as a woman keen on stepping aside to prop her lovers’ egos. At one point, she makes a suicide pact with her first romance after Larry’s father passed… After letting him drink his deadly brew, she decides to forego the quaint end herself. However, Jackie leaves behind a diary of her journey and findings on his body. She believed it would be more likely to be found on a man’s corpse, rather than on its own. 

The discovery of the diary is made by Blaise, who is superimposed on Jackie’s memories throughout the episode. Meanwhile, Dud is suffering from his unquestioned, cult-like belief in Blaise and his manic state. Dud prefers Blaise’s remedies to the hospital and essentially made him his defacto medical practitioner. Yet, Blaise is no doctor. He pulled out a shark tooth out of Dud’s leg this episode and they both laughed… Despite, Dud’s infection and worsening condition. Who knows the real damage being done to Dud every moment he doesn’t get real treatment?

Lodge 49 – Season 2 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

Liz opening the door to aurora borealis in a snowy wonderland was a great piece of cinematography on Lodge 49 tonight. It was a nice touch to have Liz return to join her friends with snowflakes in her hair to sell the moment. Although the piece wasn’t a major part of the episode necessarily, it cannot be understated for its aesthetic value.

Finally, Scott likely played his last move in marriage chess. He’s been delaying Connie breaking up with him, putting off ‘a talk.’ Scott sang a song from the heart in a last ditch effort to save the marriage in front of everyone. Connie was moved but the moment was ruined when Dud and Blaise fell through the ceiling onto the stage. 

However, it’s not completely clear a talk means an end. Connie and Ernie discussed how things aren’t the way they used to be anymore between them on tonight’s Lodge 49. While they both smiled, it felt like that relationship might be heading to an amicable end as well. The decision starts and ends with Connie…

Check out last week’s recap of AMC’s Lodge 49 to catch up on the series!

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Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 5 recap: Marriage woes on Estrella y Mar

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Lodge 49 - Sean "Dud" Dudley (Wyatt Russel) in Season 2. Photo by Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Lodge 49’s “Estrella y Mar” explored the dark underbelly of buyer’s remorse for newlyweds and the first red flags to a decaying marriage.

This recap contains spoilers for AMC’s Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 5.

Ernie commented, ‘Screw fate! Fate takes me places I don’t want to go to,’ on tonight’s Lodge 49… Ominous words. It set the tone for the downfall of Dud’s three-day marriage that he was desperately trying to keep from unraveling. Alone. Dud was a man trying to push a giant rock up a hill but every time he paused to check his leg… All that work just rolled back on top of him because Beth wasn’t around to push it together.

You knew the relationship was on ice when in a Freudian moment, Beth let it slip, ‘It was good she was going back to work because they could spent time apart.’  If a picture is worth a thousand words, Dud and Beth kissing each other on the cheek painted the canvas of a dying marriage. Stillborn in its infancy. It was not a question of ‘if it would work out’ but how long before it collapsed. If marriage vows are said but one party doesn’t acknowledge them, does the marriage truly exist? A question Scott would find himself asking upon Connie’s return. ‘Is there any hope for our marriage? Don’t say anything if there is.’

For Dud, the answer would be a resounding, merciless No. It started at a supermarket errand run at Ernie’s suggestion. Ernie had instilled the thought into Dud’s head that if you truly care for someone, even doing the mundane is enjoyable. Upon entering the supermarket, Beth immediately asked that they split up to save time. A girl that actually cared for Dud saw him at the produce aisle and mentioned a book signing by one of his favorite authors. Implying that they should go together. Beth interrupted the moment but was not jealous in the least, instead she was disappointed Dud chose the ‘wrong’ pears. Dud opened up about his father and how badly he wanted Beth to see the Lodge… Only to discover she was asleep and wasn’t listening at all. 

Beth would see the Lodge and it ended the marriage. A moment of insanity by Blaise with a nail gun aimed at Scott also hit Beth’s hand. Spelling divorce for Dud. Meanwhile, Lenore told Liz she was pathetic for trying to find a mother in her… Reveling Liz was just like her father with her criticism and that Liz’ father had dumped her. Rather than the other way around, as she said prior. Liz cried genuine tears for quite a while. Blaise had boarded up his room to end the episode. When Scott broke into the room, Blaise was nowhere to be found. Dud believed he crossed over to the other side. Did he?

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Lodge 49 Season 2 opened with chilled out nihilism, glass half full

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Lodge 49 - Liz Dudley (Sonya Cassidy) and Sean "Dud" Dudley (Wyatt Russel) in Season 2 of AMC's Lodge 49 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
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Lodge 49 unwrapped the gift of positivity in nihilism as Sean ‘Dud’ Dudley made the best with the lemons life left on his doorstep.

This article / recap contains spoilers for Lodge 49 Season 2 Episode 1.

Lodge 49’s Season 2 Premiere conjured up the tranquil, easy going ambience of life spiraling into the depths of abyss. While Liz Dudley (Sonya Cassidy) sees no water in the glass, just a pawned away television set, her brother thinks he just got a refill. And why shouldn’t he? Dud (Wyatt Russell) managed to arise back to surface after a snake bite followed by a shark attack. The freshly bearded one should feel invincible, crutches or no crutches. A warrior, nay a disciple of the religion of Dudeism. A descendant of the lineage established by The Big Lebowski.

The peaches and cream have expired for Liz Dudley, who finds herself looking for direction at the TempJoy job agency. Without a career track to speak of, Liz floats into the position of assistant for an eccentric employer in need of shredding documents. Definitely, not the respected doctor’s office she thought she was heading into. Despite Sean’s dedicated efforts toward lifting his sister’s spirits, Liz cannot find the strength to smile. Sean believing he saw his father that day on the beach was met by a speculative, dismissive silence. To Liz, it was the day she almost lost everyone and everything.

Sonya Cassidy as Liz Dudley, Bronson Pinchot as Dr. Kimbrough – Lodge 49 – Season 2 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

The Silver Lining for Dud

Even as Dud sat on a bench abandoned, flaked on, and ghosted by his perceived mentor Ernie (Brent Jennings), he locates the silver lining. When he confronts Ernie on his porch, it’s with great delicacy. Dud is not lacking in self awareness, he acknowledges Ernie is treating him like a stranger since he returned post-surgery. However, Dud still wants Ernie to return to the Lodge. Wearing his friendship on his sleeve, Dud tells Ernie he’ll pick up anytime he calls… Unlike him. ‘Total flakage’ and disregard by Ernie has not broken their bond in Sean’s mind.

Sonya Cassidy as Liz Dudley, Wyatt Russell as Sean “Dud” Dudley, Long Nguyen as Paul, Celia Au as Alice  – Lodge 49 _ Season 2 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

When Alice Ba (Celia Au) and Liz show Sean the ‘Pool Party’ store that opened where his father’s store once resided, he genuinely smiles. In fact, Dud offers his services to the family running the place and gets declined emphatically. They cite taking advice from him is like taking advice from the Titanic. ‘No offense.’

At first, the family throws an indirect jab at Sean by calling the old place a dump, not knowing who he is. Yet, it doesn’t deter Sean’s ear-to-ear grin as he keeps his eye on the prize. The crowning prize of cleaning pools in basic blue-collar servitude. However, Dud’s free-flowing lifestyle has been rendered obsolete, replaced by a younger model… An arrogant, brash teenager of few words and lesser empathy. Dud pilfers the pool cleaning tools from the teen’s vehicle to end the episode. Taking his old job back by his own hands, plundering Pool Party. No remorse for the theft.

Scott Miller breaks reality to Lodge 49

Scott Miller (Eric Allan Kramer) broke the unpopular news that Lodge 49 members will finally have to pay their tabs at the bar. The proclamation was met with jeering and outright defiance when one member left the meeting instantly. Scott made certain to the unhappy crowd the decision was his own and his power was not usurped by a certain British gentlemen… ‘It’s time we faced reality!’

Connie introduced to Melinda by Clara

Linda Emond as Connie Wright – Lodge 49 Season 2 – Photo by Jackson Lee Davis / AMC

Connie Clark (Linda Emond) looked mystified and dazed when telling new acquaintance Clara (Pollyanna McIntosh) her ‘brain was melting.’ Clara believed her employer could help her out with the predicament. Connie was then guided blindfolded as per procedure to the mysterious Melinda…

Get our Lodge 49 Season 2 live stream details and catch up on Lodge 49’s first season on Amazon.

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