With the trio of spurned exes finally united and Maddie (Inbar Lavi) getting in over her head (or head over heels), the third episode of IMPOSTERS is a marked improvement from last week’s — and it’s not just because of Uma Thurman.The major reason is that our vengeful trio — Ezra (Rob Heaps), Richard (Parker Young) and now Jules (Marianne Rendon) — are starting to grow on me.
Later, Gary drives Maddie home and they share their first kiss in the car, but as he starts to get things heated, she draws back and quickly exits the car before he can get a word in.
She anxiously heads back to her apartment, distressed over her life’s turn of events and the consequences for getting distracted from her job.
The wheels are in motion for IMPOSTERS, with threats coming from all sides at Maddie, whether she knows it or not.
I’m starting to feel the ramping up of tensions in the show — a momentum they hopefully will keep going.
As the barbecue winds down, Maddie and Patrick get closer, dancing to slow jazz and sharing childhood stories as well as their first kiss.
However, with the echoes of Sally and Max’s warnings in her head, Maddie breaks away and resists Patrick’s enticements, telling him she wants to be friends.
Ezra and Richard especially have eased into their roles as the bickering odd couple, providing the cheery repartee and laughs that the rest of the oh-so-serious cast don’t offer.
Jules does her part as well, though in her introductory episode, it’s a bit worrying about much like the stereotypical “butch and badass” lesbian she is.
While a flustered Richard and Ezra argue over a parking ticket, Jules cooly interrupts to tell them she’s in.
When they’re at first reticent to bring her into their team, she puts on a show for them — running into the street to be hit by a car and conning a driver into handing her hundreds of dollars. Back at Jules apartment, the trio go through Jules’ trash bag of Cece paraphernalia and try to narrow down Maddie’s true persona, but it ends only in Richard bragging over his and Alice’s sex life and Ezra reminiscing over his intimate moments with Ava while Jules groans in disgust.
Our introduction to Lenny starts in a darkened dive bar, with Lenny warding off the advances of a sleazy vest-wearer.