Dead to Me Season1

Dead to Me Season one Episode 1

Dead to Me is an American black comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman which premiered on May 3, 2019 on Netflix. The series stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two grieving women who bond during therapy, and it is executive produced by Feldman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum. The first season received positive reviews. In June 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season which was released on May 8, 2020. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Applegate received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

It  is about a powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen (Applegate) and Judy (Cardellini).Jen is a recently widowed real estate agent trying to come to terms with her loss through therapy, exercise, and other methods. She uses anger and resentment as an outlet for her grief.

This is how she meets Judy, who is a part of a therapy group composed of bereft spouses. Jen is mourning her husband, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver, while Judy grieves for her fiancé, who died of a heart attack.

The two characters face their loss differently as Jen finds herself in a dark place, struggling with her grief while Judy maintains a positive disposition.This difference quickly leads to a deep bond between the two. However, Judy keeps a dark secret that causes a disturbing plot twist. Jen becomes more unhinged as she unravels the mystery of her husband’s death and secret life.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 2

Jen is working with Steve to sell his house. Judy is stalking Steve. Steve learns that Judy has moved into Jen’s guest house, and warns Jen that chaos tends to follow Judy. He files a restraining order against Judy. Judy has flashbacks of hitting someone with her car. Steve was a passenger in the car. Jen vandalizes a car that had been speeding through her neighborhood.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 3

Jen deals with Ted’s upcoming birthday memorial. She clashes with Ted’s narcissistic mother Lorna. Judy reveals to Steve that Jen is the wife of the person they killed with the car. Steve pressures Judy to keep quiet about what happened. Judy’s feeling of guilt increases. We discover that Judy had been at Ted’s funeral, watching from the back. Police come to question Jen about the vandalized car. Judy confesses to vandalizing the car to protect Jen and punish herself. Steve bails Judy out of jail, reminds her not to confess to killing Ted. They reconcile. Jen logs onto Ted’s laptop and starts receiving messages from “bambi88” with whom Ted had apparently been having an affair.

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Steve tries to convince Judy to move back in with him and to get over having killed Ted. Judy tracks down “bambi88”, who turns out to be a waitress whose name is actually Bambi. Jen and Judy arrange to meet her where she works. Judy confronts Bambi with the news that Ted is dead and learns that Ted had told Bambi that his wife was dead. In her anger, Jen says she’s glad Ted is dead. In a flashback we learn that Judy had wanted to go back and help Ted after the accident, but Steve stopped her.

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Jen and Judy attend a “grief retreat”, but mostly treat it as a vacation. Jen drinks and flirts heavily with Jason, a recent widower. They go to bed, but he’s still not over his wife and it goes badly. Meanwhile, Judy meets Nick, a police detective. She introduces him to Jen, who asks if he’s ever solved a hit-and run. He answers “yes”.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 6

Nick meets Jen and Judy at the location where Ted was killed, and offers to talk to the local police detective, Ana Perez, about the case. Judy learns that Ted’s body was found by a 9-year-old girl. Jen’s son Charlie has been dealing drugs which he had stolen from Ted’s medicine cabinet. He is subsequently found to be carrying a gun he stole from Lorna. Henry is also acting up in school. Shandy, the girl who found Ted’s body, gives Jen a piece of the car she had found at the scene. Judy returns to the storage locker where the car is stored, intending to hide the car, only to find that it’s missing.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 7

Jen brings the car part to Perez. Judy goes to Steve demanding to know what happened to the car. He shows her the car in the process of being dismantled and explains his plan to dispose of the parts. The police identify the found part as belonging to a 1966 Mustang.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 8

Jen, Judy, and Nick begin visiting the homes of registered owners of 1966 Mustangs. Judy begins to panic. She also suspects she may be pregnant. She goes to Steve and discovers that he is in a new relationship. She leaves without telling him that the police have identified the car. Nick discovers that Steve and Judy’s art gallery is on the list of Mustang owners.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 9

Nick visits the art gallery and encounters Steve. He asks Steve about the car, but Steve denies knowing anything about it. Money problems force Jen to ask Lorna for a job. Perez is uninterested in Nick’s theories. Judy goes to Perez and turns Steve in for money laundering. It is revealed that Jen and Ted had a fight the night of Ted’s death and Jen blames herself for his death. Judy confesses to killing Ted and Jen tells her to die. While collecting evidence from Steve’s storage locker, Perez notices a motor oil spill. Meanwhile, Jen is taking Ted’s gun from his safe.

Dead to Me Season one Episode 10

Jen cleans out the guest house, disposing of Judy’s possessions. Jen installs a security system at the house and begins carrying Ted’s gun that she took from the safe in the guest house at the end of the previous episode. Jen brings Judy’s confession to Perez, who won’t proceed as it would interfere with their ongoing investigation of Steve. Jen encounters Judy who offers to turn herself in, in order to make amends. Jen threatens to kill her if she ever sees her again. Judy empties her joint bank account with Steve. She gives the money to Jen. Steve comes to Jen’s house looking for Judy. He admits that he was in the car when Ted was killed. They argue and Jen draws the gun, ordering him to leave. Judy returns to the place where Ted was killed and unsuccessfully attempts to commit suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming car. She receives a call from Jen telling her she needs to come over right away. The season ends with both women standing over Steve’s dead body.
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