I finished this season a couple days ago, and I’m still thinking about it, about Fleabag’s opening “This is a love story” and all of the various love stories that made up the season. While the Fleabag/Priest love story shapes the season, the line that emotionally punched me in the gut the hardest was Claire telling Fleabag, “The only person I’d run through an airport for is you.” From Fleabag covering for Claire at the dinner to Claire letting Fleabag know that she was the only person worthy of a ridiculous, somewhat creepy expression of love, that love story might be my favorite
Unrelated to love: Fleabag slowly standing up in the Quaker meeting to announce that she was worried that she wouldn’t be as big a feminist if she had smaller tits. I laughed so hard that I’m sure the entire apartment complex heard me. Ditto on the Priest’s line reading while announcing that Jake’s bassoon piece at the wedding was entitled “Where’s Claire?” (Which, actually might be related to love as Jake—while unhealthily obsessed—did seem to want the best for her in saying that she should leave.)
This season was just written and constructed so beautifully. I was laughed and cried—often at the same time—through the entire thing. I’d better see PWB’s monologue in the confessional at all the awards shows. She’s a genius.