The Being Erica BS Detector: Season 3, Episode 7 (bad friend edition)
As far as time travel goes, this week—yet again—didn’t have a lot to offer (it’s kind of hard to time cop when the Back to the Future action is happening in Pioneer Village). Still, we will say that episode 7 was the best of the season by far and has us hoping that maybe, just maybe, BE is en route to its former glory. The storyline in which Brent (a.k.a. Brad) takes Jenny (Erica and Julianne’s new assistant) out on a date to get info on the competition was, as Julianne would say, faboush. And speaking of Jenny, are we the only ones who think Erica was being a bit of a buzz kill?
Her behaviour at Black Creek was very era appropriate (the era being 1854). She stomped around that joint with puritanical conviction, and not helping Jenny with the escaped barnyard animals was, well, downright cowish. Maybe, to offer the obvious answer to Dr. Tom’s question, what Jenny brings to the friendship table is fun. Or, to put it another way, the ability to dislodge the giant pickle from Erica’s you-know-what. Exhibit A: Season 1 when Jenny drags Erica out of that brutal baby shower and they wind up on a karaoke adventure. Who doesn’t want that kind of friend?
Sure, Jenny is culpable, and we’re not even going to try to defend her naïveté regarding Brent’s preposterously suspicious interest in her work life, but we think Erica’s decision to break up with her fancy-free friend is one she’ll live to regret. Because really, there’s only so much fun a girl can have with high-strung Judith.
Did Erica make the right decision? Weigh in below.