Posted by Saraline , Tuesday, April 6, 2010 10:51 AM
This post contains spoilers from the episode of United States of Tara that aired on April 5, 2010.
Toni Collette's Tara seemed like a different person in the season two premiere of United States of Tara. The episode started with Tara and her family saying goodbye to her long absent alternate personalities by dumping their personal effects off at goodwill. She was more bad-ass, more confident, and more mischievous. With the reappearance of alternate personality Buck, she went back to the vulnerable and confused Tara who we got to know in season one.
Things have really gone off of the rails now. In last night's episode, Tara broke up with Buck's girlfriend Pammy (Joey Lauren Adams) who didn't take the rejection well. Pammy showed up at a skating rink where Tara was spending some quality time with her family and grabbed a microphone to announce that she loves Buck and that she had really enjoyed the past few weeks with him.
Buck's reappearance was news to Tara's family, and her husband Max (John Corbett) was pissed. He stormed out of the skating rink in a huff.
I enjoy this show a lot, but Max's character has always seemed like a weak point in the show for me. He's just too good to be true. His patience is enduring to the point of being unrealistic. It was great to see the human side of him when he lost his temper, and I'm hoping to see more depth to his character as season two continues.
On the other side of the "outside of character" spectrum, we had Buck crying in a bathroom stall at the end of the episode. We're only on episode three, but season two has been full of surprises so far. I wonder what else this show has up it's sleeve?