Central Park season 3, episode 3 recap
“Ice Ice Not Baby” was a nice rebound episode as Tucci and Diggs thrive as Bitsy and Helen.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series Central Park season 3, episode 3, “Ice Ice Not Baby,” contains spoilers.
We saw the return of Kristen Bell as Abby in episode two of central park as she comes to New York to pursue her dream of being an actress. How will she adapt to the big city with her family? Let’s dive into it.
central park season 3 episode 3 recap
It’s the last week of the skating season and Molly is alone and sad at the rink. So how did we get here? Well, Birdie arrives to tell us that three hours earlier we see Molly and a boy skating together singing a song. Everything seemed to be going well between the two. However, Molly first tries to put her hands in her pockets to warm her hands, but it gets awkward. Afterwards, Molly asks if they will participate in the Couples Skate, which Brendan obliges.
We move on to my favorite character Bitsy reviewing her schedule with Helen. At 3:30 p.m., she has her first meeting with the acting mayor today. She scheduled two of their employees to act on her behalf to say what a good boss she is. Bitsy always announces that she will fire the receptionist for giving someone a free upgrade. Helen retorts, “oh, the horror.” I can’t get enough of these two together. That makes the show worth it in and of itself.
At Owen and Paige’s, where Abby arrives to say she’s booked her first gig in an advertisement. Cole is excited and says he will help her prepare for the audition. Back to Molly and Brendan, who get him skates in his size, and go off to have a snack together. A team of school friends confronts the team about Molly finally getting out of the house after her homework.
Bitsy has her meeting with the acting mayor. As they sit there, her “employees” (the ones Helen got to say nice things about) walk up to say all those wonderful things about Bitsy in front of the mayor. The mayor is an interesting character, and as someone was bringing towels, he got excited and asked Bitsy to take him to the laundry room so he could see him.
Abby prepares for an audition with Owen and Cole, and things don’t go her way. Back to the skating rink, where Molly is pretending to be a little wild for the next Couples Skate. When Bernard gives her an 8, she isn’t thrilled as they are supposed to give each other 10s. This leads to an argument between the duo, which sends him storming off.
And if the show’s songwriting couldn’t get funnier, we get a song about laundry. After the song is over, the mayor says he’d like to stay in the laundry room longer, and Bitsy says they have some business to discuss. The mayor says they could discuss them doing laundry to which Bitsy refuses to say yes even though Helen tells her to say yes.
Meanwhile, back at the rink, Molly tells her friends that she and Brendan had a fight, and they said that would help her get to the bottom of their argument. His friends were going through scenarios to help him, but none of them worked. She can’t understand the problem (we can because she acted crazy with him giving him an 8).
The receptionist has arrived in the laundry room and Bitsy informs her that she is fired. As Bitsy tries to keep a low profile, the Mayor overhears what’s going on. Bitsy is therefore forced to turn around with the whole situation and says that she is offering him a promotion. Moments later, the mayor walks away and Bitsy sends Helen to dismiss her.
After discussing all the scenarios that could have led to her falling out with Bernard, Molly determines that it was he who was jealous talking to another boy. So she tracks down Bernard to confront him about it. However, Bernard tries to retaliate at Molly because it isn’t. Molly takes away her hot chocolate because it hurts her stomach. She realized he had bought her a present but threw it in the trash. When she picked it up from the trash, she looked up and it was gone.
Back at Bitsy and the Mayor, the duo had a wonderful day together. Bitsy finally plants the seed in his ear that she wants to see him more than acting mayor. Then follows up saying that she supports him financially and in return helps him with something, including getting Central Park. The mayor says he is working with Owen and she should work with him and set him up. Bitsy isn’t thrilled with how it all turned out.
After the whole audition prep episode, Abby gets a call from her agent telling her she’s not getting the part. While everyone thought she would be down, come and find out, someone else got the role who was a big star, so she took that as a good thing.
Poor Molly is alone as the Couples Skate is about to begin. However, she first sees a microphone and asks to use it. Over the intercom, Molly announces that she is looking for Brendan. It appears. She tells him that she understands why he didn’t want her to put her hands in her pockets. Bernard explained why he was upset and shared his concern about not knowing anything about the art. A cute little moment between these two. The episode ends with the duo getting the dance out of the stadium with Birdie serenading us.
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