There’s a Big Treat (or Trick) Brewing on a Halloween Episode of ‘One Day at a Time’ — Review

by Jeremy Spirogis
Justina Machado as Penelope and Ed Quinn as Max in

This week’s One Day at a Time known as, “One Halloween at a Time” and brings All Hallow’s Eve to audiences practically six months early, which is a pleasant distraction from what’s occurring on this planet proper now. The Alvarez household are all coupled up, for probably the most half, and are all dolled up indirectly. You know, it’s spooky season; what else are you able to anticipate? But a little bit scare goes a lengthy method, and as with many tips, issues will not be all the time what they appear.  

Justina Machado as Penelope and Ed Quinn as Max in 'ONE DAY AT A TIME,' "One Halloween at a Time."
Justina Machado as Penelope and Ed Quinn as Max in ‘ONE DAY AT A TIME,’ “One Halloween at a Time”| Nicole Wilder/POP TV

Halloween actually exhibits off the {couples} in the home, which is necessary for later

It’s Halloween on this week’s episode, and everyone seems to be getting within the spirit. Penelope is already in a greater temper as a result of her romance issues are taken care of in the meanwhile. She and Max are doing higher than ever and even have couple’s costumes of Sandy and Danny from Grease. Plus, they’re simply very properly matched, and it’s enjoyable to see them bounce off of one another. Even if Lydia teases her daughter with “Walk of Shame” discuss.

Then you have got Elena and Syd who’re decided to place some conscientiousness into their Halloween as Greta Thunberg and a melting iceberg. Alex was not within the dress-up temper, though he did go together with a brand new, bleached silver hair shade. And Lydia was the Beauty to Dr. Berkowitz’s Beast. 

Lastly, Schneider and Avery are as cute as ever, with Schneider decided to have the perfect couple’s costume. First with “goat yoga,” then with drag race. Lastly, they practically gained with Daenerys and Drogon, however not fairly. However, it is extremely correct when Avery says, “I can fix him” when he’s on a roll.

Elena and Syd attempt to unfold some local weather change consciousness, Penelope is able to hand out the treats, and Lydia is attempting to see who’s pregnant

Nora and Alex in ONE DAY AT A TIME, "One Halloween at a Time." Nora and Alex in ONE DAY AT A TIME, "One Halloween at a Time."
Nora and Alex in ONE DAY AT A TIME, “One Halloween at a Time” | Nicole Wilder/POP TV.

The fundamental motive why Elena and Syd went as Greta and an iceberg wasn’t simply to boost consciousness for dangerous local weather change, but in addition to assemble signatures for his or her petition of the second. However, they discover it very troublesome to take action when all anybody desires to do is go out sweet and return inside. But, fortunately for them, sweet will suffice for social justice. For now. 

Lydia finds a constructive being pregnant check within the household garbage can accidentally and is absolutely satisfied it’s Penelope’s. Who else may it’s? Of course, loads of what Penelope says on the telephone begins to sound an terrible like she’s hinting at being pregnant, however Lydia is confirmed fallacious when she insists she didn’t take that check. With Elena homosexual and Lydia nor Penelope carrying a child, the one different clarification can be Alex’s new girlfriend, Nora. Right?

One by one, the Alvarezes confront the constructive being pregnant check; whose was it?

Not so quick. Penelope and Max head to the social gathering Alex is at Nora’s home, and Penelope has a considerably nice assembly with Nora’s mother and father for the primary time. However, that blows to the wind as soon as she brings up the constructive being pregnant check. However, Alex embarrassingly admits he and Nora aren’t having intercourse and haven’t but. Penelope is very happy with this, nevertheless it additionally doesn’t convey them any nearer to determining why the check was of their trash or whose it was. 

Out of an abundance of warning, Penelope double checks with Elena that it’s not her. “How many times do you need me to come out?” Elena hilariously asks her mother in return. While it was by no means a query of whether or not Elena did “fall off the wagon” as Lydia referred to as it, it was good to cross her off the suspect listing for positive.

Dr. Berkowitz, Lydia, Alex, Avery, Syd, Penelope, and Elena in 'ONE DAY AT A TIME.' Dr. Berkowitz, Lydia, Alex, Avery, Syd, Penelope, and Elena in 'ONE DAY AT A TIME.'
Dr. Berkowitz, Lydia, Alex, Avery, Syd, Penelope, and Elena in ‘ONE DAY AT A TIME’ | Nicole Wilder/POP TV.

As you in all probability guessed, the one different lady going out and in of the Alvarez house is Avery. She’s not there as typically as Schneider, however she is there typically sufficient to toss her constructive being pregnant check of their trash. Luckily, Schneider is endearingly elated, and he admits the infant information is “so much better than an iPad mini.” Schneider? A father? A pleasing shock, certainly. 

Overall, that is one other nice episode among the many previous few which have additionally been gentle and enjoyable. It’s exhausting to not examine them to previous seasons, that appeared to dig into extra severe subjects and vital storylines earlier on. However, possibly that’s what we want. The writing isn’t missing and the comedy hits simply in addition to earlier than. Tuesdays all the time appear a little bit brighter with the Alvarezes round.

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