UnREAL Season 2 Episode 2 Review: Insurgent

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Rachel really needs to get herself some help. 

On UnREAL Season 2 Episode 2, she went to crazy new heights in order to pry Everlasting from both Chet and Quinn. It was way too much, and I'm now getting the feeling that Quinn's going to want her gone. 

Rachel is one of the best written characters on television. We get to see all of these different layers to her, and it makes it all the more worthwhile. 

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She's not perfect by any means. She needs to take a step back from the show and sort her life out before it's too late. She could fool anyone into thinking she is okay. 

That's how good she is at manipulating. She's too good for Everlasting and is wasting herself in that environment. Her mother is totally right to be worried about her. 

Her only constant seems to be the notion that she will get the opportunity to run the show again, but the chances of that happening are diminishing by the day.

Even though Jay doesn't agree with her power trip, he still cares for her. He probably wouldn't forgive himself if something happened to her. He knows she needs help, but Rachel just won't accept it, and that's what could ultimately cost her it all. 

I can't believe she actually went to the network guy. That was such a low blow. Everyone knows she's great at producing. She didn't need to go all the way to his house and paint herself as the saint of Everlasting. 

That was just tacky. It was totally predictable that she wasn't getting to oversee the show, but she deserved it. 

Michael Rady's character obviously sees some of himself in her and that's why they're probably going to hit bone town several times. They seemed to get along a little too well. 

Quinn and Chet producing their own versions of Everlasting was just plain stupid. Quinn has been through the mill with Chet before, so she should have known to pick up the phone and get him put in line. 

Either way you look at it, the two of them didn't have Everlasting's best interests at heart. All the two of them were concerned about was taking the other down to make sure the world knew which one of them was better at their job. 

It's time for this tired war between these two to come to an end. It's already old and just plain silly. I know the show is meant to be showing us how reality TV shows are really produced, but this is just absurd. 

All it takes is a phone call to get rid of one of them. The new guy may be team Chet for now, but look for that to change with Rachel in his ear. 

Hopefully the drama on Everlasting can pick up without it looking like the scenes have been thrown together. I liked the suitor last week, but he just came across as an entitled ass this week. 

This is obviously down to Chet being in his ear, but if he really doesn't want to be there, then why is he acting this way?

I felt really bad for Ruby. She was obviously none the wiser to the way these reality shows work, but with Jay leading the charge to get her further, she should make it a bit further than she thought she would. 

"Insurgent" wasn't the best episode of UnREAL. Quinn and Chet making two versions of the show was just grim, so I'm glad Coleman is now on set to save the day. 

Other tidbits from the episode:

  • Beth Anne got such a raw deal when Rachel forced her to put on the bathing suit. She was literally made to look like a racist, but I liked how she was so honest with Darius about the whole thing. She has integrity, something most of the other women do not. 
  • Am I the only one that doesn't see the resemblance between Rachel and Hot Rachel? Visually there's nothing there. The two of them are good manipulators, but that's about it...
  • Madison is starting to come into her own, but she's a long way off from being a great producer. She could become the new Rachel down the line, and Rachel could be her Quinn. 

Remember you can watch watch UnREAL online to get up to speed with the latest drama on this crazy show. 

What did you think of the episode?

Note: UnREAL Season 2 Episode 3 airs Monday June 20 at 10/9c on Lifetime.

Insurgent Review

Editor Rating: 3.7 / 5.0
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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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