Warning: Main spoilers forward for the pilot episode of Sea Oak. Be happy to move over to one in all our different beautiful articles if you have not watched it but!
Amazon’s pilot season is, as soon as once more, upon us, and Glenn Close’s potential new show, Sea Oak is a wild experience that positively deserves a look. And, if you happen to’ve ever wished to look at the six time Academy Award nominee in a match of undead rage, you are in luck. After all, issues do not begin out fairly that thrilling for Shut’s character, Aunt Bernie. So, let’s dig into what drove this candy lady to, nicely, come again to (sorta) life.
In Sea Oak, which is known as after the “harmful crap gap” of an house complicated that Aunt Bernie lives in along with her nephew Cole (Jack Quaid), nieces Min (Jane Levy) and Jade (Rae Grey), and the toddler of every niece, Shut performs a lonely older lady for whom it is fairly clear that life did not prove that nicely. The episode begins with Bernie at confession as a result of, as she tells the priest, she has “unhealthy ideas” about her shiftless younger nieces who every have a toddler with out being in dedicated relationships and seemingly refuse to work or contribute to the family in any possible way. She tells the priest she simply “desires issues to be good” and when he asks if they’re, she says sure, regardless that Bernie is clearly mendacity about that.
And, as a result of this is not unhappy sufficient already, as Bernie go away church she someway loses her footing and falls down the steps. She struggles to stand up as her no good nieces sit within the automotive unaware of her predicament as a result of they’re arguing over solutions to GED take a look at questions. When Cole is lastly notified of Bernie’s fall whereas at his sketchy job as a peep present Egyptian pharaoh working for Mr. Frendt (James Van Der Beek), he picks her as much as take her into work so she will clarify her harm and take a sick day. Sadly, whereas ready exterior her boss’ workplace on the drab-as-all-hell 99 cent retailer the place she works, Bernie overhears him inform one other worker that they will be getting her cashier job whereas Bernie will likely be knocked all the way down to greeter as a result of she’s “too nervous.”
Bernie is clearly upset by the information, however she pushes down the sentiments (like she’s in all probability performed just about each time she’s been damage in her life) and has Cole take her house. There’s not a lot respite there, both, and whereas the household is making an attempt to look at TV and have dinner pictures ring out of their house complicated, and Cole has to cowl Bernie since she will not go away her favourite chair. The subsequent day, Cole heads again to work, whereas Min and Jade take the children to the mall, so Bernie can take pleasure in her off day. Once they get again, nonetheless, the house has been ransacked and poor Bernie has died of a coronary heart assault from the stress of a house invasion.
All of that’s to say, Bernie’s life was fairly shitty and it ended shitty, too. Besides, after all, that this is not the place Sea Oak ends. This, my buddies, is when the present kicks issues into excessive gear, and the sequence that was a couple of good, put-upon, lonely outdated lady who considered her lazy nieces and comparatively good nephew as her personal kids turns into an insane story a couple of useless lady who decides that now’s nearly as good a time as any to have the life she at all times wished.
You see, the night time of Bernie’s funeral, which was solely attended by eight individuals (together with the priest), Cole will get a name that there is a drawback along with her burial plot. When the household heads over there, they understand that the issue is that Bernie’s grave and casket have been busted aside and she or he’s gone (except for one crimson shoe). And, as a result of this present is batshit in one of the best ways, when Cole will get house from work the subsequent day he finds their door smashed in. Inside, he finds Jade and Min sitting stiffly on the sofa and eyeballing him with terror. The explanation, after all, is that undead Bernie is again and sitting in her favourite chair. And she or he’s actually, actually indignant.
It might appear that Bernie’s rebirth is fueled by all of the hurt and anger she’s stuffed down through the years, and the lady is now in no temper to be trifled with. Bernie makes it clear to her household that she is now calling the pictures as a result of she by no means received to do something in life and she or he’s not going to permit her dying to be the identical. She tells Cole that the subsequent time a girl presents him more money to get bare throughout his peep-show duties he higher take it, and tells her nieces they are going to begin cooking as a result of Bernie must look her finest. Their undead aunt wish to lastly get laid, you see, for the reason that poor lady died a virgin. As Bernie says, in life she had “no infants and no lovers. Nothing went in and nothing got here out.”
This model of Aunt Bernie is, understandably, an enormous and many-tiered shock for Cole, Min and Jade, however Bernie warns them to not inform anybody that she’s again, saying that she’ll kill them if they are saying a phrase and kill anybody they inform as a result of she’s “very freakin’ robust now!” as she magically throws a lamp throughout the room along with her thoughts. Bernie’s decided to repair the whole lot, together with the three “silly fuckers” who stay along with her, and by the tip of the episode it is clear that some massive adjustments are a-comin’.
Sea Oak guarantees to be a mighty wild experience as Bernie lastly whips her household into form and tries to get a few of the happiness that alluded her in life, and I am certain it will not be straightforward. No matter Cole, Jude and Min do, at the least they know now that calling Bernie a zombie will get them knocked upside the top with the closest object earlier than they’ve time to duck.