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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt S2 E13 Review

Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is here and we feel like we’ve been waiting forever since Season 1 aired March 6th, 2015.

We’ve sat down completely willingly and have already binge-watched the entire 2nd season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and decided to review what we thought was utter perfection for a follow-up season! We can promise you that you will not be disappointed by Season 2, it is just as hilarious as Season 1, maybe even better!

There are spoilers ahead in this article, each episode of Season 2 has been written about and labelled so you know where you can read to if you’re only a few episodes in and you don’t want any spoilers. You have been warned!

The theme tune still has us jamming every time and it’s great to hear it once again, let’s talk Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

Episode 13: Kimmy Finds her Mom.

It’s thanksgiving and everybody is off on their own journey. Lillian tries to blackmail Titus and Kimmy into staying at home by calling herself their fake mother. Lillian goes viral on TV because of her protest when she falls asleep on the bulldozer but work continues which inadvertently brings awareness to the Dogmouth NYC neighbourhood that she lives in. Lillian feels like she’s ruined the neighbourhood when she notices people cleaning up and gets so upset and puts the house up for sale. Lillian is discovered on TV and is asked if she’s considered running for office.

Kimmy drives to Florida from NYC to find her mother, Kimmy goes to Universal studios where there are roller coasters and finds her mother Lori-Ann (played by Lisa Kudrow.) Kimmy feels as if her mother had abandoned her and forgotten who she is and starts to get mad at Lori-Ann, but realises that Lori-Ann might be genuine when she recognises Kimmy and runs up to her hugging her with the disbelief that Kimmy is alive and starts apologising for everything cheering that her baby is alive. Lori-Ann explains why she left Indiana (because of people looking at her and judging her for losing her daughter even though Kimmy was kidnapped.) Kimmy spends the entire day at Universal Studios theme park with her mother and realises that she is just like Lori-Ann. Titus gets suspicious of Lori-Anne’s antics when Kimmy calls to explain her fantastic day, Titus is suspicious because there has been a lot of talk about Lori and not about how Kimmy feels. Kimmy realises that Lori-Ann is just about herself and not about caring for Kimmy.

Kimmy confronts her mother about her selfish ways while they are on a rollercoaster telling her that she’s entitled to that emotion and Lori-Ann explains that it was hard as she had Kimmy at 17 years old and being a young mother wasn’t easy. They go on the rollercoaster repeatedly to shout at one another and work out their issues together. Lori admits that she did the best that she could and Kimmy figures out what her deep rooted issue is with her fear of Velcro. She was tying her velcro shoes when she was kidnapped. She learns that she has to accept the past, she can’t change anything now and that the relationship with her mother won’t be what she wants it to be. Lori-Ann admits that she likes roller coasters because she can scream her head off and it’s the only place that nobody looks at you.

Titus is headed to Miami to join the cast of Mahogany on the cruise ship and decides out of fear that he can’t go to Miami and prays for a sign as to whether or not he should go, a bus for “Titusville” shows up and he gets on the bus to Titusville. Titusville turns out to be home of the Kennedy Space Center and not what Titus expected to be a town all about him. Titus wins a competition to have lunch with an astronaut and realises through meeting the astronaut that he needs to go follow his dreams, go to Miami and be a cruise ship star.

Jacqueline sells her jewellery so that she can buy furniture to have Russ’ family over for dinner as they fly in from Washington DC. Jacqueline realises that Russ’ family bully him and then discovers that they own the football team Washington Redskins, which she finds offensive as she is of Native American descent. Jacqueline confronts Russ about her feelings towards his family owning the Red Skins and tries to break up with him telling him that it is over explaining that her parents are Native American and suddenly Russ and Jacqueline kiss. Russ decides that Jacqueline cares about him and admits that he hates his family and has tried to convince them to change the name of the Football team. Russ decides that Jacqueline is a great addition to his life and that she can be trusted and it’s incredible to see Jacqueline look genuinely happy and in love, not just for money.

The Reverend calls from prison and tells Kimmy that he’s getting married and that he and Kimmy need to get a divorce. What? They’re married? Talk about a bombshell!

We expect a lot from people, no matter who they are, if we know them or not. Maybe we should lower our expectations to realistic ones and just hope that people can be nice to one another without judgement and harsh words.

We really enjoyed Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and highly recommend that you watch it. It’s been an amazing season to see the characters that we know and love develop and become a lot more honest about their problems and a lot more open about who they are and where they’ve come from. There is one message that we can’t ignore that is in every single episode from season one to season two and that is an experience. No matter where our well-loved characters have come from they have experienced a journey that hasn’t always been fun, easy or nice and it has made them who they are today.

Our favourite quotes from the episode are:

“Ground control to Major confusion” – Titus.

“I can’t tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue, I just always keep one in my cheek in case it comes up!” – Jacqueline.

9.6/10 star IMDB rating.

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Overall, each and every episode in the second season considered, we’ve been taken on a journey of discovery with the cast of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We admit, the first season was great so we were worried they wouldn’t be able to follow, but they did spectacularly. If you haven’t seen the show you really should and if you have, watch it again! The show is full of messages that every single person can relate to about love and friendship. The messages that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt share are important whether it is the message of self-acceptance or accepting others. The character development in the show has blown us away and the characters feel even realer despite the ridiculousness of the situations they can get themselves into. CelebMix absolutely recommends that you watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!

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