As the first season of HBO's Looking
neared the finish line on Sunday, the relationships of the show's
three main characters all took a turn for the worse.
Sunday's episode, titled Looking for
a Plus-One, delivered a heart wrenching gut punch to viewers as
one relationship after another appeared to come to a screeching end.
And with only the season finale to go,
mending fences will likely be put off until the show's return.
In the episode, Patrick (played by
Jonathan Groff) and Richie (Raul Castillo) quarrel on their way to
the wedding of Patrick's sister. Patrick blames his boyfriend's
absence on his mother's disapproval.
“Every guy I've been on a date with,
I judge him based on what you're going to think of him. And it's
really fucking me up,” Patrick tells his mother.
“I don't think you can blame me for
Richie. If he's not here, it's on you sweetie,” she counters.
The business relationship/friendship
between Dom (Murray Bartlett) and Lynn (Scott Bakula) is severed
under the strain of attempting to open a pop-up restaurant, which
Lynn is funding.
The biggest heartbreak is the breakup
of boyfriends Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Frank (O.T. Fagbenle)
over Agustin's dishonesty.
In a preview for Sunday's season
finale, Patrick, Dom and Agustin are seen reaching out to those
they've hurt and either hearing nothing or being turned down. (The
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renews gay-themed Looking for second season.)