Katy Keene spent much of “Here Comes the Sun” grieving her relationship with KO and working to save her job at Lacy’s.
We’re into the 4th episode of the season now, and it seems the show is going to find Katy getting close to losing her dream job at the luxurious department store quite frequently.
It’s to the point where you have to wonder, is this job really worth it?
For now, it seems as though it is because Lacy’s holds quite a significant place in Katy’s heart. We discovered that as she was drunkenly attempting to convince Guy LaMontage that Lacy’s was the right place for his fashion collection because of its rich history.
As Katy put it — when you shop at Lacy’s, you’re creating a moment and buying history.
You can say Katy has created quite a few of her own moments, and yes, I’m definitely referring to her sleeping half-naked in the window display.
However, if you look past Lacy’s glitz, charm, and designer products, it’s a department store that’s struggling to stay afloat in the bustling city New York.
Maybe if Gloria and Mrs. Lacy recognized the dedication coming from someone like Katy, they would understand that there is a way to save the store and have it appeal to millennials with nostalgia. It seems like Katy will eventually be instrumental to throwing Lacy’s a lifeline.
Katy embodies Lacy’s, and she’s willing to go the extra mile to get her job done; her work-ethic should be applauded rather than critiqued.
Most importantly, Katy has always managed to accomplish what she’s set her mind too and has made lasting impressions on everyone from Prince Eroll to fashion designer Guy.
What has Amanda ever done? She definitely needs to wipe that smug grin off of her face.
If this is Katy Keene at her worst, going through a breakup and not knowing what the future holds, then it’s quite impressive.
I mean, we can hold off on puking into a handbag in the future, but the girl’s still got it.
Following her split with KO, Katy had to rediscover herself again and learn how to stand on her own two feet even in those sky-high heels.
Her relationship with KO was lengthy, and she couldn’t just erase all of that with the snap of a finger, but watching sad movies, throwing herself into her work, and having a girls night was just what the doctor ordered.
Plus, a pathway illuminated Katy’s future romantic endeavors leading right to Guy. Of course, the way we saw Katy at the beginning of the episode in the window display made it seem like she had a wild night with Guy, and well, in some ways it was, but not in the ways we thought.
But that’s coming, eventually. They’re building it up because what fun would it be if Katy and Guy kissed immediately after they met. The answer is no fun.
And, you know I can’t go on without pointing out that Luke Cook (also Lucifer on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is skyscraper tall. It definitely doesn’t help that Lucy Hale is 5’2 because standing next to him, well, you saw it yourself, they couldn’t even fit them into a frame from one angle.
A relationship with Guy might be beneficial for Katy both personally but also professionally.
Katy and KO both had dreams that differed from each other but with Guy, Katy can bond over fashion and designing and possibly even team-up for a collaboration that can serve as her big break into the fashion world.
Which is why it’s so great that she naturally found her way back to the sewing machine.
Trying to fake inspiration is never successful, but it’s such a great feeling when it comes naturally. It was the first moment that she realized she’d be okay without KO.
Also, they say the best art is created from a broken heart, so I’m expecting nothing less than clothing that makes all of us shout “yaaaaas.”
Katy’s wardrobe even reflected a more somber mood. Gone were the reds, pinks, and hearts as she opted for a black outfit with, gasp, ballet flats.
Honestly, Amanda can keep it moving because she’s clearly never experienced the bliss that is wearing flats at your job.
Also, can we talk about that Christina Aguilera rendition of Dirrty? I thought I was the only one who did that in my bedroom, but I guess not. Everyone was bringing their own flavor and sizzle to the song!
This kind of leads us into Pepper’s new money-making avenue that’s also a little bit naughty, a little bit dirrty — porn.
I can’t say it’s a bad idea as it’s an extremely lucrative business and considering she’s strapped for cash, it’s not surprising she’ll do whatever it takes. Sorry, landlord lady!
Though, I don’t know how great of an idea it is to get into bed (physically and metaphorically) with KO’s roommate.
Is that how they plan to keep him around?
Pepper almost got caught up in a few lies but managed to save face, but it’s only a matter of time before her perceptive friends figure out the truth about her situation.
Jorge dealt with some insecurities that bubbled up to the surface after dating New York’s hunkiest and manliest firefighter, Bernardo.
Admittedly, their relationship seems a little weird to me, but at least Bernardo is eager to show Jorge off in public and is treating him better than his closeted-ex did.
Jorge is a star, and he deserves to shine.
The fact that Bernardo was stealing the spotlight without even trying was bothersome to Jorge, but it was mostly the fact that he allowed his father to get into his head and make him think that a buff, accomplished man would never see something in him.
While Jorge may have struggled a little, he eventually found himself and stood up to his father’s belittling behavior.
His father may have thought it was innocent or simply got so used to “talking that way” that he didn’t realize how damaging it was to Jorge’s identity and self-worth.
It’s sweet that he found someone who acknowledges how special he is.
And then, we have Josie, whose dealing with Cheryl and Jason Blossom 2.0.
Alexander and Alexandra’s relationship gave all of us weird vibes from the beginning, especially when he gave her a robe, but it all started making a little more sense when we found out that they’re step-siblings (that used to date!) and not actual siblings.
It’s still incest-y, yes, but it also explains why Alexander is always tip-toeing around Xandra, and why she’s so jealous of Josie.
It’s disgusting, and normally, I’d yell at Josie begging her to run out of there ASAP and never look back.
She didn’t make it out of Riverdale to get trapped in another toxic and incestual family (did anyone else notice how Xandra called Alex “brother dearest” in the same tone Cheryl used to reference Jason?).
But, alas, I can’t fault her for getting more intertwined because Josie’s music career has always been most important to her.
Mr. Cabot is giving her a chance at that by believing in her talent and offering to pay for her first EP, but the condition is that she has to date Alex and keep him in check, which undoubtedly means she has to put up with Xandra.
What will Josie do? Will she accept the offer and hope for the best? Or will she run for the hills, er, Empire State building?
Side-note: was there anything more relatable than Josie telling everyone her bomb outfit was from Target? I always knew there was a reason I liked her.
Many people have said that the series is giving them Sex and the City vibes, which I agree, there’s definitely a little Carrie Bradshaw inspiring Katy Keene, but this episode, in particular, gave me straight up Gossip Girl vibes.
Maybe it’s because Katy rocked her stylish outfit while walking by steps, but I immediately got hit with a Blair and Serena wave of nostalgia.
So, for now, Katy Kats, I bid you adieu as I go and plop in my DVD collectible (yes, I said that) and watch re-runs of Manhattan’s elite getting into some scandalous situations.
‘Katy Keene’ Cancelled at The CW After One Season – ‘Riverdale’ Spinoff Looking for New Home
After weeks of waiting, The CW has decided against renewing Katy Keene after just one season.
The network announced that the Lucy Hale-led Riverdale spinoff will not be picked up for season 2.
Katy Keene was the only series awaiting a decision after the network’s bulk renewal back in January, which saw all of its scripted shows get renewed including freshman dramas Batwoman and Nancy Drew. All shows are scheduled to return in January due to the coronavirus production delays.
Show creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Instagram to share the news with fans alongside a photo of the cast, writing, “From the first #katykeene table read. It seems like a dream. So proud of this show and the beautiful souls who came together to make it.💔.”
Hale commented writing: “I am …devastated. But love you all so much.”
Julia Chan (Pepper Smith) chimed in expressing her gratitude: “Love you, Roberto and Michael and my beloved @cw_katykeene family. Eternally grateful. ♥️”
Hale also addressed the fans directly on Instagram Live. “Sad to deliver this news ! But I love the show. I love what it stands for. And mostly I love YOU. To the cast, crew and all involved. I adore you,” she captioned the clip.
Katy Keene May Be Part of the Riverdale Universe, But It’s Far Removed From the Dark Murder Series
When you first heard about a Riverdale spinoff, I’m willing to bet you didn’t think it would be a series revolving around the fashion and music industry, but that’s exactly what you get when you tune into The CW’s Katy Keene.
Devoid of murders and darkness, the series (based on the Archie Comics), spearheaded by Lucy Hale in the role of the titular character, shines bright amidst the supernatural vibes of its sister shows, Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and the oftentimes supernatural lineup embraced on The CW.
In place of those murder mysteries that tend to envelop the residents of Riverdale, Katy Keene sets the stage for a coming-of-age tale that propels themes of hopefulness, following your destiny, and chasing every opportunity.
Some of us might say — the ones that were old enough to have watched Gossip Girl and Sex and the City when it aired live, anyway — that the series is the younger sister of those fashion-centric show, and fills the void they left behind quite nicely with its bubbly depiction of New York’s elite, always-on-the-go, and hook-up heavy aesthetic.
But don’t be fooled — the show’s optimistic outlook doesn’t mean it’s without its fair share of drama.
Like Riverdale, Katy Keene relies on a formula of convoluted mysteries and twists, and it thrives on throwing its characters into unpredictable and messy situations, albeit, with less murder and serial killers.
And New York, much like Riverdale, can make or break you in a minute; it can snuff out that very hope it evokes and destroy the opportunities it’s made possible until you’re left feeling more alone than ever.
Katy Keene focuses heavily on its ensemble cast — heavier than Riverdale at times — giving each of its characters a storyline to dig into.
The circumstances of the Big Apple — rent as tall as the skyscrapers and the competitiveness of its inhabitants — brings Katy, an aspiring fashion designer, closer to Jorge/Ginger Lopez (Johhny Beauchamp), an aspiring Broadway star, Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), an aspiring business owner, and Riverdale’s finest, Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), an aspiring singer.
Much like Riverdale’s core four, this unit relies on each other to navigates life’s up-and-downs.
For Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, these trials and tribulations tend to consist of dark forces and mysteries such as figuring the identity of the Black Hood, the Gargoyle King, and how to escape and stop an organ harvesting cult, among others.
Katy Keene, however, offers up a dreamlike vibe while showcasing real and more relatable issues of navigating your upper 20s with the focus being on every millennial’s struggle to juggle the pursuit of a dream career in an overpriced city alongside a romantic life.
Alex says it best — you’re no one in this city without money — and thus, a lot of the drama revolves around financial situations.
QUIZ: Which ‘Katy Keene’ Character Are You?
The characters in Katy Keene’s world are bold, beautiful, and living the dream… or, at least, trying to.
Their supportive of each other even through all of life’s up-and-downs because they know there’s nothing more valuable than friendship. And in New York, you don’t get very far without friends.
Find out which Katy Keene character you are by taking our quiz below!
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