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The Bold Type – The New Normal (3×01)

THE BOLD TYPE - "The New Normal" - Picking up right after the heartbreak, romances and uncertainties from the season two finale in Paris, Jane, Kat and Sutton are back in New York City and dealing with the aftermath of some major decisions. Scarlet Magazine brings in Patrick Duchand to run the digital branch, effectively knocking Jacqueline down to only running the print magazine. Meanwhile, Jane has picked her guy, but is frustrated that a man is put in charge of a womenÕs magazine. Kat struggles to keep up happy appearances on social media and as a speaker at the Scarlet Summit, while secretly suffering heartache, and Sutton and Richard enjoy their romance in the limelight and discuss moving in together. This episode of "The Bold Type" airs Tuesday, April 9 (8:00 - 9:01 P.M. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Philippe Bosse) KATIE STEVENS, AISHA DEE, MEGHANN FAHY

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The ladies of Scarlet magazine are back, and they’re better than ever.

Well, at least most of them are.

I have total faith in Kat and know she’s going to channel all her heartbreak into something powerful and inspiring.

The series wasted no time revealing which guy little Jane picked.

Forced to choose between Dr. Ben and Pinstripe, Jane went with the latter. And based on the sex, it was a pretty good choice.

The Bold Type Season 2 revealed that while Pinstripe initially started off as a friend with benefits, he developed real feelings for Jane which we’ll hopefully explore this coming season.

Dr. Ben may have been charming, but according to Jane, finding out about her BRCA gene mutation kind of killed all the chemistry between them.

However, considering she’s still on a plan to freeze her eggs, it’ll be interesting to see Ryan join her on this journey.

Sutton and Richard are also going strong after he called off his engagement, flew to Paris and declared his love for his former ex.

But despite their happiness, the reception of their relationship has been less than pleasant.

Surprisingly, it’s been more difficult for Richard, who has found himself uninvited from prestigious board events than it has been for Sutton.

Sutton expected people in the newsroom to treat her differently because she was dating an older man. She thought it gave off the idea that she slept her way into a position.

However, it seems the board members are more interested in learning what it’s like to sleep with a flexible 26-year-old than anything else.

Why are men such disgusting pigs?

Thankfully, Sutton held her own and put those men into place impressing Richard even more.

And after taking a moment to decide what the next step in their relationship should be, Sutton agreed to move in with him.

Does this mean Jane is going to move in with Pinstripe?

Other major shakeups include a new digital editor at Scarlet after the board voted Jacqueline out following a controversial piece written by Jane.

Jane blames herself for getting Jacqueline fired, which is why she’s also hellbent on digging up some dirt on the new editor, Patrick.

Sadly, her witchhunt renders itself useless when it is revealed that Patrick is a good guy who fights the patriarchy and stands up — or pulls his pants down — for pay equality.

Jane seems to always have a very loud opinion but in this case, rejecting a boss because of his gender and deeming him ineligible for the gig without any facts backing it up was a little hypocritical of her.

Yes, Scarlet is a woman’s magazine, but that doesn’t mean men don’t read it.

Patrick isn’t just a typical bro either, he’s a gay man who found comfort and his sexual awakening by reading Scarlet.

He unintentionally became their target audience.

As a younger, gay man, Patrick may also have new ideas and be able to sway the board in a way Jacqueline couldn’t.

And he clearly understands the tone and voice of the brand if he’s making Jane the new online news writer.

Hopefully, she can put aside her biases and give Patrick a fair chance.

As I said, Kat’s going to thrive post her breakup with Adena, but first, she needs to properly mourn it.

I like that the show is using Kat and her imperfect life to lift the veil on social media and the need to always put your best foot, or face, forward.

Kat tried too hard to push down her feelings and put on a facade for her followers when in reality, Patrick wanted the unfiltered truth.

It didn’t just inspire her friends and readers, it even inspired Adena who is also having a hard time dealing with the break-up.

Let’s hope these two get back together sooner rather than later.

Given that Kat is a bi-sexual woman, her kiss with Alex wasn’t too shocking, but it did happen for the wrong reasons.

Kat’s self-esteem is so shot, she gave her attention to the first person who was nice to her.

Alex deserves better than that.

And truthfully, Kat and Adena had so many fans, the shippers would chew out The Bold Type writers if they ruined what the two women had so they could set Kat up with a male.

Other Thoughts

  • Note to self: walking around naked is liberating.
  • The outfit Jacqueline wore while getting her morning workout in was everything.
  • It would be Jane’s luck to hit the new digital editor with her cab door and then berate him for not driving in the bike lane. Awkward.

It feels so good to finally have these ladies back, doesn’t it?

Let me know what you thought about the premiere, Cravers!

Are you excited to see what Sutton and Richard have in store? Are you happy Jane chose Pinstripe? Do you want Kat and Adena back together?


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WATCH: Freeform Drops ‘The Bold Type’ Fifth and Final Season Trailer

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WATCH: Freeform Drops 'The Bold Type' Fifth and Final Season Trailer

Raise a glass to the final season of The Bold Type.

Freeform unleashed a trailer for the final 6 episodes of the fashion-focused drama and things are heating up between old flames, while new ones are also on the horizon. 

Kat is still trying to get over her problematic hook-up with Ava, while her ex, Adeena, is back in her life. 

After a disagreement about children, Sutton and Richard ended their brief marriage. But it seems that all is not lost as the teaser shows them having trouble letting go (and still hooking up).

I have faith that Sutton and Richard will figure it out because they’ve always been #relationshipgoals. 

Jane’s continuing to find her voice and is possibly, definitely developing feelings for a writer that’s “under her.”

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‘The Bold Type’ Announces Final Season Premiere Date

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Mandatory meeting in the fashion closet. 

The Bold Type previously announced that its fifth season will be its last, and now, we have a premiere date!

Freeform announced the series will return on Wednesday, May 26! 

Per the synopsis, Kat, Jane, and Sutton are “on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world.”

Season 4 ended prematurely on July 16, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As a refresher, the season ended with Sutton and Richard splitting, Kat hooking up with Eva despite the two sharing significantly different political views and then calling things off, and Jane challenging Jacqueline on a controversial story that involved her husband while also possibly crushing on one of her writers. 

The upcoming final season will be miniature in size as it will only feature six episodes. 


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‘The Bold Type’ Gets Renewed for Mini Fifth and Final Season

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This calls for one final meeting in the fashion closet!

Freeform hit fans of the workplace drama with a mix of good news followed by immediate bad news. The ladies of The Bold Type are getting one more season, which will serve as a proper goodbye.

The network renewed the series for a fifth (yay!) and final (boo!) season on Wednesday, January 27. 

The Bold Type has been a gift that has truly changed my life,” executive producer Wendy Straker Hauser said in her own statement. “I spent my twenties in New York City working in magazines, so in many ways the show feels very personal to my experiences. I have truly loved writing this show and living in this world. I will miss it terribly, but I am so grateful for the opportunity and glad to know it’s been a comfort to so many people out there.”

According to the network, the final season will see the “trio is on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world. Their futures are bright, and their love and support for each other will never change.”

The final season will consist of 6 episodes, which doesn’t seem like nearly enough to wrap up all the cliffhangers of season 4. We’ve spent so much time with these girls — getting to know them, going through the ups and downs, growing and crying with them — that 6 episodes feels like a disservice to fans. 

Even though the fourth season was cut short due to the pandemic, Kat, Sutton, and Jane still had a lot going on

Sutton’s (Meghann Fahy) marriage to Richard was falling apart after the two had a disagreement about children. In a moment of recklessness, she slept with her married high school boyfriend. Jane  (Katie Stevens) was developing feelings for one of her employees and pursuing a controversial piece about an inappropriate workplace romance that Jacqueline told her to shut down. Meanwhile, Kat (Aisha Dee) slept with Ava, the conservative daughter of the former Scarlet president who she exposed for funding gay conversion therapy. 

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See… many storylines that need to be wrapped up. Hopefully, The Bold Type finds the right way to say goodbye to these fearless, bold, and inspiring women who we’ve come to call our best friends over the years. 

No word on when the final season will premiere. 


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