‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ Recap: Episode 7 — Simone Storyline
Warning: The next accommodates spoilers for Daisy Jones & the Six Episode 7. Proceed at your personal threat!
The seventh episode of Daisy Jones & the Six (streaming now on Prime Video) had an surprising shining star in newcomer Nabiyah Be’s character Simone Jackson.
As Daisy’s greatest buddy and a rising disco legend, Simone had a complete episode devoted to her life aside from Riley Keough’s titular singer/songwriter. This doubtless shocked many viewers of the present who additionally learn Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, as Simone’s character didn’t have as giant of a task within the ebook.
Will Graham, co-showrunner and Episode 7’s director, admitted to TVLine that Simone’s expanded presence was one thing that had been within the works for the reason that starting of the book-to-TV adaptation.
“I believe it goes again to the very first dialog that I had with [executive producer] Lauren [Neustadter] and [co-showrunner] Scott [Neustadter], which accurately looks as if 20 million years in the past now, and saying, ‘We wish to see the total lifetime of this character,’” Graham recollects. “And in our first dialog with Taylor, too, we stated form of, ‘What are you essentially the most excited to see within the adaptation that you simply didn’t get to do within the ebook?’ and she or he was identical to, ‘Simone.’”
This episode not solely explored Simone discovering her sound on the earth of disco, however it additionally showcased her sexual id as a queer Black lady in a time when it was troublesome to exist as such.
“We wished to guarantee that she was proudly owning her personal story [as] a Black lady who was additionally an innovator, and ensuring that she wasn’t somebody who was simply trying to make generic music,” Be says.
With all the things that she was given to play within the hour, Be was most excited to dig into Simone’s “romantic relationship, the rising into comfortability within the membership scenes, into totally understanding that she will each be herself, be truthful, and have among the reward and a focus that she craves,” the actress shares.
In the course of the episode, Simone traveled to New York Metropolis, hoping to get a contemporary begin. Upon her arrival, she sought out Bernie (performed by Ayesha Harris), a DJ that she met at a celebration previously. Inside seconds of their reunion, Bernie performed Simone’s tune at a disco membership and had her sing it stay, which the group totally loved. For presumably the primary time within the season, viewers noticed Simone get the hype she deserved.
Making the sequence much more particular was the truth that “all of the disco scenes [were] really shot in Athens, with a solid of extras of predominantly actual queer African immigrants who didn’t have a membership to go to,” Graham reveals. “So the story form of turned the way in which that we have been telling it, too, and as a queer individual, it was simply such a privilege to get to be a part of bringing that story to the display screen, as a result of we actually haven’t seen it.”
Within the episode, Simone turned extra snug performing, however she was nonetheless hesitant in being open about her relationship with Bernie. Regardless of the success she was attaining, Simone was nonetheless prepared to drop all of it for Daisy, in a heartbeat. After receiving a cryptic message from Daisy, Simone fled to Greece, pondering that her buddy was in bother.
She and Bernie arrived in Greece solely to discover a blissful, giddy and newly engaged Daisy, who simply wished her greatest buddy at her impending marriage ceremony. Though Daisy appeared genuinely comfortable, Simone noticed straight via the façade. She tried to persuade Daisy to return to the band, however Daisy was reluctant due to what occurred between her and Billy. Simone tried to snap her out of it by reminding her who she really was, regardless of her new husband Nicky’s makes an attempt to vary her.
Nicky tried to persuade Daisy that Simone was not protecting of her, however quite that Simone was in love along with her. Whether or not or not Daisy believed that is unknown, however she used Nicky’s phrases in opposition to Simone, which actually upset her. A fed-up Simone gathered her issues and left, however not with out giving Daisy her ultimate two cents.
“I do love you, Daisy, and I’ll let you know what love is, since you clearly don’t have any f–king clue. It’s when somebody tells you the reality, even once you don’t wish to hear it. I like you, Daisy, so I’ll let you know the reality: You’re a actual egocentric bitch,” Simone stated.
Whereas Episode 7 dove into points of Simone’s character that weren’t mentioned within the ebook, it solely scratched the floor.
“I believe you might do a complete different present about Simone. I beloved what they did along with her character,” Reid raves.
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(With reporting by Vlada Gelman)