This week, Ilana and the fam (Abbi included, obviously) went to Florida to clean out the late Grandma Esther’s apartment. Naturally, emotions were running high. Just look at Bobbi’s first interaction with her sister when everyone says their hellos:
So much distrust. So much finger-pointing. So many old grudges. In other words, classic family drama. Yet look where these conflict-prone sisters stand just a short time later as they pass around some of Ilana’s signature p***y weed:
Ah, the sweet smell of reconciliation. How did we get here (aside from the mellowing influence of the ganj)? We have some theories:
1. THEY PUT ALL OF THEIR GRIEVANCES OUT IN THE OPEN.
OK, so Bobbi was paranoid that Bev would take all of their mother’s good stuff. The jury’s out on whether her paranoia was justified, but the bottom line is that Bev wouldn’t even have known that there was a problem unless Bobbi told her. In other words, if you’re one of those repressed, keep-it-to-yourself types, you’ll be stewing in resentment forever. To be fair, that’s some people’s thing. If it’s not, out with it already, dude.
2. THEY FOUND COMMON GROUND.
All that beautiful nostalgia about the Catskills bungalow? Guess what, cupcakes: That’s called common ground. Your version doesn’t need to include stolen diet pills, but finding a shared happy childhood memory couldn’t hurt.
3. THEY LET THE LITTLE THINGS GO.
Grandma Esther’s ring is the definition of a little thing. “But it’s nice and valuable,” you may say. More valuable than a lifelong relationship? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Naturally, as soon as Bobbi and Bev realize this themselves, they allow that whole ring business to slide. And look at them now. We wish we had family like these two, and not just because they’re played by Susie Essman and Fran Drescher.