Things on Showtime's Web Therapy may be progressing a little slower than expected. In last week's episode, Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) discovers that her husband Kip (Victor Garber) is gay. But in the latest installment, "Exposed!," she does not actually expose him, as one might assume she might. Instead, she tries to get her mother Putsy (Lily Tomlin) to see that the son she thinks she's found after many years is an imposter. So the "exposed" of the episode title refers to the "son" and not to Kip. It's still Fiona doing the exposing, just not who viewers might expect.
Too bad Putsy isn't willing to listen to reason (or even DNA test results). What's more conclusive than DNA testing? Perhaps whatever Putsy is smoking has something to do with her delusion, considering that she seems higher and higher in each subsequent scene.
Thank goodness Tomlin is a comedy queen, or this silly plot might fall flat. Instead, not only does it work, but it's very easy to see where Fiona gets many of her less endearing characteristics. Hopefully Putsy will begin to see reason before Tic removes everything of value out of her house. On the other hand, if she doesn't, maybe she might move in with Fiona! That would be hilarious!
But back to the original point: why isn't Fiona pressing Kip's secret more? True, discovering something as startling as discovering a partner's hidden homosexuality after many years of marriage is a trauma. Fiona may still be in shock.
So why doesn't she confront Kip? The strange nature of Web Therapy, showing only scenes that take place at computers, may mean that Fiona already has already spoken with Kip before or during "Exposed!" If so, though, doesn't Kudrow owe it to the audience to discuss the effects of that conversation?
Or maybe Fiona hasn't even brought the subject up to Kip because she's afraid that it will drive him away and ruin the one caring relationship she has in her life.