Hi guys, this is a recap of this week’s episode of ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’.
This article contains spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to stay away until you do.
Last week’s episode ends with Aunty Olu (Shola Adewusi) kicking Uncle Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley) out of the house for voicing his support for Bob instead of Chukwuemeka (Tony Tambi). Uncle Tunde goes on to spend the night at the Wheeler house.
The major highlight for this week’s episode for me was the new friendship that bloomed between Tunde and Dottie (Christine Ebersole). A friendship that began when Tunde responds to her bathroom cries in the middle of the night.
We later see them eat breakfast and play cards together. They even scheme to get Bob and Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) back together, a plan that thankfully got Bob out of the house to the red lobster restaurant where Abishola and Chukwuemeka were having ‘a wonderful date’.
Bob interrupts as Chukwuemaka goes on and on about his successes (yes, Ibo men like to brag about how successful they are) and how many popcorn shrimps Abishola had eaten because apparently, he was counting. Bob gives a speech about eating ice cream for breakfast and leaves Abishola to continue her date with Emeka. ( The show runners can call him this now. before someone bites their tongue on that show).
Bob’s plan seems to have worked despite his own fears. We see Abishola bring him ice cream for breakfast when she arrives the following day.
I really liked the chemistry between Dottie and Tunde. They interact so well and I loved every of their scenes together. Its nice to know that if things don’t work out between Abishola and Bob, there’s still hope for an Adebambo-Wheeler family merger. LOL.
It was also nice to see Dottie out of bed. It shows that her health is improving and we can have her up and about in no time. Although that might limit Abishola’s excuse to be in the Wheeler house, if shes not going to take Bob seriously.
As a Nigerian, I really appreciate the effort the show runners have put into making the show very relate-able. However, I must note that ‘cricket’ is not so big a sport in Nigeria to warrant the stern reaction we saw from Uncle Tunde.
On that note, I rate the show an 8 out of 10.
The mid-season finale of the first season of ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ will air next Monday, December 16th.