It took us a season and change, but ladies and gents, it’s time to dig into some Fitzgerald.
Feels like Gatzby should have made its way into the plot by now, but I’ll take a short story. Let’s do it.
In S2E03 (The Benefactors) Arthur Chase (the hunky young horse rider Betty flirts with played by Gabriel Mann) says to Betty after a day of riding:
“You know the Scott Fitzgerald story “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz?” Her house is a slightly smaller version of my high school, and I realized why she was so happy all the time and she was so angry when she didn’t get what she wanted.”
(Arthur’s talking about his fiancee).
“All girls are like that,” Betty responds.
Arthur is sure, as all men are in these situations, he knows what Betty is thinking, and that Better must want him. Betty, Arthur “knows,” is not like that.
Betty snaps back, “You don’t know me.”
Arthur says she’s “so profoundly sad.”
“You’re wrong. I’m grateful.”
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