‘Fleabag’ Is (Finally) Back. Here’s a Refresher.
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‘Fleabag’ Is (Finally) Back. Here’s a Refresher.

Amazon Studios It’s been a long time since the first season of the dark British comedy series “Fleabag” arrived in the U.S. on Amazon Prime Video — nearly three years, in fact. The creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been busy in that time, launching the hit thriller “Killing Eve” and reviving the stage version of “Fleabag” for Off Broadway audiences, but the wait is finally over. Season 2 (which Waller-Bridge has said will be the last) premieres Friday on Amazon and picks up right where the first season left off, so you’ll probably want a refresher. Here’s what you’ll need to remember about the fourth wall-breaking Fleabag (we never do learn her real name), the sardonic manager of a failing, guinea pig-themed London cafe She’s Grieving a Friend Flashbacks reveal Fleabag opened the cafe with her best friend, Boo (Jenny Rainsford), who recently died after walking into traffic. At different points, Fleabag makes the case that Boo didn’t mean to kill herself, and in one flashback, Boo says she wanted get a minor injury that might elicit her cheating boyfriend’s sympathy. Though the show resolutely remains a comedy (especially in the first half of the season), as the […]

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