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‘Central Park’ season 2 episode 7 review: A pleasant pick-me-up following last week’s bittersweet episode

Love is in the air on Central Park

Romance is in the air on the most recent episode of Central Park. We receive two kinds of puppy love; figuratively between Molly and Brendan and actual between Champagne and a Great Dane. At the same time, Owen ruins a marriage proposal and spends the rest of the day trying to make up for it while reflecting on his own botched proposal. Of course, you can at least count on Bitsy not get caught up in all the schmaltz and be her old cantankerous self.

Molly accompanies her pseudo-boyfriend to his aunt’s birthday party and the whole high society and rubbing elbows with the rich makes her feel rather uncomfortable. However, she surprisingly bonds with the celebrant, Bitsy. It’s an interesting pairing on the show and one that makes sense considering both of their connections to Brendan.

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It’s fun to see them connecting over Molly’s caricature drawings of the guests. The good mood isn’t even dampened when Bitsy sees her portrait. This season has really seen the softening of her character and it continues here with Bitsy being able to laugh at herself. You know she doesn’t like anyone but somehow, she gives Molly her seal of approval for dating her nephew. The whole party itself provides opportunities to poke fun at the rich with all the background chatter. Only if we could have seen that baby with a monocle.

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The proposal subplot in this episode of Central Park paints a different picture of Owen. It isn’t shocking that there were a few complications when he asked Paige to marry him but their love for each other never put the answer in doubt. But who would have thought it was Owen who needed the over the top, planned romantic gesture? That’s why he’s so determined to make the one he ruined so perfect. It’s touching to see the Tillerman patriarch finally receive the proposal he wanted at the end of “A Decent Proposal.”

Finally, there’s Champagne’s romance. It’s a tale of opposites attract and a snobby owner that keeps them apart. However, love overcomes all and it’s such a joy to see the dogs frolicking in Central Park. Their story gives us the stand out song of the episode, “Puppy Love,” from two thirds of Don’t Stop or We’ll Die. Paul Rust and Michael Cassady deliver a quirky ballad that fits with the playful nature. Cole and Helen exhibit some growth as well with the former reducing his unhealthy obsessing with the small dog and the latter doing some good and actually cracking a smile.

“A Decent Proposal” is a nice pick me up from the bittersweet episode of last week with wholesome and uplifting tales of love along with even more softening of Bitsy’s brash persona.

New episodes of Central Park drop Fridays on Apple TV+.

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Central Park S 2 E 7 Review: 'A Decent Proposal'
“A Decent Proposal” is a nice pick me up from the bittersweet episode of last week with wholesome and uplifting tales of love along with even more softening of Bitsy’s brash persona.
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Bitsy's interactions with Molly continue to show her depth and complexity.
Paul Rust and Michael Cassady's "Puppy Love" is a fun, quirky ballad with a playful nature.
How can you tease us with a baby wearing a monocle and not show it?
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