Episode 8 By Michaela Coels I can destroy you was an all-time great.
One of the coolest parts of 2020 was sitting down on a Sunday night to watch HBO and not having a clue about it I can destroy you would be one of the loudest hits of the year. It felt like a show ready to explode, the perfect mix of drama, comedy, and an incredible performance from everyone by Michaela Coel‘s talents.
After taking home an armful of BAFTAs, the show gained an even bigger name when Americans stormed HBO.
Now Coel has made the script for the eighth episode available for reading.
Episode 8 of the show was titled “Line Spectrum Border”. I remember watching the monologue that opened the scene and being amazed. Seeing it on the page shows how much work and dedication went into writing before the performance.
I love that this episode is available for reading because it feels indicative of the series as a whole. It’s the perfect look at how trauma is felt and sympathized with, and the intricate analysis of how a character bears that trauma while trying to move on in other aspects of their life.
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