The Great North Season 2 Episode 20 Review: The Power Of Saying "Gay"

FOX's The Great North gave a well-rounded story about Ham's desires for a bigger coming-out story and podcasting some true crime cases is not an easy road. Some minor spoilers may be ahead, so consider this your fair warning before reading any further…

The Great North Season 2 E20 Review/Recap: Power Of Saying Gay
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The Great North continues to make me sing at the beginning of every episode at this point. I've found myself falling in love with the intro's song and beat. Anyways, this episode started off in such an amazing way with Crispin and Ham watching a movie together on the couch, specifically an amazing creation by the name of "Danny Vroom: Gay in the Fast Lane." Whoever developed the concept for the movie they watched…thank you so much. What ends up being brought up, by Ham, is the desire for a different coming-out story with more profound moments to make it the perfect memory.

On the other side of things, Honeybee and Wolf become intrigued by the idea of starting their own true-crime podcast and possibly looking into an Alaskan cold case. They bring the concept to the Tobin family dinner table around the same time Ham discusses his wishes for a bigger coming out story.

The family of The Great North, including an adorably enthusiastic Judy acts as some great allies as they attempt to figure out a way to make Ham's gay dreams a reality. In a hilarious suggestion, Beef says that Ham coming out to his dad's cousin, Danica, would do the job since she did one time visit a zoo and called the animals with children "whores." So off the family goes to Orca Bay to visit a not-so-nice cousin in hopes of a gasp and shock-worthy coming-out story for Ham.

The Great North makes sure to truly develop laughs in this episode while not forgetting its central points and lessons. As they visit Danica, Honeybee and Wolf end up somehow believing that this judgmental cousin is a cold case killer (which turns out to have been solved already) while visiting the fast-food establishment "Sausage Lynx". Danica's personality ended up being an incredibly accurate portrayal of some people in this world who dish out a lot of judgment and absurd boundaries but end up hiding a lot of bad stuff about themselves.

This episode of The Great North ended up being absolutely one of my favorites and one that felt like a timely and necessary story to include. There was hilarious commentary on the desire to create podcasts and examples as to why being an ally so desperately involves simply listening to the needs and desires of the LGBTQ+ community. The way the two timelines connected was fantastic. The ending of the episode was so absolutely heartwarming and a favorite musical moment added to my list.

The Great North Season 2 Episode 20 "Say It Again, Ham Adventure"

The Great North Season 2 E20 Review/Recap: Power Of Saying Gay
Review by Brittney Bender

FOX's The Great North S02E20 "Say It Again, Ham Adventure" was a fantastic episode that developed Ham's character, as well as Crispin's, giving a voice to the unique and important individual methods that can be involved in someone's coming out story.


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About Brittney Bender

In love with media, from TV to film, you'll find me writing recaps, reviews, TV news, "Top 5" content, opinion pieces are everything and anything, and more! Bisexual creative mess with a love for dark humor, promoting important projects, and sharing interesting finds.
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