The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2, Episode 7 recap: The secret is officially out

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -- Photo by Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -- Photo by Amazon Studios -- Acquired via EPK.TV /

It’s one year on since Joel walked out in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pilot. Season 2, Episode 7 sees the two families come together for Yom Kippur, but Midge finally needs to share her secret.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has come a long way since the pilot episode. With the first season mostly about Midge’s venture into standup comedy, this second season has added more to her personal life. It’s now a year on since Joel walked out and Midge’s secret is officially out.

It all starts with celebrations for Joel. He’s secured the loan and now owns the building the business works from. That also means he owns the building where he now sleeps. But during the celebrations, he can’t help but think that it’s been a year since he walked out and what’s it been for?

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Considering how the two families still put up with each other — and I say put up because they are on the opposite ends of the spectrum and it’s clear they’re only friends because Midge and Joel got married and there are shared grandchildren — it does seem like nothing has really changed. Except it has. Midge is a comic and she’s moving on.

For Midge, the opening of the episode is her on a date with Benjamin. It’s an odd date, walking around an art gallery so Benjamin can gloat about buying art that Midge things her son should do from under people. But they seem to be having fun and they head to a bar afterward. While there, they come across an artist played by Rufus Sewell (does he pop up everywhere?), who looks completely drunk but is able to run off a string of poems, sonnets, and songs to prove otherwise.

Benjamin has always wanted some of his art but this artist never sells. So Midge, armed with a cheap and cute painting she bought from the sad little room at the back of the gallery, decides to walk over and talk to him. That leads to an introduction to the artist’s house and eventually to the artist telling his sad little tale of his prized painting. Benjamin gets the piece of art he wants and off they go.

However, it’s clear the artist’s comments about life have affected Midge. We can’t think too long about that because Susie has a gig for Midge. There’s an issue: it’s Yom Kippur.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — Photo by Amazon Studios — Acquired via EPK.TV
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — Photo by Amazon Studios — Acquired via EPK.TV /

Midge agrees to do the gig but her dad isn’t going to cover for her. It’s time that she tells everyone she’s a comic. So, before dinner, Midge tries to get the info out. Yes, it’s with its usual funny gag of the lamb being brought in multiple times, everyone who is fasting absolutely starving, and the kids are, once again, nowhere to be seen.

With the secret out, Moishe wants to hear a joke. Well, that’s not Midge’s thing so he decides that she’s not funny and needs something else in her act. Abe pretends to be flabbergasted and poor Rose is just confused. When Benjamin’s name comes up, Joel gets on the defensive. He’s definitely not over Midge.

Oh, and we can’t forget that Abe lets it all out that he knows his son is CIA thanks to his daughter-in-law’s blabbing. Of course, Noah tries to keep it all secret but an argument starts. To try to ease the tension Noah’s wife shouts out that she’s pregnant but the only one to congratulate her is Susie (who Rose still thinks is a really bad plumber).

And this is where we’re left with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at the end of this episode. The secret is out and it’s not the end of the world like it was always made out to be. Of course, they haven’t seen her act yet. That might raise some eyebrows and get the Abe-like reaction.

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What did you think of the dinner table scene? Is Midge better off with Benjamin or Joel? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now available on Amazon Prime Video.