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Looking Recap Season 2, Episode 8, "Looking for Glory"

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Looking Recap: Season 2, Episode 8, “Looking for Glory”

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Looking Recap: Season 2, Episode 8, “Looking for Glory”

“When Brad broke up with Jennifer, he didn’t have to let people know he was fucking Angelina straight away,” Kevin (Russell Tovey) says to Patrick (Jonathan Groff) near the beginning of “Looking for Glory.” “There was a courtesy gap.” The question of how much time must pass before one acknowledges the collateral damage caused by relationships severed and forged is at the center of tonight’s Looking, an episode in which each character’s evolution this season begins to upset the balance they’ve clung to through years of stasis. Is the “courtesy gap” a way of protecting the potential victims of our shifting desires, or is it a way of avoiding the fact that we must inevitably change, often far more than we bargained for?