In this second episode of the season, Selina finds herself sent to North Carolina to attend a “pig roast” as part of the White House’s new “Listen to Rural America” initiative. This leads to the predictable (and predictably hilarious) scenes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus sauntering around in a cowboy hat, doing her best attempt at seeming downhome, not to say a little cornpone. It’s all good fun, until she takes the hat off; this is the funniest hat hair I’ve ever seen on a show. Meanwhile, Sarah Sutherland returns as Catherine, Selina’s daughter, and she’s just as great as she was in the first season; this time around, she’s causing problems by writing a paper on a Palestinian film from one of her film classes – yes, I believe “Israel” and “war crimes” are in the same sentence. The scene near the end when Selina and Catherine finally confront each other is . . . just wonderful. Sutherland is a young actress, obviously, but she holds her own against the veteran talents. She’ll be one to watch, I think. Anyway, this episode is something of a step down from the debut, but it’s still really good, entertaining television. Recommended. 3 ½ stars.
tl;dr – Sarah Sutherland’s return as Catherine is most welcome as Selina deals with daughter issues, Israel issues and barbecue issues. 3 ½ stars.