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Daisy Jones & The Six: Episode Two & Three Review

In the fictional world of Taylor Jenkins Reid and Prime Video, Daisy Jones & The Six were taking over the music industry, but even the biggest band in the world has to start from somewhere. At the end of episode one of Daisy Jones & The Six, we see The Six packing up their things and moving from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles to make their dreams come true. The Six consists of Billy Dunne, Graham Dunne, Karen Sirko, Warren Rojas, Eddie Roundtree, and Camila Dunne, who is not actually in the band, but she is Billy’s wife and does a lot for them. We also see Daisy Jones already in L.A., who has just found her voice and is ready to make herself known.

Episode two starts out with The Six appearing on Rod Reyes’s doorstep in L.A. asking for help to get them off the ground. Reyes is a prominent figure in the music industry and becomes Daisy Jones & The Six’s tour manager later on. Rod gets them a residency at a bar on the Sunset Strip, but even after months of playing shows at this bar, they still don’t get anywhere. At the same time, Daisy Jones performs a song at her friend Simone Jackson’s concert, where Teddy Price takes notice of her. Teddy Price is a very popular record producer in this world, and everyone wants to work with him, especially The Six. While Daisy rejects Teddy’s offer to work together, Billy runs into Teddy at a store and begs him to give The Six a listen. Teddy eventually agrees, and when he comes into the studio to check them out, he is blown away and immediately starts working with them. Things are going great for a bit, but then Camila gets pregnant, and Billy starts spiraling. He is not ready to be a dad, so he turns to alcohol, drugs, and sleeping with other people. All of this starts affecting his performances negatively, and when Camila is in labor, he refuses to go meet his daughter because he doesn’t want to meet her while he is in a terrible state. At the end of the episode, we see Teddy driving him to rehab, and the whole band takes a hiatus from performing.

At the beginning of episode 3, we see Billy coming home from rehab, and he reveals to Graham that he doesn’t want to be a part of the band anymore because he has to be with his family. As the rest of the band tries to find a replacement for Billy, Camila convinces Billy to not give up on the band, and he ends up rejoining the band and continues writing songs. Billy shows one of the songs to Teddy, but since it has been a while since they released any music, a lot of bands have the same sound as The Six now, and he isn’t sure if the label will like it. Teddy was correct – the label didn’t like it – and they kept saying that there is something missing from the song. Teddy plays the song for Daisy and asks what she would do to make it better, and Teddy realizes that the song needs Daisy on it to make it better.

The next scene is a pivotal moment for all book readers; this is the scene where Daisy and Billy meet for the first time to record the song, which is titled “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb).” I especially love this scene because the music grows in a crescendo when Daisy and Billy are about to meet, and it comes to a stop when they lock eyes for the very first time. However, they do not get along right away. Billy wants to do the song one way, and Daisy wants to do the song another way. Eventually, they agree to do the song Daisy’s way, and it works perfectly, but Billy is too stubborn to admit that her way is the better way. At the end of the episode, we see Billy telling Camila that this day was a nightmare, and then it cuts to Daisy telling Simone that this was one of the best days of her life.

Sam Claflin (Billy Dunne) and Riley Keough’s (Daisy Jones) chemistry is off the charts. While they are singing “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)” together as Billy and Daisy, you can feel the tension between them through your screen. They are so perfect for their characters, and it blows my mind that they couldn’t sing before this show because they are extremely talented. I loved these two episodes because all of this build up has been leading up to Daisy and Billy meeting, and you know that from now on, everything is going to change.

The first six episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six are now streaming on Prime Video, and the next two episodes will premiere on March 17th, followed by the last two episodes on March 24th!

Written by Emily Savona

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