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Maggie season 1, episode 8 recap – “Your past will inform your present”

July 7, 2022

This recap of Hulu’s Maggie season 1, episode 8, “Your Past Will Inform Your Present,” contains spoilers.

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Maggie agrees to be the entertainer as a psychic at Ben’s High School prom. I don’t know about you, but my dance never had carnival games, but what do I know? The original entertainment Ben paid for, who can write on rice, has carpal tunnel syndrome, so he has to fill the slot. He also invites Louise to help watch the students. She doesn’t seem like the most reliable extra set of eyes, but she needs her scenes in the episode, so here we go. Our favorite psychic sets a table and performs her magic. She unfortunately has to drop a student that he won’t have sex that night. She adds that she won’t either, so he shouldn’t feel bad. This gives the kid an idea and he fires his shot, which Maggie easily deflects.

The episode has flashbacks to when Maggie and Louise went to their prom. Maggie would try to get people to like her by telling them who would be prom king and queen and which parties would be interrupted by the police. All of this backfires on you to varying degrees. We also see where Angel was back in the day. Maggie’s psychic mentor is her guidance counselor. Angel used his psychic skills to help guide his students to their place in life. Angel later comforts Maggie because Louise has left prom and is studying in the bathroom.

Angel tells her he sees her dancing with a great guy at a dance, but not this one. Angel’s final flashback is the school principal trying to force Angel to make a potential student choose Princeton and not an art school. He refuses and tells the principal that he is psychic. He then resigns after telling his boss that he will have four beautiful grandchildren and will be arrested for driving under the influence.

The end

Back in the present day, this kid who took his picture wearing jorts asks Maggie to dance, and she does. I mean, she hit a low point in her life, so don’t blame her. While dancing, Ben steps in and Angel’s vision is now complete. They had a dance, a beautiful one, and spent some time together. Until he’s interrupted by the kids who announce they’ve found Mr. Morales’ prom photo on something called MySpace. (Kids, everyone had a friend named Tom on MySpace). Maggie sees that the photo is of Ben and Jessie. She leaves, looking hurt and unhappy.

Later, Maggie and Louise meet where they end their first prom – Red Robin. This is where they also made a pack to never lie about cheese because there is nothing more sacred than cheese fries. The show ends with Ben showing up at Maggie’s doorstep. He wanted to make sure she was okay since she left without saying goodbye. She assures Ben that she is fine. However, before leaving, he hands her the bodice she never received in high school.

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