Speaking of a rewatch, you might need reminding that the first series was pretty bumpy. It took around six or seven episodes to find its feet, but once it did it never looked back.
The first real moment of depth in the show came in episode 11 of the first season, Downer Ending. Episode 11 quickly became BoJack’s big hitter, akin to early Game Of Thrones’ episode 9, and it’s not the only time an eleventh episode moment will feature here.
Downer Ending, as they first, certainly leaves room to grow, but is still pretty powerful in its own right. It comes after Diane has written her tell all on BoJack, re-establishing him as a major celebrity but opening him up to ridicule at the same time.
He lets himself be vulnerable for the first time, begging her to tell him he’s ‘a good person’. It’s a desperate request, a wounded BoJack in need of validation. Considering how far he falls, it’s not much in retrospect, but at the time it feels pretty close to his rock bottom.
The episode closes out with Diane’s silence in reply.