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‘The Bold Type’ 3×09 “The Final Push” Recap

The results are in!

The Bold Type 3×09 “Final Push” aired June 4th, 2019

As a wizard with a goatee once said, we’re in the endgame now. The Bold Type’s third (and thankfully not final) chapter is about to come to a close, with only one episode left. Relationships are strained, poll results come in, and the stage is set for a hair raising finale. Here’s everything you missed on the Bold Type.

The Results are in…

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THE BOLD TYPE – “Final Push” – When Kat begins to doubt herself on the eve of her election, an unexpected person gives her the reassurance she needs. Jane and Jacqueline are confident about their workplace harassment investigation and decide to take action. Sutton coaches Carly through a difficult situation at school. This episode of “The Bold Type” airs June 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Philippe Bosse)
MEGHANN FAHY, AISHA DEE, KATIE STEVENS

The episode picks up directly where last week left off, with Kat and Adena on a walk in the park. Adena opens up to Kat on what happened between them in Paris, telling her — finally — she believes it was a mistake.

Kat is left confused between the lack of closure with Adena, and ponders if she should continue her blossoming relationship with Tia or reunite with Adena. Kat decides to put off the decision until after the election. But her nerves only grow worse when Jacqueline approaches her about replacements for Social Media Director at Scarlet, with the heartwrenching comment “it’s not easy replacing family Kat” that sent both our favorite politician and audiences everywhere to the fashion closet for a good cry.

Kat is terrified to leave Scarlet, and she doesn’t want to either, but she feels like she can’t talk to anyone about it because of the man hours they’ve put in supporting her. So…Kat goes to Adena and immediately opens up to her ex. Adena takes her to the back of the art gallery, and presents her with a canvas photo of…Kat. In Paris. Adena informs her that she was wrong: Kat does inspire her art, and her personally, daily. Adena then goes on, in a beautiful moment, to tell Kat she’s sure she’ll inspire so many others too. For a charged moment, it seems like something might happen, but the tea kettle screams.

The next time we see Kat, it’s at her election party as they eagerly await the election results. Kat still struggles to figure out her relationship with Tia and Adena, even as she (and a bouncy Oliver) await the election results to come in….

Only to discover that she loses the election. Honestly, I really expected her to win, so this came as a total surprise to me. For now, though, I think the real question that remains is who shall Kat chose? Adena or Tia?

Pamela Dolan, and Drunken Kisses

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THE BOLD TYPE – “Final Push” – When Kat begins to doubt herself on the eve of her election, an unexpected person gives her the reassurance she needs. Jane and Jacqueline are confident about their workplace harassment investigation and decide to take action. Sutton coaches Carly through a difficult situation at school. This episode of “The Bold Type” airs June 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Philippe Bosse)
KATIE STEVENS

Thankfully the two aren’t related. Poor Jane can’t catch a bloody break in this episode. First, she and Jacqueline make their move to confront Pamela Dolan, and she’s as stony as the reputation that’s been given to us all season would suggest. She calmly declines to comment on any of the claims of the models, and leaves with the air of a shark who’s found its next meal. Jacqueline is suspicious, believing she has something up her sleeve.

And so Pamela does: she throws out a tip to another magazine to cast an ill light on the models, so it seems like they’re doing it for publicity. And with the article due for September, Jacqueline and Jane are in a time crunch.

Desperate to get ahead of her, Jacqueline makes the decision to give the story to Patrick for the dot com, to ensure they’re able to do the right thing and expose Pamela for the horrible person she is.

Trouble is, as Jacqueline confirms to Jane, giving Patrick this scoop ups the chances of the higher ups deciding they should go all digital — and that Jacqueline may be forced out.

Meanwhile, Jane’s separation from Pinstripe is starting to take its toll. It’s obvious that she misses him, but things get strained when — doing an interview for a radio show — Pinstripe admits he loves the allure of single life in New York City. He assures her it didn’t mean anything, then later calls her late at night completely wasted and acting strangely, telling her how much he misses her.

While at Kat’s Election party, Jane and Sutton notice Pinstripe enter the building, and Jane gets excited thinking the reason he’s gone awol since their last conversation was because he wanted to surprise her. After awhile of Jane showing him off to her friends and colleagues, he pulls her to a stairwell and admits that he made a mistake the night he called her, and kissed somebody else. He tries to assure Jane nothing else happened, that he was just drunk, but Jane tells him not to follow her, and heads back upstairs to watch the election results. Someone give Tiny Jane a hug, god.

Picture Perfect Runway

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THE BOLD TYPE – “Final Push” – When Kat begins to doubt herself on the eve of her election, an unexpected person gives her the reassurance she needs. Jane and Jacqueline are confident about their workplace harassment investigation and decide to take action. Sutton coaches Carly through a difficult situation at school. This episode of “The Bold Type” airs June 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Philippe Bosse)
MEGHANN FAHY, SAMUEL PAGE

The clock is on for Sutton, as the fashion show her seminar is doing grows near. She works day and night on her dresses and designs, while also helping Oliver by fitting models for shoots.

But when Oliver asks her to keep an eye on his daughter, Carlie, things get a little bit complicated. Sutton doesn’t entirely buy the tale that she didn’t feel well, because she used to use that excuse to get out of school before. But things take a turn when Sutton finally asks Carlie the real reason she doesn’t want to go to school: it’s picture day, and in the age of picture perfect Instagram selfies, Carlie feels insecure about how she looks.

Sutton gives her a pep talk, and takes her to school to get her picture taken, but the conversation with Carlie sticks with her and gets the gears turning in her head about her fashion show: deciding she doesn’t want to use regular models, she asks Jane and Kat to be her models, and admits she wants to make clothes for real women, not just something that will look good on models. Whatever happens, I’m sure Sutton’s got what it takes to make it happen.

The Bold Type airs Tuesdays on Freeform

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Tegan Hall

I've had a lifelong adoration of fiction, stemming from family movie nights, piles of books to consume, and comic book store trips. In the intervening years, I've fallen deep into the well of fandom with no expectation or wish to leave it. I have a profound love for gothic and spooky tales, and that one movie franchise with the laser swords, dunno if you've heard of it.

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