"I have a horrible feeling I am a greedy, perverted, selfish, apathetic, cynical, depraved, morally bankrupt woman who can't even call herself a feminist."
Fleabag discusses her flaws, "Fleabag"
Fleabag is a British comedy drama series created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge which ran for two seasons from 21 July 2016 to 8 April 2019. The show revolves around a woman, nicknamed Fleabag, living in London who has a habit of dating arseholes, hates her stepmother, runs a failing business, and uses black humour as a coping mechanism to help her deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event. Fleabag received widespread critical acclaim and has been called "clever and viciously funny" and "a near-perfect work of art" by critics.
"The only person I'd run through an airport for is you"
Claire tells Fleabag how much she means to her, "Fleabag"
It was such a sweet moment of vulnerability for Claire and showed how far the relationship between the two sisters had grown and matured from resentment to acceptance.
"This is a sad day. A sad, sad day...I'll get the champagne."
Godmother goes out of her way to be cruel, "Fleabag"
Fleabag tries to be polite to her godmother, but struggles with feelings of resentment towards her for stepping in and trying to replace her mother so quickly after her death. I found myself really rooting for Fleabag to not let her godmother crush her spirit.
"They keep asking me, "What do you want from this workshop? "What do you want?" I'm not telling them what I want... I want to move back home... I want to hug my wife... Protect my children, protect my daughter. I want to move on. I want to apologise... To everyone... Want to go to the theatre... I want to take clean cups out of the dishwasher and put them in the cupboard at home...and the next morning, I want to watch my wife drink from them. And I want to make her feel good. I want to make her orgasm again... And again."
The bank manager talks about wanting to reconnect with his wife, "Fleabag"
"Why would you believe in something awful, when you could believe in something wonderful?"
The Priest talks about religion to Fleabag, "Fleabag"
He also has a fear of foxes which is the cutest thing ever and playfully teases Fleabag about being an atheist and dares her to read the Bible. After Fleabag does read the Bible and comes back to him with questions about it, the two of them engage in a debate about religion.
"I'm not being churchy, I'm trying to get to know you."
The Priest tries to get Fleabag better, "Fleabag"
Fleabag does not understand why the Priest would ever give up sex and intimacy, two things that she craves. The Priest tries to explain that he is capable of love and wants to give it to people, but as a Father, not as a lover. Fleabag's attraction to the Priest is not just physical, it is emotional as well. She is desperately craving unconditional love and someone who will support and guide her through life. The Priest senses her pain and encourages Fleabag to enter a confessional box and tell him her sins. In a rare emotional moment for Fleabag, she breaks down entirely and tearfully opens up to him about her life, her relationship with her family, and her fears and anxieties. The Priest doesn't judge or shame her for what she tells him. Her truthfulness raises the sexual tension between them and makes him love her more. This throws the Priest into a crisis, who feels a strong attraction to Fleabag, but worries that if he gives in to temptation and becomes her lover his life as a priest would be ruined.