Better Things' Celia Imrie Takes Us Inside Phil's Big Episode
FX’s bittersweet comedy Better Things usually focuses on Pamela Adlon’s single mom Sam and her three daughters — but this week, Sam’s quirky British mom Phil stepped in the spotlight.
Thursday’s episode — appropriately entitled “Phil” — showed us Phil’s life apart from her daughter, playing cards with her friends and volunteering as a museum tour guide. But it also showed us the melancholy aspects of Phil’s life, as she got caught trying to lift an Egyptian ring from the museum’s collection and then intentionally stepped into a hole in the parking lot, taking a nasty spill and ending up in the hospital. (Sam considered putting her in a retirement home, but ultimately decided to ride it out with her mom living next door.)