Saturday, June 6, 2015
Aquarius, Episode 7: Spoiler Alerts
But again, what's more interesting is not the Manson angle at all. In the process of trying to locate a prostitute that Manson may have murdered, Hodiak reconnects with an old acquaintance of his--a former sex worker and currently a nurse. "You took part-time nursing school", he says with astonishment. His new friend's achievements and respectable profession, however, doesn't mean she's treated with dignity; when Karn's wife comes knocking on the door, she quickly slips back into her uniform, saying, "I'll give her a minute to leave and then head out through the service door."
If the show is trying to say something about social approaches to prostitution--and I don't think it is--the message I take away from this is that the amount of sexual hypocrisy and respectability games has not been reduced.