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Where Is Beatrice in Russian Doll Season 2? Did Dascha Polanco Leave the Show?

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In the first season of ‘Russian Doll,’ Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) initially doesn’t know that there is another person caught in the circle of mirrors like her. That person is Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett). Alan is the very anti-thesis of Nadia. If the latter is brash, self-assured, and outspoken, Alan is reserved, reclusive, and insecure. The dichotomy between them manifests in how they deal with their uncommon circumstances.

Alan is caught in the time loop on the worst day of his life. He and his girlfriend Beatrice (Dascha Polanco) were supposed to leave for a holiday, and he was planning to propose, but she broke up with him. And now, he has repeated that and what followed after countless times. During one such loop, he learns that Beatrice has been cheating on him with Mike Kershaw. If you are wondering whether Beatrice is part of the second season of ‘Russian Doll,’ this is what you need to know. SPOILERS AHEAD.

Where Is Beatrice in Russian Doll Season 2?

Beatrice neither appears nor is spoken of in the second season of ‘Russian Doll.’ Although she cheats on Alan, she genuinely cares for him. She has been with him since they were in high school. She is initially afraid that he might harm himself if she breaks up with him and waits for the right time. However, she eventually realizes that there will never be a right time to tell him how she feels and just does it. Later in the series, after meeting Nadia and going through several more loops in which he stops following his rigid routine, Alan evolves as a person. He still has his struggles, but he doesn’t let them place constraints on his life.

In Beatrice’s final scene, Mike arrives at her apartment with his son. And for a moment, at least to Mike, they appear to be a family. This is not true, of course. According to Mike, he is “the hole where a choice should be.” But perception is important. And seeing them like that finally convinces Alan to walk away. As she doesn’t appear in season 2, it’s safe to assume that Beatrice has moved on with her life. Her affair with Mike was never meant to be something permanent, and they both knew that. She chose him for the sole reason that he wasn’t Alan. When the affair ran its course, they probably went their separate ways.

Did Dascha Polanco Leave the Show?

Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Polanco relocated to the US when she was a child and grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Miami. She made her acting debut in a 2011 episode of the crime drama series ‘Unforgettable.’ Since then, she has appeared in projects like ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and ‘In the Heights.’ She appears in four episodes of the first season of ‘Russian Doll.’ Although she is not part of the cast of season 2 of the show, that doesn’t mean that she is gone forever. If the plot demands and series creators want, Polanco might return in the future seasons of the series. Polanco is set to star in several upcoming projects, including the TV series ‘Dangerous Moms’ and TV film ‘Blood Relative.’

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Atlanta Season 3 Finale Recap and Ending, Explained

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‘Atlanta‘ season 3 concludes with a trippy look into the emotional turmoil of Vanessa “Van” Keefer as she attempts to make a fresh start in life. The season finale, titled ‘Tarrare,’ sees Van running into an old friend, Candice, on the streets of Paris. While Van gives Candice and her friends a peek into her new life, Candice quickly realizes that something is wrong with Van.

After an eerie dinner, Van finally confronts her feelings leading to some major changes moving forward. Therefore, viewers must be curious to learn more about the conclusion of the third season and its implications for Van’s future. In that case, here is everything you need to know about the ending of ‘Atlanta’ season 3 episode 10! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Atlanta Season 3 Finale Recap

The season 3 finale, titled ‘Tarrare,’ opens with Candice and her friends, Xosha and Shanice, having lunch in a Paris restaurant. While the friends discuss a recent exotic experience Candice had, they talk about doing something fun for the day. While having lunch, Candice recognizes a woman at a nearby shop. She greets the woman who turns out to be her friend from Atlanta, Vanessa “Van” Keefer. However, Van fails to recognize Candice at first and speaks in a fake French accent. However, the two friends reunite, and Candice introduces Van to Xosha and Shanice.

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After a quick chat, Van invites the three women to her home. At Van’s apartment, Candice learns that Van has done some minor modeling work and dated Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård. Soon, Van remembers that she has to run some errands and offers to take Candice and her friends with her on a trip across Paris. The ladies first arrive at Skarsgård’s hotel, where Van places drugs in his bedroom and informs the hotel reception that Skarsgård is overdosing. Candice tries to stop Van, but the latter insists it’s merely a prank.

In a shady neighborhood, Van is cornered by a group of goons who refer to her as “Tarrare.” As the men threaten Van, she and her friends narrowly manage to escape. Van then takes the ladies to a museum, where she threatens curator Emilio and demands a package. Emilio insists that the package is not meant for her, but he can arrange more. An enraged Van beats Emilio with a hardened baguette. She then claims the package before leaving the museum. Van takes the ladies to an exclusive restaurant where she works with her boyfriend, Marcel. Realizing that Van is acting extremely out of character, Candice decides to confront her friend.

Atlanta Season 3 Finale Ending: Will Van Return to Atlanta?

Towards the end of the episode, Candice discusses Van’s behavior with Xosha and Shanice. However, the two women do not agree with Candice’s decision to confront her friend. Instead, they join the exclusive dinner party. Meanwhile, Van works on preparing the meals in the kitchen. Candice confronts Van about her drastic personality change and arrogant behavior. However, Van counters that Candice is merely jealous because she is no more the cooler friend among the two.

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Moreover, Van insists that she has a plan and is happy with her new life in Paris. She is in love with Marcel, and the two are planning to get married. However, when Candice questions Van about her daughter, Lottie, Van has an emotional breakdown. After Van calms down, Candice hugs her, and the two discuss Van’s feelings. Van explains that she is struggling to find her place in the world and lacks a sense of self-assurance in her life. She claims that she is unaware of who she is as a person and feels a need to discover her true self. These feelings drove her to Europe. One night after watching ‘Amélie,’ Van moved to Paris and re-designed her life. However, things did not pan out as she expected.

In the end, Van remarks that she must go home. Van’s Europe trip is a key plot of the show’s third season, and the finale depicts the culmination of her emotional turmoil. Van has struggled to figure out who she is outside her motherhood and on/off relationship with Earn. Therefore, while Van’s decision to move to Paris appears drastic, it is an understandable choice. However, it brings Van to the realization that she cannot escape her responsibilities as a mother to Lottie. The same is evident after Van breaks down when Candice questions where Lottie will fit into Van’s new life. Ultimately, Van decides to return to her life in Atlanta, but her journey of self-discovery is far from over.

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Who Is Candice In Atlanta Season 3? How Does She Know Van?

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‘Atlanta‘ season 3 takes Earn, Alfred, Darius, and Van to Europe, where they have several unique cultural exchanges and personal experiences. The narrative occasionally shifts focus from the gang to standalone stories of socio-cultural importance. Therefore, there is little scope for supporting characters from the previous season to return to our screens. However, the third season finale brings back one familiar face as it expands on Van’s character arc.

Van runs into her friend, Candice, setting up a series of surprising incidents that depict Van’s drastic personality change. However, Candice is the only one to notice these changes. Given Candice’s importance to the narrative, viewers must be curious to learn more about the character and her relationship with Van. In that case, we’ve got you covered! Here is everything you need to know about Candice in ‘Atlanta’ season 3! SPOILERS AHEAD!

Who Is Candice?

Candice is a friend of Vanessa “Van” Keefer (Zazie Beetz), who is visiting Paris with her friends Xosha and Shanice. She appears in the season 3 finale of ‘Atlanta,’ titled ‘Tarrare.’ In the episode, while having lunch with her friends, Candice recognizes a woman at a nearby shop as Van. While Van struggles to recognize her friend at first, she soon realizes that it is Candice. However, viewers will remember this is not Candice’s first appearance on the show.

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The character first appears in the seventh episode of the show’s second season, titled ‘Champagne Papi.’ In the series, actress Adriyan Rae essays the role of Candice. The actress is known for her performances as Elida in the sci-fi series ‘Vagrant Queen’ and Gianna Mackey in the drama series ‘Chicago Fire.’ The season 3 finale marks Rae’s second appearance on ‘Atlanta,’ making her the only recurring cast member from previous seasons to appear in the third season.

How Does Candice Know Van?

Candice is a friend of Van, and they have known each other since their time in Atlanta. However, not much is known about how Candice and Van met each other. In the second season, it is established that Van and Candice have known each other for a while and are close friends. Candice works as an influencer and is usually very self-absorbed. In the seventh episode of season 2, Candice and Van attend a party hosted by Drake. Candice is aware of Van’s struggles with self-identity and her love for her daughter, Lottie.

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In the third season finale, Van has moved to Paris and starts a new life by drastically changing her personality. She and Candice reunite after a long time, and Van’s new personality is quite a shocker for Candice. However, in the end, Candice decides to confront her friend about her reckless behavior. Eventually, Van snaps out of her illusion and opens up about her emotional issues. After some consolation from Candice, Van decides to return to Atlanta. Thus, by bringing Candice back into the narrative, the series crafts a unique look into Van’s emotional distress and journey of self-discovery. Moreover, the episode also provides Candice with some character growth as she sheds her self-absorbed personality and helps Van return to her senses.

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