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Happy Animals 

Arabella takes a job working alongside Theo at a vegan delivery start-up. Terry takes covert measures to ensure Simon won't make an appearance at her birthday party.

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Michaela Coel, Michaela Coel (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Paapa Essiedu ... Kwame
Michaela Coel ... Arabella
Weruche Opia ... Terry
Aml Ameen ... Simon
Shiloh Coke ... Checkout Assistant
Adam James ... Julian
Natalie Walter ... Francine
Franc Ashman Franc Ashman ... Susy Henny
Harriet Webb ... Theodora
Will Rogers ... Dan (Happy Animals)
Antonia Clarke ... Emily (Happy Animals)
Victor Ade ... Samson
Noah Maxwell Clarke Noah Maxwell Clarke ... Jamal (as Noah Maxwell-Clarke)
Vivian Oparah ... Bisola (Party Guest)
Marilyn Nnadebe ... Chisara (Party Guest)
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Arabella takes a job working alongside Theo at a vegan delivery start-up. Terry takes covert measures to ensure Simon won't make an appearance at her birthday party.

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Happy Animals
25 October 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Michaela Coel broadesn her canvas but examines not only different types of rape and consent. This episode looks through the prism of exploitation via Terry's birthday party.

Arabella is short of cash. Her advance has run out, contractually she is bound to deliver her manuscript. Rape or no rape.

Theo gets Arabella a job at a Vegan start up. However it is only because the company want to use her as a social influencer.

Terry also shows her manipulative side. She has let Arabella down many times but wants to influence her life in manipulative ways. She insists that one of Arabella's ex boyfriend does not show up at the birthday party, even though it was Terry who wanted him to break up with Arabella.

The more striking chord made in this episode is by Samson. How climate change and environmentalism is used to exploit black people. Now there is no doubt that we all need to do more for the environment.

However there is a point of view. How the first world raped the environment and got wealthy only now to tell the third world, not to exploit it and remain poor. It's one way to stay ahead of the game I suppose.


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