Chris Geere

OF ‘YOU’RE THE WORST’ ON FXX

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Ontv - BY JAY BOB­BIN

Does the fifth and fi­nal sea­son of “You’re the Worst” feel like a nat­u­ral con­tin­u­a­tion of what the show al­ready has es­tab­lished for Jimmy and Gretchen’s re­la­tion­ship?

It seems like an amal­ga­ma­tion of ev­ery­thing they’ve learned over the four sea­sons be­fore. I think this has been the most ex­cit­ing one for me be­cause it an­swers an aw­ful lot of ques­tions. Plus, you see their per­sonal de­vel­op­ment – or lack thereof – all the time. It’s been a very wist­ful sea­son, re­ally, be­cause we had our idea of how we wanted it to end and I think the fans did as well. And now that we know, let me just say we all cried when we found out.

In gen­eral terms, are you sat­is­fied with how the show leaves Jimmy?

I al­ways open the script and go, “Come on, this is it. This is the time when he fi­nally re­al­izes he’s got to grow up in or­der to progress.” Ev­ery sin­gle time, even when we’re do­ing the big re­hearsal we do be­fore we ac­tu­ally shoot, I’m just go­ing in my head, “How can he muck up again?” But that’s who he is.

He has made ad­just­ments, and I en­joy play­ing those ad­just­ments. He’s very dif­fer­ent. We’ve done a scene where we mir­ror a scene from the pi­lot. He’s re­ally grown ... not as much as you’d want him to, but he re­ally has, and those slight nu­ances have been re­ally in­ter­est­ing to play.

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