Russian Doll Recap: Tripping Over The Past

As season two of Russian Doll reaches its halfway point, it turns its attention back to Alan, who has been mostly absent since his appearance in the premiere.

Nadia saw him on another 6 train in episode two, “Coney Island Baby,” but “Station to Station” catches us up with his time-traveling exploits, which are initially much less mission-oriented than Nadia’s

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We first see Alan soaking in a tub, grinning. He looks positively giddy

“Brain Drain” 

In the previous episode, Vera noticed that Nora was acting differently, and that’s because Nora was Nadia at the time. But as we head toward the season’s halfway mark, it’s Nadia who’s changing.

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“Brain Drain” is the most harrowing episode yet — tinged with paranoia, its humor giving way to body horror. The first time I watched Nadia scramble across a New York Public Library, I laughed, because who does that?

“Brain Drain” 

In the previous episode, Vera noticed that Nora was acting differently, and that’s because Nora was Nadia at the time. But as we head toward the season’s halfway mark, it’s Nadia who’s changing.

Nadia saw him on another 6 train in episode two, “Coney Island Baby,” but “Station to Station” catches us up with his time-traveling exploits, which are initially much less mission-oriented than Nadia’s