Season 2 of The Undergo on Hulu included some Emmy-worthy performances from its central solid, particularly Jeremy Allen White as Carmy, but essentially the most talked-about facet of the season became once the plethora of spectacular visitor stars. Whether or no longer they had been exhibiting up and stealing the total present in a single scene admire Oscar-winner Olivia Colman or going viral on Thirst Twitter admire newly-minted Wonder megastar Will Poulter, the unique solid of supporting characters helped to construct out the enviornment of The Undergo and make it feel the total extra staunch.
That is by no manner extra obvious than within the pivotal mid-season episode “Fishes,” which takes viewers encourage in time 5 years to an extremely anxious Christmas dinner with the Berzatto family, where years’ value of resentments and complex relationship dynamics unfold—and implode—in come-staunch time.
Whereas Jamie Lee Curtis gets about a of that episode’s meatier visitor megastar cloth as the unpredictable family matriarch Donna, the ensemble—which also contains Sarah Paulson and stand-up humorous John Mulaney—all hold predominant parts to play.
Enter Uncle Lee.
We learn virtually directly that Lee is never any longer a blood-relative, but that “uncle” is an honorary title bestowed on him by Carmy’s parent at some undisclosed 2d within the previous. Lee’s most indispensable 2d within the episode is accessible in conflict with Carmy’s slack brother Michael, performed once extra within the flashback by Jon Bernthal. Powerful of these two actors’ hide-time in “Fishes” is shared, as the tensions between the two men builds up over dinner, ending in a onerous-to-look confrontation.
Whereas noteworthy of Uncle Lee’s history with the Berzattos is left in mystery, inclined to be explored in future seasons, his presence within the episode helps to have in some predominant gaps within the legend. These KBL tomato cans filled with money, to illustrate? The L in those initials stands for Lane, as in Uncle Lee Lane, who put up a third of the $30,000 in cash which Carmy is now utilizing to fund the unique restaurant. It stands to motive he’ll return at some present both reclaim his share of the cash, or to request of a stake within the industrial.
Uncle Lee is performed by Bob Odenkirk.
In an episode filled with acquainted faces, you may maybe presumably maybe virtually unquestionably hold known Bob Odenkirk. He has been a comedy mainstay for years with roles in cult shows admire Arrested Pattern, but higher identified this impart day as a dramatic actor with spectacular vary thanks to his efficiency as unscrupulous lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Infamous, which earned him his very hold spinoff, the seriously acclaimed Higher Name Saul.
Philip Ellis is a freelance creator and journalist from the UK covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ components. His work has looked in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.