The all-new — and even gayer — fourth season of FX’s Emmy-nominated comedy series What We Do in the Shadows kicked off last night with two new episodes.
The show has been queer since its beginnings, with the couple Nadja and Lazlo both being openly pansexual. But this season is highlighting its characters’ queerness in new and delightful ways.
First, we got a reminder of Lazlo’s pansexuality. When Nadja surprises Lazlo by returning early from England, Lazlo is quick to want to have sex with his wife. While the two of them are busy getting it on, Lazlo invites Nandor to join in. “There’s room at the back,” he smiles.
But it was the second episode of the season that really kicked the queerness into high gear. In “The Lamp,” Nandor is searching for a new wife when he finds a Djinn lamp in his treasure room. After rubbing it, he wishes for the Djinn to bring back his 37 wives to life so he can marry one of them.
When he’s trying to remember which of his wives he loved the most, the Djinn asks, “so, what was her name?”
“It might have been a he, they weren’t all women,” Nandor replies.
“You could do that back then?” a very excited Guillermo asks.
“Of course. Some of my wives were girl wives, some of them were guy wives, it’s not that different.”
Throughout the rest of the episode, we see Nandor hanging out with all of his wives, trying to figure out which one he was most in love with. This involves wrestling with a strapping, shirtless man.
Those of us who ship Nandor with his familiar-turned-bodyguard Guillermo were wondering how Guillermo felt about his master getting married to someone else, and thank the dark lords, because WWDITS didn’t disappoint us.
In one scene, we see Guillermo hurriedly talking on the phone. “Is this a bad time?” the British male voice on the other end says.
“I really can’t talk right now, okay,” Guillermo responds. “I’ll call you back later.”
“Whenever you can, I really miss you,” the mystery voice says.
Then Guillermo addresses the camera crew. “I know what everyone’s thinking: I'm gonna be super jealous of whoever Nandor's wife ends up being, but I'm really not,” he says. “I just want him to be happy. And I’m in a very good place right now, as far as that's concerned, because...that’s all I will say about that.”
So Guillermo has a boyfriend??? And a British one??? He must’ve met this mystery man (or mystery vampire???) while he was in England with Nadja!!
There have only been two episodes of WWDITS this season so far, and already, everyone is having queer things to do! This is the gay agenda!
New episodes of What We Do in the Shadows premiere every Tuesday night at 10pm on FX.