Mimi’s Favorite Season 7 Episodes of MOM



Posted on May 19, 2020 | 04:00pm

Season 7 of Mom has certainly delivered on hilarious situations with new relationships flourishing, squabbles galore, and all the ridiculous mishaps we’ve come to love from the perfectly flawed women of the show.

One of those ladies—and oft the voice of reason among the group—is Marjorie, played by Mimi Kennedy. Mimi weighed in with her favorite, most bingeable episodes of this latest season, and even added some delightful commentary and background information on just why she thinks these are the Season 7 episodes you need to watch.

So whether you’ve been watching all along and just want to rewatch with one of your favorite stars of the show (in spirit), or you’re new to Mom and looking for reasons to jump in, here are Mimi Kennedy’s five favorite Mom Season 7 episodes, available to stream now!

“Pork Butt And A Mall Walker” (Season 7, Episode 7)

In this episode, Bonnie (Allison Janney) and Adam (William Fichtner) go on a double date with Jill (Jaime Pressly) and her boyfriend, Andy (Will Sasso). Also, Tammy (Kristen Johnston) recruits Christy (Anna Faris) to mediate a sensitive roommate situation with Marjorie.

Why Mimi Loves It

“I love that [Marjorie and Tammy’s] relationship is volatile. Of course, it would be. Marjorie generously offers safe haven for Tammy to transition after prison, but she also has a lot of unspoken ‘rules’ in her house with her beloved cats!

Tammy has an up-close view of whether Marjorie can practice what she preaches, as a sponsor, in terms of forgiveness and resilience. In this episode, once Tammy realizes how much Marjorie needs her in order to meet the mortgage after Victor’s expensive medical bills, she steps right up, drops her complaints, and re-organizes her priorities.

This happens so often in recovery. Volatile Tammy and ‘rock’ Marjorie often find themselves in traded places—this is a great way to keep testing our commitment to honesty & forgiveness!”

WATCH: Season 7, Episode 7 Of Mom, “Pork Butt and a Mall Walker”

“Higgledy-Piggledy And A Cat Show” (Season 7, Episode 10)

The holidays don’t always bring out warm and fuzzy feelings. Bonnie feels the truth of that when she is forced to relive painful Christmas memories when Christy recounts tales from her childhood to Bonnie’s sponsee, Patty (Kate Micucci). Marjorie is there for her as she faces the feelings.

Why Mimi Loves It

“I love that quiet scene in [Bonnie’s] bedroom, where Marjorie shares with Bonnie that remorse over the past can overwhelm you at any unplanned moment. (On an airplane flight, she says, ‘I made my seatmates very uncomfortable.’)

Allison and I didn’t talk a lot, shooting it. It’s as if we were inhabited by all the people who’d ever felt this grief. The dialogue written for us was perfect for this to happen: spare, to-the-point, unexpectedly funny.

The final scene where Christy finds Bonnie in the [nativity scene] manger was brilliant and made more so by the choice Allison made impulsively to crawl into Mary’s lap. The writers wrote to it, once they saw her do it: ‘Just hangin’ out with Mary. She was a good mother.’ Stunning.”

WATCH: Season 7, Episode 10 Of Mom, “Higgledy-Piggledy And A Cat Show”

“Silly Frills And A Depressed Garden Gnome” (Season 7, Episode 12)

In a huge moment for Marjorie, Christy and Bonnie support her as she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son. Also, Tammy sees another side of Jill while working as her employee.

Why Mimi Loves It

“[This milestone for Marjorie is] amazing. New life is the hope of the world, and here is Marjorie, realizing there is a baby in the world that has come to her son despite her own mistakes as a mother.

I’m a grandmother myself, and having a chance to witness and interact with the joy and hope (and difficulties—teething, fear, not being able to accomplish things you want to do) of a baby all over again is a gift that cannot be equaled.

When [Marjorie’s] son is proud of her—and calls her ‘Mom’—I know what it’s like to hear my children call me that term of endearment with pride and tenderness. It brought tears to my eyes in the scene, of course.”

WATCH: Season 7, Episode 12 Of Mom, “Silly Frills And A Depressed Garden Gnome”

“A Judgy Face And Your Grandma’s Drawers” (Season 7, Episode 18)

Marjorie’s relationship with her son levels up when he asks her to babysit her granddaughter alone. Of course, Marjorie is never truly alone, and when an emergency strikes her group of gal pals are there to tap in on babysitting duties, to hilarious results.

Why Mimi Loves It

“[My favorite part of this episode’s storyline is] that every single one of the group steps up to do their best babysitting. Jill’s sorrow over not having a child of her own is heartbreaking; Christy’s tissue-play, once she realizes it, makes the baby laugh and is hysterically funny physical schtick from Anna, whose gifts as a physical comedienne are a superpower she shares with Allison.

We learn that Wendy (Beth Hall), the nurse, can’t handle babies! (What’s that about?) And Allison’s endlessly inventive stuff in the locked-car scene—brilliant. We wove together a brilliant tapestry of physical comedy and heart on this one!”

WATCH: Season 7, Episode 18 Of Mom, “A Judgy Face And Your Grandma’s Drawers”

“Texas Pete And A Parking Lot Carnival” (Season 7, Episode 19)

Bonnie worries about her therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), when his life hits a serious rough patch. Also, Christy comes to Marjorie’s aid when she has trouble adjusting to a new job.

Why Mimi Loves It

“I sure do [relate to Marjorie’s new job struggles in this episode]. I went into the workforce as a typist. I trained at Katherine Gibbs Secretarial summer school—a relic of the midcentury, though I attended in the ’70s, when we still trained on typewriters, (since there were few workspaces on computers).

I had to have typing jobs while I studied acting and auditioned for non-paying plays. I was hired by one boss because he was impressed I went to Smith College and thought I would prove brilliant. Instead, I was terrible about phone messages and a million other things I hadn’t studied at typing school. I overheard him complain to someone that I was ‘the dumbest (expletive) human being on the face of the Earth.’

Or, [there was also when I served] as an ice-cream place waitress and I upended a chocolate sundae in a diner’s lap. Yup, I know workplace struggle!”

WATCH: Season 7, Episode 19 Of Mom, “Texas Pete And A Parking Lot Carnival”

Take Mimi’s advice and stream these five episodes of Mom Season 7—and every other Season 7 episode—on CBS All Access!

Leave a Reply