Fans of the comedy series Minx have recently expressed a great desire to understand more about what happened previously in the series, as has been the case in the past. As a result, we’ve dedicated this piece to a recap and explanation of the Minx Finale. In the ninth and tenth episodes of HBO Max’s comedy series ‘Minx,’ Joyce decides to pursue a solo career after leaving Minx and Bottom Dollar Publications. Following her appearance on ‘The Dick Cavett Show,’ Joyce returns to New York with her old colleague Maggie. She can’t get along with Maggie and her pals, and when she visits Los Angeles, she is faced with riots and lawsuits against her magazine. With dramatic revelations that change Minx and Joyce’s fortunes, the first season of the show comes to a close. Let us discuss that topic and share our thoughts!
Minx Episode 9 and Episode 10 Recap
In the ninth episode of the show, titled ‘A Scintillating Conversation About a Lethal Pesticide,’ Shelly and her husband Lenny strive and fail to improve their sex life. Joyce pays a visit to Betsy, a well-known publication, to see her friend Maggie, who works there as well. Maggie’s boss comes up to Joyce and asks her to write a piece about Minx in Betsy. Maggie invites Joyce and a couple of her coworkers to a dinner party she is throwing. They mock Joyce’s previous coworkers at Bottom Dollar to display their superiority complex. Joyce leaves the party after making up an explanation and goes to a tavern with a stranger who has upset her.
Doug shoots Billy Brunson at Bottom Dollar without regard for Minx’s aesthetic or goal. When individuals utilize photographs that aren’t related to Minx, Bambi becomes irritated. She quits Doug and Bottom Dollar when she realizes her voice isn’t being heard. Following an unsatisfactory encounter with Lenny, Shelly resolves to meet Bambi. They finally develop a romantic relationship. Wendy Mah is being considered to replace Joyce, and Doug has reached a preliminary deal with her. When Doug pushes Richie to shoot Brunson’s photos despite his protests, the photographer also departs Bottom Dollar.
In the tenth episode of the show, titled ‘You Happened to Me,’ Willy’s wife injures his penis in retaliation for his domestic abuse. Joyce confronts Doug about using Brunson’s photographs in the next edition of Minx when she arrives in Los Angeles. Willy sues Doug and Joyce, claiming that an article in Minx incited his wife to harm him. He urges the men in his life to speak out against Minx and Bottom Dollar for creating products that undermine “their gender’s power” and disseminate “rebellious and unattractive concepts of feminism.” Willy teams up with San Fernando Valley Councilwoman Bridget Westbury, who reveals that she is working to ban pornography in the area.
Minx Ending: Do Minx and Bottom Dollar Publications Shut Down?
When Willy’s wife Wanda protests against his masculine authority over her, she discovers that Joyce’s Minx isn’t just an inconsequential scholarly publication. He becomes concerned when he realizes that women are reading the magazine in order to learn about their rights and value in order to react against overbearing men. A society in which women rise up to stand up to males terrifies him as a misogynist. As a result, he declares that men must overthrow Minx’s power. Willy’s efforts to get men to protest Minx and Bottom Dollar succeed and Doug is forced to close down his office building for the time being.
Despite the fact that Minx and Bottom Dollar have not yet been shut down, Doug is experiencing severe difficulties continuing the operations of his empire. Suits are filed against him and his company one after the other. Doug is drowning since he is unable to settle them outside of court because of his financial predicament. Doug’s condition is also expected to worsen as a result of Westbury’s efforts to ban pornography in the Valley, as well as her silence in the face of violent protestors destroying his property. Because his lawyer chose not to use Westbury’s secret to blackmail her, he doesn’t have any clear direction to relaunch his publishing firm.
Doug and Joyce, on the other hand, are unlikely to see Minx or Bottom Dollar Publications go away anytime soon. Doug, as always, will come up with innovative methods to save his company and advance his objectives. Even if he has to adjust the content he gives, Doug is obligated to create enhancements that appeal and align with reading trends. He might be able to discover an illegal way to deal with Westbury’s opposition, even if it means revealing her hitherto unknown secret.
Why Does Doug Give Away Minx to Joyce?
While protestors begin demolishing Bottom Dollar’s office, Doug, Tina, Joyce, Bambi, and Richie seek refuge in a secret location. To divert themselves from the carnage in front of them, Bambi and Joyce start reading reader letters, and they are surprised to realize that their readers admire them. According to the letters, Minx has inspired women to stand up to their violent husbands and dominant men in their lives. Joyce even finds out that a baby has been named after her in recognition of her efforts to release Minx. As Doug listens to Joyce and Bambi read these notes, he realizes that Joyce has touched the hearts of his readers through Minx.
Minx has been nothing more than a product for Doug to sell since the beginning. Apart from the excellent sales figures it generates, he has no emotional tie to Minx. When Joyce abandons Minx and Bottom Dollar, he searches for someone to take her place and sell the magazine. After hearing the letters, Doug realizes that Minx is Joyce’s child and that no one can put as much love and care into it as she has. According to his readers’ messages, Joyce’s hard work and sacrifice are the cornerstones of Minx’s success.
Doug realizes she is the only one who can operate Minx when Joyce announces categorically that she would not be returning to Bottom Dollar Publications. A guaranteed salary may help him choose Wendy as editor-in-chief, but it won’t be enough to compensate for Joyce’s unrivaled desire to connect with every reader through her work. As a result, Doug hands over Minx to Joyce, realizing that continuing on the magazine without the one who gave it birth is meaningless. Because Minx has touched people’s hearts through Joyce, Doug respects her enough to move away from her dream project.
Why Doesn’t Joyce Return to Bottom Dollar Publications? Will Doug and Joyce Work Together Again?
Joyce flatly refuses Doug’s offer to return to Bottom Dollar Publications without hesitation. Throughout her life, Joyce has worked for and volunteered for a number of men. Almost all of them have taken advantage of her brains and ideas in order to gain dominance over her. Males have displayed their power over Joyce on several times, whether it was her prior employment at New York Magazine or Doug at Bottom Dollar. She realizes that returning to Bottom Dollar will only give Doug more power over her. As a result, she makes the decision not to work for Doug and his organization again.
Joyce refuses to be dominated anymore. She’s gained enough respect from her readers to be able to develop her own voice and expression without relying on a man to tell her what to do. Joyce does not want her opinion to be rejected or ignored because it goes against her employer’s business plan. Joyce can’t tolerate having another authoritarian figure, even if it’s a woman, limit her vision and creativity. Now that Doug has left her, Minx can finally be independent as a woman and a publisher. This does not, however, rule out the prospect of her seeing Doug again in the future.
Joyce admires Doug’s efforts in supporting Joyce in arealizing her dream. While working for Minx on her own, she may need Doug’s assistance with non-creative or non-editorial tasks like printing, shipments, and sales. In the future, she might contemplate working on Minx within Bottom Dollar with complete editorial authority. If Doug agrees to publish Minx without interfering with Joyce’s creative process, a reunion is possible.