GLOW season 2 stars confirm theory about Bash
Glow season 2: Is Bash gay
Chris Lowell as Sebastian "Bash" Howard on Netflix's "Glow." Erica Parise/Netflix
Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two of Netflix's
On the second season of we follow Sebastian "Bash" Howard on an unexpected journey of self-discovery linked to his sexuality. Though the show (and cast and creators) never explicitly state it, many of his scenes imply Bash may be realizing he's attracted to men.
"I think with all of our characters there are a lot of layers to explore," co-creator Carly Mensch said during a Television Critics Association (TCA) panel attended by INSIDER in Beverly Hills this summer. "We had a plan with Bash and with Chris [Lowell] from season one and we knew we wanted to tell this story."
Over the course of season two, Bash discovers that his longtime best friend and butler Florian is gay. This leads Bash to some emotional introspection that comes to a head when he hears the news that Florian has died from complications related to HIV/AIDS. Bash winds up proposing to Rhonda and they have an on-the-spot marriage ceremony.
Bash at the gay bar where Florian hung out. Erica Parise/Netflix
"Bash doesn't know how to feel about all of it," actor Chris Lowell told TVLine. "He feels terrified and ashamed and scared and panicky, and I think that's what leads him to jump into this last-minute marriage to Rhonda."
Mensch and co-creator Liz Flahive were asked at the TCA event what this means for Bash's sexuality moving forward.
"We knew we wanted to go at the pace of that character and wanted to be emotionally honest and it's not something we wanted to do in a way that was rushed," Mensch said. "This is a character who is grappling with a lot and it's going to be a bumpy road. So we get to tell that story with Chris [Lowell] behind it, who is amazing."
As for the coming third season, we'll have to wait and see how Bash's marriage to Rhonda plays out, and whether Bash ever admits that he might be gay or bisexual.
"I feel like Rhonda is such a go with the flow, live in the moment kind of person, it be will be interesting to see what happens when she finds out about Bash's sexuality," Kate Nash, the actress behind Rhonda, told DigitalSpy.
"Glow" has been renewed by Netflix for a third season, which will likely take the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling to Las Vegas as the season two finale promised. The second season is streaming now on Netflix.
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