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So to recap, You gave Sarah Lynn alcohol when she was a child. She then became an addict—then she was intoxicated, you had sex with her, and when she was sober, you gave her the heroin that killed her. Then, in an effort to cover for yourself, you waited to call the paramedics that might have saved her life. And you don’t think you have any power over women.

Biscuits Braxby to BoJack Horseman


Introduction

Xerox of a Xerox is the twelfth episode of Season 6 of the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman, and the 72nd episode overall. It premiered with the rest of Part 2 of Season 6 on January 31, 2020.

Synopsis

After the Sarah Lynn story breaks, BoJack gives an interview on live TV. Diane meets Guy's teenage son.

Plot

The episode starts out with a news segment where Tom Jumbo-Grumbo announces a segment about BoJack's involvement in Sarah Lynn's overdose. There is then a cut to Biscuits Braxby who talks about her exclusive interview with BoJack that is airing later that day.

The episode cuts to Paige turning off the TV in what appears to be her dressing room at her wedding with her bridesmaids, saying says she can't believe she had the scoop of her career, and then she got side-tracked by a second rate celebrity suck up. Her sister Patience tells her to relax saying that her story is clearly doing something if they are scrambling to do damage control this soon.

Paige then tells her "that these schmoozy charlatans will pour syrup on this stack of Shinola and try to tell you it's pancakes." Patience points out that Paige has enough dirt for another story, but Paige says once she gets married she'll give up her career as a journalist and resort to domestic life. Patience suggests she just get married and forget the BoJack and Sarah Lynn story. Paige agrees that she should just focus on her new marriage.

In Chicago, Guy tells Diane who is sitting at her laptop that they are really hyping up the BoJack interview. He then asks Diane if she'll watch it. Diane says she needs to be focused on her book and the mall-related mysteries aren't going to solve themselves. Also, that she has spent enough time focused on BoJack. Guy tells her that sounds like a very emotionally healthy woman.

Diane goes on to say they already know what BoJack will say in the story and goes on to list what she thinks he'll say in the interview. Guy then remarks Diane sounds real done with it as he shakes his head.

At VIM, Princess Carolyn and Judah are preparing BoJack for the interview and telling him what to say when Mr. Peanutbutter walks in and asks BoJack to mention Birthday Dad in his interview and to welcome him to the MBN Thursday night family. However, he specifies BoJack should bring it up only if the interview is going well. Just then, Todd walks in with Ruthie and asks BoJack if he is ready for his interview. Todd tells BoJack he has his work cut out because people hate him right now. BoJack says he's aware.

Todd asks Princess Carolyn for a night off for his date with Maude. Mr. Peanutbutter expresses excitement over Todd having a new girlfriend. BoJack asks if they can take this part of the conversation elsewhere. As he and Mr. Peanutbutter leave Princess Carolyn's office, Todd suggests he and Maude go on a double date with Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles. Mr. Peanutbutter replies he and Pickles have put their relationship on hiatus while she is on her work trip. Just then, Mr. Peanutbutter gets a text from Pickles saying they have broken up forever.

After everyone else is gone, BoJack asks Princess Carolyn where they are taping the segment. She tells BoJack she had the old Philbert set dug up so then they can have the intimacy and vulnerability of his home and they are making it look like it's night since they are pre-taping the segment in the afternoon. BoJack then shrugs and says that makes sense.

At the interview segment with Biscuits, she asks him about the story that came out about the last days of Sarah Lynn and his feelings about it. BoJack says he feels good not having to lie anymore. Biscuits goes on to ask if the allegations in the story are true. BoJack says they are. He tells Biscuits he and Sarah Lynn went on a drug bender together after he invited her. They spiraled together for a little over a month and then she overdosed.

Biscuits then says in his original statement to the police BoJack said he found Sarah Lynn at the planetarium after she called him and questions whether this was a lie. BoJack admits it was a lie. Biscuits continues on to question whether Sarah Lynn was BoJack's rock bottom and he responds that he doesn't believe in rock bottoms. BoJack says that he's had a lot of rock bottoms only to discover a rockier rock bottom underneath. BoJack then says he decided to stop waiting for something to change him and then he realized he had to make the change for himself which is why he went to rehab. He then tells Biscuits he's proud to be sober one year next month.

Biscuits asks if Sarah Lynn dying was part of his decision to go to rehab. BoJack replies that it was part of the reason. BoJack then goes on to say he has made a lot of mistakes. Biscuits then asks if he's willing to share some of the other mistakes. BoJack says he doesn't think that would be fair to the people involved all of whom he apologized to in private. Biscuits then asks if he thinks he'll stop making these mistakes and BoJack says he thinks he will. BoJack continues to say it's been a lot of work but when he looks back at the old BoJack and asks "Who is that?"

Biscuits then asks who was the old BoJack. BoJack then says he came from a broken home and he used to feel like his whole life was an acting job doing an impression of the people he saw on television which was just a projection of equally screwed up actors and writers. BoJack then says he felt like a Xerox of a Xerox of a person and now he just feels like himself.

Biscuits says it must have been difficult to see those same patterns repeat in Sarah Lynn. BoJack remarks that's why he thought her death was so scary and he didn't want to confront it because she reminded him of herself. Biscuits then asks about how he feels about Sarah Lynn's mother exploiting her daughter's death. BoJack responds it makes him sad and angry. Biscuits asks what he would say to her mother right now and BoJack says he would tell her how sorry he is.

As BoJack and Princess Carolyn walk out of the interview BoJack congratulates himself on how he did. Princess Carolyn hesitantly agrees it was good and BoJack asks if she thinks people are going to like it. Princess Carolyn says they'll find out in three hours when it airs.

In Chicago, Diane and Guy are having lunch at Parmadillo's and Guy notices Diane isn't listening to what he's saying and watching the news segment with BoJack and Biscuits. Guy then tells her if she wants to watch it's OK since BoJack is her friend and this is a really big deal for him. He goes on to say Diane doesn't really talk about herself or her past with him. Diane says she doesn't want to get dragged back into that other stuff. Diane then retorts she has been living in Chicago for six months and she still hasn't met Guy's son. Guy then tells her she can meet Sonny tomorrow.

The next day, BoJack gets a text from Princess Carolyn letting him know he nailed the interview. BoJack gets good publicity after this and he is invited to teach at Wesleyan again by the Dean.

At VIM, Princess Carolyn gets a call from Pinky Penguin who tells her the ratings are some of the best MBN has seen in years. He tells Princess Carolyn that BoJack should do a Part 2 of the interview to which Princess Carolyn says there is no Part 2 because the interview was called "The Last Days of Sarah Lynn." Pinky says BoJack should tell a few more colorful anecdotes before the Birthday Dad finale. Princess Carolyn says they got what they wanted out of this and shouldn't push it.

BoJack says he's starting a dialogue that could help people and if his openness and candor could help people he would be an awful person for not doing another interview.

At BoJack's second interview with Biscuits she starts by asking him about Sarah Lynn. She questions BoJack about him telling the police he wasn't with her when she died and that she had called him from the planetarium. BoJack admits he lied. Biscuits then asks if BoJack was afraid the police would check the phone records. Biscuits said his story checked out because there was a call from Sarah Lynn's phone seventeen minutes before he called 911. Biscuits ask if he was with her how does he explain the phone call. BoJack then admits he called himself from her phone because he panicked so it would look like she called him.

Biscuits asks what BoJack did after that and BoJack tells her he went out to the parking lot. Biscuits then says BoJack just waited outside for seventeen minutes. BoJack then questions why is she asking him about this.

There is then a cut to six hours earlier when Biscuits is in her office when Paige walks in. Paige tells Biscuits her disgusting display of soft-pedaling sycophancy sickens her. Biscuits says she got BoJack to talk about the worst moment of his life for huge ratings and the Biscuits brand is keeping things light. She says celebrities go on her show because she makes them look good and that's what keeps her relevant.

Paige then counters this by asking what good is her relevance if it's squandered away in public relations and with the advent of social media celebrities don't need Biscuits to make them look good. Biscuits questions this by saying what would she ask if she wanted to do a hard-hitting interview and Paige tells her she has a few ideas.

There is then a cut back to the interview. Biscuits asks BoJack why he keeps looking over at his manager. Biscuits asks if his relationship with Princess Carolyn ever got complicated with her while maintaining a sexual relationship. BoJack then tells Biscuits that Princess Carolyn is good at keeping her personal and professional lives separate.

Biscuits then asks BoJack if he has an established pattern of inappropriate relationships with women. She then brings up examples like Marcy Jerominek the former president of his fan club and Penny Carson. BoJack tells her he doesn't know what having power over women means and says he barely has power over himself. Biscuits then suggests he abuses his power over people repeatedly and grooms women.

BoJack says he is an addict and one of the things he had to do was accept his own powerlessness and he knows what he did was wrong. BoJack says he's not denying that. He tells Biscuits that she's trying to paint a picture of him being a bad guy and he isn't.

Biscuits then brings the conversation back to Sarah Lynn and asks if BoJack ever gave her alcohol. Biscuits then says the first time Sarah Lynn drank alcohol as a child was vodka. BoJack questions how she knows about that. Biscuits then mentions BoJack bringing vodka to the set of Horsin' Around. BoJack then questions whether Sharona told her that.

The scene then cuts to four hours earlier when Paige and Biscuits are talking to Doctor Champ at the bar. Doctor Champ bitterly says seeing BoJack in that interview like he's a victim disgusts him but if the world only knew what he knew it would be a different story. Paige then asks Doctor Champ if being a therapist he is not at liberty to discuss what his client told him in confidence. Doctor Champ clarifies that he's a therapy horse, not a therapist and therefore there is an important legal distinction and he can tell the reporters everything.

There is then a cut back to the interview and BoJack says there was no connection between Sarah Lynn and those other women and Sarah Lynn was like a daughter to him. He says he did not get Sarah Lynn drunk for the purpose of taking advantage of her because she was ten and they didn't have sex till she was thirty.

Biscuits then says she keeps thinking about those seventeen minutes and BoJack waiting in the parking lot after she died however, she wasn't actually dead yet she died in the hospital. Biscuits then asks BoJack if he wonders what would have happened if he didn't take those seventeen minutes and Sarah Lynn might still be alive.

Biscuits then recaps by saying BoJack gave Sarah Lynn alcohol when she was a child, then she became an addict. BoJack interjects by saying a lot of things happened in between. Biscuits then tells him she's the one talking right now not him. She tells BoJack he had sex with her when she was intoxicated, then when she was sober BoJack gave her the heroin that killed her. In an effort to cover himself he waited to call the paramedics that might have saved her life. Biscuits then pointedly says BoJack doesn't think he has any power over women.

After the interview, Princess Carolyn hesitantly says the interview didn't go great. BoJack says that the gross part is Biscuits didn't even care as the interview was leverage for ratings and her next paycheck. BoJack then says Biscuits was all over the place and people will see she was out to get him. Princess Carolyn says they will find out tonight. BoJack then says Biscuits kept talking about him hurting a lot of women but he has also hurt a lot of men.

Princess Carolyn then tells him he should have done the one interview and gone back to Connecticut. Princess Carolyn says she is going home to her daughter and BoJack should think about what he wants to do with the time he has before the interview aires and his whole world changes.

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Diane meets Sonny

At Parmadillos, Diane is finally introduced to Sonny by Guy. She tells him it's nice to finally meet him. Guy and Diane congratulate Sonny for making the Varsity lacrosse team. Guy then leaves to get cheese fries and while he's gone Sonny asks Diane what her deal is. He goes on to say his father has a thing for broken women and they leave after he nurses them back to health.

Diane then asks if his father thinks she's going to leave him. Sonny responds it doesn't matter because his parents are still in love and going to get back together. Diane says that his parents hate each other and they fight all the time. Sonny then bursts into tears and Diane detracts her statement about his parents hating each other. Guy arrives back with their food and says he was gone for two minutes.

Herboutline

Herb immortalizes BoJack with an outline on The Laugh Shack.

BoJack drives till he reaches The Laugh Shack. He walks up to a wall by the dumpster and sees an outline of his younger self drawn on the wall. He steps inside of the outline and the scene flashes back to a younger Herb and BoJack back in the 80s where Herb is tracing an outline of BoJack while he stands by the wall. BoJack states he is ready to never do stand up comedy again and he asks Herb if he'll put him in his TV show and Herb reassures him that the network loves him.

Herb just goes on to tell him the network needs him to do a screen test as a formality. BoJack questions why he has to do it and Heb asks if he thinks he's too good for it. BoJack says it's fine. Herb then tells BoJack to hold still so he can finish drawing the outline. He says BoJack may never get a star on the walk of fame or a wax statue but this way he'll be immortalized forever.

Back in present-day, BoJack walks up to a Wall of Fame where pictures of previous guests who performed at The Laugh Shack are showcased. BoJack walks up and finds his own picture. He is then approached by another male horse who tells him he hated Horsin' Around. He then tells BoJack his baby brother loved it and anytime he hears about the show it reminds him of his brother's laugh.

The other horse then asks him if he wants to go up on stage and perform a comedy routine and BoJack tells him he hasn't done any standup comedy in years. The horse goes on to say even if BoJack isn't very good now people will eat it up because he's a celebrity. BoJack declines the offer and the other horse walks off.

BoJack then notices his interview with Biscuits is airing on the TV at the bar he then sighs sadly as he walks off.

At Maude's house, Todd and Maude are on their date. Maude and Todd are sitting under a blanket with junk food on a table in Maude's living room. Maude tells Todd the plot to a TV show and Todd remarks it sounds exciting. Maude tells him it isn't. Maude's mother then calls out from outside of the living room that she heard a man's voice. Maude then tells her Todd's over. Her mother then questions if that's a burglar and Maude explains that Todd is her boyfriend and they are watching TV together. Maude's mother tells her not to watch any shows about burglars and to keep the door open.

Maude then asks if Todd wants to watch Part 2 of the BoJack interview. Todd says he doesn't know as BoJack was his best friend for a long time and not because they had anything in common. Todd goes on to say it was only because BoJack let him crash at his house.

Maude then asks if Todd ever gets tired of living at the mercy of other people who allow him to crash on their couches. Maude then suggests Todd get his own place as Princess Carolyn doesn't need a live-in nanny anymore. The two then decide they should move in together.

BoJack is seen doing a stand-up routine at The Laugh Shack which gets a positive reception.

At Princess Carolyn's apartment, she arrives home where Judah is taking care of Ruthie. He asks if she's all right as he hands her Ruthie.

The episode ends in Chicago, with Diane is sitting in her apartment trying to write on her notepad. She then decides to turn on the TV to BoJack's interview. Biscuits is questioning BoJack about hurting people not because he means to hurt people but because he just doesn't care. BoJack then admits that's him. Diane winces and smiles at this.

Cast

Actor Character
Will Arnett ... BoJack Horseman
Amy Sedaris ... Princess Carolyn
Alison Brie ... Diane Nguyen
Paul F. Tompkins ... Mr. Peanutbutter
Aaron Paul ... Todd Chavez
Diedrich Bader ... Judah Mannowdog
Paget Brewster ... Paige Sinclair
Daniele Gaither ... Biscuits Braxby / Barista
Echo Gillette ... Maude
Keith Olbermann ... Tom Jumbo-Grumbo
Patton Oswalt ... Pinky Penguin
Sam Richardson ... Doctor Champ
Phoebe Robinson ... Dean Squooshyface
Lakeith Stanfield ... Guy
Stanley Tucci ... Herb Kazzaz

Trivia

  • This episode reveals it's been six months since Diane moved to Chicago.
    • It’s also revealed the following month will be one year since BoJack got sober.
  • The official break-up between Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles Aplenty happens via text message in this episode.
  • One of the pictures shows "Olde English," which was series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg's old comedy troupe
  • The picture for BoJack's old comedy revue "Hot to Trot" features two other horse comediansE. Mane Boosler (Elayne Booslerand Mitch Horseberg (Mitch Hedberg).
  • This is the last appearance of Paige Sinclair and Doctor Champ, and the last speaking app of Biscuits Braxby, she has a non speaking cameo in the finale.
  • This is the first appearance of Sonny.

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