Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes Outside

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes Outside
Photo of comedian and actress Ellie Kemper during her senior year at Princeton University in 2002.

Netflix released the full first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” last Friday, March 6, 2015. In Season 1 Episode 1 “Kimmy Goes Outside,” viewers are introduced to the titular character as she sets a new life in New York. Read on for the recap.

The police finally breaks into a bunker somewhere in a farmland in Indiana. Four women emerged, their lives suddenly turned upside down. They discover that the world didn’t end fifteen years ago and they have been kept prisoner by someone who claimed to be a reverend when he’s actually working as a deejay.

Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and her fellow cult members are called the Indiana Mole Women by the press and they have become media sensations. After their guest stint in the “Today Show,” where the women shed light on their experience, Kimmy decides she will stay in New York. It would be hard to start a new life in her hometown with the tag of the cult haunting her forever.

So, Kimmy roams around her new and strange city in a montage that shows how much she’s looking forward to living on her own. At one point, however, she runs into a young boy who stole candy from a newsstand and she accosted him for doing something bad.

Kimmy searches for an apartment next and meets Lillian, (Carol Kane) the landlord. She introduces Kimmy to Titus (Tituss Burgess) a potential roommate, but Titus doesn’t want her bunking in unless she finds a job first. So, Kimmy heads outside again to check for a job at her favorite candy store. But here, she finds the same young boy she caught stealing candies earlier. She dutifully brings him home to this fancy Upper East side apartment, so that his parents could reprimand him.

There, Kimmy meets socialite Jacqueline Voorhes (Jane Krakowski), Bucky’s mom, who’s actually in need of a helping hand. Kimmy gets a job at the Voorhes household, so she marches back to Lilian and Titus to confirm that she can pay the rent. She further said that she can pay in advance because she has tons of money. The Indiana Mole Women received donations from all over the world to start their life over. Titus welcomes her with open arms.

He brings her inside the apartment and points her to her tiny room. Titus tricks her into paying up for rent right away and she happily hands out some $2,500. Kimmy takes everything in her stride. She’s thrilled that her life is getting back on track in just one day. She invites Titus to celebrate and they go to a bar to drink and dance.

However, someone steals her backpack full of cash at the bar and worse, she comes in super late for her first day at the Voorhes, so she was fired. Kimmy goes back to Titus to tell him the bad news. He suggests that she returns home to Indiana. New York is not a place for someone like Kimmy.

But at the bus station, Kimmy had an epiphany. She recalls that time at the bunker when the reverend threatened to break her. He never did. She’s unbreakable, okay? So, Kimmy marches back to Titus, who works by handing out flyers at Times Square dressed in an Iron Man suit, and she happily declares to him that she’s staying in New York and she will make it!

That’s the recap for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 1 “Kimmy Goes Outside” which is now ready for streaming on Netflix. The site released the show last Friday, March 6, 2015. Check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for more.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P