On Monday, with the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, Jamie Lee Curtis – who had a guest role in the episode as Donna Berzatto, the mother of Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) – shared a holiday message on Instagram. For anyone who’s seen Christopher Storer’s kitchen-set drama, though, the post is more likely to bring on a deep sense of dread than anything else.
Those images are all from Season 2, episode 5, a Christmas day flashback that’s set roughly five years before the events of the show’s second season. It’s probably one of the tensest episodes of TV you’re ever likely to watch, with family members clashing and arguments getting progressively worse the closer to it gets to dinner time.
Here’s hoping everyone’s holiday period this year is absolutely nothing like the Berzatto’s Christmas dinner.
How to watch: Season 2 of The Bear is now streaming on Hulu.