Athena Karkanis

THE PERFORMER | Jean Smart THE SHOW | HBO Max’s Hacks THE EPISODE | “I Think She Will” (June 10, 2021) THE PERFORMANCE | It didn’t seem like Hacks‘ curmudgeonly comic Deborah Vance would ever play nice, let alone form a friendship with her quasi-pretentious new writer, Ava. But that’s what made the women’s brutal finale fight