That being said, Parham does believe that Shelly has a genuine connection with Bambi. “I think being around Bambi makes her feel good and alive and funny and lit up inside,” she continued. “And I think she just wants to be around it more.”
Still, Shelly isn’t quite ready to explore this connection fully, as the character chose to return to her husband in the finale. Per Parham, this friendship, for lack of a better word, is “dangerous” for Shelly, as she’s not ready to abandon her homemaker lifestyle just yet.
“I’ll take a little bit of sensuality that I have discovered back to my marriage,” she said of Shelly’s thought process in episode 10, “and hope that works.