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The too-short season of FX’s The Bear, which is not streaming on Hulu, is the story of Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, played by Jeremy Allen White, a fine dining chef whose brother Mikey (played in flashbacks by Jon Bernthal) killed himself and left his struggling Chicago sandwich shop to Carmy. Mikey’s addiction to painkillers and his shocking suicide looms over the entire eight-episode season, informing everything that Carmen does.

What is The Bear About?

Each episode of The Bear provides small clues that ultimately lead the viewers to the big solve of a big, emotional mystery. Carmen left his entire life as a high-profile young chef behind when Mikey died, and only wants to honor his brother’s legacy and their dreams of owning a restaurant together by taking over Mikey’s joint, The Original Beef of Chicagoland. The staff at the restaurant is set in their ways, Mikey and his best friend Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) ran the place with no discipline or structure, and when Carmy and his newly hired sous chef, Sydney (Ayo Edebiri), come in and try to make things more organized and change the menu up, no one takes kindly to it at first. Worst of all, Carmy doesn’t want them to serve Mikey’s old red sauce spaghetti for the staff meal, a beloved staple of the place. And then there’s the fact that Mikey also racked up $300,000 in debt to the brothers’ uncle, Cicero (Oliver Platt), and Carmy is drowning in unpaid bills and a ledger that shows mysterious monthly payments that Mikey had been making to a place called KBL Electronics, a business that doesn’t seem to exist. Part of Mikey’s problem was that he clearly couldn’t budget. At one point, he wonders why Mikey only ever bought 28 ounce cans of tomatoes rather than the bigger, cheaper cans. Is this detail insignificant? At first, yes! In the end, no!

Add to that an envelope that Richie finds buried behind a locker, addressed to Carmy from Mikey, that he doesn’t tell Carmy about. Is it a suicide note? Why did Mikey, who distanced himself from Carmy before he died, leave his brother a letter, and why is Richie so stubborn and vindictive that he wouldn’t tell Carmy it was there? Well, because if he did, it wouldn’t give us the satisfying ending the show provides.

The Bear Ending, Explained

Episode 7 of The Bear, an episode that was shot to look as though it one one high-intensity real-time take, The Original Beef prepares itself to open for lunch service, but unlike other days, they’ve implemented a new computerized pre-order take-out system that Sydney forgets to turn off, and the restaurant is jammed with orders, hundreds of orders. Carmy knows they need the business but they don’t have the man-power to make all that food, and he loses his shit on everyone, including Sydney, who quits and walks out, but not before she kind-of-accidentally-but-not stabs Richie in the butt with her chef’s knife. All of this to say that Carmen is at the height of his mental anguish here, and it seems like The staff at Original Beef might not recover from this day.

So in episode 8, everyone’s forced to reckon with their behavior. Richie, a semi-lovable jerk, realizes that Carmy is the only friend he’s got, and he finally gives him the letter from Mikey. When Mikey opens it, an index card inside has the handwritten recipe for Mikey’s spaghetti sauce, which specifically calls for the smaller cans of tomato (“they taste better”), putting to bed Carmen’s criticism of his brother’s budgeting.

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So Carmen decides that he’s going to offer an olive branch to everyone in the form of making Mikey’s spaghetti for the staff’s family meal that day. And as he follows his brother’s sauce recipe, he grabs the tomatoes which have an interesting imprint on the can, “KBL,” and when he dumps them into his pan, a wad of bills falls out.

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Carmy starts screaming for Richie and the rest of the staff to come help him open all of the cans of tomatoes, where they find, let’s assume, $300,000 worth of cash that Mikey had been hoarding, tracking his monthly investments as KBL Electronics in his ledger, just so Carmy could one day find it and he could fulfill their shared dream of opening his own restaurant. Carmy and his staff joyously celebrate the discovery: they’re rich! Mikey was looking out for them after all! There’s always money in the banana stand tomato cans!

In the last moments of the season, Carmy puts a sign in the window notifying customers that The Beef is closing, and in its place will stand a new venture, known as The Bear. I mean, on the one hand, it’s a devastating thought, realizing Mikey was saving all of this money knowing that one day he wouldn’t be there to share in the dream he had with his brother, but on the other, it’s a supremely satisfying way for a beautifully written and acted season to sign off.




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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’

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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins

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MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.
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Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.


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A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.


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