iCarly (reboot)

iCarly: Why The Father-Daughter Dynamic Between Freddie And Millicent Was Needed

Freddie and Millicent’s father-daughter relationship was needed.

One of the best parts of the iCarly reboot series is the father-daughter dynamic between Freddie and Millicent. Despite them not having any blood ties, they are still family. After all, Freddie was married to Millicent’s mother, Gwen, for fourteen months.

Freddie took it upon himself to be Millicent’s father figure, hence why he adopted her. What’s unique about the dynamic is how the relationship between the new dad and Millicent has evolved. They love each other. Lift the other when necessary. Criticise when they’ve made a wrong decision.

Each time, they continue to embrace their reality as father and daughter. For Millicent, her biological father died when she was young enough to have limited memories. We say this because he is never mentioned outside of Millicent, saying in the first episode that because Freddie adopted her doesn’t mean he is her dad. Then there’s what Gwen mentions in ‘iLove Gwen’.

The First Real Father-Daughter Relationship

We’ve read that there were virtually no father-daughter relationships in the OG series. Yes, we’re aware Carly had a relationship with her dad. But it was never explored outside of one episode. So Freddie and Millicent are the first real deal father-daughter duo.

What is so unique about Freddie and Millicent is that they’re not blood-related. Freddie adopted Millicent either during his marriage to Gwen or during the divorce. The growth of the relationship grows with each episode. For example, in ‘iNeed Space’, Millicent refers to Freddie as her dad, who touches him.

However, a few episodes before in ‘iFauxpologize’, Millicent took advantage of Freddie’s insecurities to get what she wanted. Another example is when she claimed to be traumatised after finding a tweet from years earlier saying he never wanted kids. She then uses this to make him buy her stuff like a keyboard due to her ‘influencer life’.

This seems to be forgotten now, and everything is fine between them. Love it. It would be hilarious if this were mentioned in a future episode.

What’s more, Millicent is also coming to accept Carly more as they team up in a failed attempt to get Freddie and Gwen back together. We think Millicent knows that her father still holds a torch for Carly and likely always will. So Millicent coming to like Carly could be set up for something further down the line.

Millicent: Centre Of Freddie’s Universe

Freddie and Millicent have become a real familial duo that loves each other dearly without the usual drama. Instead, their father-daughter relationship has gotten to the point of total devotion. The tween says she’s the brightest star in Freddie’s universe while he calls her his little person when the Sunshine Girls say they use general neutral words.

Not only is this a sweet sentiment to how far their relationship has come since the premiere, but it shows a genuine willingness to see the other person’s perspective. Freddie has come a long way in his new role. He has fully embraced being a parent. He now understands what his mother went through when she was raising him as a single parent.

What’s more, Millicent will back Freddie when she thinks he’s made a good decision. Otherwise, she sides with her grandmother, as evident when they both disapprove of his relationship with Pearl.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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