I read somewhere that if we didn’t love Miguel by Episode 15, the writers were not doing their jobs. Well, I loved Miguel already since he was Javier on Castle and all, but I am intrigued by that comment. Here we are on Episode 14, and yes, we know Miguel a bit better, but I was anticipating some massive act of heroism or something. Maybe next week?
I didn’t cry this week–you? I almost had a moment when William was cheering Tess on in her chess tournament. That’s a little raw for me. We lost Doyle’s dad less than three months ago, and less than five months ago he was still coming to Phoebe’s volleyball games, calling out “good serve!” I have so attached to William myself that it’s hard to imagine his character dying and not being in the mix–sigh.
But it was wondrous to have my #Us pals back on the TV–can I get a witness? And it’s February sweeps so we know some new episodes will be rolling in.
Here’s my recap of Episode 14:
1. Miguel and Shelly are kaput. Ugh! Been there, done that, have the t-shirt that says “It’s hard and awkward and sad when couple friends get a divorce.”
2. I was however heartened by the way Jack took Miguel’s news as a wake-up call to attend to his own marriage! Nice touch with the fairy lights in the old apartment but maybe a little unreal? I fear they are setting Jack up a little too much as the perfect husband. I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I’m betting Miguel will be involved when it does.
3. William and Tess get caught playing chess at 3 a.m., stirring ambivalence in Randall. He knows William is dying but can’t accept it. Been there, too.
4. When Kevin sweetly asked that old couple if they would change tables so he and Sophie could sit at the booth where they had their first kiss? Adorable, and wasn’t that Marla Gibbs, aka Florence Johnston, the sassy pants maid from “The Jeffersons”? I Googled it so you didn’t have to: It was her, and she’s 85! Looking good, Flo!
5. Kevin and Sophie…hmmm. I still kind of like Sloane for him. Olivia can join the space program and never return to earth, but Sloane was good for Kevin. Plus, tons of baggage there with Sophie. Steamer trunks! And we now know there was cheating, which does not bode well and clearly adds another heaving piece of luggage. I bet Kevin has changed, but has he changed enough?
6. Loved the way Sophie asked about Kevin’s family, especially “Miggy” (Miguel). I do wonder though why Kevin doesn’t like Miguel? Is it more than just ‘you’re not my dad’?
7. Ben, Rebecca’s bandmate, scares me. So does Duke, the facilities manager at Kate’s camp. Why are all these dudes sniffing around taken ladies?
8. Kevin telling Sophie he’s her facebook friend, under the name Soo Hee Jung, was the lightest moment of the show, a puff of comedy in a fairly tense hour. Soo Hee Jung! Hilarious. I’m glad she showed up at their booth after all. (Picky, picky: why do they have a first kiss “booth” in New York when they are from Pittsburgh?)
9. I guess I didn’t know I was sold on Toby until Duke came along. Toby really loves Kate–otherwise he wouldn’t have brought her magazines and body wash! What does Duke have that Toby doesn’t? I mean, ewww, propositioning her the first time they met, and double ewww–she’s taking him up on it??? I DO NOT APPROVE! Yes, Toby was pretty direct about wanting to sleep with Kate, too, but we know him now. He’s our friend!
10. Whoa now–what’s all this about Randall’s trembling hand?? That makes me very nervous. What could it be? Parkinson’s? Is this his perfectionist anxiety rearing its head (remember, he did go blind for a time before we knew him). BLURGH!
Okay, it’s your turn to weigh in.
What was your favorite part of the episode? Least favorite? What storyline are you most excited to see play out? Comment below and we’ll discuss!