This series has had many convoluted plots, but Cuddy finally getting a baby may be at the top of the list. We're really supposed to believe that a teenage girl gives birth in an abandoned house, leaves the baby there believing it's dead, it's found by a homeless couple who takes care of it, the baby appears no worse for the experience, and Cuddy gets her because the grandparents would find raising her too painful even though that will be their last connection they have to their dying daughter. Remember how I said I'd stick with this show until the end because of Hugh Laurie? Well, I'm not so sure anymore.
I've read criticisms of the Thirteen/Foreman coupling including the relationship is rushed and the actors don't have a lot of chemistry together. I have to say I don't feel they have loads of chemistry, but I don't think they are completely lacking in that department either. And as for it being rushed, they've known each other for two years and have spent a lot of time together the past few weeks. I can accept they've gotten to know each other. But, for me, the reason I can support the relationship is because both of them are acting like adults and not twelve year old children.
Assuming Cuddy and House do hook up it will mean we will have three couples on the show. Doesn't that seem like too many? Though, I guess they do it on Grey's Anatomy all the time.
I watched Law & Order: SVU to see Michael Trucco's guest turn as a serial rapist. I was really impressed by his performance and saw the sleaze he was playing rather than Sam Anders. But I was a little distracted by all the high collared shirts they had him wear to cover the scar on his neck.
This episode was less successful than the premiere. The story fell apart in the final act with numerous plot holes and what I felt was some overly schmaltzy support of our troops. However, the beginning of the episode was very successful, reuniting the team and introducing them to their new place of business. I did wonder if Christian had Wolfram & Hart flashbacks. ;)
And it finally hit me why Alec looked so familiar. He was Ray 'Voodoo' Tatum on Friday Night Lights.
Friday Night Lights
Knowing that Eric was going to walk in on Julie and Matt in bed, I was prepared to do a full body cringe. Thank you show for avoiding that very awkward moment by having it play off camera. In fact, I did something I didn't think I would do, laugh, when Julie screamed.
The entire situation was handled well. This was not a decision Julie made casually, but you certainly understand Tami and Eric's desire to have her wait. Softening the blow somewhat is they know Matt is a good kid. I suspect if Julie had been caught with any other member of the football team Eric would not have been quite so restrained.
I don't know if Matt and Julie will end up growing old together, but, if they do, he's looking at a lifetime of being whipped. My favorite line of the episode was Julie's, "Man up, Matt".
Landry finally stopped being Tyra's doormat and called her on his treatment of him. And she still wasn't able to see he was right until Julie supported what he had said. I'm not sure how Tyra will do outside of Dillion without Landry and Tami to bail her out.
Crucifictorius seems to have gotten better. I wouldn't hold out hope for a record contract, but I concur with Matt, they don't suck as much as I feared they would.
There have been times I have found Lyla to be a brat, but I think she had every right to be angry at Buddy for losing her entire college fund in a questionable business deal. He's hurt his entire family, repeatedly, and at what point does he stop?
I'm glad the show finally addressed Buddy's car dealership struggling. I couldn't imagine it was doing well in the current economy. If he were to lose that than his status as star booster will be gone. Sadly, I think that would hit him harder than his family being in shambles.
Madison is most likely only interested in JD because he's QB1, but that poor kid is going to crack under his father's control unless he starts rebelling. It's nice that his mother finally spoke up. I assumed that the Joe was always as he is now, but Katie's implying that at least some of his behavior is new.
Are the Christmas episodes always this unpleasant? I'm not a fan of sentimentality, but this was brutal. They took the character's worst traits and magnified them by ten. Even if Meredith is an alcoholic, you don't stage an intervention at the Christmas party and then kidnap her and force her to go to a rehab facility. And they made me feel sorry for Angela who I should not be feeling sorry for. The look on Phyllis's face after she announced that Angela was sleeping with Dwight did seem to indicate she knew she went too far. At least Pam and Jim came out unscathed, mostly because they had so little to do in the episode.
I'm not sure what to think at this point. It's nine days after they found 'earth' (yes, I'm being stubborn about the earth reveal :p) and, apparently, Cylons are living on board Galactica, if not other ships in the fleet. Tigh is back in CIC and no one seems to have a problem with that. And, oh, yeah, we have confirmation Gaeta likes guys. I have to say, the kiss was way over-hyped unless we are going to get some major making out when Gaeta and Hoshi are reunited.
TV Guide interviewed Jane Espenson about the webisodes. Surprisingly, she does give away a spoiler.
The Battlestar auction print catalog is now for sale. It's limited to a run of 5,000. I'm number 113. :)
And I'm not going to backtrack where I saw it, but Bryan Fuller has revealed that the thirteenth and final episode of Pushing Daisies will no longer end with a cliffhanger. In post-production they've added on a new beginning and ending and, according to him, the ending should be satisfying.