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Army Wives Review: Rapid Deployment

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Talk about a total and complete turnaround from the start of the season. "System Failure" was hardly recognizable, sort of like a puzzle piece thrown into the wrong box, but darned if you're not going to fit it into the puzzle you're building anyway.

I suppose the sheer number of Army Wives characters on screen became too unwieldy, so they introduced a few more to get rid of some of some of the men. Did that even make sense? At least that's how I felt about the introduction of Captain Galassini and her proposal to head a mission to Africa.

Saying Goodbye Again

Frankly, I didn't understand much of what was going on, other than infighting within warring tribes in Africa and the need to keep them and the Americans around them safe. No one on base knew why there were all called to 30 minute DRB, but it must throw their world off to be so in the dark, not knowing where they're heading or when they will be back.

It's those little skirmishes around the world that people tend to forget about, when dismissing the military, I think. It's easy to stand up and demand people who can't fight for themselves get help from America, but where does that help come from? Our soldiers, and the families that love them.

The other big story of the night was watching Claudia Joy suffer yet again. The world seems determined to keep that woman down, but she's determined to stay upright.

As a complication of her diabetes, she suffered what amounted to total kidney failure. The scenes between she and Emmalin were so lovely and it was great to see Emmalin again. I had to agree with her when she asked, hasn't my mom been through enough?

Thankfully Jackie was at the never-ending DC conference, allowing Denise and Claudia Joy to re-cement their friendship at a time when Claudia Joy needed it the most. It was certainly helpful for Denise to work in the hospital, so when Claudia Joy was crying Denise could slide into her room and comfort her.

After all, Michael and Emmalin couldn't be there all the time. Emmalin was crushed when she was denied the opportunity to donate a kidney, but it lit a fire in Denise's brain, and she wants to try to be Claudia Joy's life donor.

I was amazed that Frank took it as well as he did. It showed just how far the Sherwoods' relationship has grown over the last couple of years. Their level of trust is admirable and I love that they have each other's backs, even if it wouldn't be the easiest decision to live with.

It looks like the canvas will look a little different for the weeks to come. Jackie will come back but won't have Kevin at her side. How will that and Claudia Joy's medical condition affect her aggressive behavior?

Might they all find a way to be friends? Gloria is going to need a friend and maybe a job. She'd make a great waitress at the Hump Bar, don't you think? Other thoughts on this week's Army Wives?

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I think Kevin will actually get killed disobeying Michael's suggestion to avoid the night drop especially after they threw in the phone call from his wife (?) where he said, "I love you." Thus, paving the way for Michael to get his 3rd star and of course Claudia Joy will not be able to leave for her parents because she will need to support her husband, the mission and the base.
The oddest thing I found about this episode is that I truly believe the photo of Roxie and the boys that Trevor held in his hand on the plane, was not Roxie!!!! I replayed it several times and even paused it, I think it may be his real wife or something, they sort of threw in there for the cast. She could certainly pass for Roxie, but I swear it was not her! Check it out.
Finally there is obviously going to be a romance between Gabriel and the hunky doctor. They will probably develop some kind of relationship on deployment and then she'll wonder whether it is real because that is how she met and fell in love with Jeremy. Is it the stress of deployment that forces her to rely on a man and if she does allow herself to love again will he die in the line of duty too.

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I think in this deployment Trevor will get killed this time around just a feeling I have... Let's see

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This is one of my favorite shows and I totally agree that Claudia Joy has endured just about as much as any person should handle. I really hope they find a kidney for her fast so she can keep up with the every day life of an army wife. I also really hope that this is not the final season, I think people are just starting rumors.

Army Wives Season 6 Episode 7 Quotes

Roxy: Really, kidney failure?
Claudia Joy: It's not as bad as it sounds.
Roxy: Kidney failure?

Why did this happen to my mom? Hasn't she been through enough?

Emmalin
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