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GCB Review: Spicy Racks and Juarez

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"Adam & Eve's Rib" wasn’t the most entertaining episode of GCB. Excluding two big character and plot developments, it was mostly filler, rearranging deck chairs as the show heads towards Juarez next week.

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The biggest character developments were about the women themselves. Although they are considered the main characters, a lot of what they do is tied to their husbands. That’s not a bad thing, but for most of the show they and their plots have been stuck squarely in their stereotypical gender roles. The barbecue competition gave them a chance to spread their wings a little bit and begin to realize their own value and importance within their community and families.

While we all know Cricket has been able to juggle both sides of the coin, for Carlene and Sharon, going against their husbands is not something that goes across their radars very often.

Amanda is probably the best person we have towards getting to know the thoughts and reasons why many of the women act the way they do. She was under that same illusion at one time before her husband got blown to death.

Her conversation with Gigi emphasized this because she knows how easy it is just to take a back seat and let someone else make all of your decisions, while you just lay back enjoy the ride while it lasts.

That said, the difference between Sharon and Carlene’s husbands was that Zach eventually came to understand and value Sharon’s point of view tonight, instead of keeping her in the backseat. Ripp continued to defy Carlene and her Christian Condo dreams.

Naturally, Ripp’s reasons are still shrouded in secrecy, but it seems all roads lead to Juarez. I’m just speculating here but it looks to involve just about all of the main families. Ripp is poking all around Amanda and her past with her husband, and he has Luke investigating things in Juarez already.

The only question now is will the Condos still have that water park?

Other thoughts:

  • It seems Cricket’s marriage is finally showing some cracks. It can’t be easy on her, especially when Blake is off getting his physical needs met and she’s forced to keep up the lie. Yes, she goes to Pilates and Karate, but how much longer will those last before she gets her very own “foreman?”
  • Carlene crawling through the doggy door was easily one of the best scenes of the night.
  • Tonight’s quote winner is:
    Amanda: Can you go to hell for hating somebody?
    Pastor: I hope not. I really, really hope not. Really. | permalink

What did you think of tonight’s GCB? Head over to the GCB quotes pages to see more of our favorites.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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I love this show. I downloaded season 1 on ITUNES and the soundtrack. If GCB does not get renewed for another season it will be a sin.

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Love this show! Especially the way these ladies interact! The men on this show aren't exactly hard on the eyes either!!!

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I like when Carlene (who reminds me of a certain Tammy Faye Baker) was dainty enough to crawl through the doggy door flap into the Amanda's kitchen! Hysterical! I really love this show!

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I have loved GCB since the first episode! I lived in Houston for 20 years...every bit of what is portrayed DOES HAPPEN, IS SAID, AND DOES COMES ACROSS AS EXTREME TEXAS LOYALTY. This is a comedy!!.. that pokes a bit at all those extremes....and I howl b/c I experienced some of that glitz, glamour, and "bless their hearts" way of TEXAS doing!! By the end of each episode, we get to the core.....Forgiveness and Compassion. How refreshing!! And I even got to laugh with one pointed finger at them and 4 pointed back at me!! I vote for a SEASON #2.

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Truth be told, BBQ is really that big of a deal here in Texas. I can't believe there hasn't been an episode about crawfish yet. Maybe next season?!

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I love the pastor! Definitely my favorite quote of the episode. It seems next week is the GCB finale, so I'm hoping it'll be good enough for ABC to pick it up for a full season!

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Gosh havn't you heard... Grant Bowler is on his way to romance Cricket :)

GCB Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

You're in my thicket in the middle of the night.

Cricket

Amanda: Can you go to hell for hating somebody?
Pastor: I hope not. I really, really hope not. Really.

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