I've loved Alan Cumming for years and I was completely captivated by Eli since his first appearance with the dish washer. The scenes between Eli and Alicia are hilarious and beautifully executed by Alan and Julianna every time.I'm glad those two still get screen time.
Also, the 27th floor stole the show tonight. It really drove it home that this firm is in fact struggling, some say that the "economy" storyline is getting old, I disagree. It's a current world problem that's not going away in three episodes, I'm glad the writer's aren't dropping it. Diane was on fire tonight!
Alicia didn't break up with Will to stand by Peter, she broke up with Will because they were both in danger of losing their jobs. T.V land makes us think that fraternization between management and employees is accepted when actually in most firms, it's grounds for termination.
Alicia cherishes her job, it goes her kids and then her work. She loved Will but her place at the firm meant too much to her. Even if she didn't get fired, she would still lose the respect of her peers.
Alicia and Peter went through a lot of years together. Alicia has respect for Peter as a State's Attorney and he's the father of her children. But clearly, the hurt is still there and she's taking her time to heal. If that's even her intention. Yes, they're friendly but no, I wouldn't say that Alicia is "standing" by Peter in a traditional sense. She doesn't even live with him! She's making a tough situation work in amicable way, she's taking the high road but by no means is she allowing anyone to speak for her anymore. I respect her for that. (even though she's fictional)
I think delaying an entire production over one word is ridiculous.
Yah, it sucks that he said it, it's not appropriate in any way but it's simply giving in to a spoiled tirade.
Pierce is racist, Chevy knew that from the pilot, he agreed to it.
Chevy has been playing himself in movies and on tv so long that he forgets about character work. He takes what Pierce says as an extension of his own voice. It's not, its acting.
It's not the actor's job to critique the writing, not unless he's also apart of the writing staff. He doesn't like it, he can look for a way to get out of the contract.
He may have used the word to make a point but its an argument he needed to have privately with the producers, instead of inconveniencing all the hard working cast and crew of that show and offending the very group of people he meant to defend. Cooler heads prevail Chevy.
Daphne isn't a virgin? That did come as a surprise to me because I thought there was a scene where her and Wilkie were talking about going too far physically, or I may just be remembering wrong. Regardless, it does make sense for her character, she doesn't seem intimidated by sex.
I really felt bad for Kathryn, all these mothers knew instinctively that they didn't have the right daughters but she didn't. I actually felt a lot of sympathy for her in the episode. I kind of feel that Kathryn has so much love that she loved the baby that was placed in her arm to the point where she didn't pick up anything.
Speaking of Regina, what's up with her lately? I guess her love life has been so overwhelming that she's forgetting about her daughters. She's completely out of sync with both of them. With Daphne she usually knows when she's hiding something, now its Melody doing the parenting. As for Regina and Bay, I've always felt that relationship was underdeveloped. Now would be a good time for Regina to pull some of that super-bad-ass mom stuff on Bay
I know a lot of viewers think that Bay is being bratty but think about this; She's never felt acceptance from her family, she's always known something was off and then Daphne comes in and she's the "perfect" daughter they've always wanted. Just because Bay and Daphne have bonded, doesn't mean Bay still doesn't feel like her parents wouldn't rather the switch didn't happen.
Hahahaha Nate doesn`t get them often but every once and awhile he`ll get thrown a one liner and say what you will of Chace Crawford`s acting skills, he nails them.
John and Travis were so great to watch, I'm hoping for more of that.
I know a guy a lot like Travis. He was my friend and was always there for me, always ready to be a great guy. He's now my boyfriend, it took me a year to realize that this friend was always there for me, but I'm glad I did. So I'm hoping Daphne realizes it too.
(yes, I know this is a tv show. But being invested in the characters is a sign of a good one)
P.S Awesome to see Toby with a non-Simone related storyline
As for Bay, I understand where she's coming from.
I'm the only artist in my family full of blue collared workers and susie homemakers. It's tough trying to be understood and you can go to some serious lengths to feel like you belong. Which is exactly what's happening. Regina may be the only one who can through to her as not only her bio mother but as a fellow artist and someone who knows that criminal behavior only ends badly.
As for the Emmett thing, Emmett CHEATED on her and then lied about it. Bay borrowed a camera and is confused on how to react to his lovey, dovey gaze. I think we can cut her some slack considering the scenario.
Chef Jeff (oh lord, that really is a horrible name) is old enough to know what he's doing is wrong and could cost him his job. Daphne is still technically a Kennish, which everyone knows about because of Kathryn's book, and we saw last episode that name carries some weight. It would be a scandal and he's lose his position. Not to mention he's messing around with a kid, age of consent or not, she's a kid. He can't possibly have a relationship with her, even through a cloud of lust he should know better.
Blaming Daphne is ridiculous, she's a horny teenager with starry eyes for her hero. Teenagers never think they're too young, until its too late. Besides, Daphne isn't ready for sex, she made that clear with Wilkie, she's just trying to compete with Melody. This isn't going to end well.
Couple 4, Emma and Will?
The only thing I have to argue about in this episode was the Will and Emma thing. With highly emotional breaks up like Finn and Rachel, Blaine and Kurt, Brittney and Santana, it was weird to throw these two in there.
Emma and Will have been a big storyline since season one, to toss them in there just to round out the episode's "theme" is where this show starting going wrong in the first place. Down with themes. I dont know if these two are broken up but since they're adults, live together, and will work together again after Will gets back, it seems weird to only have ONE conversation with them when their relationship is in fact the one with the most at stake. They shouldn't have been tossed in. Just saying.
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