The only good thing about the jungle crap was getting to see Jacob Artist nearly naked. Seriously. That was it.
I feel like they should've had Marley say she was a Katy doing Gaga who was doing Katy and then had Schue praise her for ingenuity. But even that would be dumb, kind of like the entire Gaga vs. Katy thing in the first place.
That is true RE Finn being more than just a character. I hadn't thought about it like that, but that's a really good point. But yes, this was the wrong episode to come back with as it felt trivializing of the fact that he's gone now.
I was disgusted too, and not because of the eating disorder thing. Former Schue would've praised Marley for sticking to her guns. Current Schue is an idiot character who, like you said, is only written in because he's contractually obligated.
If current Sam were original Sam, I'd be okay with Sam going to New York as well, but now that they've made him Puck Light with regards to academics, I just can't stand him, which is really sad because I like his voice and his face. I just don't like what they've done to the character.
@gigi--I don't think Mellie has bigger plans (though nothing would shock me). I didn't mention it because it seems like it will be a big part of next week.
@Haley--In my notes, I wondered whether the wolf was Hayley and she was somehow able to shift, but then I remembered that she saw a wolf by the pool last week AND the witch saw the wolf. And we heard the wolf in the distance while Hayley was standing upright. And she wasn't naked when she found her way back to Klaus and Rebekah. So there's definitely a wolf there following her around.
I think Klaus not pining over Caroline right now is because before leaving Mystic Falls he made it clear to her that he cared about her and that they had an eternity to find their way to one another. He's not waiting on her but that doesn't mean he won't be there when she's ready. Meh. I can be okay with him being into Cami because it doesn't mean he's *not* into Caroline. She's just not there.
And yes, the "Klaus has a thing for blondes and his sister is a blonde and can't have a man" thing? Not lost on me. Not at all.
@Keith Vlasak--I definitely agree with you that the notion that Brennan would hold onto a photo from when she was 8 was forced sentimentality. Brennan wouldn't have done that. Had she told Angela that while cleaning out a box of stuff Max brought her, she found the magazine page, sure, I would've bought it. But that she actively kept it? No. Not for a million years would Brennan have done that. But that's part of the revisionist history of the character which I despise and tried to stay away from in this review lest it cloud the entire episode (and next weeks' wedding, which I've had the pleasure of seeing already).
And I personally wouldn't say that Booth brought out the "real" woman in Brennan. Of course I wouldn't. That's crap. But he HAS brought out a different side of her. He has caused her to change her views on life and relationships and love. THAT has happened. It doesn't make her any more or less a "real" woman. It just makes her a different person from when this all started.
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