A review by Jenni:
What I love about this
I don't know why but I'm really fond of the moment when Tess asks for
volunteers and Andrew and Monica both raises their hands, at first not
taking their eyes off Jason. Angels are awesome.
really like Monica in this episode. Yes, it happens. It's
absolutely adorable when she calls Kelly "little one." Monica is
really wonderful with children. That's something I have never
I thought it was great that Jason ends up reaching out to Gerard.
It demonstrates that getting the kids to move is no longer a contest
for him. He legitimately wants better for the kids and I
sincerely hope he took Andrew's advice, went to college, and went into
While at first worrisome, I was happy to see the mothers meet.
Kelly's mom is understandably upset by Jason's desertion but I think
it's wonderful that she comes to see that she and Jason's mom have
concern and love for their children in common.
think it's very sweet that Tess has her arm through Andrew's at the
end. I love it when they seem to have a happy, close mother-son
In closing, I think this episode has a wonderful theme of how greatly
we can impact each other and how reaching out to others can better not
only them but ourselves.
What I didn't love about this
Please note that two of my gripes are with only the DVD
presentation of this episode, not the episode itself which I
Why do the DVDs keep cutting the intros to episodes?
Richard Gere's removed from "The Spirit of Liberty Moon" and here Colin
Powell is absent. It's annoying cause it makes me wonder if I was
imagining things. Here it really doesn't make sense since General
Powell's charity is still up and running. Not only do I miss
seeing these but it also makes the episodes really short (a mere 42
I'm a lil troubled by Andrew remaining silent on the bus when the guys
are talking so disrespectfully about the kids and calling them bean
bags. I also wonder why Monica wasn't on the bus going back so
she coulda kept them in line. Cause maybe the bus driver getting
involved on the road isn't the brightest idea. But it woulda been
nice for an angel to pipe up and tell them to show some respect.
On the other hand, in a later scene it's Jason that pipes up and
defends the kids so maybe he was supposed to all along and Andrew or
Monica doing it would have denied him that opportunity to grow.
So this is maybe something I'm more ambivalent about. However...
I hate, hate, hate that Argent's "Hold Your Head Up" is taken out of
the DVD version and replaced by lame, goofy muzak. It ruins the
entire montage for me because that song was just so perfect in its
original placement. Plus it makes me paranoid that a lot else
could have been changed.
Is that rising when a lady enters a room thing for real? I'd
never heard that prior to this episode although I guess, thinking back,
I have seen it in period films. At what point does one knock that
off? I mean would Adam and Andrew rise when Tess or Monica
a room they were in? Cause, as a lady, I'd be first startled and
then kinda bothered by my guy friends doing that. So is it just
Parts that made me feel
Is it just me or does Andrew's accent seem to come through a bit more
than usual during his first spiel on the bus? It's way
cute. And he's also kinda tough-sounding which is a nice
occasional mode for Andrew. Very attractive.
I just wanna say kudos to the guy for handling bathroom duty and not
complaining about it. I know from personal experience that
escorting lil kids to the bathroom is no picnic. I imagine having
to do the same for bitter teenagers is super annoying. But Andrew
does it without question or complaint. He just stands around
shouting "two minutes" cause it's what's needed.
When Andrew smiles upon entering the room with the kids... It's
lovely. And makes me a little sad. I think the fact that
Andrew can't have kids actually bothers me more than the potentiality
of my not having kids. Nice...
Andrew has very cuddly looking clothes in this episode. I think
it's all the layering. Whatever it is he looks cuddly and I wanna
hug him. Lovely, lovely angel.
Speaking of lovely... I adore
the smile on Andrew's face when he sees
Jason and Kelly getting along so well. It's just unfortunate that
right afterwards he has to chastise Jason for smoking and making Kelly
cough. But for a moment... adorableness all around.
So the montage is pretty much sunk for me cause of the missing Argent
song but Andrew's little faux football stance is still really goofily
cute. I love playful Andrew.
The angels are just really very nice with lil nicknames in this
episode. I get the warm fuzzies when Andrew refers to Kelly as
"our girl." Awww. Can he just adopt and put me outta my
The mother in this episode really reminds me of the mom in "Sins of the
Father" in that she allows her child to face the consequences of his
actions because she knows it's his only hope of breaking outta a bad
cycle. I would have liked to have seen the two meet. I bet
they could really comfort each other.
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