A review by Jenni:
What I love about this
has a few quotes in this that I really love but here's the first
that really grabbed me: "Nothing meaningful ever really gets
forgotten. It can always be found by those willing to
look." That makes me feel better cause I always worry I'll
something truly important and be left with a buncha random
I love Tess' interaction with Charlotte when she tells her about
pin-up photos. Absolutely no judgment. No
Only compassion. Tess at her best! Or maybe not... I
love when Tess defends Charlotte after Sara implies she's "cheap
trashy." *That* may be Tess at her best. And I also
how she calls people "honey" in this.
While I wish Andrew were in this more, I do think there's a nice
of balance in having Monica and Tess work so closely with Sara and
Charlotte. Because even though Tess makes it clear that she
NOT Monica's mother, there is that tendency in the
I like the use of a "special dispensation" here. And Sara
Charlotte "mommy" really gets to me. Maybe cause I still
mom that every so often.
I love that Charlotte does retain that one, crystal clear memory
day she got Sara her first camera. It's very touching.
Tess' dog is cute. I wish we knew what happened to it,
I didn't love about this
I'm not angered by this quote or anything but I would have
personally reworked Monica saying "I don't have a mother." I
think she does. God. It's just most of us use Father
frequently but the way I see it God is the Creator and so equally
Father and Mother.
I realize Charlotte wasn't in her right mind but I couldn't quite
understand why she would call Tess to tell her to have Monica drop
the studio. Why would she assume Tess would know where
was? I guess we're to assume that in the two weeks this
skips over Charlotte comes to realize that Monica and Tess are
What's up with Jeff, the ex-boyfriend? I can't decide if
is really kinda a jerk and opportunistic or if he just suffers
foot in mouth disease? That's pretty low to hit Sara up
joining him on a job as she's mulling over her mother's treatment.
Why does Monica think Andrew knows so much more about Tess' use of
free time than she does? For that matter, why does
I'm thinking we're missing some awful cute Andrew and Tess scenes.
Parts that made me feel
Andrew isn't in this episode enough, in my opinion. But when
I love his cute, sweet sarcasm when he tells Monica that when Tess
away from them she "sits in a corner and waits to be
Then he furthers the cute brattiness but reiterating to Monica
needs to "butt out."
This is just a lil comment but the implications make me both
and sad. After Charlotte attacks Sara and they're all at the
hospital, Andrew appears. Monica asks Andrew if he knew this
going to happen and he explains that he'd just dropped by the
see Monica. It's another example of Andrew seeking out
Monica or Tess during his free time. And, as usual, it gets
spoiled. Poor love. Did they ever drop in to visit
Andrew's sweater when he's in the hallway as Sara learns about
Charlotte's brain tumor... very attractive. And I do realize
that's a really terrible point to feel swoony during but... I love
him? Can I just start using that as some sort of
Andrew looks very cute at the end in his brown flannelish
Can't tell if it's really flannel or not. And he agrees that
we're amazing! Yay! He's amazing...
During that scene at the beginning when Monica and Tess are
about Sara and Charlotte, they speak about parental influences and
where you came from can have such a huge impact. It made me
about Andrew. Or maybe I already was... In any case, I
they were talking about Sara and Charlotte but it just made me
delve into the implications of the bond between Monica, Tess, and
I can remember when I first saw this I was kinda surprised they
the word "sexy." Even more surprising? It was applied
industrial tape. Still, I think it's funny that I thought
was so quaint that they'd shy away from the word.
Ya just never really think about where catalog photographs come
I miss going to
library. I can't even remember the last time
I was in a public library. The Internet is great and I love
with alibris.com and such if I want a particular book I can order
and generally cheaply. But I do miss the library experience.
This episode made me a lil concerned for myself, especially at the
where Charlotte nearly throws away the Robert Frost card.
felt so absent-minded lately. Right before I sat down to
this I turned on the wrong burner on my stove and boiled an empty
Watching this I remembered sitting in school and praying for
Herzegovina every morning for a long while.
I'm taking the following as an order: "Sometimes when the people
love us try to hurt us, the only way to find out why is to ask
questions. You know, maybe you just need to look a little
deeper." Monica says it to Sara about Charlotte but it made
think of the Andrew thing. Not that I think Monica *tries*
hurt Andrew. But I am going to try and dig deeper to figure
why she seems so oblivious sometimes.
A Word from Travis:
This is a great episode and Tess summed it up well when she
asserted to Monica, ”Those two have been a time bomb waiting to go
off for years and it finally it.” I didn’t see the part coming
about the mother formerly posing nude. I was shocked by the
flashback scene with the mother (when she was younger), wherein,
her entire back was exposed while the nude pictures were taken; I
wouldn’t think the show would’ve shown that.
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