A review by Jenni:
At this point I only have 14 more episodes left... Gosh, I
those Season 5 DVDs were out!!!
What I love about this
Well, the opening scene reminded me that I want to do a "Moment
Andrew" JABB involving making shapes out of clouds. So that
good. Plus, it was just a cute scene between Tess and
well, at least at first. Monica annoys me a lot in this
and that sentiment starts pretty quickly. But that's for the
I get a good laugh out of this episode, as I always do, for
old time computer screen. So fun! And Tess' comment
you could push a wrong button and delete your friends is too
true! I think I've accidentally wiped out address book files
before. Not to mention the whole JABB site could get deleted
had the right program up and accidentally hit three buttons.
good point from Tess. :-)
Once again, gotta hand it to TBAA for not seeming too dated
the computer). Scott makes reference to the economy being
everywhere. Gee, sound familiar? Course, it makes me
wonder if the economy was ever good!
I love this line from Monica cause it's so ironic coming from
her. She tells it to Jocelyn: "Have faith in who you
Umm, might wanna listen to that one on loop yourself,
Monica. She's not the best about believing those close
her... ::cough:: "The Journalist" ::cough::
Speaking of Jocelyn, way to go her! I love that she tells
she did consider her family whole. I also appreciate her
Monica about her painful marriage and resulting divorce.
Monica has no bloody right to be going around trumpeting marriage
vital to family when she has zilch personal experience with
happy that Scott and Jocelyn married at the end? Yes.
think marriage is a good thing? You bet when it's taken on
consenting, loving adults. But for Monica to tie "family" to
"marriage" automatically does not fly with me. Marriage and
family do go together. But family does not always depend on
I love Sam. And this
quote from him is lovely: "Our
Okay, even though I think Monica deserved to be punished, I like
Sam assures her that going to the Netherworld is not a punishment
lesson. God teaching a lesson seems a whole lot more loving
God doling out punishment. Especially when Monica's
were good. Even if she was a complete idiot about it.
While I am aghast about Monica's stubborn refusal to see Scott as
anything but wonderful, I do think he's a good character. I
sorry for him. Because the crime he committed really was
justifiable in my mind. The repeatedly running away not so
much. But I can understand it. He was really quite a
compelling character, I thought. And I couldn't help feeling
tremendously bad for his sister and I'm glad Monica stressed
Rape itself is such a horrible crime but to then be separated from
one's loving brother because of it? I'm so glad they showed
reunion between the siblings.
I'm also glad Scott brings up the stigma attached to rape and how
was a blame the girl/she asked for it mentality.
I'm not sure that stigma is entirely dead. But I would hope
shows like this would do some work in killing that belief forever.
I didn't love about this
Monica seems to have this habit of being "starstruck" by
her human assignments. If it only happened here, I could
it. But she's that way in "The Journalist," too, which
show much of a learning curve. But it goes beyond a
thing. I guess I could see being an angel and being
with and on the side of humans. Cause, truth be told, I'm
flip side. I'm more than a lil starstruck watching
So, in a sense, I get that. What I do NOT get is
automatically trusting someone she barely met over her
Tess repeatedly tells her not to be so rosy about Scott. She
ignores that. She won't accept the implication when Andrew
her Scott's fingerprints match the murderer. And all this
Scott seems so great. And, yeah, I do think Scott is a
guy despite his past. But how can Monica be so
Just because someone seems great doesn't mean they are. I'm
Andrew could show her some not so nice files on "nice" serial
and pedophiles. I accepted Monica's trust to a point but she
too, too far.
And, as always, Monica's behavior towards Andrew kinda makes me
shake her. Thank God he couldn't have possibly heard her
he doing here?" when he appeared. If I said that about my
I'd get a good talking to. Andrew's got enough problems with
humans thinking he causes death without Monica behaving like that.
Further, I'm ticked by Monica giddily thinking she's helping to
a family." Bull crud. Scott and Co. were a family
she or any of the angels showed up. And, yeah, I realize
likes the whole husband-wife-child set up. I have nothing
it. But to act like those three weren't a family just
two adults weren't wed is ridiculous. Other episodes did so
families. Why this one strikes
out on that note is beyond me.
Monica subverts the law. Repeatedly. Think about this:
because Monica didn't tell the truth that she saw Scott, a police
began. On wet streets. Crazy driving ensued.
miracle no one swerved right into something and got killed.
Monica's lie could have cost a lot more than a trip to God's
And this is just a lil annoyance but I'm ticked about Monica and
reaction to Andrew's comment about his stellar legal advice.
could tell he was being funny and didn't actually feel all puffed
about it. And Monica just kinda has this "Ha, yeah right"
reaction which seemed awfully rich from someone who earlier was
"I'm helping create a family!"
Why the heck doesn't Tess get on Monica's case for raising
voice after Tess told her not to help Scott escape. All the
times Tess did yell at one of her angel babies and this time
behavior is atrocious and *she* snaps at Tess and Tess says
Parts that made me feel
It's probly good Andrew can't get mad at me. Cause I think
just make him angrier, at least in some situations, by giggling as
lectured me. He's so cute when he's angry! And his
so expressive and his hands move so much! Awww. Of
I wouldn't giggle if it was a super serious thing.
Obviously, I'm not fond of Monica here. That's why I love
being less than enthused about them doing the wedding decorating
her "acting like the president of a fan club." (Although
always makes me think of JABB). Yet, he's such a good
sport. He's adorable.
And how awesome is this guy? I'm afraid if I were Andrew, my
interview with Scott woulda fallen apart with me eventually
"MONICA!!! This is MY assignment, too. This is MY time
talk to Scott. Leave me the flip alone!" And then
horrified... But Andrew plays it cool and calm and
wins my respect. Not that he didn't already have it.
I like how he hits the desk at one point. I dunno why.
just like how physical Andrew sometimes is.
Andrew's hair apparently curls up a bit in the humidity or
something. It's cute. Honestly, I just really had to
downright giddy about Andrew even when not appropriate cause
driving me batty.
And when they're gonna jump off the plane Andrew calls Tess
I think that's sweet. Sigh...
Also, he totally reminds me of the Mikey cereal commercial with
(and I think it's the final line of the episode): "She likes
I told you she'd like it!"
I've always been ambivalent about the phrase "lost their
connection with victims of crimes. I'm not really sure
I guess, to me, it just seems like a phrase better used by the
than attributed to them. Maybe they don't feel they did lose
their innocence. Maybe they feel it was threatened but that
they've fought to maintain it. I dunno. Just something
thought about in the past.
The final scene makes me think of the song "17 Again" by the
Eurythmics. Specifically the lyrics "we should have jumped
that air plane after all." Which makes me sappy cause in
mode LJA put that on a CD for Andrew cause she was 17 when they
met. And the whole "couldn't be together and who could not
apart." Yeah, so that's a little weird but, again, I was
to not throw things at Monica on the screen.
A Word from Travis:
I enjoyed watching this episode a few days ago. However, after
watching again, I wasnít as excited about seeing the episode
again. However, my favorite part of the episode is when the sister
(who was raped years earlier) and her brother were reunited. Her
brother tried to protect her, but he ended up killing her attacker
and didnít stick around to tell the truth as he didnít want his
sisterís good name to be tarnished by criticism.
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