"Have You Seen Me?"
A review by Jenni:
I only had time for one episode this weekend. Plus, with less
than 40 left now... gotta pace myself. I chose this one for one
reason: I'm obsessed with Andrew's clothes. Even though academia
isn't at all involved in this episode, for some reason he totally looks
like the super-cute, young professor type to me.
What I love about this
love the shots, at the beginning and again at the end, of the angels
with joined hands. Togetherness, friendship, equality!
Yay! I love how well balanced this episode is. Monica sums
it up at the end: "We three are better together." This episode is
testament to that. I just wish it woulda been remembered in some
Normally I wouldn't laugh at someone making fun of Andrew but I get the
giggles when Ray tells him "Whoever set you free made a big
quote from Monica to Hank here: "When you love someone you don't
have to keep it a secret." ::cough:: Listen ::cough::
to your own ::cough:: advice. ::cough.:: Had to be
Grant's amazing. Both as a character and the performance.
Prior to this I only knew Paul Crane as the grouchy, biting Dr. Romano
on ER. Totally
different character here! He's incredibly gracious and
unselfish. In his position I can't imagine so easily forgiving
the Monroes for cutting corners. And to come into their family
instead of just taking Noah... wow. That being said, I am glad he
insisted that Noah would eventually know the truth. Cause I
woulda lost respect for the character if not. Actually, the whole
episode woulda fallen apart for me. So I'm glad he made that
I thought it was a nice touch to have Noah pick up his mom's talent for
art. The painting styles were even a bit reminiscent of each
other which was cool.
Watching this I just kept thinking how strange a situation this would
be for everyone. Imagine raising a child and then having to give
them up. Imagine losing your baby and then finding a young boy
years later. Imagine learning your parents lied to you and
worrying about losing your little brother all at once! Really
interesting characters and moral dilemmas were set up here. I
wish the episode had more time to it but I like it as it is, too.
I didn't love about this
not a gripe about the episode but, as with "Fear Not," with the novel
version. What would possess them to turn Hank into a
girl??? It's come to my attention they turn both brothers into
girls in the book "How Do You Spell Faith?" too. Why???
Chances are the kids reading those book saw the shows so why switch
genders and characters???
Okay, I appreciate that not everyone believes in luck.
Technically, I don't even believe in it. But geez...
Tess responds to the dad's comment about her having beginner's luck
with "I think not," you can tell the guy then feels awkward. It's
a way of speaking! Not everything needs to go all
theological/philosophical. Andrew then echoes the idea when he
tells Grant that luck didn't have anything to do with his reunion with
his son. It only bugs me cause of the previous reference.
Downplaying luck during a serious moment makes more sense to me than
forcing a point during a lighthearted moment.
I think the Monroes come off as a lil stupid. I mean why would
you hide information about your son's illegal adoption in a box with
his name on it? They've got a nice house. Surely they can
afford a locking filing cabinet!
Why have I never seen a face on a milk carton outside of TV
shows? Is that a regional thing my area's just never done?
Or is it really not very common but TV shows just jumped on it?
Am I the only one that thinks, other than the french fries, Monica's
sundae might have been pretty good? I mean you can buy cherry
chocolate pop. And mocha is chocolaty. And sundaes involve
chocolate generally. I woulda tried it... without the fries.
Parts that made me feel
Andrew is in a scene, I probly feel swoony. Except for one bit
where I feel a lil creeped out but that in the next section...
Anyhow, he's adorable bopping to the elevator music that Tess
hates. I like Andrew's way of coping better. Have fun with
Andrew's cute when he's nervous. And even though angels
apparently aren't supposed to worry, I think he kinda does and that's
why he rushes the revelation with Ray. I like it. Makes him
more relatable... beyond the cuteness thing.
This episode offers another example of the AOD-as-witness-and-memory
thing. I think it must have been so healing for Grant to have had
Andrew tell him Jenna did NOT commit suicide and to then have Grant
know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that those words came from an angel
and are truthful. Andrew's interaction with Grant, as a whole, is
very endearing. When he crouches down near Grant in the
apartment... even more appealing than usual.
And, yeah, the clothes... from the initial suit to the cozy
looking blue sweater to that awesome coat and tie with the vest to the
beige shirt that reminds me of "The Journalist"... swoon. Yes,
the guy looks good in just about anything but these are some awfully
This episode makes me nostalgic for Fenwick's. That was a local
restaurant with a 50s theme. My friends and I loved it when we
were in grade school. Now I think it's a massage parlor.
As usual, it weirds me out when Ray calls Andrew "son." For one,
Ray is creepy. For another, Andrew is sooo much older.
Okay... creepy Andrew moment. Does Andrew moonlight as a vampire
and I don't know about it? (Ha, yes a pun for my fellow ML
fans.) Reason I ask is there's a scene in Grant's apartment when
Andrew seems to glide across the floor behind him. Which really
reminds me of a scene in Bram
Stoker's Dracula in which the Count glides up to Harker.
It's just strange looking. Not strange enough for me to put it in
Section 2 but a lil bit. And, yeah, I know Andrew's not a
vamp. But I also know that if he was I'd still think he was
cute. And he still woulda gotten canceled. Sob!!!
Had an eyebrow raising moment myself when I was watching this and what
looked to be a red Cadillac convertible drove by. Sadly, it did
not stop in front of my house and Andrew did not get out. Darn.
Here we learn Andrew, like the other two AODs before him, can play the
piano. Maybe it really is a pre-req.
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