Homecoming, Part II"
A review by Jenni:
What I love about this
I love what Tess says about how the Greenes are rich with "real
meaning their family and the love they have. While it's not
to make light of legitimate financial issues, it's also good to
focused on our blessings.
I really love Erasmus' house and yard. They're so quaint and
From what I recall, and what I see in this episode, I liked the
relationship between Josh and Dinah. It seemed to parallel
with my brother a lot more than most shows did. The whole
friends one minute, sniping at each other the next thing.
I like what Monica says to Julia: "Don't apologize for
Tears can be very good." It's freeing. I just wish
woulda paid more attention to a certain gentleman's tears
I *love* that Russell jokingly tells Julia that she shouldn't get
critical of herself for selling Nathaniel for $50 because "Joe
away for free." It's tasteless, yes, but exactly what Julia
needed to hear to move on from the repeated self-flagellation.
I think Julia's very unselfish to let Nathaniel stay with the
Greenes. Having had some experience with the foster care
I have great respect for parents who realize their home isn't
the best home for their children.
I like this quote from Tess a lot: "This life is a flicker.
burns white hot for an instant and then it's gone but it sets the
course for the eternity to come." For some reasons I think
Dyelanders would really like that, too.
I didn't love about this
don't think Nathaniel's being told that Julia was his mother
was handled very well. I think the Greenes shoulda been
a public place may not have been such a good idea. Nathaniel
seemed creeped out and I don't blame him.
fond of how Andrew materializes in the burning trailer. He
kinda looks demonic.
Do small towns really not have 911? Erasmus says Chicory
doesn't, only a volunteer fire department. I guess I thought
in those cases 911 existed, it was just routed to a volunteer fire
that made me feel
This episode is pretty subtly moving for me as an Andrew
It's very low-key but reveals what I consider to be an important
of Andrew's story: that he served as a hospital corpsman during
Vietnam War, specifically the Battle of Dak To (which got dubbed
Toe, as Andrew refers to it.) Russell Greene, who spends the
whole episode trying to place Andrew, mentions seeing him "on a
in Vietnam" which both chills me and makes me appreciate Andrew
more. Not necessarily because it's Vietnam but just the idea
someone would willingly leave Paradise to experience the horrors
all to better the lives of us humans... wow.
On a much lighter note, I agree with Hattie that Andrew has an
and handsome face. Most definitely. I think that's
why I can't get over him. If he were just standardly
then maybe I would have by now... But then I'd still have to
getting over his personality so maybe it wouldn't matter.
Andrew's super cute when Erasmus invites him to dinner. He
genuinely happy and excited by getting considered for Thanksgiving
I love Andrew's lil smile when Erasmus prays for parole officers
Thanksgiving dinner. And I've mentioned this before but it's
endearing whenever Andrew looks up when he prays. He does
here when they all say "Amen."
When Andrew leaves the dinner he says to Erasmus "Thank you, thank
very much." He's Elvis!!!
have a hard time imagining myself ever feeling comfortable sitting
my hypothetical husband's lap with witnesses around as the
with Erasmus sitting right there. I dunno... A lil too
PDA for me, maybe.
interesting to watch the Russell and Julia scenes since they're
pretty rough at first. Just kinda weird since Gerald McRaney
Delta Burke are actually married.
Earlier in the day, before I watched this, I wrote a story for the
partly about an assignment Andrew had in Vietnam. But in my
he's a chaplain and the man who dies is named Jack. In this
episode Andrew's a hospital corpsman and the man is named
Weird that I unintentionally came pretty close with the name
being months if not a good year since I saw this. Anyhow, I
thought about editing my story to better reflect this episode but
decided to leave it. Likely Andrew had more than one
A Word from Travis:
Iím surprised that I semi-like this episode as Iím not a fan
of the Promised Land crossover episodes. I liked the interactions
with the characters, especially with Julia and Russel in the
church. After taking the time out to thoroughly re-watch the
church scene, I reaIize how compassionate Russell is towards
Julia. (I especially liked when Julia revealed that she sold her
and he replied, ďAt least you didnít give him away for free.Ē) I
didnít know that Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney (Russell) are
married in real life until you asserted the fact in your review of
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