What I didn't love about this episode: There really wasn't much I didn't
like about this episode. Of course, I was not happy about the whole
Joel/Karen fling that happened. But that scenario also hit a bit closer
to home to me because I have seen something very much like that happen
before. It doesn't turn out well.
I realize there
are only about forty-six minutes of time in each episode, so you can't
show everything. But I do wish we coulda gotten a chance to see what
happened between Joel and Sally after she woke up. I mean, she wasn't
happy that he had been spending so much time at the theatre instead of
home. And then add the bit about Joel and Karen... I just don't like
that the next time we see her she is all happy and it is pretty much
like nothing happened. Which is good and all, but it just feels a
bit like we're missing a scene.
And then there is
the end. Andrew and Monica were all excited about seeing their names in
the program, and it was really cute. But then Tess had to go and shoot
the joy. Monica and Andrew then looked kinda confused and I don't blame
'em. What was so wrong about being excited to see your name in the
paper??? And then Tess had to go and ruin it. Aww, come on,
Tess! Didn't ya see his face after you took -- no, *snatched*
-- that paper away??? And then ya had to go and turn it into a
dove! It coulda been a keepsake...
questions: Why were all three angels in the room watching
when Marshall found his mom on the floor in their house? Why wasn't it
just Andrew alone, as it is many other times?
then I found it kinda odd that Joel seemed completely unfazed by the
second revelation; Monica's. I mean, sure, he had already gotten one
from Tess, but why didn't this one seem to surprise him?
Parts that made me feel swoony: Now for the real fun part!
First, Andrew was so cute in his first scene when he went and found
Monica painting. The way he seemed so excited about teaching
Marshall to sword fight, kinda reminded me of him and the football
in "Till We Meet Again." He seemed more like the boyish, fun
loving Andrew that kinda disappeared later on. Not that serious Andrew
isn't good. I just wish he was a bit more balanced...
Fencing is a good
look for Andrew. And often times during this episode, his lovely
blonde hair gets all muffed up and in his face... and it's
follows Marshall into the dressing room and is talking to him, he says
something like, "Whatever the problem was out there, dueling is not the
way that people work out their problems these days." His voice sounds
kinda different there. Sorta husky... and it was cute.
Ah, and during the
the scene when Marshall finds his mom on the floor. Andrew is
originally standing next to Monica and Tess, but then takes a few steps
away. It's only for a moment, but during that brief shot of
him standing there, he seems to get such a faraway look in his
eyes... or is that just me?
pretty comfortable up there on that stage during "Hamlet." And again,
it looked like he was having so much fun what with all the yelling and
cheering and flag holding! I wanna do a show with Andrew...
Then, of course,
at the end. He was so adorable when he got all excited about his name
being in the show's program! Yay! And the sweater he wears then...
lovely! Gah, I love him! Just saying... ;-)
Random thoughts: Nothing much really.
Except that it is sadly odd that Andrew is so good at helping everyone
with their relationship issues, yet he has his
own one-of-a-kind doozie right in front of him! Interesting
how life works that way at times...