A review by Jenni:
What I love about this
First, the setting of this episode is beautiful. Sure,
nice enough but I mean the outdoor scenes. Gorgeous.
looks like heaven!
I like that this episode outright states that Andrew wanted back
caseworking. Otherwise, the sudden shift might have gone
another of those unexplained TBAA mysteries like how Andrew and
met each other in 1996 yet knew each other in the 1800s...
The cast of characters was fun. This is actually one of the
episodes wherein the humans at least sometimes distract me from
angels. These people kept my attention whether it was to be
awe of them or shoot them dirty looks. :-)
This has some of my favorite lines. Monica's entire prayer
is quite lovely. And I love what Tess says about never being
afraid to ask for what's right for yourself. Too few of us
the time to do that, I think. Finally, Kevin has a line that
love. It's after Alison runs off and his parents ask him if
really wants to take on that baggage. His answer: "If it
help her, yes." Whatta guy! Seriously, if a guy said
to me I just might have some hope of getting out from under
I really liked Kevin. If I had to choose a human from TBAA
crush on, he'd be at the top of the list. Beyond the baggage
when he comes outside just to give Alison a hug... way to
Nonetheless, I'm not obligated to crush on a human so I'm sticking
As part of Monica's prayer she admits to taking God for granted
liked for a couple reasons. One, I think too many of us
I know sometimes I've been ashamed to realize how much time can go
after something great happens before I remember to thank
also liked it cause it made me ponder how she seems to also take
for granted. Which leads me to wonder... if we know someone
love us unconditionally (as God does and as Andrew seems to), how
are we to take them for granted? Probly a lot... It's
unfair but yet it seems to be human (and apparently on TBAA also
angelic) nature. We agonize over keeping the support of
with whom we have complicated relationships and in doing that we
sight of that awesome, all-encompassing, all-accepting love
someone else holds
It's great that TBAA gave us that to
Finally, I like this episode cause Andrew seems so happy at
times! He even calls Tess "babe." Sure, it's weird but
at him smile!!! Actually, he smiles a lot behind the camera
"The Journalist," too. Maybe someone needs to get Season 9
a video camera. Solve everything!
What I didn't love about
At some points Aunt Augusta got a lil too much under my
When she tries to console Alison by referencing her own books...
was a bit much, IMO.
Alison herself got on my nerves a time or two. Yes, I know
was going through some very difficult things but when she compares
Kevin to her father and accuses him of playing the victim... she
me there. Poor Kevin had a right to be upset and comparing
someone she later admits to thinking of as a villain... not nice.
This probly has a great answer but I just don't know it having
planned a wedding. Why was Monica double-checking the guest
on the day of the wedding? By then isn't it a lil too late
Parts that made me feel
First, let me just say that it'd be matrimonial DOOM if Andrew
a hand in coordinating my wedding. I think the resulting
would be "Runaway Bride Flees with Glowing Cameraman." Tess
soooo love that. And then we could buddymoon at the Grotto
Redemption in lovely West Bend, Iowa. Cause I would probly
to do some penance...
This didn't particularly make me swoony but was that a leather
was wearing when he and the ladies met the two families? Not
if I think of him as a leather vest kinda guy. Jacket,
sure. Jury's out on the vest. But he was adorable
Andrew talking about marriage and then reciting marriage
Oh, that's just... It makes me swoony AND sad.
actually thought that bridesmaid dress was lovely. I liked
better than Alison's wedding gown, actually. Although
dress at the end would probly have been my favorite.
quite tell since we only saw part of it but it looked peasant-y.
If Monica was real I would volunteer to switch places with
think it'd be an awesome idea. I mean there she is talking
"my wedding" and we know she fantasized about being with that guy
"The Netherlands." So she can take my humanity, I'll take
angelhood. She can pick a guy, I can hang on befriend
Andrew. She can kiss and have kids with Shop Dude, Andrew
my shoulder when I get distressed and I'll hold his hand when he
does. It'll be perfect! Right? ;-)
A Word from Travis:
This is my favorite episode of season 3 as the scenery as well
as the interactions between all the characters were attention
grabbing. I do agree that Ms. Abernathy sometimes came off as
annoying and intrusive rather than funny, as she was when she
first appeared. While searching the actress who played Abernathy,
I see that the actress (Janet Carroll) is no longer with us.
the Episode Guide
(The photographs used on
page are from "Touched by an Angel" and
owned by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon Water
Productions. They are not being used to seek profit.)