Posted by Amy with 40 Comments
Tonight was one of the best episodes ever. I missed the interaction between the group but tonight was a fan.tastic episode. Really. Almost like one big counseling episode but it was great to hear stuff finally come out. So many quotable conversations tonight. Big kuddos to Mark tonight. Loved, loved, loved how the scenes meshed together and the interaction was there with the dialogue even if it wasn’t in the classic sense.
So let’s see…there were basically six things going on and I’ll comment on each.
Dan/Sam - Definitely the least interesting of the episode and I really could have done without these scenes. What did we learn except Dan feels like his debt is paid and he loves his family. Nothing really interesting there.
Peyton/Max – It was good to see her work out some of her feelings. I’m glad she admitted how she didn’t really want Lucas and Lindsey together and when she said she wanted them to be happy she REALLY wanted Lucas and her to be happy. I like how she digs deep for patience and grace to let Lucas be happy and yet still admits how hard it is to have such character. It was so good to see Max. Mark does a great job. It feels like a genuine conversation between old friends and I love that.
Brooke - Brooke was looking pretty bad there in the evaluation. I think the case worker was asking the right questions though and on the surface it does appear that Brooke is not ready for children. And honestly, I don’t think she is. The whole speech was great and yeah, she’s ready to love someone but really I don’t know if she’s ready to be a single mom. Trust me, even as a mother with a husband to help it’s hard work and I think there’s a little bit of fantasy there. And maybe it’s ok. It is a tv drama and I can get into the whole suspension of disbelief thing and really, her speech at the end was good and I think probably convinced Patricia to let her have a baby.
Andy/Lucas – Ugh. Obviously if you haven’t figured it out, I’m a Leyton fan still so it was hard to see Andy trying to convince Lucas to go to New York. Although I have to say it was GREAT to see Andy back and especially liked to see a mentor figure back in Lucas’s life. And Lucas’ comment about the comet was HILARIOUS. We seriously rewound it 3 times to laugh.
Lucas/Lindsey – I was literally yelling at Mark at the end of their scene together. Lucas’ speech to Lindsey was SOOOO sweet. Loved it. It *almost* made me like Lucas and Lindsey together. But I was lovin’ that Lindsey wouldn’t give in. But, man, that speech was good. I loved especially the part where he said she had to be the one to edit it so they could have late night and arguments and it’d be like they were married. Gosh, break my heart, Mark, that was perfect! That is the real Lucas I don’t think we’ve seen all season. We got serious-face, squinty-eyed, poetic Lucas tonight. Yay!
And finally the stars of tonight’s episode…
Nathan/Haley – Wow, Nathan and Haley rocked this episode. The guest counselor was fantastic. I loved her accent, the interaction between the three was authentic and genuine and natural and just great acting on all three parts.
Nathan was just HOT tonight. Hot, hot, hot. I know people were already complaining about Haley looking less than cool but after seeing the episode, I kind of think that was the point. They were trying to show that she had gotten away from the young, hip musician/mother she is and she needs to remember to get back to that. As the counselor says, she IS young.
I loved Nathan talking about basketball and really letting his guard down to talk about how much he missed it. I loved the part where the counselor asks if faced with the same dreams, could they treat each other differently and they say yes and then hold hands. Fabulousness. And of course, their last scene when she asks Nathan to not-sleep with her..when he tells her how overwhelmingly kind and sexy she is. And of course the kiss and everything, it was just so wonderful. I expect lots of clips, quotes and avatars and all kinds of stuff from that scene. Best Naley scene this season by far.
So it looks like Naley is back on track which is great. Brooke looks like she’s set to get a baby. Peyton is still trying to move on and Lucas is in holding pattern with Lindsey. Who knows what will happen there. Well, I sorta know since I read spoilers, but just speaking from this episode…lol. Anyway, FANTASTIC episode tonight..I’m not sure how many more times I can say I loved it or something about it.
Anyone with me? What’d you think?
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