First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan and Haley! We have a little Lydia! Was she not adorable??
And I want to be saying congratulations to Brooke and Julian but oh my, what a sad note to end this episode on. I wanted to come out feeling extraordinarily happy for little Lydia but I have to say it was overshadowed by the loss for Brooke and Julian. And not saying it shouldn’t be a big deal. They both should be a big deal but I’m afraid Lydia’s moment got stolen. Heck, we didn’t even get to see Nathan with the baby!
I don’t have all bad things to say. Austin did a great job directing. That shot of Brooke and Julian upset with Nathan in the background was heart-wrenching. Brooke going in and having to hold Lydia was heart-wrenching.
I also enjoyed the mesh of flashbacks but I have to say, by the end it was a tad too much for my taste. It seemed there was more time spent in the past than in the present and while I like the past much better, it only made the present look that much worse. Sorry to be harsh but I think by the end I was itching for old scenes to get through just so we could move on with current time. BUT I did especially enjoy seeing Nathan being so vulnerable with Haley back in the day and the scene with Dan made me want more Evil Dan!
The cracker scene was hilarious and I really hope to see outtakes of that on the DVD. Clay had perfected the art of spraying cracker while talking.
I enjoyed Jamie’s voiceovers and loved Haley’s at the end even more.
I do have one more nitpick…not a fan of “Lydia Bob”. Haley Bob rolls off your tongue but Lydia Bob feels hokey to me.
Music was outstanding this episode. I wanted to buy every song. Well done, Lindsay Wolfington.
All in all, a good episode. It will be interesting to see what happens with Brooke and Julian as well as watching the Scott family adjust to a new little one. And it looks like there is going to finally be some drama surrounding the car accident.
What’d you think?