Episode 18 What Comes After the Blues Reaction

Honestly, I’m not happy right now.  I was so hoping the cliffhanger was Dan and not Lucas’s call but here we sit with BOTH OF THEM being the cliffhanger.  Before I go off on a tangent, let me get to it.

  • Jamie and Gavin were so cute singing that song.  Sorta pointless, but cute nonetheless.
  • Brooke having to give up Angie was so very sad and unfortunately almost put to the side.  I was surprised at how littel was shown about that.  Not really sure what I expected but Brooke handed her off pretty quickly and Lucas only showed up long enough to walk out the door.  His speech to her at the apartment was sweet though.  Them saying I love you was definitely friendship as far as I can tell but it was very nice.
  • Nathan and Jamie both facing their fears and then seeing them pull through at the end was awesome.  It was fan. tastic. seeing Nathan playing ball again.  I really missed that.  Them playing in the pool was so cute.  I love her and Nathan talking at the very end.  We got a smidgen of Naley and I loved it.
  • Deb and Skills. Ew.  That is all.
  • Mouth and Millicent…I’m sorry, they are cute together.  Really.  But they could move to Omaha and no one would know the difference.  Great job on the sportscasting though, Mouth.
  • It was so. good.  to see Haley back in Lucas’s room.  After watching Season 1 again this weekend, it was just nice seeing them together.  Haley and Peyton too.  I think I had forgotten after this season how good of a friend Haley was to Peyton and it was good to see Haley rooting for both of them.
  • As for the cliffhangers…
  • Dan was almost evil Dan again with that pillow wasn’t he?  Not so shocked on the car accident but WOW the pager beeping was definitely a shocker.  Wonder if he gets the heart?

As for Lucas/Lindsey/Peyton…

Not happy that Lindsey went to see Lucas in person. She KNOWS how much Lucas is still wanting her and then she wants to come see him just so he can remember how much he misses her.  And then for her to walk out when he asks if she misses him?  That was just cruel.  And what in the heck does the book say??  How does it end?  She knows it’s the “perfect ending” so does that have something to do with her phone call to him?
OK, so how did Lucas know to go to the RiverCourt?  Did I miss something?  His reaction was great…loved that little smile.
And that leads Lucas to go see Peyton.  I liked his speech.  I get that he’s always loved her and it was hard and it’s still hard. But I was left wanting more.  Once again, Peyton is left crying, dreaming of her and Lucas again.
Lucas’s dedication was nice.  I liked that it came from him and Haley’s conversation.  It was sweet when Lindsey read it.  Her calling Lucas was nice but wouldn’t THAT be important to say in person??  I just lied to you and sent you on a binge?  Not happy with that.

So Lucas makes the decision to leave and go to Vegas…the big question is who does he take?

My first instinct was LP is dead and he’s taking Lindsey.  But two things have me clued into that it might be Peyton.  Number one is the text message to Lindsey.  It talks about those that have lost their way with love and thinking back to his book when he talks to his love being reawakened, I think it’s talking about Peyton there.  Also, I have a suspicion that Lucas did not receive Lindsey’s voicemail.  So it’s Lucas and Peyton off to Vegas but do they really get married?  Is this where the makeout session happens?  What happens when he does get Lindsey’s voicemail if he in fact didn’t get it?

Episode 17 Hate is Safer Than Love Reaction

That was a FANTASTIC EPISODE.

It was great seeing the basketball again. I didn’t think I missed it but I did. It was wonderful seeing Skills, Nate and Luke (and even Jamie) at the court again. And I love the happy Q on the court. Great to watch.

Brooke was great with Angie. It was nice to see her in mother-mode. But what was up with the first name of the Dr? Why was she so insistent on knowing that? But Ethan..that’s a great name! Brooke, sweetie, go for it! Forget that cutie bartender!

The Deb and Skills thing might be the most awkward, hand-over-eyes, cringe-worthy moment I think I may have ever seen. I may have nightmares about that. Wow.

Why do I feel like evil Dan is coming back out again? That tone he had with the nurse made me very uneasy and brought back a lot of evil Dan memories.

Naley is again being ignored again. Jamie was as cute as can be though. The knock-knock joke, walking off the court with Q, and of course the scene with Dan. He always steals his scenes.

Wow, finally some EMOTION from Lucas. I think I actually liked angry Lucas vs. whatever emotional void he’s been in this entire season. It was good to see him actually, you know, SAY SOMETHING. I think he FINALLY got that Lindsey is gone. I don’t believe for a minute that Lindsey is actually dating someone but as long as Lucas is convinced.

But y’all, that I Hate You hurt. Like HURT. That look on his face and tone in his voice was scathing. Awful. Hurtful. I don’t think that really meant I love you in the least. Maybe in a weird way it was…he hates her because he loves her and Lindsey realized it and ruined something good but wow, I know Peyton has got to be hurting. Her reaction was priceless you could feel the wind blow out of her chest.

But WHERE WAS THE BEDROOM SCENE???? Is that really for the finale?

What a great episode though! What’d ya’ll think?

Episode 16 Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now Reaction

Whew! What an episode! You can tell we’re getting down to the wire..all the storylines are starting to wrap up and getting really juicy! And for us LPers who thought we’d have nothing but hate these last few episodes, what an episode!!! Yes, the first part was somewhat slow but it had some great moments but the end was great!

I still feel bad for Dan. I can’t help. The man is dying and I’m 100% totally convinced he has changed. And in my world, if you have a change of heart, that calls for forgiveness. I applaud Nathan for going to see him and rationally telling Dan he wasn’t allowed back in but that still sucks. I feel so bad for Jamie. And Lucas. Him saying he’s dead already. Ouch, that hurts. Which I can kind of understand from Lucas’ viewpoint since Keith was like a father to him. But Nathan..well, he has Jamie to think about. And Dan DID push him to be a great basketball player. Did anyone notice Nathan’s words to Q were almost exactly Dan’s to him? I thought for sure after that Nathan would realize how much Dan loved him and he’d let him in. But he doesn’t and denies a dying man his only wish. So sad.

Brooke was cute this episode. I love, love, love the new Baby Brooke line. That was spot on. And her saying it’s you and me, baby at the end was a-dor-a-ble. Seriously. And how about Dr. McHotty?? Loved him for all 30 seconds we saw of him.

Mouth’s declaration of love was very creative and cute. They’re so cute together!! At least they attempted to bring in Brooke into their storyline a bit with her dropping Millicent off. Mouth has yet to really interact with anyone but at least it’s a try. Oh, and Millie with that video game was hilarious!

And what’s up with Nathan and Haley? We get a great bedroom scene and then nada. I’m missing that supposed shower scene too!!

And onto my favorite part…the love triangle!

I love that Haley told Peyton about telling Lucas not to marry Lindsey. I sorta had forgotten about that (??). I liked how Haley said she realizes her subconscious came out when she was writing and she felt it was the same for Lucas. It totally prepared Peyton for what she was about to read!

And how about that little visit to Lindsey’s office. I was totally confused about why she was there until I realized…ahh..this is how she gets Lucas’ book! Just how many people suspected. Yay for Peyton really standing up for Lucas realizing how much he was hurting. I think I actually believed her this time she really wanted the best for him. But when Lindsey handed her that book and said it’s not me you have to convince, you’re the one that has to make the decision, well, I was floored!! What does that mean?? What does that book say? The whole River Court thing makes sense now because I’m assuming that’s her way of showing him she made her decision.

As for Lucas, the poor guy is still trying to get Lindsey back. I thought maybe after the key thing he’d get it but nope. Maybe after she rejects him AGAIN he’ll finally get it!

And none too soon seeing we have a huge episode next week with them! I’m not sure I totally understand what happens with the I Hate You comment and I’m not sure if I totally understand what happens after watching that promo but I CAN tell you Peyton is sitting on top of Lucas on a bed and I LOOVE IT!

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Episode 14 What Do You Go Home To? Reaction

Tonight was ok.  I’m not smiling and clapping and ecstatic about the episode like I normally am. It was good to see everyone interacting. I felt a little like Lucas was going rounds in between everyone as they carried on with their own thing.

So first off, I’m SO glad to have this whole baby thing cleared up.  It IS a foster baby and that explains so much!  So for that, I did get excited for Brooke that she gets this trial period.  But honestly, I’m still hoping she decides she doesn’t want to actually adopt.  I’m hoping this trial will let her see that maybe that’s just not what she’s looking for.  And what is up the Owen call?  I think that was kind of random and really a pretty lame excuse.  It was nice to see Chase again to smooth things over but also a little lame since it seemed to just be stuck in there for the Owen storyline.  Maybe I’m crazy.

It was GREAT to see NHJ in full action tonight.  Haley’s music sounded great and I’m so glad she’s moving forward with that.  As for Nathan’s dreams, well, it looks like he has a lot of work to do.  The nanny scene was funny but I was surprised they hired Deb as nanny.  It does feel like a natural fit IF Deb has her head on straight now.

Mouth and Millicent were SO cute together.  Her being all nervous about the virgin thing was so cute.  Mouth has a Clean Teen again!!  I thought that was quite funny to think about.  Skills comment about Millicent walking around the house naked was hilarious.  Skills is funny even when he’s mad!

I felt pretty bad for Dan this week.  They sure aren’t giving him any slack.

And this week was the final Lucas and Peyton reunion a month after the wedding.  The initial reaction was nice and awkward to watch.  But what was with the buddy-buddy talk during a walk in the park.  I just thought there would be a little arguing or more awkwardness or something.  But no it was all, I’m sorry, I want you to be happy.  And me too because she DOES still love me and it’s going to work out so in your face, Peyton.  Ugh.  I really didn’t much like that scene at all.  I DO like Peyton and Lucas talking but it just seemed so…cordial.  And with the looks of next week, it doesn’t seem that Lucas has let go one bit of Lindsey.  I thought we were going to be over this whole thing!!

As I said, tonight was ok.  Naley was good…as always.  Jamie was cute rapping with Q.  Deb was cute with Jamie and I think I’m pretty happy with that.  The nanny interviews were cute.  It was good to see Haley moving on and Nathan playing ball again.  It was good to see Peyton and Lucas at least talking.  Maybe they can build on their friendship again.  But a few things seemed forced and weird.  Dan showing up every where Nathan was…Lucas making rounds to everyone…the whole Owen/Chase thing…and wow, lots of purple monkey talk tonight!

Well, all I can seem to come up with is it was ok.

What’d you guys think?

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Episode 13 Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace Reaction

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?