The adult who should know better. His not lashing out at Joel (the kid whisper) isn't solely because he technically isn't replacing anyone, but because God bless him, the man has the patience of a saint and isn't forcing or pushing the kid too much. He disciplines him as fit and they still let him get away with too much, as with Sydney, but he respects the adapting process. So I fully understand Joel 's reaction to Julia considering giving Victor up. Especially given all the sacrifices he's made over the years.
Sara is so out of touch with her children its sad. She's one of those parents who grew up with her kids. They raised each other. Sometimes its good, most times its unfortunate. Mark knew her son better than she did because she's too caught up in her love life. Loved Adam&Kristina. Felt bad for Crosby. Not a Renee fan since the despicable way she treated him when they met. Fantastic episode though.:)
Working and can't handle any of it now that she isn't because she's never had too. She has YET to have a real talk with him that isn't coming across as selfish! She's pissed and hurt that he doesn't call her mom and wants to see his real one. He was doing fine and adjusting quite well until she told him he couldn't see his mother without explaining why, dismissed the mother he's known for the first part of his life as nothing and insisted that he was hers now because she signed papers. She's trying to fast forward a transition that takes years, strip him of part of his identity, and she isn't taking the time to explain why. He's lashed out since then, and understandable so. He's old enough to remember and miss his birth mom...Julia's inadvertently trying to force him to forget and let her go. It's too selfish for words, and now that she can't hack it she's considering "returning" or "exchanging "him. Its irresponsible on her part because shes
No one is condoning Victor's behavior at all. It frustrates me that because he's having difficulties adapting the assumption is made that he has mental issues. What is that. Here's the problem, Victor is difficult that is without question but Julia has been handling this all wrong from the beginning. As someone who has studied child development and psychology and has personal experience with watching my own parent deal with a real troubled and mentally unsound child, I cringe at Julia. She has never been cut out for motherhood. She struggles with it in a gripping way that's reflective of the modern day working woman. She could barely manage Sydney. So when she expressed wanting another I was surprised.Her expectation that he was supposed to come in perfect and blend in instantly was RIDICULOUS and too naive for such a smart woman! Adopting a kid at that age takes work,time, and patience. She never had any of that when she was
@Ginger that wasn't Cora. That was the Blue Fairy /Nun that Leroy /Grumpy loved. I thought it was Cora for a split second too when I seen it.:)
-I basically love anytime they banter. Miller and Liu have a great chemistry and the partnership has really been hitting its stride. Loved the final scene when she told him she already had a job lined up.
-It was stronger than previous plots despite being kind of cliche.
-Watson needs more depth but I'd rather it be with Sherlock. Like that final scene when he waited with her for her ex or dinner with her family.
-Both definitely. He'd never want to admit that he's come to care for her or that he likes her around and he sees that she's good at investigating and genuinely likes it.
- He'll reluctantly admit he wants her around after she leaves and she'll reluctantly realize that she wants to keep working with him after she starts working with someone else.
I enjoyed it. I agree about the pacing and some of the reveals but I chalk that up to pilotitus. Ill keep watching.
I'm probably the only fan of this show that actually likes Angelo. I hate that everyone is determined to make him out to be this horrible person, and I've yet to see anything that supports that. He's entitled to not divulge some information. He had a right to request a DNA test and not share it with anyone until he knew the truth. Toby was wrong to disclose his information like that. And John Kennish will forever be a pompous, self righteous, colossal jackass. I've detested some of the ways he's treated and talked about Angelo and Regina both. Not a fan of the Kennish parents at all. Daphne still being hung up on Jeff was annoying and the way she treated Travis especially knowing his home life was despicable! Loved Melody's speech to her! Gave me goosebumps. Felt bad for Bay but she'll do well at Carlton.
Episodes like this show how strong the entire cast is. Yes I definitely missed seeing Reese more but Michael Emerson was incredible as usual. Plus I relish the opportunities when they show just how awesome Carter and Fusco can be too. They're more than just the asset on the other end of the phone. They're characters with their own stories and development. The shift in dynamic and Carter's perception of justice should be noted. This despite its subtleties was a defining moment for her character and next week looks to be too. She and Fusco are essential characters that require just as much development, not plot devices.And Finch is a strong enough character to lead, he was due that after the first few episodes of the season. I love that they don't wrap things up quickly, makes it real, gritty, and intense. Loved the episode.
I liked it. I like that this show knows what it is and it isn't trying to be anything else. There is q simplicity to it and how real it tries to be. I fear at times, like Parenthood, it'll be one of those shows constantly on the bubble because it goes for heartwarming and realistic displays of everyday characters rather than breakneck pacing and convaluted storylines with twists and turns like most shows now. Part of me couldn't help but wish Cruz would just suck it up. His conscience and his brother will ruin him. I really felt for Casey and I'm glad that he's shaping up to be a complex character. He carries his burdens as well as others. I'm glad Kelley is seeking help and I liked that it was with the help of Dawson. I like seeing characters interact with other characters they don't typically interact with. Love that he and Shay made up. Sucked that no one seemed concerned about Dawson. A pattern. I'm not too invested in the triangle but I don't fault her for seeking out the guy who showed that he wanted her. I can see where Casey was confusing especially with her oblivious to all he's going through.Love Hermann.
@MrsO you seriously think victor should call them mom and dad? I don't think its necessary that he does. He's been bounced around a great deal, even though its been a few months to a year, he probably still feels like there is a chance for this situation to not be permanent. I often wonder if Joel and Julia ever really explained to him his adoption in a manner that he comprehends. I think they, more specifically Julia expects things to be a certain way and quickly. The adjustment for all of them takes time that could be longer than a year. They rotate between coddling him rather than disciplining him and not taking the time to actually understand all that they need to take care of an adopted kid with a troubling previous home life. Plus they have Sydney who also demands their attention. It isn't fair to either brat that they can't grasp how to handle it. Julia in particular. Joel fares well actually.
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