We're not as far outside of the same argument as you think. Joel's unhappy. He admitted he's been unhappy for a long time. It I think back to when Julia WAS working, Joel always hoped he would find time to make furniture and do his own thing. He wasn't pleased being the stay-at-home father as much as it seemed.
To try to fix what was already breaking, they decided on another child and with that Julia would take more responsibility. Unfortunately, it didn't go as planned and the more drawn out that situation became the farther apart they went as a couple.
They each married certain versions of each other and Julia was always a bit selfish. He knew that. He was always compassionate and caring. Is he allowed to grow? Yes. But they've grown apart so why try to stay together when they're not going to reach a good place? Joel turned down counseling. He's not interested in working on them. If that's his decision, I'm happy he's making one.
Honestly, Bill, I'm happy that it's taking A direction, not in THE direction it's going. However, I gave up on believing any other direction was available a while ago. If they break up Joel and Julia and stop forcing us to watch the misery that they've become, maybe they can both become viable characters again. After the character assassination of Joel, he needs any help he can get to stand proud once again.
I like Hank -- just not for Sarah. I think Hank would ultimately be miserable with Sarah and also that it's horrible of her not to have made it clear sooner of her intentions when she knows he's struggling. But, that last point relates back to the first. They're not a fit.
This season has been so depressing that I have to finally lean into it and accept it's not going away and I'll take the white flag if they wave it and truly decide to move past the misery.
I actually enjoyed all of the women in the episode and I'm not ordinarily a fan of Helena (although I love De Gouw). I felt such an overwhelming sense of sadness with each, however, it was difficult to watch. I took no pleasure in seeing Huntress v Canary because they were both fighting from such injured and painful places.
It will be most interesting to see what happens with all of the women by the end of the season. Do you think they'll all survive?
The actress playing Christine was Sunnie Pelant. There is a photo of her with Emily Deschanel in front of the swings on her IMDB page.
What I don't like is that I am cheering for Brennan in one ep and then so disappointed the next, which makes me wonder if people don't share their notes about the character. I don't believe the Brennan I've been watching this season would have reacted as such. She did last week with the new intern because she felt threatened. In that situation it made sense. I have no doubt it will be better next week, but I can't artificially grade a lower ep high just for that. Thanks for reading!! :-)
No offense, Lisa, but you obviously haven't been reading the reviews since I started covering the show in January. This is the first episode that didn't receive about 4 stars or above. I've consistently given it good reviews and the last episode received a lower rating by readers than I gave it. I don't mind generalization, because we all do it, but individuals write these posts and I don't think your comment fits how I've been covering the series.
I think the arguments for/against those couples v the ones chosen would be an interesting article in itself.
Thanks for reading!
I would have included Brenda and Dylan but nobody believed. You believe!
The show is already cancelled. There are only two episodes left. Two to finish everything up. :-(
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