[S5E21] Down Under Part 2 REPACK
After Renard's (Sasha Roiz) victory, Nick (David Giuntoli) tells Meisner (Damien Puckler) and Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni) about his offer to join Black Claw. Meisner states that having a Grimm with them can be an advantage but they will kill everyone close to him. Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) announces that Zuri managed to confess the name, "Bonaparte". This instantly reminds Meisner of Conrad Bonaparte, one of the founders of Black Claw. Hank (Russell Hornsby) receives a call from the police to go to his house so he and Nick leave Hadrian's Wall.
[S5E21] Down Under Part 2
Thoughts:We finally made it to the episode where everything starts to go downhill. Rory receives her first real piece of criticism from "someone important" and crumbles under the weight of perceived mediocrity. I have conflicted feelings about her reaction because I understand how much it sucks to be told that you aren't good enough, but I've never had the luxury to put my entire life on hold in order to emotionally recover. The way that Lorelai handles the situation is likewise suspect. It feels like someone at the WB told the Palladinos that they needed more drama, so they decided to manufacture a rift between Lorelai and Rory. I find all of it utterly unconvincing (and so does Lauren Graham, according to her memoir).
Perfection is elusive, mistakes are part of life, and not everyone is going to blow smoke up your ass 24/7 for the tiniest accomplishment. I don't blame Rory for feeling disappointed or even for doubting herself, but committing a crime that negatively impacts other people just because she doesn't understand how to cope with professional rejection? My sympathy only extends so far.
Claire, meanwhile, has dropped off another box of hand-me-downs for Cameron to go through for Lily. Claire apologizes for it being in her car for a long time, but Lily can sympathize with that. (CAMERON: It was three minutes while I went into the pharmacy, the window was cracked and you had a juice box. Could we retire that story?). But it turns out Cam isn't much for dressing Lily in any of the girls' hand-me-downs, which angers Claire to no end. She thinks Cam is being a snob about it. Mitchell relates the story of Jay and him earlier, and Claire says that Jay wasn't wired for compliments and she is certain Mitch's piano playing was great. Again, Mitchell never played the piano. And Cameron is offended that Claire thinks he is being a snob. He has permanent dirt under his fingernail from working the soil. (Definition of working the soil: re-potting his orchids).
Cam sets to prove Lily did wear hand-me-downs by staging a Christmas photo in the house, complete with a tree and empty boxes all around it. (LILY: You're killing me!). Although it will have been good to let Mitchell be in the picture because he is getting more neurotic about his stocking, not on the mantle. That, and Cameron not even paying attention to him about the family ignoring him. Meanwhile, Haley has to take Luke to a laundromat to get his shirt washed. Since all the machines are occupied, she slips in the wash of another person. That person is a nerdy guy she convinced to get her a Coachella ticket and then ditched him the minute she got there. Needless to say, the guy wasn't happy, and given he waited for her for eight hours, walked the parking lots twice, and had the battery from his car stolen when he went home, you could understand why. But at least Haley distracts him enough for Luke to get his shirt from the dryer. Of course, it's the wrong shirt (not even the correct gender), but Luke does like the way it looks on him.
I sit down with host Paul Williams, Stuart Woodmansey and Matthew Moore to discuss last weeks games and to predict this weeks games.Theme tune info:-"Pump Sting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensecreativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 041b061a72