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Raylan is on the hunt to track down Lindsay and Randall on this week’s installment of Justified. Last week, Raylan’s apartment was wrecked with Lindsay nowhere to be found. Art and Tim are MIA this week, but Raylan gets to partner up with Rachel. They search the house of a man named Joe Hoppus, since that’s the last place they were seen grifting. They question a few fighters at this house, but all Raylan and Rachel need to do is set them straight to get what they need.
Lindsay seems to be enjoying the grifting lifestyle once again with her ex, but she knows what she’s doing is wrong. Well, we all know it’s wrong, but she does really feel bad about it. She sends a phone call to Raylan so he can find them. Randall catches her, but claims she called the police so the man they just beat the shit out of doesn’t die. When Raylan finally gets hold of Randall and Lindsay, Randall is pissed because he now realizes that Lindsay called him. He goes to fight Raylan like the big hothead he is, and that leaves Lindsay to herself. She gets a hold of Raylan’s shotgun and doesn’t just shoot Raylan, she shoots Randall as well. Ray Ray is just thrilled that Lindsay actually liked him.
On the Crowder portion, Ellen May returns to Audrey’s, after the death of Billy, begging for her job back. Boyd says it’s entirely up to Ava, although it would go against her new found faith in God. Ava has one of two choices: let her come back to work for Boyd’s cousin, or pull the trigger. Ellen May knows quite a lot about the Crowder family, and she could spill the beans to others. Ava decides to let her live, and has colt drive her down to Boyd’s cousin. They stop at a gas station so colt can sniff some good stuff, where there’s a knock at the door. Once he’s done, no one is outside. I thought for a second that Ellen May took his car and ran off, but the car was still there. Ellen May was nowhere in sight, so it’s possible she was calling him for help, and was possibly kidnapped by Cassie. We won’t know for sure till next time!
-Sheriff Parlow allows Boyd to listen on on his conversation with Cassie.
- Joe Hoppus is a man who loves his feng shui.
- Best scene: Rachel telling off the cock fighting guy to get that blade outta her face!
- Gina the fighter seems like she’d be fun. Maybe they’ll bring her back.
- Lindsay quotes a Spice Girls lyric, Raylan responds, “I’ll have to download that.”
Michelle runs into a a familiar face in Paradise- her brother, Scotty (and real life brother to Sutton Foster). It’s always fun when we meet some family member of the main character of a show. We don’t know much of Michelle’s life before Vegas, and Scotty let’s us in of the world before the showgirl. There’s no question that Scotty and Michelle have that sibling chemistry, and all the scenes that they share together are gold. Scotty stumbles into Paradise and has been married 4 times, doesn’t seem to have his life together. Michelle had similar issues before moving to Paradise. This involves a classic sibling collision at the end, about where both characters are in their life.
One thing that threw me off: the dinner with Ginny’s parents. This is the first time I believe we’ve met them, and they’re divorced. The father is getting remarried, and the mother hates her. Even Ginny’s stepmom makes her wears a hideous dress that hides her chest, cause it reminds her of her mother. Melanie also had to sit through that dinner, and Ginny needs her to stand by the wedding photo shoot, which is not the same day of the wedding. Turns out, Ginny’s mom goes apeshit and ruins things. Melanie forgot due to her roller derby-ing. Ginny goes off at Cozette blaming her for being the coolest, I guess. Melanie apologizes for keeping the roller derby a secret from her, she was feeling stressed over starting to look at colleges, and that seemed like the right thing at the moment.
Boo and Carl become parents- but not really. Boo is full time babysitting while her mother is on bed rest awaiting her new little one. Between work, school and ballet, she reaches out to Carl for help. When he is running late, Boo must bring the kids to one of her ballet classes. Unfortunately, Jordan is taking over some classes and treats his class like a boot camp. He yells, puts people in time out and is just all around unpleasant. Boo uses her mommy ways in telling Jordan that he needs a time out and should treat the class nicely. Boo and Carl are going to be excellent parents.
-Melanie’s derby name: Cleo Smacktra.
-No Sasha this week, I wonder where she’s going to end up after her mom was just like, later!
-After the sibling fight, there is a ukelele sing-a-long which was adorable.
-One of the kid’s names is BEAVER. And no one can believe it!
-Scotty asks Michelle what she did to the barista. Call back from earlier in the season!
The drama continues! Immigration makes an unexpected visit on this week’s Switched At Birth, and Regina is nowhere near prepared. The family works so well together to make sure Regina doesn’t go to jail. They use sign language to their advantage: Kathryn signs to Daphne to warn her about Regina’s room, while she is speaking different words since the immigration officer does not sign. (Would be extra awkward if he could, RIGHT?) So Daphne and Travis do their best to make it look like that Regina doesn’t live there, but they don’t have much time. There is too much stuff, so Travis makes it look like HE lives there, by wearing nothing but a towel. What a little genius. Angelo grabs Regina’s ring, and the Immigration officer believes everything, because their marriage has so many problems, it has to be real. (REAL FAKE, AM I RIGHT?)
That was the main storyline through the episode, but other things were also going on. I still have no idea why Toby is so interested in Bay and Lana meeting. Yes, the baby she’s carrying is her half sibling. He lies to both of them saying they wanted to meet each other. He invites her to dinner, which John and Kathryn aren’t so thrilled about. The dinner becomes extremely awkward when they both find out the truth. Lana is putting the baby up for adoption, so I don’t see her character appearing in any other episodes.
Bay loses faith in Angelo in this whole situation, even considering selling the Frida Kahlo letter he gave to her. She claims that he’s not being the father he needs to be. Daphne gained an awesome dad, and Bay is just missing out. Angelo and Regina got married just so he can stay in the country to repair his relationship with his daughter, even serving jail time for months. it’s easy to blame Angelo for being a bad father, but he is still pretty new at the dad stuff, and he really does love Bay.
The moment I’ve been waiting to happen was Daphne and Travis to happen, and it did! Travis ended up at the Kennishes to begin with because he was mad at Daphne for speaking to his mom about signing with him. His mom claims there’s no time between work, and that Travis doesn’t help around the house. (Whatever, she was a bitch.) In the end, Travis basically saved Regina from going to jail. They finally kiss, I was excited. Though in next week’s credits, Daphne has the biggest frowny face on. Don’t tell me this girl is pregnant! She should have saved those pills from when she was gonna get down with Chef Jeff.
-Kathryn and Regina go out for a girl’s night, which results in a date for Regina. She recognizes her old, wildly attractive friend with a deep, sexy voice. She says that she’s no longer with Angelo, and heads back to the jazz club the next day. Go girl, he’s super hey now.
-No Emmett this week. :tears:
-Kathryn orders a ‘pink panty dropper.’ I knew she didn’t want that club soda either!
Bunheads seemed a bit all over the place this week, just like it’s sister show beforehand, Switched at Birth. All the characters all involved in some story, but none of it comes together. Last week, Sasha was told she needs to choose to move with her mother or father, but she hasn’t packed a thing. Her mother just gives her the keys and leaves. (How a mother could just leave behind her 16 year old daughter is beyond me, but anyway….) She has an empty house for 2 weeks until the next family moves in, but where is she going to live? How is she going to support herself? I figured she would just go to Michelle, but we’ll probably find more about that next week.
The accountant still has an issue with Fanny and Michelle: They are losing money. Fanny is still not charging half her students, and all of this land is just sitting there. Accountant suggests to make profit somehow like pony rides or something, just to get some income. So Michelle and Fanny have some crazy idea of building an amphitheater, and Millie wants in on it. WIthout consulting Fanny, Michelle agrees, because Millie has the money to invest, but it upsets Truly in the mean time. Millie always wins, but Michelle pointed out that she wasn’t her friend, just merely a business partner. Also, she never got Hubell. Man, that guy’s presence will always creepily be there.
Guess what? Hottie bartender GODOT returns. But, I really don’t care. He and Michelle shared a kiss, and the bunheads ant her to go for it again, but Michelle messes it up. After finding out she was a few credits shy of a diploma, she is down in the dumps. She also assumes GODOT is a high school dropout, but he has his masters in oceanography. I don’t know why she would assume that he’s a dropout because he bartends at a crappy restaurant.
Boo is missing this week, so we get more time with Ginny and Melanie. The kids at school are still interested in Frankie and Cozette, but I am so done with them. They are so popular and interesting because everyone says they are. They know sign language (They should have went to Carlton), and even win trivia night! The show makes it seem that the Frankie/Ginny thing might happen, but I still don’t care.
Also back: Melanie’s annoying brother, Charlie. Turns out, he was a really sweet guy to his girlfriend who publicly dumped him in the school hallways. This upsets Melanie and shows that she actually cares for her brother, she yanks his ex’s ponytail and knocks her to the floor, which was the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.She knocks down GODOT as well, too bad he didn’t have a ponytail.
-Millie named Sparkles. Truly was right, woman gets everything!
-Melanie’s yank made The Soup’s clip of the week.
-Cozette suggests Melanie to try out for the roller derby.
-Michelle refers to junior college as “baby college”.
-“We won’t be long, we talk fast!”
A lot was happening on this week’s Switched at Birth, but there was a little too much of going on. Bay and Natalie are still having problems, including Bay trying to cover up the ‘hearie bitch’ graffiti on her locker. Emmett lets his mom knows what’s going on, and schedules a mandatory retreat so all the students can figure out their problems. Yes, because forcing all your students into the forest on a weekend is going to solve everything. Melody is the guidance counselor, does she even have the authority to call the shots?
Well, that happened, and Emmett asks Daphne to cover for him so he can get some alone time with Bay, but Bay seems to have some feelings for Noah, one of the other hearing kids at Carlton. Although he is hearing now, he could lose it due to Meniere’s disease. he sometimes has some dizzy episodes, and that worries Bay. Emmett wants to know why she’s so concerned about this guy she just met, but I guess Bay is just trying to fit with other hearing students and meeting new people. Obviously Bay and Emmett aren’t going to get back together, they have to drag it out for the shippers like us to make things more interesting.
Regina hears some news that is worse than the whole Angelo situation: her hand isn’t going to get any better, and she won’t be able to sign or cut hair again. Daphne sees it as a slap in the face, and even Melody accuses her of lying. In the end, it’s hurting Regina even more that she can’t communicate with her daughter in her on language. Also her salon career comes to an end, and that’s the only thing she knows so she must go back to square one.
Kathryn is interviewed by some magazine to talk about recipes and other womanly things wives do, but turns into a conversation about illegal immigration. The conversation makes it seem like that John is ok with hiring illegal immigrants. This upsets John that it may go into a mini scandal, but John needs to realize having Kathryn will benefit him during this election.
The last storyline that was completely random was Toby and Angelo’s pregnant med student. They both happen to be at the same auto shop, and Toby offers to give her a lift. He also just happens to get into a mini accident with the pregnant woman in the car, so he takes her to the hospital. She also tells him he could stay, cause this is how most teenage boys want to spend their afternoon. Was Nikki at church or something?
- Looks like Daphne and Travis are finally going to happen? This is exciting!!
-Hearie Bitch is pretty harsh, Natalie. Kids are cruel!
Ladies and Gentlemen: Justified is back! Ok, I realize it was back a week ago, but I watched the episode late. Sue me! But yes, i am sorry. I am with Justified for the rest of the season. I swear on Ray Ray! (So you know I’m serious.)
Last week, Ellen May felt saved by God thanks to Billy St. Cyr. Unfortunately, she has been missing some shifts. She tells Ava her soul is saved and she never felt better. Ava also reminds her that she saved her soul and that whores who’ve killed men aren’t forgiven. (And she nailed all those lines.) But Billy and his sister Cassie get a decent crowd each meeting, so someone is buying what they’re selling. They’ve got some trick up their sleeves that we should see soon enough. Boyd meets with Sheriff Parlow (Hi Jim Beaver!), and reveals that Billy and Cassie show up in different towns and don’t over stay their welcome. Boyd assumes they’re grifters, and religion is a convincing way to trick people.
This week in Ray Ray: Art and Tim are noticing that Ray has been tired, arriving late and leaving early and just off his game in general. Art comments along the line of his baby being born, but I wonder if Natalie Zea will return for an episode for even have any mention of when the baby is born. (I know she’s busy with Kevin Bacon on Fox.) The guys stake out at the Truth residence, to find out if anyone knows anything about that bag that was found in Arlo’s wall. Many colorful conversations come out while they wait to follow one of the young sons. Ray falls asleep, or “keeping addict hours” as the others point out. too bad Rachel had to miss out on all the fun. They finally get to the front of the house with their guns up, looking for Waldo truth. The comedy ensues with this family, smoking pot in front of marshals, and letting their tween son have a gun because he’s old enough. Turns out, the real Waldo isn’t there, and he was in Art’s life previously, in one of his most memorable cases of his career.
Another new character arrives in Harlan, Randall (Robert Baker, whom I recognize when I used to watch Grey’s Anatomy) but we really have no idea who he is till the end. He’s some crazy fighter guy no one wants to mess with. Maybe he would be some villain that Raylan would have to deal with, since Randall just helped himself to a beer when the bar was closed. Turns out he is he husband of bartender Lindsay, whom Ray Ray has been spending plenty of time with. It doesn’t seem like Lindsay is so fond of her husband, but I’m sure we’ll find out more about him in next week’s installment.
-Ellen May quotes the bible: “Palms Number 62”.
-Art makes a marshal stiffy joke, because he can.
-Wynn Duffy visits Boyd and mentions Arlo killing a Dixie Mafia member in prison. Boyd was unaware, but Wynn suggests he go meet Arlo very soon.
-That opening scene… oof! Everyone wants a piece of Ray Ray.
-The romantic story of how Mr. and Mrs. Truth met was quite excellent.
-Constable Bob is absent this time, but I hope to see more of him. Patton Oswalt is just a delight.
There are new faces in Paradise, and our little Bunheads aren’t really fond of them. Cosette and Frankie, the new brother/sister students just happen to be those insanely talented kids who seem like they could do anything. Cosette is an excellent dancer, so its clear that the girls would be jealous of her being the MVP of Fanny’s school. I wish we could have seen Fanny’s reaction to the new girl, but she was MIA for some reason. All they know about the new kids is that they talented and have picnic lunches with wine. The girls vote Ginny to get the scoop from Frankie, who seems very reminiscent of fellow network bad boy Caleb from Pretty Little Liars. He even figured out Ginny’s name was Virginia even before I did.
My second favorite ship of ABC Family has returned: Boo and Carl! (COO!) Feelings are still there 6 weeks apart, so they are officially a couple! They are even doing coupley things like meeting each other’s parents. Boo’s parents are more carefree and welcoming to embarrassing stories, while Carl’s are the opposite. They make Boo feel uncomfortable and throwing her off with many questions. She gets flustered, and excuses herself from the table, but she overhears something shocking! She may be the one he wants to marry! This freaks Boo out, but then she sees how sweet he is and accepts his non-proposal. Carl just mentioned that to his parents to keep them quiet. Boo is a bit discouraged, but both realize that it would have been too soon and will hold off on any planning.
Sasha is still avoiding going home, so she sneaks over to the dance studio to meet Roman. (He always seems to be hiding in the bushes and Michelle knows. She invented that!) Last week gave a preview of Sasha’s parents divorcing. She’s given an ultimatum: Move away with her father or move away with her mother. Sasha’s life is clearly in Paradise, so she won’t be going anywhere. The way that the Michelle/Sasha relationship is going, i think Sasha will be crashing on Michelle’s couch for awhile.
Michelle is already having an uninvited guest: Truly and her store. Truly hasn’t paid her rent in months and her landlord has been unreasonably raising the price. She uses Michelle’s space to do some business and go to town on some wine. Michelle offers to help Truly negotiate with her landlord, Millie, who happens to be her sister and played by Liza Weil. (OMG GUYS, PARIS!) Sister drama ensues, and it turns out that truly stole Hubbell away from Millie. Since she was completely unaware, Michelle had to explain who she was exactly. I guess Millie doesn’t hang around town often, but hopes she stops by again real soon.
-I am glad this title’s episode was said during the episode because it is lovely.
-Sasha’s mom- “You have a choice, Sophie.” I missed that the first time.
- I too, would love to hear Michelle’s version of “the talk”. I assume it’s very colorful.
-I really hope you all are enjoying ABC Family Monday nights as much as I do. I love the back to back pairing of Bunheads and Switched at Birth, especially since they aren’t the typical kind of high school shows or high school kids. Remember Melanie quoting The Breakfast Club some episodes back? It probably came out 20 years after she was born.
Switched at Birth is starting off its second season delightfully. All the characters seem to be apart of a storyline, having the cast act more like an ensemble rather than just the 2 girls who were switched having the stories revolve around them. Daphne and Bay are obviously still the core plot of the show, but having all the characters involved makes the cast more of a whole.
This week, Bay convinces her parents for her to transfer to Carlton. At first, John and Kathryn weren’t buying their hearing daughter at a deaf school. She points out that she’s actually arguing for school, and her signing is much better. The Kennishes allow it, but Kathyrn wanted to make sure she wasn’t just tranfering for Emmett. She’s happy to have another friend there, as well as Daphne, but whatever Bay. You know you loveeeeee him! There is also another hearing student in the program, (also Matt from Teen Wolf!) so she feels a little less left out. Bay’s signing is not as top notch as she thought, and one particular student, Natalie, seems to notice. She’s fed up with Bay having to be accommodated, meanwhile this is the only place that she doesn’t need accommodations.
Meanwhile, Daphne wants to give the food truck a whirl, as well as giving back to her community.(John helped too!) She’s giving out free tacos and just accepting tips. Ravi, one neighborhood kid is not liking her welcome. To him, she’s just some rich blonde with white guilt by giving away free food to his lower class neighborhood. She comments back to him in spanish, and that she grew up there, as a Vasquez. He still feels she’s taking over his turf and its hurting his family’s business. So he cuts the power from the truck as his big F you to Daphne.
Toby finally gets a decent amount of screen time, with his new main squeeze Nikki! (She is mad adorable.) Kathryn even gets some time with her son, and Nikki suggests that Kathryn sing on their recording. (Super cute again!) Toby receives song bad news from Emmett: someone posted a drunk nudie pic of Nikki on the band’s website. This makes Toby furious but Nikki has her reasons: she was going through ahard time losing her father, and bad some poor decisions. She realizes her actions, but doesn’t apologize for her actions. Plus, it was long before she ever met Toby. (Go girl.)
Angelo confessed to Regina right away about impregnating someone else while they were briefly apart. I’d rather this come out now rather than Regina not knowing for half of this season. It was great that he came right out with it, but no matter how you bring it up, it’s never going to end well. After their green card wedding, their life seemed to be coming together. Now, it seems that he moved on quickly after their breakup and it cost him in the end.
-I’ve been reading random TCA tweets, and Switched is having an ASL episode coming in March. Exciting news!
-Bay called Daphne her sister. Awwwwwwwwwwww. Super cute!
-John and Kathryn called each other Bill and Hillary when saying good night. This episode was filled with super cuteness.
Switched at Birth’s second season has finally arrived! After Angelo has won all that cash, he returns to the Kennishes with a new sports car and presents for all! He gives Bay a love letter Frida Kahlo wrote to Diego, and Daphne a food truck! These are quite the extravagant gifts from your long lost father, huh? It seems that Angelo wants to give back to the rest of the family for moving into their home and having all of them deal with his green card marriage. He also wants to buy land and build a new home for himself and Regina. The only problem for Regina is that Daphne won’t leave the Kennishes. Angelo says she’ll most likely leave once she starts college, so they can start their official married life together.
One problem comes across- Angelo might have fathered another child while he was in Rome. The woman he claimed was from People Magazine-is possibly preggers with his child. He confides in Toby to keeping his secret, but he spills to Bay since he feels that she has the right to know. Angelo helps convince Bay’s honor board that she didn’t cheat on her test, and after Bay confronts him about the other woman. He plays it off like she doesn’t want her involved, and that wouldn’t change their relationship. This becomes oddly ironic after all these years, Angelo is repairing his relationship with Bay and Daphne, but doesn’t think twice about abandoning this child.
In more positive Bay news, she is slowly repairing her relationship with Emmett, which will soon blossom into a beautiful butterfly. Bay feels alone at Buckner, authorities find her the artwork on her car inappropriate, and she is accused of cheating when she’s actually studying. It’s revealed in next week’s preview that Bay is going to transfer to Carlton, since they have a special pilot program and for her to be closer to Emmett.
Daphne’s relationship with Chef Jeff also comes to an end, finally. This storyline was awful even before it started, but Chef ended things like an adult should. They have been texting for the time being, and she asks him if she could use him as a contact for her resume. He texts her that he needs to see her, but it’s not what she expects. I would have said she should have known what was going to happen, but she is a teenager and it was her first love/boyfriend, so she doesn’t take it that easy. She seems distracted in school, so Melody enrolls her into her class where she has a free period. All she ends up doing is doodling a big J into her notebook. Melody confronts her about that situation, not because she was also involved with him, because she had a great opportunity as a deaf person working in a kitchen. She tells her she messed up because she can make a difference for their community. That scene was really great between them, and that’s what makes Switched at Birth such a great drama.
-My wish was answered- we get more Travis! He’s definitely my favorite character. I ship him and Daphne so hard. He flirts with her the whole episode, but turns him down harshly. She makes up with him in the end, by making him food truck waffles.
-Travis also thinks Chef Jeff is ok looking. This dude needs his own half hour!
-There was a slight storyline with John and Kathryn and running for State Senate. Their golf buddies asked them to talk to someone to run, but Kathryn thought they were talking about her. John is told he would be better, although I wish it could have been Kathryn. She encourages him to do it, as she will be able to gain experience as well. Maybe she’ll get more involved in the campaign in the episodes to come!
-Mondays will be very ABC family friendly here on the blog.
It’s a very ABC Family day on TDHN, with winter premieres galore! (Switched At Birth review to follow) My favorite new show from last summer returns: Bunheads! In the mid-season finale, Michelle left Paradise after macing the entire cast of The Nutcracker. Where does she end up? Back to her Vegas roots, of course! She is the backup dancer/poser for a lame magician’s act that barely anyone wants to see. Ironically enough, the tagline for the magician is “You want to see something?”, and Michelle tells him that it’s redundant because people showed up. Michelle is miserable, sleeping on Dahlia’s couch, feeling unwelcomed by her grandfatherly boyfriend and eating his food. (He also wonders if her hoohah is broken.)
Back in Paradise, Fanny is watching old videos of Michelle and the girls during class. The studio is now used as a storage unit (someone needed to store their canoe somewhere), and she also discovers a DVD from Hubell and Michelle’s wedding. Michelle was just a drunken mess, but Hubell is as clear headed as can be. Michelle probably had too much beer, so she had to head to the ladies room. Hubell tells the camera guy they can cut that part out and let another wedding go before them, but it was unedited. It’s exactly what Fanny needed to see. Hubell loved Michelle so dearly, as he admits it to the cameraman. He wanted her to have a life with her in Paradise, and thought she would have been happier. This causes Fanny to go to Vegas and convince Michelle to come back home. (It still is technically her home.) Fanny leaves the wedding DVD with her for her to make up her mind. Fanny just wants to honor her son by bringing Michelle back and making her happy. We knew that would make her come back this episode, how much longer would we take sad Michelle on the couch in Vegas?
Without and dance classes, the girls needed to take up new hobbies. Ginny worked with her mom’s real estate agency (is she old enough to do that?), Melanie spends time with her gramps at The Oyster Bar (“He likes coming here, I don’t know why!), and Boo is running around the house babysitting as her pregnant mother is on bed rest. During half the episode, they discuss if a certain package has arrived. The package turns out to be Sasha, who spent the summer at Joffrey. Sasha isn’t ready to go home, she’s afraid to go back to her parents, but none of the girls can take her. She sneaks into Michelle’s guest house and invites Bauhaus t shirt boy she met at the hospital. As they are about to kiss, Michelle returns and Sasha could not be happier. You thought maybe Michelle would have been upset that Sasha snuck into her place with a boy, but it just turns into the sweetest moment in the episode. Michelle notions boy to leave, and Sasha spends the night at Michelle’s.
-Next week’s episode looks like a divorce for Sasha’s parents-and possibly moving away?
-Hubell makes an 80s movie reference: “Ducky got Molly.” Oh, Cameron!
- Truly’s cardboard box kitchen was insane and genius at the same time.
-The nutcracker macing auto tuned video was also amazingly genius when the class danced to it when Michelle returned.