And Rex Expresses Himself
Warning: utterly, utterly superficial and shallow comments to come.
There's not honestly that much to say because, if I'm being honest, the last several episodes have just felt like they're spinning their wheels (did they really have an entire episode last week that was exclusively about people losing their cell phone connections???). We do finally seem to be making some headway, thankfully, but I couldn't let Rex's facial expression tour de force go unmentioned today.
To be fair, the episode was full of people reacting to things in ways that seemed wildly inappropriate to the situation, but it was like watching a cartoon. I kept expecting sound effects every time he shook and twisted his face around.
And of course the final act being the moment he learns Stacy is indeed not carrying his baby...
I... are we supposed to be moved by this? Amused? Frustrated? I am baffled on a daily basis as to what we're meant to think or feel when it comes to Rex. But I'll give equal time. It's not as if he didn't have a rival in the mugging competition.
You know, sometimes I think Scott Clifton is terrific and other times... other times, Schuyler has scenes with Rex.
Meanwhile, it's not that I'm especially interested in Gigi's plight, but perhaps I could get more invested if I didn't have to read every expression she makes through this haircut.
It's just, how do you say, challenging to take her seriously.
Elsewhere we're tortured by the leaden momentum-killer that is a randomly inserted Starr/Todd scene discussing his relationship (and his sex life) and his estranged daughter, and why that had any place in an episode that seemed to be about a blizzard and the various secrets and situations impacted by related events is beyond me. As if that douchebag discussing his great sex life with his teenage daughter wasn't squicky enough, we were treated to Natalie putting the moves on John, thinking he was Jared in her delirium -- problem was, John didn't exactly resist and in fact flashed back to the various highs and lows of their relationship which has been a virtual non-issue to him for years. Because yesterday's near-forced-incest scene didn't leave me nauseated enough, apparently.
There were some bright moments, of course. Kim, Kyle, Roxy, Brody -- they always brighten my day. (Did anyone not cheer when Kim mentioned she'd "been known to cut a bitch," be honest?)
But of course, best of all was the most adorable thing ever, traipsing around through the blizzard on his own in the cutest knit hat that ever cuted. Oh, Oliver, I do so love you!
So what do you think? Am I crazy to feel like even though technically a lot is happening, we're just running in place? And isn't Fish adorable?