Awesome, Foreshadowing, Or Awesome Foreshadowing?
Perhaps it's unsurprising that somebody who spent her childhood reading Nancy Drew and, of course, The Babysitters Club Mysteries and went through an unfortunate (and also nerdy!) period where I was the world's youngest Murder She Wrote fan turned into a suspicious (and also nerdy!) adult, but here we are: I tend to overanalyze and read entirely too deeply into things and raise my eyebrow and say "Mmmhmm", all dramatically.
And Bob Guza's TV Guide interview has made me suspicious. A comment about Vanessa Marcil's contract status (Paraphrased: "She's not leaving! I have plans for her! I mean, the plans only go as far as next Thursday, but...PLANS! ON MY WHITEBOARD!") coupled with the rather ominous (also paraphrased) "Ingo Rademacher's not leaving...yet" makes me wonder if Jax is going to accompany Brenda when she leaves town. Needless to say, I would be ALL over that because of my well-documented Jax/Brenda psychosis, but still: could it be? Scenes like the one they shared at the end of today's episode tell me that, yes, it could be.
And they also tell me that the show is angling to tie The Hills as the show with the most "meaningful" long pauses.
Brenda: I'm just trying to figure out how to keep him safe.
Jax: [PAUSES, thinking, "Yeah, doing that at a mobster's house is kind of hard, isn't it?"]
Brenda: [PAUSES, thinking, "I mean, I do have Max and Milo, which is...on second thought, never mind"]
Jax: [PAUSES, wondering if this is the chance to say "I fucking told you so, did I not?"]
Brenda: [PAUSES, hoping he doesn't take the opportunity to say "I told you so"]
Brenda: [PAUSES, cursing herself silently for not taking, you know, the WORLD'S advice about putting herself in danger]
Jax: [PAUSES, pondering, "Is it too mean to say BOOM! ROASTED!" to someone who looks like they're going to cry?"]
Brenda: [Voice cracking] You know, I just want to keep him safe. You know? From this whole crazy world that I've married into.
The scene was all of twenty seconds long and at least seventeen were spent in silence! If Sonny were involved, it would have been like watching mimes.