In Which I Am The "Get A Grip!" Friend
Granted, he has no real personality to speak of and even in episodes that see him appearing in several segments, I find myself staring at my television quizically and going "What's his name again?" before my internal monologue makes the leap from Ewen to Ewan to McGregor, to the filmography of Ewan McGregor and how adorable was Beginners, and so on and so forth, but what I'm trying to say is that even though Dr. Ewen Keenan brings new meaning to the word DULL, I still found myself protective of him today and I was filled with overwhelming sadness at Elizabeth declining a date with him because she's re-obsessed with Jason. "LIZ! Don't DO that!" I might have snapped at my television if I were crazy. "Ewen is Australian."
Oh, sure, she had her "reasons" but COME. ON.
Ewen: Hard to have a bad morning after we had such a nice time last night.
Elizabeth, with the fakest of fake smiles plastered on her face: You took the words right out of my mouth.
Ewen: Since you went to all the trouble of making me dinner, I'd like to return the favor. How about my place tonight?
Elizabeth, mentally imagining towels with an E.M. monogram: I don't think I'd be able to find a babysitter on such short notice.
Ewen: Another time, then?
Elizabeth, lying. So much lying!: Sure!
The babysitter excuse, Liz? Seriously? Let's not pretend you're the mother of some average children that babysitters wouldn't be flocking to. We're talking about Cam and Aiden. There's probably a cutthroat babysitting bidding war happening.
And ALSO--make sure to write this down because I think it's pretty good advice in general, even if it doesn't seem easily applicable to your own life right now--if there is ever a reason for you to choose between a guy and another guy who kills people for a living, choose the one who doesn't kill people for a living. Even if he's boring or a terrible doctor or was introduced during that horrendous Cassandra story. If even I'm not holding that against him, and I hold everything against everyone, I think it's time for you to move on too.