Yesterday’s episode was odd.
No offense to True O’Brien, but I don’t think Paige was really worthy of such a grand send-off. The fantasy sequences were all right, when Eve was imagining Paige’s graduation and such, but there were too many of them. And the “ghost Paige” scenes at the graveyard? Sorry, but … no.
There were some good moments, of course. I loved seeing Eve with Justin while Eddy looked on broodingly. A Martinez did a great jealous look when he came into the funeral and saw them together.
Eddy was the best part of the episode. I liked the closing scene, Eddy offering a reward for finding Chad without consulting anyone. It’s a great way to raise the stakes for Chad – and for Rafe. The tension between Rafe and Eddy about Gabi was well done, Rafe saying he won’t tell her about Eddy and Eddy saying it’s not his decision to make. I think Eddy will tell her himself, and Gabi will be the reason he decides to stay in town.
This was a great opening scene, Rafe withholding the truth from Gabi about Paige:
It’s a great way to show Eddy is right — Rafe shouldn’t make the decision for her. But we understand why he’s doing it.
I loved Chad bickering with Andre. They sound like brothers already! The best moment was when Chad said Clyde was the only person he knew who hated him AND “had the brains” to set him up. Ha! Great indirect slam at Ben.
Honestly, I don’t think the Brady/Theresa scenes worked well at all. His scolding her while she was crying about Paige felt off, tonally, and then his turnaround when he gave her his approval was abrupt and weird. I hate the way Brady comes off with her sometimes, like a disapproving uncle. She gives him this wounded-calf look, too, when he’s scolding her, that keeps me from seeing them as equals.
But I did really enjoy her scenes with Eve. On to next week!