Let the Daniel Jonas hour of mourning commence.
Losing my nephew and my brother was bad enough, but it is nothing compared to losing my … colleague! Sob!
As I said on Twitter, I would never, ever bring my child to the Daniel Jonas pediatric wing. Never.
So, the good. Chabby were really sweet and fun to watch.
I loved the conflict at the beginning with JJ and Jennifer. JJ’s reference to Jack’s advice was funny and appropriate — not to lend someone a thousand dollars right off the bat, but give them five to start and see if you get it back. Jack probably never actually said that, but it sounds like something he would say, and that’s all that matters.
If she turns down Chad’s proposal, this will be why.
But I do have to register one complaint. Abby seems completely unconcerned about her mother. Her focus when JJ and Jennifer came in was all on how they reacted to Chad, not on whether her mother was all right.
Also — as a new mom, you get pretty comfortable with being covered in spit-up, but I would never smear it on myself voluntarily. Gross.
I have to say, the worst part of the episode was Rafe and Hope. I loved the cliffhanger on Friday, but to follow it up with this quite a letdown. My heart sank as soon as Hope said, “Did I do that?” It’s not as bad as “the pills made me do it,” but it’s obviously a way to let Hope off the hook and justify Rafe’s actions. And Rafe immediately leaping to “Let’s cover this up!” felt rushed. It’s not that I think Rafe would never do something like this, but I didn’t think it was well-motivated.
As for Ericole, I thought the scene was fine. In an abstract way, it feels like payback for Nicole to be screaming at Eric about “what he did” after the months upon months Eric blamed Nicole for “what you did” after the document shredding (I got really sick of that phrase). But here’s my problem with it. It felt like what Nicole would say to anyone who caused the accident. There was nothing specific to Eric and Nicole, except the one line “you were a priest.”
That single tear:
They clearly seem to be setting up Eric doing something desperate, or going into a medical crisis because he’s lost the will to live (that soap staple). We’ll see.