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This topic is for discussion about season 3 episodes. The season starts September 12 on Channel 7 in Australia. Please don't read this topic if you haven't watched all episodes that have aired on Channel 7 and don't want to be spoiled.

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I mostly liked the episode, but I don't think this is the kind of show that needs life-or-death cliffhangers, so I don't like that they ended this episode with another one with Jan when we just finished dealing with the season finale cliffhanger.

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Damn, I missed it. Been too busy to watch anything. I'll log on in a few, and try to watch it. Thanks for the reminder. I would never have thought that I needed to be reminded but now I live on the Left Coast again, and am still trying to get reacclimated.

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Heh, not bad! The suspense was well done. I actually thought one of the three lost at sea, would not return, especially the Aussie Steve. However, paulvdb, is correct, we really don't need a Jan cliffhangar right after season two's cliffhangar resolution.  Damn it, but Ollie is seriously creepy. To me, the highlight of the episode was Siouxsie, and the looks by Shay and George when she first spoke to them. Clearly they were both wondering "who the hell are you" and it was Siouxsie, who didn't have time to "get her kit on".  Although I had seen the actress without her usual Goth makeup before, I REALLY didn't recognize her. I also liked how she saw through Ollie right off the bat, and knew what he was up to. I can't believe that he seriously thought about letting the "competition" perish. Shows how twisted the character is being portrayed.

First question: Is Woody really going to pretend that he's happy with his spur-of-the-moment decision to propose to Tracey? We've seen him do this before with Becks. (Not own up to his real feelings) I'm reasonably certain that he loves Tracey, he just doesn't seem like he's ready to settle down. He also doesn't realize that Tracey really loves him and can accept Woody for the lovable nut that he is.

Second question: How long is George going to keep Fiona at arms length?  If he truly cares for her, he should talk to her. She's hurting and it's kind of painful to watch. 

Third question: What the heck is going on with Gloria?  She looked like she was on the run.

I enjoyed this episode and I'm glad 800 Words is back.

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Regarding Gloria well technically she did dispose of her husband in her backyard. 😂

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4 hours ago, Nadine said:

Regarding Gloria well technically she did dispose of her husband in her backyard. 😂

She didn't kill him though and only went to jail because she buried him too close or too far to/from the house. I like Gloria. I didn't at first but her quirkiness and social awkwardness are endearing. I especially liked it when she teased George by putting the George/Fiona kiss on the front page knowing that it would bug him.

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Holy Hell!!!! What have they done to my show? It's gotten STUPID and so NOT fun. I feel like I missed some episodes.  The characters have become these one-dimensional cardboard cutouts. Zac is in the hospital waiting for Jan to regain consciousness and says he knows the twins aren’t his. WTF? You have a son that almost drowned GTF out of there and go see to your son.

George now wants the kids to be his and has gotten so insensitive that he cannot even realize that the woman who loves him, Fiona, is crumbling with pain at her loss. “Meet Thing Two!” WOW! Soul-crushingly bad, George. 

Ollie has raised the creep factor level to 11 and now wants individual, separate thanks.

Sean and Brenda seem like they hate each other.

Still no Gloria and Siouxsie has undergone some transformation to boring and dull. (I wonder if she has been suffering from allergic reactions to the extreme makeup they’ve had her wearing)  Hannah had ZERO dialogue in this episode or it was so underwhelming that I cannot even bother trying to remember.

Bill, Jr. has been lobotomized and Lindsay feels like it’s okay to tell her dad that’s he’s not manly enough because he’s not a car person.  The “surprise” engagement party went through the traditional trope of guests rising to suprise the happy couple, only to realize that it’s NOT the happy couple. So lame!! I must have seen that trope like 1,000 times on TV, in my life.

Jan loves Steve all of a sudden and Big Mac is having a mid-life crisis or something.

Ike, has found his Gods and they’re talking to him and calling him out to sea, siren-like.

CRAP EPISODE!!! Worst episode yet.

Damn, forgot to mention, the worst trope of all, the “I can’t marry her because i’m already married!”.  The writers seriously need to enroll in NA therapy sessions or something because they’ve checked out of reality.

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I hate, hate, hate teen romance!  Ike just about dies and is probably suffering from PTSD and it's all about Shay.  GAG!

What the heck happened with Gloria?  Did I miss something?

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8 hours ago, ali59 said:

What the heck happened with Gloria?  Did I miss something?

That's what I've been wondering. These first two episodes feel like the writers have skipped over some events. As I've said, Gloria was packing like she was on the lam. Obviously, Constable Tom knows what happened but nothing is being said. Ike is in La La Land, Shay is broken (quite unusual for iron constitution Shay), George IGNORES Fiona, and weirdness of all, Arlo and Lindsay act like they're a couple. (What's with the kiss "hello"?) News of the Weld has gone Weird.

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As I've said, Gloria was packing like she was on the lam. 

I didn't even see that much.  Which episode was that?

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Season 3, Ep 1. Gloria has a quick phone call with Tom. You see her packing.

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This episode was a little better than the previous ones. Hannah-centric and she acted her ass off.  This was the first episode where I felt Hannah could act instead of being just a pretty face. The Woody secret is still ridiculous and has a lot of the people of Weld involved but it's kind of cool that Hannah has solved it and has kept it under wraps. Still no Gloria, and that bothers me because I like Gloria and I'm bummed that she's gone with no answers. Shay and Siouxsie are becoming fast friends and that's so different, and they've introduced Ike's mom, Ngahuia, and I hope she's NOT Georgia's next love interest but right now I don't see many other potential contestants. Arlo and Lindsay are still a puzzle. This episode may be heading in the right path, but I'll hold back any hope that they've had right this ship.

Ike and Shay are still a work in progress, and now they've introduced this whole Laura speaking from the grave thing and I don't know how I feel about it. It's a different culture and I can keep an open mind, so I'll just see where it goes.

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On 04/10/2017 at 9:21 PM, Jacks-Son said:

This episode was a little better than the previous ones. Hannah-centric and she acted her ass off.  This was the first episode where I felt Hannah could act instead of being just a pretty face. The Woody secret is still ridiculous and has a lot of the people of Weld involved but it's kind of cool that Hannah has solved it and has kept it under wraps. Still no Gloria, and that bothers me because I like Gloria and I'm bummed that she's gone with no answers. Shay and Siouxsie are becoming fast friends and that's so different, and they've introduced Ike's mom, Ngahuia, and I hope she's NOT George's next love interest but right now I don't see many other potential contestants. Arlo and Lindsay are still a puzzle. This episode may be heading in the right path, but I'll hold back any hope that they've had right this ship.

I'd be putting money on her being his next love interest and that is purely speculation on my behalf not a spoiler. If it happens it'll be interesting to see how that goes down with Hannah, Katie, Fiona, Ike, Zac and Billy.  If they don't go that route they'll bring Rose (Woody's ex) back and hook her up with George at the end of the season.

I do however love the Hannah being a cop storyline, good to see them giving her a storyline she can play with as opposed to the idiotic one they gave her with Terry. :)

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Oh Woody . I knew the whole thing was going to blow up in his face (hello Rachel Carpani with her normal accent) but I didn't see the daughter twist coming . And of course Mary/Rose invited herself to Weld so George can have his 3rd Mcleods Daughters alumni hookups

 

Shay and Siouxsie work as buddies and Ollie continues to be a creep .

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On 10/10/2017 at 0:02 AM, Nadine said:

I'd be putting money on her being his next love interest and that is purely speculation on my behalf not a spoiler. If it happens it'll be interesting to see how that goes down with Hannah, Katie, Fiona, Ike, Zac and Billy. 

I do however love the Hannah being a cop storyline, good to see them giving her a storyline she can play with as opposed to the idiotic one they gave her with Terry. :)

Yes, unfortunately, George with Ngahuia seems like a likely play since it affects all of those people simultaneously and it's a story disrupter.  Hannah can act, who knew?

There are still a few things I don't like how this season is written: 1) The missing person - Gloria. 2) George's apparently ignoring Fiona. 3) Arlo and Lindsay. 4) Siouxsie's new look. (I think it's makeup related) 5) This INCREDIBLY stupid plan to get a secret divorce.

These are plots that have yet to be explained. I understand Woody doesn't want Tracey to know he's married but WHY?  It's a ridiculous trope and I thought this show was above that.

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I said the same thing the other day to someone about George and Fiona, that’s as if they went yep that never happened. So George will probably go after Ngahlia or Katie if Rob’s interview about jealousy between George and Zac is correct, then it’s either those two or Zac hooking up with Fiona. But those are all specs on my behalf because other then those choices the jealousy part wouldn’t be into play.

 

Jackie who plays Gloria was off promoting her film worldwide that is the reason she went MIA.

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Just finished the latest episode. Holy crap!! Woody is a total mess.  This episode was hilarious, but I have no sympathy for Woody.  He created this mess and made ALL the wrong decisions.  He keeps asking George to accompany him everywhere but he refuses to actually take George's advice.  It's like he's talking over people and not hearing what they are saying.  I know that's classic Woody, but these are life-altering decisions and need reflection, not impetuous behavior.  The secret was not containable and that should have been obvious from the start especially with their whatever-you-call-it-vine.

What in the Hell is Monty and Siouxsie doing staying there??? Monty is a real estate broker, doesn't he have a vacant house he can stay in for a couple of days?  Is that illegal?  Why stay at George's house and why is Lyndsay around all the time?  Did I miss a hook-up or something? Snuggling under a blanket with her legs in his lap???  WTF?

I'll have to read Rob's interview to find out what the heck is planned for this season.  Was Mary/Rose flirting with George?  George is REALLY heading down the path to slut.  I don't see ANY woman dealing with him if he's going to treat Fiona like they weren't in a relationship.

Shay needs to tell Ollie to SERIOUSLY fuck off!!  He's the kind of guy that you need to get a restraining order on.  If I'm Shay, I'm talking to Constable Tom about Stalker Ollie.

"Jackie who plays Gloria was off promoting her film worldwide that is the reason she went MIA."

Is it THAT hard to throw out a quick one-liner explaining her disappearance? Making it seem like she was on the lam w/o any further explanation is poor writing. Maybe she's not coming back to the show, but deal with it a little bit better that what they are doing.  Thanks for the 411, though, Nadine.

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To answer your question yes there was flirting going on between Rose and George. And pretty much Word to all your post. Easier saying that then throwing a pillow :)

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On 10/11/2017 at 5:45 PM, Nadine said:

So George will probably go after Ngahlia or Katie if Rob’s interview about jealousy between George and Zac is correct

Nadine, could you point me to this interview please? I looked on Y7's web site but couldn't find it.

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52 minutes ago, Jacks-Son said:

Nadine, could you point me to this interview please? I looked on Y7's web site but couldn't find it.

It was on the official FB page - think this is the link it was in the first half of the Q&A if I remember correctly.

 

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What is the link?? I think your response attempts to show a link but it ends up finalizing as a blank.

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Hmm, interesting. My iPad shows the imbedded video and this new link but the Chrome browser on my Mac does not. On my Mac, it just shows your comment but nothing else. Gotta check out why. I've seen this video, but I don't recall it mentioning George, just Ike and Zach's relationship.

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Too many extensions on my Chrome browser.  One of them was blocking the imbedded video.  Watched the video (it was a different video from the one I had already seen), well at least the portion you were talking about as far as jealousies, it was intentionally vague, obviously, so it leaves the question of who is jealous of who and with whom. My assumption would be that that little clue eliminates Mary/Rose from contention and almost assuredly places Ngahuia at the top of the list for George's next romance. (Not a spoiler, just conjecture) . So, yes, I agree with you, Ngahuia is next on the list and if George gets involved with her, without at least talking it over with Fiona and Katie, he will be officially on my shit list. Hannah, Ike, and Billy, should be of less concern, and Billy probably has no skin in the game. As an aside, it's interesting seeing Benson Jack Anthony (Arlo) playing an older teen.  I remember him as a child actor in the series "Legend of the Seeker".

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On 10/11/2017 at 5:45 PM, Nadine said:

So George will probably go after Ngahlia or Katie if Rob’s interview about jealousy between George and Zac is correct

Can't be Katie, though she's still my preference, as Zac didn't get jealous when George and Katie went on their date.  In fact, he encouraged it.

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7 hours ago, Jacks-Son said:

Can't be Katie, though she's still my preference, as Zac didn't get jealous when George and Katie went on their date.  In fact, he encouraged it.

It could be Katie - he did get jealous when he asked her on the date but hid it LOL. Well you can always have the evil tangled web, have them hooking up with their previous exes. When that happens I will literally be throwing a pillow at the television screen.

If it came down to Katie or Ngahlia I'd take Katie too (since I doubt they'll go the Fiona angle anymore).

On a positive note about S3 at least we are getting storylines for different characters, even if I am not a fan of them all, etc.

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29 minutes ago, Nadine said:

It could be Katie - he did get jealous when he asked her on the date but hid it LOL. Well you can always have the evil tangled web. George hooking up with Katie or Ngahlia and Zac with Fiona... 

Zac got Jealous when George asked Katie out out on a date? I don't remember that!  Your "evil tangled web" is scary. George with Katie is MY preferred outcome, but I can't see Zac with Fiona as viable. The only pro of that coupling is her desire for a child; otherwise his belief that he's some kind of a stud goes against my understanding of Fiona. She's not attracted to "studs" as her Robbie experience has shown. Fiona has shown that she's abhorrent of guys who behave like they are "studs".

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On 14/10/2017 at 8:57 PM, Jacks-Son said:

Zac got Jealous when George asked Katie out out on a date? I don't remember that!  Your "evil tangled web" is scary. George with Katie is MY preferred outcome, but I can't see Zac with Fiona as viable. The only pro of that coupling is her desire for a child; otherwise his belief that he's some kind of a stud goes against my understanding of Fiona. She's not attracted to "studs" as her Robbie experience has shown. Fiona has shown that she's abhorrent of guys who behave like they are "studs".

He did initially when he heard Katie's laugh which was her mating laugh then it was like eh I'm fine with it.

At least there's a wedding next week!

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He just recognized her mating laugh but I didn't get the feeling that he was jealous. I actually think Katie is out of Zac's league now.  I'm watching the latest episode as we post but this episode is all over the place.  Some things I like (e.g. Tracy's reaction to Poppy) and some things I don't like (e.g. George and Fiona's talk in the restaurant; it was a perfect time and so relevant to their situation that I felt a small mention was due because of their SHITTY RELATIONSHIP). Also, a Gloria mention without an answer. I'm beginning to suspect that the show runner doesn't know what Jackie van Beek's (Gloria) plans are so they're leaving it vague and open.

Lindsay's jealousy of Poppy is so weird. While their relationship came out of nowhere, it's starting to grow on me. This Lindsay appears totally unlike the Lindsay from season 1 and part of season 2. She seems to honestly care for Arlo, and it's kind of refreshing.

George's interaction with Katie was so natural and true that it pains me that they don't recognize how easy-going their relationship is. Meanwhile, they're beginning to set up his relationship with Ngahlia; since she's now his boss.  I have no clue what her qualifications are but it screams plot device.

I will return to watching the rest of the episode now. /break over

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I enjoyed the episode but it was convenient that all it took was a bit of emotional blackmail by George to fix things .And careful what you wish for there George now you are sat it your empty house while Arlo and Shay are living large with the Mac cousins .

There was a bit in the Daily Mail of all places about the show - truthfully is was more  about the fact that the actress that plays Poppy is actually 25 in real life (there were some great pics of her and Rachel Carpani on set ). Link posted on the media thead

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I'm a bit confused and I may have to re-watch the episode, but whose house is Shay and Siouxsie staying in? If it's a vacant house, why can't Woody, Poppy, Monty, & Siouxsie stay there. Also, why is Lyndsay staying with Arlo? So, Arlo and Lyndsay are having unprotected sex after the big deal that was made of it last season?  This whole lodging situation is crazy and makes no sense. I understand that Monty's house was inundated with water, but Woody can easily fix that (instead of wallowing in George's bed) and Bill Jr. is a plumber who can drain the water.

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If I understand correctly Shay and Siouxsie are staying in a house in a holiday park. The owner is not in Weld at this time of the year.

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1 minute ago, paulvdb said:

If I understand correctly Shay and Siouxsie are staying in a house in a holiday park. The owner is not in Weld at this time of the year.

Thanks. You have to wonder why Monty didn't stay there initially. I guess it's all part of the contrived dramedy. Additionally, Ollie is going to appear eventually at that house and the Shay/Ollie situation will come to a head. <conjecture>

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If I remember correctly the owner of the house called Monty because she was worried that there might be a burglar. Monty sent Siouxsie to check it out and Siouxsie then decided that she and Shay could stay at the house. Monty said that it would be ok because it would take care of the owner's concerns about possible burglars.

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Thanks. That answers my questions.  I think I should re-watch the episode because obviously, there are things that I missed.

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Whoa, two episodes on the same day.  These both were doozies. I'll have to re-watch, but some major stuff occurred. I was half asleep when Fiona climbed aboard Zac and later apologized.  Zac said he got snipped, but was that AFTER Thing 1 & 2 were born?  I missed what he said. I can't believe that Fiona was willing to get impregnated by Zac just to have a baby. I think at the end, she asked George to do the honors.  I'll have to re-watch both episodes.

Ollie finally got his. I think Siouxsie read him the riot act.

It looked like George and Katie were having a moment. Now I'm wondering if they'll reconnect.

LOL, at Lyndsay blowing up at Arlo because he was hanging with Poppy. She's treated other people like crap, so, what goes around comes around.

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Re-watched the episodes and George and Katie had more than a moment. Katie pushed aside her reservations about getting with George and kissed him and asked him to come home with her after the wedding afterparty. After realizing what she had just said, she apologized and ran off. Seems like another person decided to risk her reservations as Fiona asked George to give her a baby. After SHE had realized what she had just asked, she apologized and ran off crying. Then the show decided to get cute and show Katie outside at her car looking at a flat tire, meanwhile the next scene is Fiona outside, walking away while still crying. The final scene is George, outside, walking and trying to catch someone, and when he caught up with that someone, HE apologized and said, "You took me by surprise, but the answer is yes!"  The cliff-hangar is who was he saying yes to, Fiona or Katie?

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AcornTV has started airing Season 3 Part 1 episodes on June 1, 2018.

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Just binge watched this season on Acorn. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait until season 4.

One thing though. Glad Ollie got his, but with what they did to him, jeopardize  Hannah's new police job? After all, she was involved in the "kidnapping"

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17 hours ago, howiveaddict said:

Just binge watched this season on Acorn. I really enjoyed it. Can't wait until season 4

According to Nadine's wonderful news "to New Zealand humans - the last 8 episodes of 800 Words season 3 go to air July 18 @ 8.30pm on TVNZ1. Yay!" - Nadine

We're ALL glad Ollie got his. It would have been nice if Ike did more than just drive the Port-A-Potty away, like maybe into that great, big, volcano Arlo spoke about in S1, E1.

Now the question needs to be answered as to who was George talking to at the end?

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Sounds like I can look forward to more on Acorn then.  Our local PBS still shows season 1 reruns.

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I'm done with anything Woody on this show.

And while George as fish-out-of-water worked for the first season, he is now so busy trying to please everyone that he has lost himseof.

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I'm not a Woody fan myself. The character is very dumb and most times clueless. He tends to spout off at the mouth in the most tactless manner, but he's comic relief and so necessary to this show.

George, on the other hand, just has too much on his plate, but at least he is introspective enough to know what he doesn't know and tries to question things. I don't mind George, except for his developing philandering/non-philanderig behavior. I hate how he treats Fiona AND Katie, he seems to not realize what he says to them, while innocent can be mistaken. He currently pretends that he wasn't in a relationship with Fiona, which is ridiculous and conversely he compliments Katie often and shows concern for her feelings, meanwhile unaware that she's in love with him (probably because Katie goes to great lengths to deny any feelings for George and she mentions it, OFTEN).

I miss Gloria and her subtle digs at George and enjoy her delicious delight in torturing George (i.e placing the George/Fiona Cricket hug on the front page of "News of the Weld")

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And we're back with the second half of season 3.   I prefer Katie to Fiona for George.   So, I am happy to see how George goes with Katie but I don't get the impression that it is all over yet with Fi.     I like Siouxsie's relationship with Shay.  I like Siouxsie in general, really.  And I've come to even like Lindsay, although I suspect that Lindsay's not wanting to hang and do family things with Arlo is an indication that all is not settled there.   It helps though that I watched series 1-3.0 over the course of a few days/a week so no dragging out of story  I wonder how I'll fell watching 3.5 week to week.  

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2 hours ago, bybrandy said:

And we're back with the second half of season 3.   I prefer Katie to Fiona for George.   So, I am happy to see how George goes with Katie but I don't get the impression that it is all over yet with Fi.     I like Siouxsie's relationship with Shay.  I like Siouxsie in general, really.  And I've come to even like Lindsay, although I suspect that Lindsay's not wanting to hang and do family things with Arlo is an indication that all is not settled there.   It helps though that I watched series 1-3.0 over the course of a few days/a week so no dragging out of story  I wonder how I'll fell watching 3.5 week to week.  

Hey!!!! All right.  Another one in the George/Katie camp. Fi, if anything will get desperate for a kid and accept Robbie's offer, yecch!

Siouxsie's relationship with Shay is interesting. Who would have thought those two would become friends? It's a wonder it didn't happen sooner, being like spirits an all. Lindsay, I have no clue about. She spent the first two seasons torturing Arlo, now she can't stand leaving him alone, especially around Poppy. LOL, that came out of nowhere and I hated that development

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You think Arlo and Lindsay came out of nowhere?  I thought it was telegraphed from the first or second episode when she started hitting him. They've always been thrown into situations together and he's always been attracted to her.   I get not enjoying them but seriously I remember in the first or second episode being all, "Arlo and Lindsay, really?  Isn't she Shay's age?  Okay...."    

 

I don't love the Poppy development.   Because in general I don't love the trope of wildly convenient secret teen child that shows go to.  Although Poppy as a character I don't mind.   I mean how many people out there can really seriously claim  have a secret teen kid out there?  And yet how many turn up on shows, in movies, or in books?  It happens so often in some place that you're like, if I was on TV I'd make my love interest contact every former partner he ever had to make sure we have the secret teen kid show up sooner rather than later.   

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10 hours ago, bybrandy said:

You think Arlo and Lindsay came out of nowhere?  I thought it was telegraphed from the first or second episode when she started hitting him. They've always been thrown into situations together and he's always been attracted to her.   I get not enjoying them but seriously I remember in the first or second episode being all, "Arlo and Lindsay, really?  Isn't she Shay's age?  Okay...."  

If you're a subscriber to the Old Wive's Tale or TV Trope that if a kid hits another kid, then they must be doing it because they like the other person, then yeah, Lindsay and Arlo were telegraphed from the 1st. However, I don't subscribe to that theory.  It's all done to the writer's discretion. Lyndsay went beyond just hitting Arlo, she also falsely accused him of things, and made fun of him around her girlfriends. Why make fun of a guy you like around your girlfriends, that will bite you in the end when you hook up with him.  The story went from her not liking him very much, to all of her sudden interest when he was dating Emma.  Then a lot of lingering around Arlo and injecting herself in his conversations.  The next thing I know, they're an item 24/7 with them becoming intimate all of a sudden. So, yes, it was a surprise that they began to snuggle under blankets.  It was odd, to me. Yes, Lyndsay and Shay were in the same Arts class, but with the way the Weld High School works, students share classes regardless of age. So, I don't know if Lyndsay and Shay are the same age.  I think Shay is older and Lyndsay is Arlo's age.

I dare say, your Arlo/Lyndsay acceptance may be due to your accelerated viewing.  To you, it may appear natural, but for those of us who watched the seasons as they aired, their relationship was much more acrimonious in the beginning.  I did enjoy her quietly getting furious about Poppy joining the crew and Shay's pleasure in inciting the Lyndsay/Arlo/Poppy growing situation. Shay dropped all kinds of nefarious hints and suggestions to deliberately goad Arlo and Poppy into situations that would make Lyndsay more jealous.

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Finally, finally, saw the episode yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised.  I realize these writers like to play coy and do lots of red herrings trying to throw the viewers off.  First they tried the mystery of Who Did George Spend the Night With. I guess that was only to throw off the viewers who don't know the players, or the characters themselves.  It was obvious when George rose out of the bed, that it was Katie's bed.  That bedroom screamed Katie.  I liked their couple of days of courting and I had a good feeling about them. It was all very natural feeling. When the scene finally played out of who was George talking to after the reception, although I knew it was Katie, her reaction  was SO Katie. She was nervous AF when George told her he'd like to come home with her. Their date night was filmed wonderfully and it felt like it was exactly what Katie wanted in a date.

Hannah, of course, ruins it for everyone with her nosiness. She had no right to interrogate Fiona and actually revealed what happened.  Constable Tom should have said more than just "Hannah" as a warning, he should have had a more explanatory warning but the writers needed Hannah's faux pas to fuel the rest of the story and I actually felt sorry for Fi, as she tries so hard to convince others that she's not pining for George.  The scene in the boathouse diner with residents in the know, reading George's confession of his life right after his arrival to Weld in his "800 Words" column, were well-done, I felt Fiona's growing pain as she realized what she was reading.  Again, Hannah and Tom led to that sad moment. Poor Fi, She had such sadness on her face as she fled the boathouse. Laura's visitation was a little irksome but it helped to hear George's inner voice and to see him come to the only realization that made sense, He wanted Katie. His dinner with Fiona was also a little revealing as he FINALLY apologized to her for his poor treatment, although his statement that she should consider satisfying her maternal wish the normal way was George's inept way of saying "He's out of the picture", thus leading to Fi's defensive statement about how her wish isn't from any "residual" feelings from their time together.

Our B plot of Lyndsay and Arlo's breakup. I want to feel sorry for them but I can't.  Arlo is such a coward, he frames his statements to Lyndsay in such a luke-warm manner with such trite platitudes that he really comes off as a huge wimp. Lyndsay's performance while an excellent portrayal of a brokenhearted girl, I never got the impression that she was brokenhearted. I got the sense that it was ALL performance within a performance.  She stared at the school room door waiting for Arlo to arrive, then broke out the tears; her sad passive-aggressive toilet stall admission all seemed to target's Arlo's white knight weakness.  Later, when meeting at Arlo's request, Lyndsay went into Poppy mode where she seemed to imitate Poppy's posture and demeanor to weaken Arlo's resolve further.  I get the feeling she played Arlo and he buckled and then RAN like a chicken-shit when he saw that Poppy had returned.  This was a good episode, and surprised me with how well it was done considering how long ago the last episode aired and given the track record the writers have laid down with regards to George's love life.

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And this time it was Woody and Tracy with the faux Pax.   Do we have to do this every week?   George has a better vibe with Katie than Fi but I think the writers still want me to be pining for George and Fi and I just 1) never did and 2) couldn't now that they've got George in a nice  chill place with Katie.   

I didn't mind at all the fireman telling Shay and Siouxsie for being inappropriate about his body.  But the show totally undermines it with his moving on to Hannah.   

I undertand Shay wanting Arlo away from Lindsay and with the much less manipulative Poppy.  But the way that she's going about it is a very Lindsay level of manipulation.   

And at the end if Arlo's so glad that Poppy's gotten away from being Lindsay's friend so that he can still be in the running later on... why doesn't he just dump Lindsay and be with Poppy?  Both those women can do better.    I wish Poppy had some personality, though, other than sweet.  I mean sweet is good.  I like sweet. I just wish Arlo girlfriend potential had any personality type other than slightly evil and slightly bubblegum.  

Woody joining in with Poppy in complaining about the boardgames?  LOL.  Especially because I fall more on the Tracy side of that.  I'd ike to think i wouldn't get super competitive over boardgames on my honeymoon... but I make no promises and it would be better if I didn't have the temptation.  

Did they know this was the end when they shot it?  Will things wrap up?

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6 hours ago, bybrandy said:

And this time it was Woody and Tracy with the faux Pax.   Do we have to do this every week?   George has a better vibe with Katie than Fi but I think the writers still want me to be pining for George and Fi and I just 1) never did and 2) couldn't now that they've got George in a nice  chill place with Katie.   

Woody's Faux Pax was basically Woody being Woody. You Expect as much from Woody, Tracey should have known better that Woody would mess the news up. Not a fan of George & Fiona, so they better just stop with trying to insert her travails into George and Katie's romance.  It's not George's fault that Fi is desperate for a child and needs fertility help, although it was noble of him to offer his help and it was heartwarming to hear Katie's approval of George's behavior with regards to the whole mess.  It isn't often that George gets it right. George and Katie just fit together and it's nice to see them making excuses to get into each other's personal space.

7 hours ago, bybrandy said:

I didn't mind at all the fireman telling Shay and Siouxsie for being inappropriate about his body.  But the show totally undermines it with his moving on to Hannah.

I don't know what the writers were going for here, other than to clarify Shay and Siouxsie's relationship as just sisterly. However, I resent the writers again using Hannah as this sex object.  Yes, I agree the trainer's diatribe against Shay and Siouxsie's (although it was solely Siouxsie) obvious sexist pursuit was ridiculous and loud.

 

7 hours ago, bybrandy said:

And at the end if Arlo's so glad that Poppy's gotten away from being Lindsay's friend so that he can still be in the running later on... why doesn't he just dump Lindsay and be with Poppy?  Both those women can do better.    I wish Poppy had some personality, though, other than sweet.  I mean sweet is good.  I like sweet. I just wish Arlo girlfriend potential had any personality type other than slightly evil and slightly bubblegum.  

Arlo is a coward.  He can't get out of his relationship with Lyndsay because she is a cruel & manipulative teenager. I loved the little catfight at the dinner table between Shay and Lyndsay. Stork versus Flamingo, LMAO, and when Lyndsay got nasty, (calling both Shay and Siouxsie as pervy around the trainer and called them "tragic") Shay got nasty right back by asking, "How's Poppy?"  LMAO. Shay pushing Lyndsay's buttons. Yes, Shay is also being slightly manipulative but she's just protecting her baby brother who is out of his league with Lyndsay.  I don't even know what Arlo sees in Lyndsay. I liked Emma and I like Poppy, at least she's aware of others besides herself and I don't think Poppy is as obsessed with sex as Lyndsay appears to be. I think Shay had every right to tell Arlo exactly what Lyndsay was trying with Poppy because Arlo is too naive to say anything, although he appears to question some things. I don't know who Lyndsay deserves as a boyfriend. (Ollie?)

7 hours ago, bybrandy said:

Did they know this was the end when they shot it?  Will things wrap up?

Please clarify what this refers to.

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