Best episode yet? Maybe. This definitely happened:
specifically it's the elevation characteristic of each episode is what REALLY draws me in each week. Things just build and build and BOOM.
I guess I let myself get sucked in, because I didn't have any sense of when the episode was going to end and didn't see all the pieces being set up for that final sequence. But it was glorious. First time I've had any comprehension of Laurie's character. Even understood Jill's depressiveness a bit... and what a perfect tidy metaphor that was — the circuit being broken, the light being extinguished. That could mess you up pretty good.
I think I missed it; did Jill's braces get raptured?
Anyway, for me that sequence was redemption for this:
I was not on board at all with that final woodchopping scene. As the music swelled, I honestly tried to get into it, but it just didn't take.
It was the obvious climax, but it was powerful. I legitimately got chills.
I actually deeply admire the decision to hold off on this until now. A bold choice that worked.
Oh, that "It's A Girl" balloon ended up taking on some significance now didn't it?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Nora yet. I think she is by far the best character and best actor on the show. Her storyline is the best. She has an incredible sense of humor but when she tries to make a joke they don't land. She is just so full of pain that people can see it.
Agreed. I neglected to comment on her episode, but I agree with the general consensus that it was one of the best. I think Matt is a slightly more compelling character, but yeah they're both up there.
Next episode needs to focus on Holy Wayne, the most neglected and strung-along storyline, which also has the most potential for disappointment, which is not a good combination.