Shove this down your pants. Simon says!
July 19, 2013 § 13 Comments
This week offered another odd, character-driven, wonderful episode. I find I’m really enjoying the series this year. And what a collection of strange moments and changes there were. Here are various random, incoherent thoughts on the ep:
Ty moved from duty cycles to courier cycles, his beautiful collection of fridges destroyed by a vindictive Loki. (Going to miss you walk-in fridge, beautiful red fridge, and soda-style food fridge!)
Dawn? Dawn’s now seeing Lance. Superb! Bye Dawn. Don’t let that relationship door hit you on the way out… I suppose TyDawn is the ship that just won’t founder. Pity.
We had one of the best ex-god moments yet, namely, “What happened to the other guy?” The guy who was really good at fridge repair. Yeah, I sort of miss Hod and wonder how he’s doing. Poor Ty really needs an injection of wonder, godliness, and overall deification right now.
He and Ingrid, she heroically saved by the Ty — you’d think her prudence powers would have provided fire extinguishers, and other preventative measures — moved into with Axl and Zeb, Mike once again getting hit in the wallet with a welcome Zeb/Mike scene. I need a bit of clarity on the room situation. Are Ty and Ingrid…sharing?
(p.s. Ty should have negotiated. I know he wanted to get the house off his hands, but he’s got an Ingrid to take care of. He’s got responsibilities. The extra money that would have been paid had not everything gone up in smoke could have helped her rehabilitate, maybe start an organic craft merkin company.)
Speaking of roommates, I was a bit disappointed that upright Christian girl was just a throwaway. I was sort of hoping for Natalie Mark II. Plus, you know, unfiltered Axl. Bonus! I can’t decide which of the other prospective roomies was my favorite — they were all delightful.
Ah well, back to plot. Bergerbar. I utterly failed to get a proper definition of Bergerbar off Google. Surely that’s a made-up term? Regardless, it was a great excuse to get the boys all together (the way they should be!), to play off the tensions, have some fun, watch Mike throw appetizers in a hat, drink some more, and lead up to Axl’s dramatic moments.
Anders was busily character-consistent, without any changes of heart or growth, but with a spiffy new set of Simon Says skills that he immediately put to use. This was the only unfortunate bit, in my opinion, as it was a perfect place to grow him a bit but he ended Ep 3 more or less in the same emotional place he started the first series. As amusing as Anders-being-Anders is, I’d hoped for more.
Contrast with Michelle. We got a bit more interesting Michelle backstory. Think Momchelle might show up soon? Even if Anders is stuck in glue, Michelle deserves a good storyline.
Mike was this ep’s backbone, moving from plot to plot to plot, handing out money, but not really doing much more than being the put-upon peacemaker. Perhaps it’s time for Njord to show up, so that Mike can get some emotional time.
I’m sure there were more things, but I am so overwhelmed with work this week, my brain has gone on strike. Got thoughts? Pop them in the comments.