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trust me: the boys are back!


They are back! They aren't stupid. And they brought the funny.

This week's episode, Way Beyond the Call. Summary of episode is here.

I have a lot to say but not enough time at the moment.

First, I LOVED the boys in this episode. They were smart and funny. And very, very good looking. Seriously, that's just too much pretty on one screen.

I liked how upset Conner got when he discovered that Mason sent his book off to a headhunter.
"You trying to find a job without me?  You designed a logo!"

(Because designing a logo is huge.)

Conner then gets upset that Mason is alluding that he is acting like a child  and "needs big strong Mason" to take care of him. And what is the first thing he does... changes the reservation to what I imagine is a hipper hotel.  That is if Shutters allows children.

I continue to like the interaction between Sarah and Conner.  He checks her out when she wears a much improved outfit. 
Conner: Big Date?
Sarah: With my ex-husband
Conner: Small Date.

Also loved the look on his face when he stole her champagne.

I felt so bad for Sarah. She doesn't appear to have many friends. She sends herself a big basket and makes plans to go out with her ex-husband. It sounds like they had an amicable split and they clearly still care for each other but... she isn't moving on. And her ex is right. Nothing is going to change if they continue like that.

I'm not sure what to make of Denise. Is she trying to get rid of Tony? She doesn't seem to really respect him especially after her comment to Conner and Mason after they made the commercial after being told the client is putting the business up for review.

Oh and the commercial... I liked it.

(More later when I'm not supposed to be working.)
 

And... were my eyes deceiving me or was that Ed of Ed & Larry fame?

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tomfoolery815
Feb. 25th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
And... were my eyes deceiving me or was that Ed of Ed & Larry fame?
Definitely ... the Asian half of that duo. The consensus last night on the thread was that that's Ed.

I liked how upset Conner got when he discovered that Mason sent his book off to a headhunter ... Conner then gets upset that Mason is alluding that he is acting like a child and "needs big strong Mason" to take care of him.
Conner acted childishly, but Mason was being a bit parental. If they're truly partners, as Conner has a right to expect until they agree to terminate the partnership, Mason shouldn't be playing Dad, treating Conner's feelings as an afterthought.

Monica Potter rocked in this episode. And of course I don't just mean the "Oh, hello!" moment that I probably enjoyed more than you two. ;-)

More later. :-)
marymary
Feb. 26th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Back in a bit, but just wanted to say I thought the scene leaving the bowling alley was Monica Potter's best. Fantastic work.

The scenes on the set in California? Man, those boys looked good. Rocking the jackets and hoodies, etc.

Speaking of rocking the apparel, LIFE IS NEARLY ON. *g*
13_pines
Feb. 26th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
I said aloud to my TV, "Hey, it's Ed!" when he came on screen. West Wing connections are so much fun!

I loved Monica Potter in this episode...she's great as Sarah.
tomfoolery815
Feb. 26th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
I thought the scene leaving the bowling alley was Monica Potter's best. Fantastic work.
Yes, Mary. I think you'll agree that all of Sarah's scenes in that episode built up to that scene. We're left asking "date with her ex-husband on her birthday?" Then, he seems like a nice guy; to the show's credit, they didn't make the ex into a villain.

It sounds like they had an amicable split and they clearly still care for each other but... she isn't moving on. And her ex is right. Nothing is going to change if they continue like that.
Right, Gatzy. I also like that they didn't give us some exposition in that scene as to why they split up. It's enough to know that they divorced ... and that only one of them recognizes that, because they're not getting back together, they need to move on.

Just a fantastic performance by MP. I may have a bit of a crush. (To quote Mary, the list is long and dignified.)
marymary
Feb. 26th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
I think the dysfunctional (or is it?) thing between Mason and Conner is very realistic. It's hard to see where the cycle starts. Mason acts like a grownup -- THE grownup -- and Conner resents it. But, to Mason, being the grownup includes thinking strategically and expecting Conner to trust him to do the right thing. Conner reacts to Mason's secrecy by feeling insecure, then ranting and taking control over the first thing that comes to mind (like the hotel room). Which reinforces Mason's belief that he has to be the one in charge. It's a cycle.

I loved his logo! Loved it. I wish my last name started with an M so I could steal it. :-)
tomfoolery815
Feb. 26th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
I agree, Mary, it is realistic. Because there's the idealized version of a partnership -- if all decisions aren't made in tandem, then there is a "You've always got my back" trust -- and then there is the reality that human beings, even successful ones, have insecurity and a degree of ... not mistrust necessarily, but an unwillingness to trust sufficiently. Conditional mistrust. (Same thing, you say? Well, it feels different to me. ;-)

It is definitely a cycle. That's something else that they've established quite well. Mason could save himself some agita by telling Conner he's doing these things rather than having Conner find out after the fact. I think it's that "you blindsided me" feeling that causes Conner to act as he does.
tomfoolery815
Feb. 26th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what to make of Denise. Is she trying to get rid of Tony? She doesn't seem to really respect him especially after her comment to Conner and Mason after they made the commercial after being told the client is putting the business up for review.
Gatzy, I think that while Denise wishes Tony weren't quite so risk-averse, I don't think she's trying to get rid of him. She does tell Conner and Mason they should talk to him more.

Which ties a bow around another theme of the episode: Tony should be given more respect for knowing what he's talking about. Because, while it made for entertaining TV -- I loved the commercial, too -- Tony was right when he said that incumbents never win in a review, and that Arc Mobile was gone.

I think what they're telling us that is that Tony knew they were leaving because Denise didn't want to cut the agency's fee, not because of anything Creative was doing or not doing.
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