The final score is Morgan 5; unchanged people 1. The whole premise of tonight's episode seemed a little misdirected and poorly thought out. By getting drunk every night for 30 days, concerned mom Michiel thinks she can convince her 19-year-old daughter, Jessica, who attends one of the biggest party schools in the country, not to binge drink. This is problematic on so many levels. First, apparently, Michiel never talked to her daughter before about the dangers of drinking and has always put little or no restrictions on her, so why should Jessica suddenly take her mom seriously? Then it seems like Michiel's mostly just drinking at home or with friends, not in front of Jessica, so I'm not sure when exactly all this bad-example setting was supposed to take place. Add to that the fact that Jessica has a very high tolerance and is young, so she doesn't ever experience the kind of pukey nights and hung-over days her mom has. If I were the hard-partying daughter, I'd simply draw the conclusion that drinking is for carefree college kids, not for middle-aged moms. It was a little scary to watch Michiel force down the shots, which in turn, forced themselves back up, night after night, while her speech got all slurred and her everyday life fell apart. And really sad when it seemed like 9-year-old son Bradon was getting the brunt of the experiment, while her husband, Dave, just humored her). While Jessica continues to believe she's invincible, I think Bradon's been scared sober for good. On a brighter note, this episode provided the funniest moment of the season: Morgan drinking five shots in a row in front of a police officer and then trying out the driving simulator, complete with drunken narration of his impaired reflexes. Is it wrong that I kinda want to party with him now? Sabrina Rojas Weiss
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