Hip! Hip! Hooray for the B-story: Nim's loose in the Piggly Wiggly! Now this is the sort of mayhem I've been waiting for. Although I gotta say, I certainly didn't think our peanut-bin-and-lobster-tank high jinks were gonna end with a sobering nail-gun incident. Miles is teary-eyed! Nim's making sad baby-beastie noises! Break my heart, why don't you? And let me just take this opportunity to mention: I'm liking this Carter Jenkins kid more and more affable, funny without trying too hard, adorably invested in this little CGI critter. Reminds me a little of John Francis Daley back in his Freaks and Geeks days, but with fewer wedgies. If the promo is to be believed, somebody bites it next week. Can I put my vote in for Miles' snotty big sis? Or at least for her wardrobe consultant? I've seen just about enough gratuitous teenage bikini torso for now, thanks. Chana Shwadlenak
Surface Our favorite star-crossed…
SurfaceOur favorite star-crossed Loch Ness Monster hunters are back together this week, hot on the trail of the Big Bad Specimen A that Laura managed to tag last time. Seriously, if these two aren't MFEO (that's Made For Each Other) in their obsessive-compulsive Captain Ahab routine, I don't know who is. When Rich gets a load of Laura's shrine-o'-newspaper-clippings, he tells her, "I thought I'd gone overboard." Guess what, Surface cast? I'm instituting a dollar-a-pun rule it's a crisp greenback in the jar every time you spout a bit of cutesy, water-related dialogue. (Uh-oh. I don't owe a buck for "spout," do I?) After some death-defying highway hot-doggery, the pair manage to score their first above-water sighting alongside an entire marina full of tourists. We've got monster on tape! Oh wait, no we don't. Thanks a lot, electromagnetic superpowers. Whose side are you on, anyway?