Episode Recap: "Something New"
There are some remarks only family can get away with saying. "Mom, you slut," is one of them. While these are words that would never come out of
my mouth they barely raise an eyebrow in the Walker household. Truth be told, their being uttered during a family discussion recalling what music was playing when they each lost their virginity took the sting out of such a declaration, but it also goes to show the comfort level in this family.
This week we were in full wedding preparation mode with Kitty feeling that all planned elements for her big day were recycled. From her dress to her first dance with Robert who, of course, had done this before. She had a point so we're happy that she found a perfect dress to wear instead of Nora's outdated and oversized hand-me-down. This also was a perfect moment for ABC to
subtly remind viewers of the upcoming
Dancing with the Stars finale by featuring a ballroom dancing sequence.
In the spirit of happily-ever-afters Kitty asked Rebecca to be a bride's maid and had the nerve to be surprised that Rebecca had not expected an invitation to the wedding much less one to be in the bridal party. How quickly Kitty forgot her own relentlessly unwelcoming behavior to the sixth Walker.
I give Rebecca credit though for her handling of the Walker clan whose capricious behavior towards her was excuse enough to write them all off. By finally heeding Holly's advice to stop playing the "shrinking violet" and speak her mind, Rebecca has finally claimed a spot at the table. Her outburst was long overdue given how Justin laid into her at the intervention though his heartfelt apology was worthy of acceptance.
The story is a little different with the sisters. While it was nice to see that Sarah and Kitty feel they are all at a point where they can joke with their sister about the offenses they've had against each other namely Rebecca's dalliance with Joe maybe these ladies ought to check with Rebecca about that. Was she being too sensitive to Sarah's offhand remarks or was it that Rebecca is not yet used to the shorthand between the Walker siblings? Either way, Sarah's snide comments leave one wondering if she has indeed truly let it go?
Holding grudges has normally been Kevin's department. He's been valiantly trying to change that personality quirk while also trying to accept the lack of communication from his significant other. Enter a little wine and lobster and a cute ex-boyfriend slash roommate and the countdown begins towards the end of his committed relationship. While it may be cliché that Jason would finally call Kevin just after Kevin had slept with Scotty, it is a relief that this non-relationship is over. Now, with no obstacles between them we hope that he and Scotty can make it work.
Oddly enough, Tommy is in a similar situation now that his wife and child are back. Julia showed up at the vineyard all smiles and sunshine as if she hadn't absconded with their child and accused her husband of executing their other baby. Too bad Julia didn't catch the looks Holly was tossing at Lena and Tommy when she suddenly appeared. Oh yeah, this is going to be ugly.
Lena may be playing the "I've moved on," card but seriously, if she is not a total psycho then why would she follow up a failed affair with Tommy by dating his younger brother? She's too cool right now, blithely accepting the break-up as if it had no effect on her, and that, of course, doesn't bode well.
On another front, Nora is now dating Stan, an old flame played by
Chevy Chase. It could be that I'm just out of it, but when did Chevy Chase become a silver fox? I suppose his gray mane was about as surprising as
Lyle Lovett's lovely, but tacked on appearance at the end of the show. It was certainly a cute and much needed moment between the Senator and Kitty but still a hurried one.
Hurried or not, this show manages to stuff a lot of story into one episode. I haven't even mentioned Sarah's new leading man played by
Steven Weber. Hopefully, we'll see more of him next week when the big day arrives. The previews show what looks to be a fight between Tommy and Justin, which we are to assume, involves Lena; and Kitty stops the wedding to share a secret with Robert. What it could be I have no idea. Will it derail the wedding for good? I'm not sure so, guess where I'll be next Sunday at 10 PM?
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Episode Recap Something NewThere are some remarks only family can get away with saying Mom you slut is one of them While these are words that would never come out of my mouth they barely raise an eyebrow in the Walker household Truth be told their being uttered during a family discussion recalling what music was playing when they each lost their virginity took the sting out of such a declaration but it also goes to show the comfort level in this family This week we were in full wedding preparation mode with Kitty feeling that all planned elements for her big day were recycled From her dress to her first dance with Robert who of course had done this before She had a point so were happy that she found a perfect dress to wear instead of Noras outdated and oversized hand-me-down This also was a perfect moment for ABC to subtly remind viewers of the upcoming Dancing with the Stars finale by featuring a ballroom dancing sequence In