Okay, so I know I was hard on this episode, but only because it bored me to tears. The good includes this: Marshall being a regular kid who happens to be gay, rather than a condescending stereotype; Constance Zimmer; Bobby Cannavale; the invisible man; gaining some insight into Claire; Trevor telling one of his clients that he's Cupid; the solid guest stars this show lands on a regular basis.
The bad: being hit over and over again on the head with why Claire is like how she is; force feeding us this idea of chemistry between Trevor and Claire, rather than creating some; writing Julie Hagerty's character just way too far over the top.
I want to like this show. I was okay enough about it during the first two episodes. It should be picking up by now, but the only thing it seems to be picking up is speed as it rushes headfirst into a brick wall of blah. I hope this was a one-off, Rob.
Cindy McLennan is not usually this sullen and bitter. Feel free to email her at CynthiaMcLennan[at]gmail.com with your best defense of this episode. She promises she probably won't read them to her savvy ten-year-old and mock you. Much.