Gabby and Excon pull up at a park. Excon makes a sinister observation about how the park is totally deserted, and Gabby look suitably panicked by this news. Excon gets out of the car and then comes around and lets Gabby out. He tells her to go pick out a "good spot" while he gets "something out of the trunk." Excon goes back to the trunk and we see him pick...up...a...SHOVEL! And then, PSYCH! He puts it down. Gabby inches away from the car, and then kicks off her shoes and makes a run for it. Excon yells, "Hey, where you going?" She looks back over her shoulder and sees him standing next to his open trunk, a bobbing red balloon in one hand. Now that's comedy! Gabby: "You're not going to kill me?" Excon, looking puzzled: "I hadn't planned on it. Besides, if I was going to kill you, I wouldn't use a balloon...it would take too long." Comedy! So it turns out there's been a mix-up: yes, Excon lied about why he was there, and yes, he took her on a ride in his scary trapmobile, but he doesn't want to rape or pillage her at all. How insane that Gabby, and the entire viewing audience, would think such a thing! In truth, he's there at Carlos's behest to help Gabby to "grieve." Gabby is not amused. Excon explains that he "knows a little something about loss: It can take you to some real dark places," such as an "eight-by-ten prison cell." Then he hands her the balloon that, he tells her, "represents the spirit of a life lost." All Gabby has to do to acknowledge and release her pain is let the balloon go. Gabby tells him she thinks the plan is ridiculous, and that she isn't feeling the emotions he thinks she's feeling. Excon: "Then it should be real easy." Gabby gives in, and agrees to do the balloon thing if Excon promises to leave her alone. Gabby takes the balloon and, surprise, she finds she has some trouble letting it go. The "awww" music swells (and it evokes, somewhat sickeningly, the sound of a child's music box), and Gabby's brow furrows: "This is stupid! I didn't even want this baby. And I would have been a terrible mother." Excon: "If you say so." Excon Valdez? I think I love you. Gabby: "If it was a boy, I was going to name it Charlie. And a girl: Aurora." Excon smiles and tells Gabby that those are "nice names." Gabby takes a deep breath, and then she lets some sad out, and then she turns and thanks Excon and lets go of the balloon (i.e., the soul of her unborn baby, GET IT?).
Episode Report CardEvany: B- | 647 USERS: B-
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