Sam skips out of the hospital and up to Luka. "Where to? I'm starving!" she grins, gazing up at him happily. Luka uncomfortably lies that he's tired and needs to back out of their date. Sam immediately smells a rat, because she slept with one once and it fathered her child, so she knows that odor inside and out. "Does this have something to do with Steve?" she asks. "I keep telling him he's got to find another place to crash." Does she, though? Luka shrugs that he thinks this is confusing for Alex. Sam insists that Alex isn't confused, but Luka decides that this just isn't that simple, and says nothing more. Is he a grownup? Is Sam? Well, I don't really think she is, but I am just suddenly -- courtesy of this episode -- tired of the two of them doing this stupid dance. I don't think that the key to Luka reconnecting with life here is this relationship, because it's made him a spineless doormat. He's mooning after her and waiting around for her and letting her ridiculous, stubbly lump of a deadbead ex dictate what he says and does. I don't buy that the strong, assertive, revitalized Luka who returned from the Congo would stand for this junk, and I don't think he'd be impressed with Sam's wishy-washy behavior on the matter. But, as written, all Luka does is frown. He's silent, and he frowns. BORING. This relationship is fucking boring. Steve has made it worse. Sam watches him, and hangs her head a bit, probably because she knows she sucks. I have tried to like her. I can't. She's tiresome and not worth the trouble, and -- yes -- Steve has made her worse. Because I just don't care. "Want me to give you a lift?" he asks finally. "No, that's okay," Sam says, leaving. We fade out on Luka's mournful expression, and we hope that it's the last time we see that particular arrangement of his pretty features, because it's stopped being sexy and started being drippy.
Episode Report CardHeathen: C+ | 216 USERS: C+
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