V comes walking right the fuck into the Humphrey household once again, looking for Dan, and surprises Rufus. "A Humphrey man in a sports coat? I'd normally ask if you had a date, but..." He fills in the blank about why would he be dating when his wife is in Hudson. "Yeah. What's up with Alison? Dan says she's still upstate. I thought that was just for the summer." Rufus admits that her husband actually thought that too. "Okay, we'll circle back to that. One issue at a time." Which is where I think the problem starts, because what we need right now is actual awesomeness, but this is fake Telling Not Showing awesomeness. Like Lexie Grey that time, where the entire cast actually put on top hats and stared out at you through the screen of the television and shrieked, "Awesome! You love her! She is great!" instead of...making her awesome. And I feel manipulated the same way by these "Vanessa rolls up her shirtsleeves and awesomes on the Humphreys one by one" scenes, because technically, yes, but that's all there is to her. Just the bones of awesome without the skin and connective tissue of mattering.
Episode Report CardJacob: A | 1506 USERS: C+
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