Besides, if we hustle Erik out the door and pack it in early now, we wouldn't get the chance for the final scene of Crying Gets the Sad Out: The Goil Amornvivat Story. As the Top Designers cool their heels outside the White Room, Andrea tries to clear the air with Goil, who has worked himself into an inconsolable dither. Nobody listened to me! I didn't get to carry through any of my ideas! I tried and I tried but I just can't fit in! And this observational gem, which I will quote directly for posterity's sake: "I really felt like Jan Brady. And I don't want to be like Jan Brady." You know who I really feel badly for during this entire exchange? Eve Plumb. Here she is, just trying to make a living as an actress, and she does -- 69 episodes worth of Brady Bunch hijinks, not counting the assorted spin-offs and variety hours and made-for-TV movies. And somehow, this character she's created has become this metaphor for totally marginalized, overlooked sadsacks. That's got to sting. I mean, it's not Cousin Oliver-bad, but still, let's think of Eve Plumb's feelings for once, Goil. Unfortunately, Goil is not through recounting what a miserable time he's had the past couple of days: "You were the first person that I thought I would really like to work with," he says to Andrea. "And it's a mess!" You want to know how despairing Goil is right now? He's sought out a comforting hug from Michael. When you're turning to Dwight Schrute's younger, weirder, more disapproving brother for a pick-me-up, you're really down in the dumps. From R2D2 to Jan Brady in one episode -- quite an emotional roller coaster you're riding there, Goil.
Episode Report CardMr. Sobell: C | 506 USERS: C+
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