[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TapqJGb5o
MAIN PLOT: Sav wins tickets to the Dead Hand concert, but his dad won’t let him go.
Sav wins four tickets and backstage passes to the Dead Hand concert, but once again his life is stifled by his father’s strictness. His dad won’t let him go to the concert, but Sav does convince his dad to let him borrow the truck for a contest to give the tickets away.
Eli and Adam win the tickets, and while tearing down the setup Adam smashes a speaker into the tail light of the truck. I love the flow of interaction between characters in this episode. In the older seasons the characters were pretty much grouped together by grade, and cliques didn’t really interact with each other. But Sav befriends Eli and Adam, who are younger, and so far this season Bianca is a “floater,” whose managed to interact with nearly every group of characters around.
Eli fixes the tail light, and Sav *almost* gets to go to the concert, until he unnecessarily confesses to his dad that something happened to the truck. But the show must go on…..and Sav intends to take his dad’s truck so the trio can make it to the concert of the century.
SUBPLOT 1: Jenna starts to obsess over her weight.
The photoshoot for the Power Squad calendar is coming up, and Jenna finds herself unable to fit into her new uniform. The rest of the plot in this episode is pretty straight forward: she’s overly sensitive about her weight, and becomes desperate enough to talk to Bianca about getting pills to help her shed the pounds quickly.
The major issue is that Jessica Tyler’s performance is flat. Poor KC “feels the wrath” of Jenna’s self consciousness, but Tyler delivers Jenna’s lines so ho hum that it’s hard to believe Jenna believes what she’s saying or even cares about her perceived weight problem. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the plot’s material, I just wish that Jenna would do something to engage me in her plight.
SUBPLOT 2: Fiona finds a new friend.
Fiona’s moved into her new place and she’s ready to let the good times roll with Holly J. However, Holly J’s to preoccupied with preparing for Yale that Fiona finds herself right back where she started: lonely.
Fiona delivers another solid performance, and I definitely feel sorry for her. For now going with the pig is kind of weird, given that Fiona comes from such a high-class society. But that’s the irony of it I guess. I love how Fiona’s gone from just being Declan’s sister who we hardly ever saw in Season 9, to being one of the strongest characters so far in Season 10.