[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwyhntK_wOM
MAIN PLOT: Sav steals his dad’s truck and goes to the Dead Hand concert.
Sav, Eli and Adam come up with a plan to steal Sav’s dad’s truck for the concert…they purchase tickets to a bollywood double feature for Sav’s parents, and then while they’re at the event Sav and Co. will take the car to the concert.
Well they get to the concert and have a good time, even stay for the encore, but that causes them to have to rush home. And what does anyone driving do what they’re in a hurry? They speed…and on television speeders always get pulled over.
Now we all expected for Sav to get caught, but it’s clever how it happened. Instead of him getting in trouble directly for speeding, the cop tells Sav that the car has been reported stolen.
I think the problem is that the plot was TOO predictable almost the entire way in this episode. Sav has “the talk” with his parents, and gets grounded. The interaction between Sav and Eli/Adam seems to have lost its luster from Part 1. It was also confusing in Part 2 as to whether or not Sav was creating/going along with the plan to seem cool to Eli and Adam, to rebel against his dad or both.
Side Note: You know how Bianca was sitting in the backseat and kept repeating that she couldn’t get caught underage drinking again? I love how at the end of the episode Eli DOES mention (in passing) that Bianca did indeed get busted. Now in previous seasons something like that would get overlooked..but this tiny attention to detail shows how improved the writing is this year.
SUBPLOT 1: Jenna’s diet pills has awful side effects.
Jenna continues to battle her weight issues, but this time she’s got her hands on the diet pills courtesy of Biance. Unfortunately one of the side effects is anal leakage (when you take something that doesn’t absorb fat, the fat has to go somewhere…).
Once again Jenna displays no charisma onscreen, so it’s hard to keep interest in the story. The whole Jenna’s bowels almost releasing on the power squad as she stood high above them thing should’ve been hilarious, but it wasn’t.
Really, the only two good things to come from the plot in the episode are 1) KC seductively feeding Jenna a bacon, egg and cheese muffin….HILARIOUS. And 2) Chantay. She’s always had a limited role on the show, and even though she STILL has yet to be given a main plot, Chantay gives off the aura of a veteran (and not just a secondary character).
SUBPLOT 2: Fiona’s new friend is a handful.
Fiona’s plot started off cute…the pig popping up out of Fiona’s handbag at school was hilarious. But then the story trails off and eventually comes to a halt. Fiona and Porcelina have a cute photoshoot, but later in the episode Holly J drops by and we find out that Porcelina nearly destroyed Fiona’s entire apartment. How that happened (to that extent) is beyond me.
Afterward Fiona decides to return the pig, and she and Holly J have an exchange where they basically regurgitate everything Fiona’s therapist said regarding Fiona’s needy behavior. And it’s as if Fiona suddenly realizes she’s being silly, and that apparently “is the end of that” (her behavior I mean). This is the second plot involving the Fiona/Holly J dynamic, where they abruptly drop the plot at the end as if it were no big deal to begin with.