[WARNING: THIS EPISODE REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS]
PLOT A: FIONA AND ADAM BECOME CLOSER.
I think this plot started off being one of the most cleverly-written storylines from the show. It starts with Adam confronting Fiona about missing his party, then convincing her to be a part of the play. They practice at Fiona’s place, and (with champagne involved) they end up kissing. The next day Fiona says they need to be just friends, and Eli comes to the conclusion that Fiona kissed Adam because she was comfortably drunk.
Adam is fine with Fiona drinking champagne as long as they can just be together. It’s not until Holly J catches them making out that someone informs Adam of Fiona’s drinking problem. The alarm doesn’t go off in Adam’s head until Fiona shows up drunk to a lunch meeting with Eli and Clare. A drunk Fiona drops the bombshell that drinking makes it easier for her to be with Adam, who she knows is transgender.
Fiona then throws out the “I love you,” which came off as she was just saying that to keep Adam around at the time. (not saying they may never truly be in love, I just don’t think she meant it at that moment). Holly J tells Adam that she and Fiona’s mom are planning an intervention for Fiona, so Adam tells Fiona they should go far away.
Of course instead of packing, Fiona gets drunk and passes out on her couch, pushing Adam over the edge, so he takes Fiona to the intervention. Fiona says she never wants to see him again, but we know that’s not true…and Holly J gives Adam an entry from Fiona’s diary saying how much she likes him.
I like how natural this storyline felt, not being overdramatic about Fadam’s romance, or Fiona’s drinking problem. It subtly brings up the truth about the situation, that Adam and Fiona were both using each other. Adam just wanted to be with Fiona, and was willing to overlook her drinking. Meanwhile, Fiona just wanted someone around who wouldn’t judge her or call her out on her alcoholism.
A conversation that sent chills down my spine was when Fiona told the truth about not going to Adam’s party. She said Adam would leave once he realized she wasn’t a perfect princess. I’ve heard that before almost verbatim.
Oh yeah, we also can’t forget the hints they through out about Fiona being a lesbian…first after admitting she knew Adam’s transgender she said she’d rather kiss him than any other guy at school. Then she said drinking makes it easier to be with him. It sounded like she meant that because she knows Adam has female attributes physically, and she’s not come to terms with the fact she’s a lesbian.
PLOT B: ANYA AND DR. CHRIS GO OUT ON A DATE.
Anya and her mom find out her mom if officially cancer free…of course that means never seeing Dr. Chris again, or does it? Anya decides she wants to date him, so she and Holly J crash the place where his “date” is going to be. Anya fails to get Dr. Chris to hang out with them, so another day she tries calling him at the hospital. After hanging up before he answers the phone rings again; it’s Dr. Chris asking her out on a date.
During her date she lies and says she’s 20 ½ , and a college student (Dr. Chris is 25). Of course Holly J and Anya’s mom both say she needs to tell Chris the truth. Anya plans to, but then sees that Chris has planned on inviting her to a weekend to enjoy the Renaissance Festival. Anya’s mom catches her trying to sneak out, and Anya’s forced to tell Chris that she’s 17. In the end, they agree that they’ll wait until Anya’s 18 (two months from now) to try dating again.
This plot was so yawn-worthy for me. I mean it’s great that some good things were finally happening in Anya’s life, but I ask myself one question…do I really care if Anya and Dr. Chris end up together? No, I don’t. There’s no hook there yet that would make their relationship interesting. And Dr. Chris is a nice guy, but he’s bland…trust me, I know.
PLOT C: DAVE FINDS HIMSELF A GIRLFRIEND.
Dave tries to get to his locker, but there’s a couple making out in front of it. He and a girl named Sadie start ranting about the suckiness of this time of year being all romantic, and hit it off immediately.
They have a lot of primary things in common: they both enjoy basketball and hip hop music. The only thing standing in the way is Dave’s self consciousness…Sadie is taller than him. He keeps putting off plans because he doesn’t want to be seen next to her as that short guy.
Dave is a douche, so it’s hard to root for him getting any girl. I love how Wesley and Connor kept giving him crap for being so picky. I thought it was a good plot to point how how ridiculous shallow people can be, even if they like the other person. I thought Alexx Benoit did a good job in her debut, and I’m looking forward to seeing her interact with more than just Dave in the future.
Also, check out interviews from Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey, as well as PROMO PICS for next week’s episode, The Way We Get By: