Pan Am: 1×14 – 1964

So this finale, as predicted, was INFINITELY more satisfying than Chuck’s.

– DEAN AND COLETTE GOT BACK TOGETHER.

– We got loads more of Colette backstory, including about her parents and the fact that she has a brother AND THAT DEAN IS GOING TO HELP HER LOOK FOR HIM.

– The Haiti inquisition – nice follow-up. Double points for Maggie making up for the fact she grassed Dean up with the whole Ginny thing.

– Nice Richard/Kate moment and the fact that she has the offer to become a proper CIA agent.

– Ted/Laura finally confronting their feelings.

Things I didn’t like:

– WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH MAGGIE’S CHARACTER?!?! That was possibly the worst wrapped up storyline. Are we meant to believe that she crossed over to the dark side because of what happened to Kennedy? I think that’s what we’re meant to believe but still, I do not like.

– AMANDA BEING PREGNANT. Totally don’t believe this. If there were to be another season than I think they would end the storyline by showing it was all a ploy to get Ted back.

Just a random thought – I think they should have used the “flashback” method more in the latter half of the season. It was kind of the show’s “thing” that they used at the beginning to introduce us to the characters and I think they should have continued with that more. Maybe not every episode and not the finale because it worked well in linear but maybe in a couple of previous episodes?

My plan for the hypothetical Season 2 premiere? It picks up 6 months later and we get to see in flashbacks Ted telling Laura about the baby, it being revealed that Amanda was just lying, Dean and Colette looking for her brother, Kate undergoing CIA training at Langley, Maggie getting in too deep with the smuggling. Then in real time we’ll see them all on the plane together on Dean’s first flight. Maggie’s back on the straight and narrow, Kate realised the spy life wasn’t for her so took her Pan Am job back (but is still an asset occasionally), Laura and Ted is still unresolved after baby drama and they are awkward but mending, Dean and Colette are in love. The end.

Pan Am: 1×13 – Romance Languages

This show, although admittedly always cheesy and full of clichés, didn’t used to feel like an episode of EastEnders. The last few episodes? It felt like I watching a British soap.

– I knew they were going to bring Bridget back and have her come between Dean and Colette. I was prepared for it. I still hated that it happened. I have no sympathy for Bridget whatsoever – TEAM COLETTE. Dean loses major points but regains a few in that he acknowledges that it was a mistake and even after Colette finds out the truth and decides to hate him, he doesn’t go running back to Bridget.

– Colette / the foreign prince. Pretty sure this is stolen from a plot of a fairytale romcom. Oh yeah, The Prince & Me. Plot gains points for a jealous and over-protective Dean.

– Ted/Amanda – hahahahahahaha … oh dear, make it stop. She kissed Maggie. Of course she did, this is an ABC show.

– Kate and the spy stuff …. Blah to the premise but am mildly interested in the Richard/Kate angle.

– Maggie / the senator – I really couldn’t care less.

– Laura exists and is okay.

And then let’s talk about the episode which aired this week, the episode which was aired out of order and should have been between 1×07 and 1×08.

Now I know why ABC cut this episode out: a) it was ridiculous, b) it wasn’t really needed to advance much of the plot apart from the Laura/photos and c) the few episodes which came after this were SO MUCH BETTER.

– Laura/photos – blah didn’t really need more elaboration on this even if later episodes make more sense now but it did make for a sweet Laura/Kate sister moment in Rome.

– Ginny – oh GOD. Smashing her head against the window? Ridiculous. It is hard to say who I dislike more Bridget or Ginny (as a person then Ginny but as a threat to Dean/Colette then I guess Bridget because after this episode Ginny would never be a threat again because she is batshit crazy). However, this storyline gains some points for the Dean/Colette moments, Ginny thinking that they were together, that Colette/Maggie moment at the end.

– Charlie …… he was cute and charming and gets points for thinking Dean and Colette are married and loses major points for SHOWING UP IN COLETTE’S BEDROOM WHEN SHE WAS ASLEEP. Dude, you’re twelve years old. This is beyond creepy. Colette handled the situation far better than I would have and, yes, their story arc was a bit sweet. But also creepy. Mostly creepy. Colette rocks generally but especially in this episode.

Now THIS looks like it’s going to be an awesome episode.

– Hope for Dean/Colette again? I mean normally I wouldn’t want her to forgive him so easily but a) this will probably be the last episode ever so I want them to get their happily ever after and b) he did show an appropriate amount of regret. I don’t want it to be one of those things where he tells her he just wants her to be happy and if she is happy with the Prince then they will just be friends. That resolution would be acceptable if we were guaranteed another season. As it is I WANT THEM TO GET BACK TOGETHER.

– Ted/Laura – glad that they will give us progression on this front before the series ends.

– Dean on trial for what happened in Haiti.

– Richard getting shot might be mildly exciting.

– Curious about who the double agent is. Don’t tell me this show is finally getting me invested in the spy arc just as it comes to an end.

Bad things:

– Amanda saying she is pregnant and therefore coming between Ted/Laura. NOT COOL. See comment above about EastEnders.

I am still really looking forward to the finale. I still want it to get renewed, not hopeful that it will be, glad that I discovered this show, not really disappointed that we didn’t get a full season (although if we did then maybe the craziness would have been spread out rather than crammed together) and I WANT DEAN/COLETTE TO END UP BACK TOGETHER. That really is the only thing I’m invested in.

Grey’s Anatomy: 8×13 – If/When

This episode was perfect! Things which I loved the most:

– Alex/Meredith. Hee I love that in alt-reality they would have been a thing because I love their relationship in normal-verse and they are just about the only 2 male/female characters on the show who have never had a ~thing~. I hated that he cheated on her but liked how it kind of had to happen for the ending to happen.

– The Callie/Arizona moments. It was subtle and sweet and yay. The Callie/Owen on the other hand was really really random! I kind of thought that in an alt-reality they would have Teddy/Owen be a thing – unless of course the whole Cristina/Owen/Teddy hatred angsty mess in real universe is actually leading up to that….

– The whole Derek/Addison/Mark. I was under the impression that Mark wasn’t going to be in this episode at all so it was nice how they tied that in with reality.

– The Avery/Lexie/Mark.

– Bailey!!!! And Bailey/Alex.

– The whole Ellis/Webber/Meredith angle.

– The nods to the importance of elevator scenes

– Reference to Burke/Cristina and Teddy being a man!

– McDreary!

– The fact that they played Season 1 music and ‘Into The Fire’ by Thirteen Senses <3 <3.

THE END! How it went full circle and tied in with normal universe. That was the cleverest thing, I think, because I didn’t expect they would come up with a solution like that.