Mini recaps of My Generation, The Apprentice, and Grey’s Anatomy
My Generation: St. Claire of Assisi
Well OK then. After last week’s meet-n-greet, let’s see how all nine of our heroes are doing…
STEVE…Jesus, Steve a lot going on this week. First , he’s got to make amends with CHRISTINE and his newly found son Tom, for, uh, not completely reforming his life on a moment’s notice. Turns out he’d be a pretty good father. But Christine later tells him she and Tom don’t want a father figure in their lives, and he gets mad because he thinks it implies they see him as a loser.
The documentary crew also takes us to prison to meet Steve’s Dad, Michael, aka the former Enron executive in jail for all sorts of fraud. Via flashbacks we learn he was hard on poor Steve, and is now an unrepentant, vindictive, even sociopathic asshole. Michael has quickly become my favorite character on the show.
And we learn Steve has/had an older brother RJ. RJ went missing years ago and hasn’t resurfaced, so we don’t know if he’s alive.
JACKIE acts generally bored and frustrated. She serves as an unwitting catalyst to her husband Anders’ forthcoming affair with Brenda, (I’m predicting a kiss in episode four, full on sex in episode five). Jackie first lets slip to Anders that Brenda is back in town. And later when she runs into Brenda, she broadcasts an air of total dissatisfaction with her marriage. This is one step below mailing an embossed invitation reading, “You are cordially invited to bone my husband.”
For his part, ANDERS cooks a bunch of ridiculous gourmet shit Jackie is sick of eating, and pines for/stalks Brenda when he learns she’s back in town.
KENNETH is helping DAWN with all her prenatal stuff. This isn’t easy for him because she’s come to think of him in such a non-sexual way that she changes clothes in front of him whenever she feels like it. Kenneth also learns Dawn has a complicated relationship with her Mom…
Which is also delved into in this episode. In high school DAWN seemed like a troubled latchkey kid, but really this is because she was left alone to look after her younger brother Vincent. Dawn’s mother, (an 80′s hair metal groupie!), has been out of the picture ever since and Dawn now wants her to have nothing to do with the new baby.
ROLLY gets shot in the war and dies, but comes back to life after the next commercial break. He does some fighting and then vlogs about how he misses Dawn and the baby and doesn’t like being shot in the war.
BRENDA is back from DC because of her mother’s stroke. But it seems like re-entering Austin city limits has only reawakened her feelings for Anders. Brenda’s sister also serves to inject the familial responsibilities back into Brenda’s head. “Give up your hugely successful career as a Congressional lawyer, O sister o’ mine, and move back her to make babies. Please.”
And FALCON was, mercifully, barely in the episode at all. That allowed me to achieve total Nirvana.
Saturday. Full recap. BE THERE.
Grey’s Anatomy: DearCrabby
Last night’s Grey’s Anatomy harkened back to season 1 with a good combination of humor and seriousness. We begin with Meredith using extra mascara and crocodile tears to try to get cleared for surgery (it doesn’t work) and McDreamy showing up after his night in jail looking scruffy and smelling like urine. I guess all his friends were at the wedding and couldn’t come bail him out of jail. Let that urine be a lesson.
Teddy and Dr. Ginger have a really odd case that will involved removing a huge chunk of a woman’s heart and want Christina to participate. They ask the chief to clear her for surgery even though McShrinky has not – he does and lives to regret it. Christina is noticably nervous but seems to do well in surgery until someone knocks over the instrument cart which goes crashing to the ground…along with Christina who has fallen and cannot get up. She’s having flashbacks to the shooting in the OR and has completely freaked out and I think we can all throw her a bone on this one. However, she blames Dr. Ginger for pushing her too far and hands him her wedding ring. Wow, less than 24 hours. She lasted longer than I thought. Or I would.
Arizona wants to paint Torres’s apartment all shades of peach because she doesn’t want to live in the Bat Cave (hey, she knew what she was getting into) and Bailey forces Karev to get the bullet taken out (going so far as to purple-nurple him on his bullet every chance she gets). McSteamy is being an overprotective mama to Lexie. He decides to propose because that’s what you do when women go crazy but before he can she smacks him down for monitoring her every move and she totally has a point. Mad or not, she should still consider the possibility of make-up sex. I mean, duh.
McDreamy keeps telling Meredith they need to talk about why she left him in jail and she finally fesses up about the miscarriage. She says the only way she knows he’s safe is if he’s in jail. Well, not safe from inmate urine, but at least he’s still alive. Methinks McDreamy will be using cruise control going forward. Meredith admits the miscarriage and her fears to McShrinky and gets a yellow card – of surgery clearance! Cut away, Meredith, cut away!
Christina is at Meredith’s house and they have a good twisted sister discussion. Meredith, the voice of reason, tells Christina look, for better or worse, you’re in this marriage now, did you not hear the officiant last night telling you this? Also, one fight does not a divorce make. Then Dr. Ginger comes barging through the door, gives her a really nice song and dance about standing by each other, and Christina decides to go home. Meredith makes the whole episode by telling him that she had already fixed Christina, but his speech was a nice one. Oh, also they do take care of some patients this week with a group of flag footballers hit by lightning being a pretty funny storyline. No really, it was funny.
The Apprentice: SwellMel
In last night’s episode entitled “Working Like a Dog,” The Donald has his candidates, with project managers Tyana (Fortitude) Ginger James (Octane), run a hotel and dog spa.
The Donald – “I want my ex-wives to have a decent place to stay when they’re in town with my children.” Caesar Millan – “You’re such an honorable man.”
The Donald even adds “Dog Whisperer” Caesar Millan to mix saying, “The Dog Whisper isn’t just for dogs. He can train your children and your employees to obey.”
Caesar Millan to Ginger James – “You gingers are particularly hard to train. I’m going to order you an electric collar.”
Check back Sunday for the complete recap.