So, I’m sitting here trying to figure out how to eloquently begin this recap, but fuck it. Last night’s episode was funny, but not funny enough. It had the same hackneyed jokes that have become SO predictable. It actually makes me angry that I can say the jokes out loud, but have to wait for the agonizingly slow set up, before finally hearing the joke that I already said out loud anyway. This happens a lot. Like Haley’s whole thing about taking a “gap” year. UGH. The episode did have its moments, though. Last week in my recap I railed against how this show doesn’t do heartwarming up to par anymore even though I know it can. Well, the last scene with Mitchell and Cam definitely was heartwarming, and it’s exactly the sort of thing I’m looking for with them. The episode as a whole was okay, but it doesn’t change my mind about not recapping this show next year. Oh, and the season finale cliffhanger? I… just really don’t care. There, I said it.
So, let’s just do the quick and dirty, eh? Alex, is going to prom, and her date is super gay, but doesn’t realize this yet. This provided for a few pretty good gags, especially posing for the “flash” photo. But the whole point of Alex going to prom was that Haley was NOT. Instead, she’s actually being very adult. She tells her parents that she applied to community college already, AND she has an interview at the mall (the aforementioned Gap joke). Also? She’s cooking dinner for Dylan and invited her parents to it. But that’s only to butter them up because she’s going to drop the bomb that after graduation, she’s moving in with Dylan. This goes about as well as you would expect, which is horrible. Claire and Phil spent most of the rest of the story line trying to convince her that moving in with Dylan is going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea – one that results in wrinkles and dull, unshiny hair. Luke, though, saves the day by admitting to Dylan that he’s a mail hoarder, and Haley actually did get into the college that waitlisted her. Dylan is happy for her, but has one request: that they go to prom. So wearing borrowed clothes (Dylan in Phil’s double-breasted tux… because he too is double-breasted), they go. Yay. Read the rest of this entry »