Good morning, Hearties. I owe all of you an apology. Wednesday, we left my in-laws’ to come home from Christmas, then the last 2 days, my kids decided to go NUTS! I’ll spare you the details. So, let’s talk Christmas episode! DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED IT!
As usual, let’s get the unpleasant junk out of the way first. I admit to being slightly disappointed with the reunion; it must be all that fan fiction I wrote. Don’t get me wrong, I still liked it, it just wasn’t as epic as I pictured after that amazing proposal and send-off. And it just happened so fast! I guess I was expecting a bit more build up. I have one comfort: last year’s Christmas episode seemed to leave me with a few blanks, but once I watched it with the season 4 episodes, it fit better, and I liked it better. So maybe that’s what will happen with this one too. Maybe his permanent return will be…more, longer even.
Let’s get to the good stuff now. Despite the fact that the reunion wasn’t epic enough for me personally, I still liked it. There’s nothing quite like the man you love whispering in your ear; just like there’s nothing quite like that same man locking foreheads with you, and kissing you senseless to prove he’s really home. Be still my beating heart!!! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Erin and Dan are SO good at conveying the passion the characters have for each other without making it sexual or dirty. It’s one of my favorite things about this show!
Another part I absolutely loved was their Christmas Eve dinner. That scene was reminiscent of the old Jack and Elizabeth. As a side note, may I take a moment to once again applaud Daniel Lissing’s acting. He played Jack dealing with the pain and images of war SO WELL! He was stoic and serious, even reserved. Then something would provoke a smile, and his old self would shine through. The dinner was the perfect example of this. He was still being a little serious, even with Elizabeth. Then he opened her pillow, and she read the rings, and his enthusiastic response just made me tear up. Plus they both said “I love you”, which as we all know, only gets written into the script on special occasions.
Moving on from Jack and Elizabeth, who didn’t laugh their heads off at Lee and Rosemary here? Oh my gosh! They were precious! I especially loved Lee’s VERY QUICK reaction to Jack asking for help. “You’ll be more well read.” And Rosemary literally bowing to Bill’s wishes…hysterical!
Well dear friends, I have a million more thoughts on the episode, but I’m afraid pregnancy fatigue wins this battle. I’ll be back on New Year’s Day, that I can PROMISE!