The perfect illustration of where Lee and Rosemary are in their relationship in the Season 3 New Year’s special! That, and “My New Year’s resolution is to learn how to say ‘no’ to that woman!”
Well, Happy New Year, everybody! It’s 2018! I hope everyone had a fun and safe night last night! Anybody emulate Florence, and go to sleep by 10:00? My 3-year-old made it until about 10:30, then the 6-year-old made it until 11:15. I managed to keep shaking my husband awake so I could get a kiss at midnight, then we promptly went to bed. But in the spirit of the “Wishing Tree” Christmas special, (for those who have seen it already,) we went to see “The Greatest Showman”. And while we were gone, my mother did some post-Christmas baking with my daughters and nieces. I’ve included a picture of what the original cookies look like, as well as my niece’s personal creation. And on top of that, my daughter said, “Oh! Hooked Heartie! I get it!” Do you get it?
So, let’s move on to the #MomentMonday portion of today’s blog, the portion with the fireworks! Actually, there are SO MANY incredible moments, I’m afraid I won’t be able to pick just one. So sorry you’ll have to suffer! “Let’s start at the very beginning: a very good place to start.” Jack’s revelation that he saw Charles propose. Arg! One thing I was really glad of is at least it was brought out in the open at the very beginning; Jack didn’t putter around in a bad mood for half the episode without telling Elizabeth why. But the moment that gets me the most is when Elizabeth says, “Then let me convince you,” and tries to kiss him. The tensing muscles in his neck are so visible, they almost pop out. You can tell it’s a very real internal battle for Jack; he wants to kiss her SO badly, but doesn’t feel he can. Then the dejected look of total rejection on Elizabeth’s face makes you want to burst into tears! Thank heavens he later reassures her with, “And Elizabeth, you were very convincing before.” Ooh la LA!
As my friend Sarah pointed out, this seems to be when Lee and Rosemary really reach a turning point. So my next moment is theirs. “Lee Coulter, you take that back!” “No!” He reached his resolution. That’s when Rosemary knows she’s met her match, and he won’t let her get away with whatever “inspires” her at the moment. We also see, as an audience, that Lee knows how to handle her; and they’re going to be okay.
One moment I really love is when Jack and Elizabeth talk about her resolutions inspired by 1st Corinthians. Not only do they quote the Bible, but they reference it in the season finale too. I always love when they bring things back like that. I bet that’s why we loved the proposal even more than we would have. I also love that you feel each of them take an internal sigh of relief. They know, and we know, things are resolved.
The last moment I’ll mention is, of course, the final moment when the fireworks go off; literal and figurative. I have a soft spot for fireworks, so I loved watching the characters watch them with such delight. Then our hearts shoot off fireworks when Jack makes New Year’s Eve even “more perfect”. It’s the perfect conclusion after Jack’s refusal to kiss her in the beginning; and they’re both at peace, and blissfully in love!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!