Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You didn’t think I forgot did you? Believe me, the month-long hiatus was enough to nearly kill me, there is no way I would forget that OTH moved to Monday’s. Overall, I really like what Mark did with this episode. I will admit that it wasn’t as interesting and action-filled as I would always like to see, but I felt it was great to really dig into each character and find out where they are are at right now. So much has happened lately and I have been left wondering for the past several episodes—What is Haley thinking? What is Lucas thinking? What in the hell was Nathan thinking?? And now I know. Very well done.

For me, this episode dug into the roots of OTH and of what each character is and longs to be. I am glad that Nathan and Haley are working on their marriage, as well as their commitment to themselves—they both need that {who doesn’t?} And let’s be honest here… their make-up in the bedroom=HOT! I was seriously smiling from ear to ear—that was the best visual I have seen in some time. But I also really enjoyed their therapy sessions… it really gave me perspective on both accounts as to everything they have been going through lately. I am so glad that my Naley is back, kicking it old school. :)

Jamie of course was as adorable as EVER. {and Chester too.} And I have to say, that I liked Dan in this episode. During the opening scene when Nathan and Lucas decide to beat the shit out of him, I actually felt sorry for Dan. I’m sure this is because I know that he truly did rescue Jamie and the others did not- I am impatiently waiting for them to thank him for rescuing him. Obviously Dan’s past cannot be changed, and in my mind not even forgiven, but he should be recognized for the good that he is trying to do now.
I hope that Brooke gets her baby. I do think that she wants a child for all of the wrong reasons… I just think that she is lonely and wants a family of her own. But I still think that she would be an amazing mother. She has always been the most caring and considerate person and she deserves her own family. I ADORE the Brooke/Jamie scenes.

I wish that Lucas would stop pining after Lindsey. I understand that he loved her, or he thinks he did, but enough already! Maybe it’s just because I don’t want to see it and I want to see him with Peyton. At least after 4 weeks Lucas and Peyton would have had a conversation!! This is what I want to see. I have always been a Leyton fan, but their entire situation is just bugging me lately. I am sick of watching the runaround. If Lucas truly does still love Peyton, he owes her a lot of explanations. Another of my favorite scenes was Petyon’s flashback of Lucas while driving her car, it was absolutely amazing and gave me the shivers. Oh, and I loved Andy in this epi too! He is really trying to be there for Luke, just as Keith would have been.
And kudos to creater Mark Swartz for his triumphant reappearance as Max!

All in all, I really enjoyed this episode. {Although Brian would beg to differ because I was bawling through the entire thing, haha.} I over the moon about Naley’s reunion and how everything is falling into place. I am glad that they are concentrating on themselves for once and what they want for their lives. No one is going to make your dreams come true for you.

"Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from. The next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it's right around the corner, and you open up your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you're wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it, with all of your heart."

Currently listening to :: Wait for Love by Matt White.