Chang, who was highlighted with flashbacks this episode, has grown from a verbally disinclined background character with substantial upper lip hair to a verbally disinclined but fully realized character with actual business.
The flashbacks for episode five feature Flaca in all her goth glory, and as her mother prepares to sew a Calvin … More
After Bible lessons from Sister Ingalls and a “hetero” makeover by Sophia, Boo meets with the Reverend of Pennsatucky’s bankrolling church to find her way onto the payroll.
Perhaps the first several times she delivered that monologue, she almost believed it herself, but this time she was hardly trying to be sincere.
She tells Alex the truth, and when Alex flips out Piper is momentarily gratified in her little white lying. She may as well have said, “Look! This is what happens when people know the truth! They get mad at me!”
Pennsatucky’s flashback was almost hilarious, if not for the waterboarding-your-kid-with-Mountain-Dew-to-get-government-assistance part.
“How am I back here?” a broken Alex with a black eye asks Piper.
Umm… because you ended your contract after the first episode of season two but then renewed it because you didn’t know how successful this show would be?
A caveat to this new distinction is that a show’s producers can petition to get it considered in the category of their choosing. It’ll be fun to see what shows will try to skirt around the rules. Downton Abbey as a comedy?! No one will see it coming.