I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode, and I’m very encouraged by the fact that ABC is even showing it- the only prime-time show ABC has scheduled other than the Presidential debate. At least they are giving it a chance; after last week’s thread in which some people commented on the show’s low ratings, I got worried about its future.
Mild spoilers ahead, but I’ll box them anyway:
It looks like Ned and Emerson go under-cover at the convent, dressed as priests. Also, I think Olive’s parents make an appearance, possibly in a flashback. Mother Snook and Father Snook are listed in this episode’s credits on IMDB.
So…we now know what the exact relationship was between Lily Charles and Charles Charles. Except how often does someone get engaged to their stepbrother? Remember that Lily said Chuck’s father was Vivian’s fiance.
Anyway, Olive’s back at the Pie Hole! With Pigby! Yay!
I loved Father Dowling, Father Mulcahy and Sister Christian. Emerson remains one of the best things about this show.
Those nun habits make it hard to recognize guest stars…I had to look up the actor who played Sister Larue to figure out why she was so familiar. (Mo Collins of MadTV)
That was an excellent episode. I had fears when I read that the Network executives wanted some changes. So far it appears there has been no hit to the quality or quirkiness.
BTW: Chuck’s ‘father’ was her biological father and he was Vivian’s fiancé but cheated with Lily and thus came Chuck. Lily told Vivian that she was off to study at a Fromagerie (sp?) but really came to the convent pregnant to have Chuck.
There are still many questions about why Chuck’s dad went along with raising Chuck by herself and then why Vivian went along with taking Chuck in when her ex-Fiancé died.
We get to watch TV at work when it’s slow and I think I managed to turn a co-worker on to the show tonight. I had to explain some of the situations and relationships but she was laughing at a lot of the stuff before anything was explained.
I’m glad Olive is back at the Pie Hole but not crazy about the pig. He’s a killer, after all.
I don’t think Chuck’s father (the one Ned killed) is her biological father. I’m sure all this will be sorted out, but Lily had an affair with her sister’s fiance, got pregnant (the photo of all the nuns, with Lily proudly portraying her pregnant bump right out front, slayed me) and somehow gave Chuck to her step-brother.
So, where will Olive live now? Are she and Chuck going to be roommates?
There has to be more there. I mean, it’s POSSIBLE that Vivian was engaged to her stepbrother. Technically, it’s not incest. But it would be creepy as all hell. And that’s not even going to the whole Lily/Charles pairing, which would, by equivalence, also be creepy as all hell.
And frankly, Chuck really should have been feeling the creepy about it, too. I mean, Ned didn’t even have the kind of context that Olive does (if their exchange at the convent was all there was of knowledge impartment). So all Chuck really got is “Lily is your mother”. I would be thinking (as I mentioned above) “Ew…that means she did her stepbrother.” Because for all anyone involved here other than Lily knows, Charles Charles was the actual father. She tried to deny it last week but that plan failed and she had to admit that he actually was.
At least this show is showing promise of actually resolving its secrets in a timely manner instead of dragging them out for three seasons (I’m looking at you, Abrams…).
My favorite part was the way Ned couldn’t stop shoveling in the groceries while the Swiss Chef was expositing about his affair with the truffle-scientist sister. That looked like some fine fettucine alfredo, and I think Ned was going to put it all away by himself.
Plus, his simmering lust for the kitchen appliances.