Could Bright be any funnier? I never would have imagined when Bright was introduced four years ago that he would evolve from the cardboard stereotypical high school bully to the multi-layered brilliantly funny character he now is. From calling Amy ‘Phi Beta Fembot’ to branding her friends ‘Mary Kate and Ashley’, when Bright’s on screen, I’m smiling. How nice was it to see Hannah actually put Amy in her place? I’m so not enjoying Amy’s new ‘save the world’ college persona. Dr. Brown and Jake had a nice story, but I’m feel a bit misled by the WB marketing department (what a surprise!). I thought our car crash victim would have been a character we actually knew, not Ryan Hurst from Remember the Titans (he has really bad luck with cars!). Of course the highlight of the episode was Dr. Abbott and Rose. Rose dabbling in medicinal marijuana was priceless, and Dr. Abbott’s jealousy of Bill ‘sounds like something you’d lance’ Schmicker was great to see. Dr. Abbott should be appreciating every moment he has with Rose, as I’m not sure how much longer she’s going to be around. My only qualm with the episode was the ‘Reed’ story. If EVERWOOD isn’t picked up for a much deserved fifth season, do we really need precious story time wasted on character we don’t care about?
A quick thought on PRISON BREAK. I thoroughly enjoyed last night’s episode. It was great to see our intrepid gang (who I feel so much sympathy for now that I’ve seen their flashbacks!) try and save Michael’s cell in a futile poker game. I’m also loving DB Cooper – I hope the old man gets to see his daughter before she dies. Of course, if they break out, won’t the cops be staking out her house first? Finally, the fast forward part of the show, as always, was Veronica’s storyline. Clearly she isn’t going to find a legal way to stop the execution, so can the glorified bodyguard just kill her so we can get rid of her storyline. From episode 1 Veronica’s story has been a complete drag on the series, and sucks out all energy from any scene she’s in.