When we return from the theme music we see this:
That was soooo worth waiting for. That faccceeee! I am knocked over by Alex’s ability to look beautiful no matter what the situation. I am sure I look really dorky when I am asleep.
So this scene is totes making me forget about the Headless Horseman (it’s OK, I can call him that as Danno does, a wee bit later on). Then suddenly McG is up and at ‘em (and briefly shirtless, but we must take what we can get, hey?) as he hears a noise downstairs. What is wrong with the security in this guy’s house? Didn’t he have a fancy system installed after the General Pak incident in season 1? Anyway, Cath must have had a sleepover which is OK, because, you know, they have a thing, right? This scene is actually kind of cute because it seems ‘natural’ and I just like way Cath is being written, plus there’s a familiar playfulness about their relationship that is nice to watch.
So McG is playing the hero and Cath calls him on it. I’m girl-crushing on Cath right then as she tells McG to stop being a caveman after he instructs her to stay upstairs where it’s safe. Oh, that’s right, he wasn’t around in 3.1 to see her awesome ninja skills in action. They both end up going downstairs to investigate, McG with a gun (and his guns) and Cath with a baseball bat. Whoa, look out intruder! (Aside: I only noticed Cath’s expression on the second watch, when McG pulls her back to make sure he goes downstairs first. Check it out if you didn’t notice. It’s a classic!)
It turns out the intruder is McMom. Oh, dear. McG’s face is pure gold at this point, though (his ‘what the?’ face is brilliant). I have to say that Show is doing a bang-up job of making the audience dislike McMom How else could she be played? We have to dislike her, right? Anyway, she’s standing in McG’s kitchen making eggs for breakfast. Hey, Westy, she’s making eggs! No flowery dress though. I was scanning the kitchen in this scene for the TMNT lunchbox but was totes disappointed. Perhaps that’s in next week’s episode.
Anyway, WTF IS McMom doing just turning up like that and cooking breakfast? McMom, I do not heart you at all! McG asks her where she has been for the past few weeks. Good question, McG, but I want to know where she has been for the past 20 years! Despite the absence of a flowery dress, McMom is acting all Mom-like and it’s freaking me out. The woman is a nutter if she thinks she can just waltz in like that. Have to say, though, I do love the McMom line, “Stop playing with your gun and come and have breakfast”. Hehe. And the way McG says, ‘Mom’, like he’s a little boy again. It’s funny in an absurd kind of way.
There’s a seriously awkies moment with Cath before she makes an excuse about a ‘briefing at the base’ and then skedaddles. I thought Cath was on leave but never mind the finer details. She’s savvy enough to get out of there and we’re treated to another classic McG face as Cath does said skedaddling.
To McG’s credit, he has a slight case of aneurysm face as he tries to get some answers from McMom. McMom’s bags are in the dining room, as if she’s just coming to stay for a bit like a normal mother and I marvel at her ability to travel light – 20 years worth of your life in a couple of bags? I totes need to have a clean out at my place! Anyway, there’s no time for a family reunion as McG is called to the crime scene. I breathe a sigh of relief as McMom’s presence is making me twitchy.