This week's recap by @Andrea_Briz - thanks for a great recap, Andrea! Pics and gifs from @neropatti and bookemdannodotnet
This recap was written AFTER a long, late-night (well, for me anyway) email discussion with @aliciagecko and @westy5oh about the episode. Many of my observations in this recap have stemmed from it. A word of warning: If you loved the Victoria’s Secret elements of the episode, then perhaps this recap is not for you.
I’m going to try something different for this recap and write about the three elements in the episode. This is in part due to the fact that the Victoria’s Secret madness had sweet f/ck all to do with the COTW and it needs to be dealt with separately. But more on that later.
Element 1: Max and Sabrina
I loved this part of the episode so I am going to write about it first, before I get to the not-so-good moments. I admit to having low expectations of Rumer Willis (despite being a HUGE fan of her Dad). However, she really surprised me; and in a nice way, too. She was really good – adorable, natural, and sweet with Max. Will she stay around as Max’s girlfriend? I sure hope so. (By the way, isn’t Rumer an amazing mix of both of her parents? She looks like her father but smiles like her mother. Totally irrelevant, I know, but I just wanted to say it anyway.)
The opening scene of the episode features Max at the bank, waiting to be served by Rumer’s Sabrina. This is a very cute scene. He lets other bank customers go through before him, just so he can go up to Sabrina’s counter. He is so adorable. I love the moment when he goes “aahhh” (sorry, don’t know how to write this) when Sabrina calls him on the real reason for the bank visit. Max, I really heart you in this episode!
Unfortunately, this cute conversation is cut short when two baddies enter the bank. There is a scuffle and a customer is shot. Oh, no, so is Sabrina. Poor Max – does this mean his sushi date is off?
Later, Max stages a vigil by Sabrina’s hospital bed and the tender way he places ice cubes on her lips makes me go ‘awwww’.
In the penultimate scene, Max tries to make up for the missed-out-on date by creating a little romance in the hospital cafeteria. He shows Sabrina a ‘plate menu’ with numbers that correspond to food from the vending machine. This is sweet without being too overdone and I like this scene very much.