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Aug 9 2012, 09:40 PM
Aug 9 2012, 09:22 PM
Okay, I just finished watching both parts of "Noises Everywhere" and that episode was probably the most emotional and heart-tugging of the entire series thus far. From Val breaking down on Karen to Richard having a heart-to-heart with Karen about Laura dying alone. Seriously brilliant television.

I have to say though that last part with Laura reading "Good Night, Moon" to Meg literally ripped me apart. It was bad enough seeing stoic Greg breaking down at her videotape behind closed doors, but saying goodbye to her daughter like that? I hate that Laura's gone, I really do, but at least they gave her a proper sendoff. It wasn't some half-assed funeral type thing...they actually showed all the characters struggling to accept it and dealing with the loss of their friend in the most humanely way possible.
They really didn't though, IMO. We learned Laura's terminally ill and then by the end of the episode, bam, she's gone. A few episodes later, she dies off-screen. And then her memorial just consisted of everyone behaving like loathsome assholes, and it was all about each other, not Laura. I think Sid's death was handled much better.

It was nice seeing Richard again, and Greg privately breaking down while watching Laura's video was a wonderful moment, though. Bill Devane destroys me every time I watch that scene.
I agree to a certain extent. While I enjoyed the episode a lot, I think it had its strengths and weaknesses. There was no point in having Mack go off on some drinking spree, Val and Karen fighting over her not knowing Laura was ill, etc. It should have been more focused on Laura and their past history with her. However, in my opinion, I think the good outweighed the bad. The last scenes with Constance made the whole thing worth it for me. Watching Greg fall apart was really good television.

Now, this Charles Scott storyline with Abby is horrendously dull. I mean, what's the point?
Edited by Casey, Aug 15 2012, 05:37 PM.
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