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Episode Reaction: "Florida"

The other comment threads on the internet aren't doing it for me. This episode is an important one in the shipper lexicon and I want to hear what this community has to say about it.

 

Spoilers below...

Personally, it was a bit bitter than I dared hope. They addressed the issue head-on in a way I thought would be impossible given the show's frenetic pace. And I can accept the reasoning, and think it even gives a little insight into Jack.

 

Two little tidbits. I thought the Jenna reveal was kinda cool, especially that he would keep it from her until now. The second was Jack's initial reaction to the question, suggesting Liz was trying to conjure up his mother. I think it clinches the theory that Colleen's been shipping them all along. So there's that to cling to.

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frey_at_last
Jan. 19th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
Personally, I loved it, and it has actually revived my respect and fondness for the show as it ends, which feels good. It's the kind of character-relationship depth and "realness" I've been having to imagine into the show for the past few years. And I thought it was totally appropriate.

I loved the stuff they fought about (exactly what they would object to about each other, none of this "you're ugly and nerdier than me" nonsense) -- and I loved bringing up that Colleen wanted them together (YES SHE DID), and I love that it actually wasn't resolved with warm, comfortable affirmations that would have been the real death of their UST, in a way. It's off the table, but in an unresolved kind of way?

I HAVE to take the Jenna thing as a joke, because I COULD NOT ACCEPT that it's for real, and Liz's non-reaction sort of backs up my interpretation (though I suppose both are valid). Liz would freak OUT if that had happened and he'd kept it from her for so long.