last looks

I need to play catch up on Everwood and post my thoughts on Last Looks, which was an episode I completely loved. LOVED.

Bright. The poor boy needs a hug. He completely broke my heart in this episode. I’m glad that the writers didn’t go with the “happy ending” route and have him get accepted to A&M after his interview. Not that I don’t want Bright to be happy but just because things like that don’t happen in real life. I’m looking forward to seeing him handle the challenge of college next season. And OMG, I read spoilers but didn’t know about Dr. Abbott showing up at A&M. He has never really been encouraging of Bright’s college aspirations so I was proud that he finally looked past what *he* thought Bright should do.

Ephram/Bright. These two have a real friendship now and it’s so great to watch. I was very surprised when Bright blew up at Ephram. It really showed me how far these two have come with their relationship. I was glad that Ephram realized that he does tend to monopolize the conversation with his own problems and that he needs to be more supportive of Bright.

Madison/Delia. Delia is an amazing, amazing kid. She showed great insight in recognizing that Madison was only around because of her and that it was causing Ephram so much pain. Her “break-up” scene with Madison was note perfect.

Madison: “I love you girly, girl.”
Delia: “Madison, I’m gonna have to let you go.”

Ephram/Madison. I’ve never really been a shipper of these two but I have to say that they had a really beautiful, bittersweet ending. I just loved their last scene. Very well-acted by both Gregory and Sarah. I especially loved the way this scene was shot — with the gorgeous blue sky contrasted with the gritty snow still on the sidewalks. Just lovely.

Ephram: “I’m going to my car, when I turn around, you’ll be inside and that will be that.” *sniff*

Irv’s closing narration was the perfect way to end the show…

“A heart is a fragile thing.That’s why we protect them so vigorously, give them away so rarely, and why it means so much when we do. Some hearts are more fragile than others. Purer, somehow. Like crystal in a world of glass, even the way they shatter is beautiful.”