Friday, April 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: Suburgatory

Suburgatory: Season 1, Episode 19 “Entering Eden” (B+)

Talk about a double entendre for a title for this fabulous episode. I didn’t even recognize Alicia Silverstone, who was last seen in a starring role on television in 2003’s “Miss Match,” as Eden, the woman that immediately attracted George’s attention at the organic farmer’s market. I didn’t connect the dots that George’s new gal was also Noah’s surrogate, and that reveal was handled quite well with an awkward realization at dinner and subsequent severing of ties between George and the girl that dubbed him George Foreman when she couldn’t remember his real last name at the hospital. I’m glad that she’ll be back as George pursues a relationship, but I suspect he’ll have a tough time keeping things from getting physical, and that’s sure to cause some friction between him and Noah. It’s fun to see a bit of Mr. Wolf’s relationship with Alan, and the disappearance of Yacolt paved the way for them to have an important conversation about how they display themselves a couple. Tessa teaming up with Dalia to go find him, complete with a slow-paced chase through a parking garage, was a great instance of them working together for a common good, namely Dallas’ happiness. Dallas continues to be a spectacular character, and hearing her introduce the joystick-controlled video surveillance system Steven installed to track shoe removal in the house was great. I guess Eden being in the picture negates the immediate possibility of George and Dallas happening, but she seems to be doing just fine on her own.

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