Thursday, November 2, 2017

What I’m Watching: Vice Principals

Vice Principals: Season 2, Episode 7 “Spring Break” (B+)

Knowing that we have just two episodes left after this, I wouldn’t have wasted a whole half-hour on spring break, but I guess that is something that happens with teachers and therefore worthwhile to feature. This episode did turn out to be pretty good and featured a few very important developments that make the fate of our characters uncertain. After she showed up at his house before he left for his trip, Ms. Abbott returned at the end of their visit acting pretty crazy, and Neal’s confession that he shouldn’t have been with her was actually the sweetest way to break up after all the stringing along, and let’s hope that it doesn’t devolve into a stalker-like situation. Lee was a perfect companion for Neal, eager to prank Janelle’s friend who was being especially rude and tempering his anger-prone friend when needed, and to snort some cocaine when the occasion called for it. The girls getting arrested brought it back to a more serious parenting situation, which ended with a nice moment between Janelle and Neal when she apologized to him. Neal seeing that mask, on the other hand, confirms something that he briefly suspected but now seems to be all but guaranteed to be true: Lee is the one who shot him. I’m not sure what he’ll do with that information, but it’s not going to be pretty. Amanda’s trip was miserable, starting with Brian flirting with other women before he opted to be rude to her in front of other writers and then very brutally blunt about what he thought about her book. Stepping up to try to read some of her book out loud was very embarrassing, and let’s hope that she takes a cue from her experience and chooses the guy who actually liked her book.

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