Vicki is gone and a strange stillness has fallen over Collinwood. Liz's obsession with death is back and Barnabas tries his best to comfort her; but who will comfort Barnabas after the loss of his own obsession? Julia -who else- is there for him to explain how it was not Peter/Jeff's fault but Vicki's own choice to reunite with him. Afterall he was her husband, you know. However Barnabas acts like a (one hundred something years old) child who's just lost a game and will not see reason. Thankfully, there are more pressing matters at hand so he decides to brood some other time. He speculates that Liz's condition has something to do with Cassandra and he couldn't have been more right.
|Liz being Liz|
Meanwhile, Chris is immersed in his own drama and has been trying to reach Julia on the phone only to find out she is more unavailable than Curtains (1983) on DVD. So he pays Collinwood a visit himself and asks for the sleeping pills she promised to give him. After some suspicious eyebrow-raising questioning, she ends up giving him three. Finally back in his hotel, he takes all three in one big gulp but uh-oh, there's a knock on the door! Joe has come to lecture him about neglecting Amy. Chris, feeling the change is close, tells him to leave or else. Woo another penis contest! After Joe leaves bitterly, Chris passes out while turning into the werewolf.
|"This house is full of freaks!"|
|Fastest job interview|
|Joe learns to listen to |
Amy the hard way
|Global Warming Explained!|
|Save your bullets, Joe!|
|An inappropriate kidnap attempt|
Unaware of the situation, Carolyn -who is back from one of her famous trips to who knows where- and Julia have been discussing Vicki's disappearance and Liz's condition. Although sadder about Vicki than Maggie was, Carolyn seems more concerned for her mother.
|Cassandra bullies Liz in dreamland|
|Pretty (Dead) In Pink|
It's the day after the big mama's "death" and the mourning David, who has lost the appetite for mischief, is unwillingly taken to Quentin's room by Amy. Once again the violin soaked music plays and once again the kids go under his influence. He has asked kids to do something for him during the opening credits. C'mon man, show your face again!
|Mr B & Mrs J have a tender moment|
Now that Maggie is here and gonna be occupying Vicki's room, it's time for them to decide what to do with her stuff. Mrs Johnson puts her clothes in a box and Barnabas tells her to get rid off them however she wants. He even tells her to throw away Josette's music box which he gave Vicki as a gift. Wow, he loves Vicki more than Josette? Didn't see that coming! But it grabs Maggie's attention and she opens it to play the music for a while before throwing it back in the box again. Hmm, are we gonna get another Maggie-Josette thing? Especially after the recent pointless side story about her remembering all of it only to be made to forget again (Tsk tsk Julia and her hypnosis obsession).
|Even fashion can be|
deadly in DS
You know I was actually baffled myself but then I wrote the last two paragraphs and the mystery unfolded by itself. Meh!
|Will she survive the experience?|
*It's awesome that Maggie gets to be in Collinwood all the time; at least screentime-wise, otherwise it's for certain she will be involved in major shit as if she hasn't been in enough. It won't be easy replacing Vicki obviously, as Mr Johnson has so nicely put it (At least Barnabas defended Maggie). She has her own worries as well, wondering if David will like her as much he did Vicki. Well, they seem to have a good start considering David is under a spell of somesort. Plus, Maggie used to buy him ice cream on the house back when she was a waitress (I miss the old diner set but I think they've already torn it to pieces and turned into something else. I also have a feeling that we won't be seeing much of Maggie's house anymore, now that it's been torn apart recently onscreen). The one thing I noticed about Maggie that ever since she became a governess (and it's been like a day and a half) she started to dress more refined, more elegantly. You gotta live up to the big house!
*The thing I find confusing about Vicki is, now that she's in the past it means in present time she's been dead for over a century. So, when she first came to Collinwood she was destined to be dead. Of some sorts. See, that' why they don't make time travel legal!
*Amy playing the London Bridge song on piano was a nice throwback to Sarah. However, rather than a homage it felt more like nyah nyah we're having much more fun!
*The costume department must be in love with the bright green color! Vicki's coat, Cassandra's coat, Carolyn's dress, Amy's dress. And I swear I remember Liz also having something that color. It's nice and all but the cast looks like a keylime pie after a certain time.