Also, I totally want them to make out.
Also, how awesome was Noser in his white tie and tails? SERIOUSLY AWESOME.
The pacing in this one felt different--not off, so much as different. Slower, not as quirky and not as much with the breakneck speed. But it works for this ep.
(side note: I'm noticing, as I watch the table reads on abcfamily.com, that a lot of times I'm digging the read throughs because of the line readings, which makes me realise how key the direction and editing of the show is. Part of what makes the patter work is the pacing, and sometimes, that doesn't always gel for me in the final edit [I AM A BAD FANGIRL].)
OH OH OH and I loved MM and Roxy. Seriously. He looks so disappointed. I still think they had a thing, once. Maybe. You know, when he was a green little Middleapprentice. In that sort of way where she was totally, totally in charge and they never speak of it ever again, but Ida knows and blackmails him with the Real-Time Situation Record Archive footage when she wants to watch The Price Is Right instead of running searches on the H.E.Y.D.A.R. for rogue vampires or aliens or sentient talking dogs.
(shut up. you know, if Unnamed Metropolis On Both Coasts was near Suffolk Co., MM would TOTALLY go to Callahan's Place ALL THE TIME. And Jake and Noser would sit at the end of the bar, playing "Stump the Band")
I do love Wendy totally taking charge with the harpoon. And I'd have felt bad about her killing Cecil, if it weren't for the fact that he was such complete and total slime, and Lacey and Noser (among others) weren't in life-threatening peril.
OH THE DANCE. You guys, I am such a SUCKER for this sort of thing. And all brave stiff-upper lip from MM while Lacey is all "Life, it is unfair" with the single tear and *flail*. Also, I had the moment of "oh noes, spoilers!" when Lacey went to reveal the end of the movie, and then it was sorta kinda exactly how I would have worded an LJ post. And did did click on the metaphorical cut-tag.
Also? She so totally knows they fight evil. Wendy is so getting a free pass from now on.
But oh, poor Lacey and MM.
*hugs them and strands them in an elevator together during a black-out*
I hope they get to make out in the finale.
Also, I think Noser has a torch burning. And I love watching Jake pay SERIOUS ATTENTION to his waltzing. I so want to keep him in my pocket.What I want to know is, what's up with the Vespa?