Review Written By Rap541
So bonus scenes from last week…. So I think the extended flipping sequence is new? Or maybe I just didn’t care about the stupid danger? OMG did you know it was two years since Auj was married and that’s ALL SHE EVER ACCOMPLISHED? Bless her heart!
Also really? Matt and Camerino tore up the entire field because Jeremy tipped the dangermobile? Is Jeremy babbling about the track new?
Oh the bonus footage is Jer and Auj having coffee with “Ellen” and “Of Ellen”. It’s really boring except where Ellen mocks Romani dress styles…. Apparently Jer and Auj made mistakes? That they never outline? Its dull.
But Jazz has met a boy so there’s that…. God Bless the Christian programmers who bring us Jazz the transgender girl dating a boy :D
Another bonus scene is Molly? Returning home and is studying for her CPA exam and also works… is Molly a Roloff? Molly and Amy pick out dresses and Amy wants to dress Molly up. Molly is all “I just wear clothes!” But it’s kind of fun watching Amy and Molly get sassy in shopping.
We start with Zach wandering in to the big house. Tory is gonna be 25 and that’s a HUGE deal in a family that has to televise events. And look, Zach is planning an on camera surprise party. And of course the party will be on the farm because that’s easier for filming. Amy notes how Zach needs a good gift beyond the party. She has a point. I am not very girly but there’s certain things you expect.
Meanwhile….. The pirate ship has rotted from abandonment. And it’s being torn down. I am genuinely surprised we don’t have Jer there sobbing “NO DADDY NO!” like he does over everything. Instead we have skyping between Jer and Auj and Zach over the party.
So Jer and Zach are called out to the farm to tear down the pirate ship. There is some sadness and Matt tells them to pee off the bow one last time and then there’s the track hoe smashing shit. Zach thinks they need a family celebration.
Now Matt is all about his neck pain. Amy is picking flowers and Matt notes her tat. And her hair. Matt is all “Change is good”. And also “I’m getting a cortisone shot and might be paralyzed” and “I’m not built for all the things I choose to do…!” and Amy wants to support but also is like “but we’re divorcing”.
Zach says Molly and Tory are besties and he wants Molly in on the surprise. But Molly has to hide!
Matt leaves for Los Angeles and we get the montage of Matt being in the hospital as a kid because we can’t not know how Matt is always suffering. Also somehow watching the pirate ship being torn down caused Matt physical pain. Matt says he doesn’t want the kids to worry as he prats on tv how he’s deteriorating and might be paralyzed.
Matt asks questions about the procedure. There’s a weird bulge but I get why he’s worried. I also sorta wonder if it’s so serious, why Jeremy James isn’t volunteering to be at Matt’s side. I mean, it’s not like he’s working. Also Matt needs surgery (which he’s had since).
Also… apparently poor Camerino is soon to be deported. Matt posted about it and surprisingly the major opinion is “If your manservant is an illegal alien, Matt Roloff, then he needs to trot his ass back to wherever he came, in Jesus’s name we pray!”
Matt tells Amy that he needs a neck fusion. Amy seems concerned. Jer and Zach show up to the farm so Matt can tell them dramatically about the neck surgery. Jer notes how it’s an interesting time for the farm! Jeremy heads off to tell Auj the news. No one including Jer and Auj seem to know how Matt will be cared for. Of course Jer thinks they should be on the farm, rallying for dad and of course THE FARM.
Zach rides the mower and Jeremy chides him for his mowing even tho Zach was just being helpful. Jeremy plans to make extra trips, not stand up like a man and offer to shoulder the burden as the chosen son but ok. Jeremy butchers paralysis.
Back to the dumb party that clearly no one really cares about. Tory is on her way and everyone is hiding shit. Tory gets to the house to “run Sully”. Then Jer and Auj come up with “isn’t it your birthday!” and Zach is all “Jeremy can be an airhead”.
Molly is sneaked in. Sully needs real training. This isn’t terribly interesting since it’s so forced.
So Tory is at lunch and everyone is bringing stuff and doing stuff. I kinda think Tory knows but that’s just me. Molly and Tory are very close. Then Molly gets told the pirate ship is gone. Matt leaves the party “because of his neck”. Zach takes Tory out on the mule to give her stuff. There’s jewelry. Then they do champagne. Its sweet.
However it was also pretty contrived and disjointed.
Next week! Molly seals her escape plan.
Review written by Podge/Rodge groupie
Review of Expect the unexpected, July 19
OK, we'll follow each storyline to make things easier for everybody.
Zach wants to throw a surprise party for Tori. He thinks that the party itself should serve just fine as a/the gift. Enabler Amy clues him in. Yet, Zach is impressed with himself about the idea of the party, and how he's such a good husband. Zach thinks he's an incurable romantic. Uh, Zach, penicillin was invented years ago, buddy. He Skpye's Auj and ofAuj. OfAuj's hair looks especially terrible today. Auj has strange tastes in dictating her hubby hairstyle. All proceeds along yadda yadda yadda until the day of, and Airhead Jer (AJ) shouts at Tori, 'Happy Birthday! It's today, isn't it?” But, instead of saying “D'oh!!” he tries yo explain away his obvious mistake (and yes it was a mistake) by saying, “I thought well, if I strategically mention Happy Birthday, then of course we aren't planning anything.” WHAT? Remember when Jer did not apologize for his racial slurs? Remember when Jer did not openly apologize for screwing up the photo printing before their big launch of whatever their website's called? Please, Jer, please take some responsibility. Please. Or at the very least, just stop thinking. And Tori was very impressed with her husband. The End.
The pirate ship is looking pretty ratty. Matt, after much waxing sort-of eloquent about the history and blah blah blah, he calls the twins over to watch him tear up the ship. Of course, the twins, who are still both horrible at acting, after all these years, try the “Whoa! Not so fast. Let's think about this.” There wasn't too much thinking, so after a very short period of time, Matt starts the destruction of the ship. The End.
Matt needs a Cortisone shot and has to make a final decision about surgery. Finally, some LP content on a series about LP's. Matt and Amy discuss things in a totally set up scene. You can't tell me Matt has not notice the hair and tatty before now, It's not like it's 12 hours after the girls' night out. Matt then goes on and on about his childhood and the surgeries and Matt is STILL BITTER. Give it up, Matt. For your own good, and the good of the people who listen to you. Matt and Amy discuss recovery a little bit early, as Matt doesn't go for the final pre-op consultation until the next episode. But hey, with the other two storylines, we have to find something to fill the hour.
Matt calls an office meeting with the twins. Dad need surgery. Jer thinks that's intense. Ooooohhh...Jer's being a real pistol this episode. Matt tells them they're looking for an opening within the next 6 months. Jer says he'd bee looking for an opening ASAP. Uh, Jer, they ARE looking for n opening ASAP, sometimes it will take up to six months to find one. Real pistol there, Jer. There's more conversation with Zach and some haybaling. The punchline of the episode - “It's an interesting time for everybody. I guess I'll be making a couple ,more trips to the farm, to prove that we're 'all-in'. So AJ, how many trips to the farm are you making now, and how can you possibly squeeze in MORE trips to the farm? Really.
Auj and AJ (Airhead Jer) chat. Again, not too sure about a 'neck brace for months' when the final consult has not been done. AJ makes the observation that if the surgeon has a tic or sneezes, this is not a “Oh, my surgery went wrong, I'll just walk differently for the rest of my life” this is a “Oh, my surgery went wrong, now I'm paralyzed.” Admittedly, this is a time that would weigh a little bit heavy on normal people. This is serious. However, Jer says, “Thanks babe (kiss). Let's get food. Do I have lipstick?” Terrible. Yeah, you really grasped the serious nature there, AJ.
WE go outside after Jer finds food (because the disgusting little pig is talking with his mouth full) and Zach is on the...........Land Pride????? What's this? What's this? What happened to the fantastic, fastest bestest of the best Dixie Chopper? Oh dear, here comes the Product Placement Nazi, waving his finger and screaming “No product placement for you!!!” Notice the realistic 'dynamic' here? Zach is trying to make a genuine effort to help on the farm by getting on the lawn mower. And AJ does nothing more than bitch and complain and put down Zach's work (with his mouth full) so it's easy to predict how much actual real work AJ will be contributing to, “With the whole (??) family working, it would ease his Matt's) mind.” You know, with AJ bleating about making extra trips to the farm, and all the pitching in he (claims he) will be doing, and the help he will be giving, although this was never mentioned, this would be the ONE time that Matt could sit there, madly waving his crutches and yelling. 'We could lose the farm!”
I still maintain the injection and future surgery was overdramatized, but only a bit. A friend of mine flew over the handlebars of a motorcycle he was test riding, and outright fractured C4 and C5, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. He was 16 at the time, became a quadriplegic and has been confined ever since. The problems are indeed real, and the complications just as real. These are problems real LP's have. If Matt could have toned down the dramatics just a bit, and ended his bitterness over his childhood, this is the right storyline for this show. Without wishing anything bad on Matt. Except Jeremy coming to save the day. The End.