Previously on Homeland: Quinn? Who? What? I’ve never heard of him. The entire previouslies takes place without so much as a mention of the fact that this guy ever existed.
Season 2, Episode 4 “Tamara’s Return”
So… I was definitely dreading recapping this episode. The worst thing to happen to the show (which the creator gamely stands by to this day) is back. I know the term “witch” is being reclaimed by feminists right now and I love it, but by the end of this episode I’m just like “Ding, dong, the witch is dead!” Continue reading →
Season 2, Episode 1 “The Kiss”
By Nerdy Spice
In this episode, as you may guess from the title, Dawson and Joey are NOT READY to be cool about the fact that they’ve kissed. [In the first scene alone, they go back and forth about whether to treat the kiss like a thing a total of three times. – Janes] They spend most of the episode completely freaking out, under the theory that second kisses are even more important than first kisses. And whenever they’re not freaking out, they’re indulging in their new favorite activity: coming up with cheesy yet disgusting ways to declare that they’re sexually attracted to each other–while exhibiting a complete lack of actual chemistry. The double entendres (well, they’re really just single entendres accompanied by leering and eyebrow wiggles) fly as thick as the polysyllabic words.
Season One, Episode 10 “Double Date”
We open with Dawson complaining about how much he’s pining after Jen. Did I accidentally replay the previous episode? No, the writers are just pretending that Dawson never made out with Carol and started to get over Jen, because they need him to be a weird stalker ex for this episode to work. Continue reading →
Josh Schwartz, we need to talk.
Season One, Episode 7 “Detention”
By Nerdy Spice
In one of my favorite episodes, the gang-plus-Abby get stuck in an all-day Saturday detention, Breakfast Club-style. Joey, in true Early-Joey style, gets in trouble for beating up an obnoxious jock who suggests that he’s a shogun and she’s his concubine (yay feminism!); Dawson gets in trouble for attacking Pacey with a basketball because Pacey’s ability to talk to Jen with some level of charisma made him feel emasculated; Jen says the word “bitch” in class, and Abby and Pacey aren’t talkin’. (By the end of the episode it turns out they’re there for tardiness and semi-public masturbation, respectively.)