First up, Army Wives returns on June 24th. Yes, it will be a long wait. It will be paired up with “Drop Dead Diva,” which I’ll also start blogging about this summer! I can’t wait for the return of that show.
I don’t know what to think about this mid-season finale. By the end of the show, Denise had undergone her surgery. The transplant into Claudia Joy had gone okay . . . but the in the last moments as they were finishing up, Claudia Joy flatlined. How many times can they put Claudia Joy in these positions? How many times are we supposed to be shocked by her health issues? At this point the shocking thing would be to kill the character off, but I seriously doubt they will do that. We’ve already lost Pamela, so I can’t see them taking out Claudia Joy.
The Audrey and Jackie feud hit the fan in this episode. Audrey returned and claimed she was instrumental in Michael being chosen over Kevin to get the third star. She said she played the Kosovo card, but Claudia Joy said that story about Kevin’s affair wasn’t true. Audrey seemed shocked, she really thought it was. However Audrey said it still worked, and she wanted something for her contribution, such as Michael throwing some contract work towards her husband. Michael told Claudia Joy that there is no way Audrey could have turned the tables on this decision. We saw that Kevin himself was told that Michael earned this, but in truth the Africa situation hurt his chances at this time. They couldn’t be seen rewarding him after that.
Later Claudia Joy sat down with Jackie, who told her exactly why Audrey hates her. It goes back years to when Audrey’s husband threw one of his famous parties in Italy. A young girl of 16 was invited, and she was assaulted sexually by several officers. Kevin brought it to the attention of the army and wouldn’t let it be dropped or swept under the rug. Audrey’s husband was given the chance to retire than face a nasty scandal. Audrey, who came out of no where during this talk, claimed it was a lie. She said the young girl was a friend of Jackie and Kevin’s, it was a plant by them to bring down her husband. Audrey said that Claudia Joy would have to choose sides. Claudia Joy wasn’t going to play that game with Audrey. Audrey said “I guess you made your choice!”
Oh boy! They definitely seemed to have made it look like Audrey is either oblivious to the real world, or just plain nuts. However with the show, you never know. The first half of the season it seemed Jackie and Kevin were monsters, and that doesn’t seem to be true. So is Audrey just a huge schemer? Does she have no real power like Michael said? I guess we’ll find out when the show returns in June.
The drama with David’s biological dad and Joan and Roland also hit the fan over several meetings and dinners where David’s dad was down right disrespectful towards the military, and making a joke of his time in prison and his arrests. Joan and Roland told him the visits were over. However he claimed they could not keep him from his son by the end of the episode. I am seeing a kidnapping attempt in the future.
More drama! Things hit a sour note between Gloria and Hector. Hector hated that Gloria worked at The Hump, and even got into a fight when she was flirted with by a drunk soldier. Gloria however would not quit, Roxie had been depending on her and giving her more responsibility. By the end of the show, Hector had walked out of their home, as he threatened to.
Ehhh! At first I liked these two, now I think they are giving them a little too much time. Gloria I like, Hector I really can’t stand.
Finally Roxy learned that because of Trevor’s promotion and her expanding business, Finn no longer qualified for the scholarship at the school. So they would have to fork over 5000 dollars for his tuition. This came just as they got the news that they are now expecting twins. Oh boy! This was the only bit of happiness in this episode, but it means even more expenses. Roxy thought one baby was going to mean watching every dollar spent over the next few months . . . now they have two!