So this is again a general post on “Army Wives,” as I never got around to writing one for last week’s episode. Truth be told, I’m kinda getting annoyed with my Sunday night TV shows, so many of them are fizzling out this season.
Last week . . . well aside from the story with Patti LuPone and Kelly Martin (reunited again as mother and daughter) . . . I can’t remember what happened? Gloria bonded with Trevor’s friend, as both their marriages were going down the drain. They both gave the other strength, and Gloria tried to work things out with Hector and suggested concealing. I don’t mind Gloria at all, but Hector has got to go! The man is just a jerk.
Frank felt defeated after Kevin opted to leave his team out of the Afghanistan mission. Frank felt it was payback for Africa. It was, but not vindictively. Kevin admitted to send them out so soon would reflect badly on the army as a whole. This seems to play into the previews at the end of this week for next week’s show. Frank was seen telling Denise she should consider the advice of a co-worker and move her career ahead, as his is clearly going nowhere.
This week saw the return of Pamela and Chase. Yay! Can we have them back forever please? They invited Roxie and Trevor down to Miami for a vacation, but also an offer. Chase told Trevor he had a position for him in his company, and he’d hold it until Trevor served out his existing contract with the army. Roxie was ready to jump at it, but Trevor didn’t seem to want to hear any of it. The previews for next week have them going at it. Sorry Trevor, but at this point, you are being a Hector! They are already struggling with their bills and have not one, but two babies on the way. That’s four kids to take care of and plan for their future education. It’s time for Trevor to stop expecting his family to fall in check with his aspirations and think about what is best for his family in the long run.
This week also seemed to see the exit of Tanya, who left to go to Virginia to be with her new doctor lover. Before she could go though, she got into serious drama with a doctor at the hospital who was negligent yet tried to pin it on her. Frankly I thought this was the best storyline in this episode. Why introduce these new army wives when we had a good one we let gone of?
Finally we have Jackie and the arrival of her rebellious teen daughter. I just don’t know what to make of Jackie anymore. We learned her daughter acts the way she does not because she’s a brat, but because she thinks her mother doesn’t love her and devotes all her time and attention to her older brother (oh no, another kid whose arrival to expect?). I feel like there is a writer on this show who loves Jackie and wants us to love her, and another who hates her and wants us to see her as a villain. They must flip coins to see which one gets to write her for an upcoming episode. This back and forth with her character is nuts!