Wednesday, August 19, 2009

'Grace' Goes on Faith

Season 3 of 'Saving Grace' Airs on TNTBy LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

Well, nothing like a jump off a 12-story building to test one's faith.


Aside from the fact the stunt itself was impressive, the lead-up to it was equally impressive.

Grace's point blank refusal to Earl to go on faith.

His urging her to face the moment at hand.

Her fear of dying.

His not being able to love her as much as God does.

And that was all in the last five minutes, folks.

And yet, it was almost like Grace operated completely out of her element for most of the ep so that her defining moment at the end would culminate in a where-do-we-go-from-here teaser for what will be the series' final episodes (airing next summer). It seemed to go against her newly reformed self, yet maintain it at the same time.

Whether it was Grace being overly protective of Rhetta trying to step out and have coffee with a new guy (now if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I don't know what is); or, learning Clay told his dad to f*** off, thus, earning himself one heck of a black eye as he got smacked around and hit his head on the table (ouch); or, Ham actually turning DOWN Grace's let's-do-a-nooner offer, saying he's now seeing someone (seriously, folks, I never thought I'd see that day).

Whatever it was, she seemed like the odd man out.

Until the end.

When she seemed promoted to angel.

To Neely.

Er, let's make that angel assistant.

And what's up with Neely wanting to challenge faith by jumping of a 12-story building - as in, if there really IS a God, he'll save me? How about Rhetta truly now being set to file for divorce after learning Ronnie bonked her mistress IN the bedroom of their house? And Ham's potentially abusive father?

All these directions in which to go.

Only nine episodes left in which to do it.

For a summer finale, this certain set the table for what lies ahead for us next summer.

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1 comment:

John said...

You are right, that crammed two or three series worth of cliffhangers into this episode, anyone of them more compelling than “In Plan Sight’s” unintended season ender.

The only weak spot for me is Neely. I have no idea what to make of her. The character is all over the map.

I hated Grace’s getting that guy who went out with Rhetta arrested. It was totally in character, but I hated in a couple ways – trying to run Rhetta’s life and arresting an innocent man.

I am surprised, and happy, with Ham’s growth. And we learned a little more about his childhood.

So many questions:
Why does Earl come whenever Neely calls, but jot Grace?
Why will God provide proof for Neely, while asking (via Earl) for Grace to act on faith?
What will Grace do about Clay’s father?
Does all this mean for Grace?

They have seasons’ worth of material to explore and only nine episodes to do it.

But it was a great season ender.