This episode dealt with all kinds of ramifications.
I’m not going to complain about the use of in media res, as I’ve done this enough, that being said I found it hilarious that it focused on Lily being stuck in the closet by a coat hanger and her hair.
The morning after awkwardness was played out realistically, especially with Simone showing up. I know that Simone still having feelings for Jack was inserted purely for the consequences to be played out, but I feel it’s getting old, which is why I was ultimately happy at the end of the episode when the truth came out. For the first time, I actually felt for Simone as she hit the nail right on the head whilst on the verge of tears and for the first time, Lily is completely unlikeable in this episode. I felt that Simone making the choice to move out in the end was realistic and I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out.
I didn’t really like the Pete and Meredith subplot. The fact that they are clearly not going to last is obviously going to be dragged out until the finale, so the writers have to thrown in another moment showing their incompatibility, which was Meredith’s desire to move to the country. I found this idea and Pete’s choice to kiss another woman ridiculous, however the ideas redeemed themselves when they were both honest with each other, which provided a nice contrast to the Lily and Simone subplot.
On smaller notes, it was nice to see the consequences of Lily being promoted play out with her ideas being shot down by the executives and having to deal with Eric’s inappropriateness. I also liked seeing moments of Vincent dealing with the realities of being disabled and living alone, as well as when he is trying to declare his feelings for Simone. I also enjoyed Zoe Foster-Blake’s cameo as ‘enthusiastic girl.’
Overall this episode was interesting, but not the best I’ve seen.