PRIVILEGED: All About a Brand New You
February 25, 2009 by Nicole
First of all, I hope you guys enjoyed our show last night (and what wasn’t to enjoy?), because in case you weren’t aware it was the season finale. And if you listen to the rumour mill it very well could have been the series finale. The show has been struggling in the ratings and has not yet been given a green light for season two. After such a fabulous episode as last night’s, this is even harder to believe. I was in love with it from start to finish, from Rose’s soul-searching to Sage’s turmoil to Megan actually working with the girls (!) and having her own drama to deal with. Some things must be discussed right away:
1. If the show does come back may I just say that I truly hope that Marco and his wedding planner Olivia (played hysterically by Kathy Griffin) team up and go into some sort of party planning/catering business together. She was fab last night, adding some big laughs. I’ve really missed seeing her (I know she has a reality show, but I’ve never really seen it) and thought she was perfectly suited for the Privileged world.
2. Was it just me or was Will missing a tooth in the breakup scene? I may have been hallucinating but it’s all I could focus on during one of the biggest scenes of the show.
3. I wonder if the powers that be have been listening to fans, because I read the episode description and there was supposed to have been a whole storyline involving Megan, her father and Lilly; something about him drinking again and getting a letter from their mother. I’ve never really been a fan of the Megan’s family plot (and from the comments I gather a lot of you feel the same), and so it was a pleasant surprise to see that it had clearly been cut from the show at the last minute.
Now, the centre of the show was Marco and Keith’s wedding (don’t you love how quickly people are able to pull off huge weddings in no time on tv?) but really we were more focused on Sage, Rose and Megan and their respective issues. Lucy Hale was once again fully adorable as Rose, even though I found her wilderness trip to Minnesota a little hard to believe. However, it provided for a lot of laughs watching her get prepared and it was a nice continuation of the growth and independence theme that started in the last episode. And I will say that although I still think he’s adorable, Dave Franco’s mumbling is starting to wear on me. Move your lips when you speak!
Ashley Newborough (Sage) was incredible and her plotline was really well done. I thought it was a really realistic portrayal of the kind of issue that can cause a permanent rift between two people who otherwise love each other a lot. When you feel strongly about something (as both Sage and Luis did about gay marriage) it’s really hard to reconcile when you’re significant other feels differently. I also thought it was really inspired that the reason for their ultimate breakup was the broader idea that Sage wanted someone who was more curious and open to new things rather than simply the fact that Luis boycotted Marco’s wedding for moral reasons (although if I’m honest that probably would have been enough for me to kick him to the curb right there). This plotline was so layered and I especially loved the discussion Sage had with Marco about the subject – it brought a tear or two to my eye.
Now, Megan had quite the night didn’t she? She broke up with Will who was once again petulant and whiny (or rather he broke up with her) and met a cute British distraction named Simon at the wedding. He’s somehow connected with Keith, but I’m fuzzy on the details – a former neighbour I think. And now that the wedding night has ended and Will has called Megan with a heartfelt apology while Simon laid next to her after their night together, what will happen? I was a little thrown that this Simon was even around, as I was pretty convinced that David, the new editor, was going to be the third party in a new Megan/Will triangle. Perhaps he will be, if the CW ever gets around to renewing this show. After last night, I’m even more on board for a sophomore season – how about you guys?
Are you disappointed the season ended on a “to be continued” even though we don’t know if it’s coming back? Did you love last night as much as me? Are you happy or disappointed that the family plot was seemingly cut last minute? And most important, was Brian Hallisay missing a tooth or what? It was driving me nuts! Talk about the episode and more importantly, show your support for the show below and in the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for a last-minute reprieve.
Nicole is a lawyer with an unhealthy t.v. obsession and many t.v. boyfriends. If she had a locker at her office it would be covered in photos of Zachary Levi, Jensen Ackles, Lee Pace and John Krasinski. She lives near Toronto and is spending the winter cursing that fact while trying to convince her friends to do a group move to a warmer climate. So far it’s not working.