Sorry I am late on this, I had a little emergency yesterday, and I have busy this weekend getting ready for the upcoming holiday. Also this season, I Tunes is releasing the episodes on Sundays instead of Mondays, I think it will be easier for me, since it is only one day after the air date instead of 2, to post my reviews on Sundays, it is easier for me to do the episode recap with the episode at my finger tips on I Tunes instead of going on memory or using the Daily Motion video which can be a pain with my Java Script. It is easier for me, and it is better for you guys than to have episode recap that might be out of order.
Anyway in this week's episode, Blythe acquaintances herself with an elder woman who wants Blythe to meet her granddaughters while Russell lets his dad stay with him at the pet shop.
We begin with the most epic thing ever, Vinnie and Sunil starring contest, Blythe interrupts in a color outfit and tells the pets she volunteering at a senior center and invites the pets to join her. Well Vinnie and Sunil can't go because they got their epic contest to settle which has no prize and Minka is the referee, and sadly this is all off screened, we never found out who won, in the end Russell so he can visit his dad Jerry, Zoey, and Penny agree to go with Blythe to the senior center.
Opening theme, we than cut to the first scene proper at the senior center, while Zoey and Penny are entertaining the seniors, Russell meets up with his dad Jerry, and Jerry is in Russell's words "a lot of a lot" and I agree. Anyway turns out Jerry's owner is moving and he can't keep anymore, so Jerry has no where to go, but Russell decides to take him in, and Jerry was packed and ready to go so he was counting on that.
We cut to Blythe attending into one of the residents, an elderly woman named Laraine who Blythe has quickly befriended, Laraine does mention how Blythe's kindness remind her of her grand daughters, we see a distorted picture of a younger Laraine and her grand daughters, I wonder who they are, perhaps someone we meet, no can't be.
The next scene Russell is carrying Jerry's luggage, as Blythe and the pets are ready to leave. We than cut to a montage of Russell experience living with his dad, and it is not a good experience for Rusty. BTW in this episode Russell told Jerry no one calls him Rusty anymore, that is not true, Vinnie has called him Rusty many times.
Next scene is Blythe at the senior center, talking to Laraine, and it is seems they are arranging for Blythe to finally meet Laraine's grand daughter. BTW, B is a great nickname for Blythe. Laraine is cool. Mrs. T better watch out.
Anyway next scene Russell is venting to the other pets on how hard Jerry is to live with, Jerry annoys him some more and Russell loses it, he goes off on Jerry telling on impossible he is to deal with. And Jerry is very sad and walks off, way to go Russell. Actually unlike in Pitch Purrfect I am more sympathetic to Russell here.
Cut back to Blythe, it is time for this sort of play date, and we discover that Laraine's kind grand daughters are the Biskits twins. What, I did not see that coming, in the words of M. Night Shamalayan "what a twist", okay seriously I think we all saw that coming, you have to be as dense as Vinnie to be surprised.
Blythe in her terror tries to hide from them and avoid them, though we do discover as Blythe trying to hid, the twins are legit nice to their grandmothers, they do love her, they do have a soft side. What is going on here?
Back to the pet shop, Russell is venting on crazy Jerry drives him, the other pets tell him to look at things from Jerry's perspective on being separated from his owner and how hard that must be for him, Sunil is especially wise.
Back to Blythe, they do eventually bump into each other, the twins are shocked Blythe is B, what a twist.
Meanwhile Russell talk things out with Jerry and they make up. They both realize their faults, a nice moment.
Blythe tries to play if off like they just meet, and the twins do eventually realize that and go along with, the twins are showing some intelligence first show a kind side and now smarts, who are you and what have you done to the Biskit twins? They all pretend to get along for Laraine's sake. Which is nice or them, Laraine a gift to Blythe from the twins, and Blythe is taking all in strides, she knows the twins are trapped, they have to be nice, and she knows it, way to go Blythe. I think Laraine are the twins kryptinite, they can't be their mean selves around her. In Blythe and the twins reach an understanding, just keep their time with Laraine, which is fair.
Cut back to the pet shop, we found a misunderstanding, Jerry's owner can keep Jerry, so problem solved. Though I know he is an old man and they have hearing problems, just like in the season premiere more forced misunderstandings. Episode ends.
For some reason this episode brings back memories of a Seinfeld episode "The Old Man", only the message is kind of opposite.
I thought Jerry's owner mis heard what he said and that turned out to be the case.
We get confirmation that Russell owner is a woman, when we saw her before it was unclear to me at least, sometimes it is hard to me to tell a old man and an old lady apart.
As for the other plot, the old lady Blythe took a liking to at the retirement home Laraine, where the Biskits twins all along, gee I didn't see that coming, I say sarcastically. It was kind of obvious especially after the distorted picture frame, which an old anime trope, which is cool for them to use that, though I wish we could see what they looked like as little kids, they were in pig tails, it might be so adorable.
We knew it was the Biskits just from the synopsis, I only had two questions related to that, one was answered, the other not yet. Where the Biskits actually nice to her or was that just Laraine's own perspective. The answer surprisingly yes, the indication are they are nice to their grandmother, they do have a soft side, in the words of Blythe in this episode, "no one would believe me anyway". Though if you read the comics, we get an idea on how Blythe feels about the Biskits at this point, which is they are not so bad. We will see where they go. I liked that they all tried pretend to get along in front of Laraine, and the Biskits were smart enough to know what Blythe was trying to do, once again surprised me, first a soft side, and now some intelligence. And they can say they only let Blythe keep the sweeter because it looked ugly on them, but the real reason they are thankful or anyone that did this for their grandma, who they love, it is too late, the cat is out of the bag, you have a good side.
The other question is Laraine's Fisher's mother or his mother - in - law, if it is his mother, Fisher just locked up in a home and took over the family business, which says a lot about him. Or if it is not, maybe we might get some info on the twins mother, this is the mother season, that seems to be the theme. The credits does list her as Laraine Biskit, but still perhaps the person making the credit just assumed.
Anyway alright episode, even though there was no song. Hopefully we get a song next week.
1) Russell, I thought his relationship with Jerry was understanding, and I thought Russell came off relate able here even though he yelled at his dad.
2) Jerry, he is an okay character, and he wasn't too over the top old.
3) Laraine, another cool old person, just put her relationship to the Biskits and she was just an old lady, I liked her, her nickname for Blythe was pretty cool. As far as being hip and with it, I think is more with it than Roger.
4) Blythe, I know her behavior is very Mary Sueish, but I don't care, I like how kind she is to everyone, all the senior citizens and her relationship with Laraine, and how she gets over her panic attack and handles the Biskits. She could have easily just went on a rant on mean the Biskits to everyone else, but for Laraine's sake and just for the sake it would be cruel of her even to the Biskits to something like that. In the end, she took advantage of this awkward situation, way to go Blythe.
5) The Biskit twins, when I heard about this episode and I knew the grand daughters I was worried, the whole kind grand daughter was just Laraine illusion in her own perspective, but all indication here are the Biskits are actually nice to their grand mother, and they do love her, give them props for that. And just like Blythe, they could have easily just yelled out in a rant how they really feel about Blythe, but they didn't. They even let Blythe keep their gift, which their reason is just an excuse, deep down they appreciate all the good Blythe is doing for their grand mother.
1) The whole misunderstanding with Jerry's owner not hearing things clearly. But it had to be done.
2) We never found out who won the staring contest, what a ripoff.
All in all, this was an episode, it is almost as great as the season premiere. There was no real game changer like Blythe's mom journal, but we get some character development and reveals, like Russell's owner's name, the Biskits twins actually having a kind side at least for one person in the world. So all and all my score is:
9 / 10. What can I say I loved it.