So, it may be my own fault that I had high expectations for yesterday’s episode, since past experience should tell me otherwise. However, I thought that maybe, just maybe, we would get some seriously good Patrick and Robin scenes. Instead we got what I would categorize as “meh.”
What’s my problem? you ask. We’ve had Scrubs yelling at one another for months and now they are finally being all schmoopy and fun. Be happy already!
Except I can’t. Because the show puts all this time in showing us lame-ass con flash backs with Ethan and Rebecca in bed and a few days before that showed us Rebecca and Nikolas in the stables for what felt like hours and I had to fast forward through most of it so that I didn’t lose my dinner.
And what do they do for the big Patrick/Robin reunion? A few measly lines and showing them cuddling after. It was a good thing I didn’t blink because I might have missed it.
I appreciate the idea of this scene, but the execution left much to be desired.
First of all, I could go the rest of my life without having to hear Patrick call himself “Dr. Love” again. Blech.
My other problem was with Robin going on and on about how she doesn’t deserve Patrick and how great he was for staying. I’m sorry? So if a woman is sick she should just be happy that the guy isn’t a total dead beat and hangs around?
I think it is realistic for Robin to feel guilty and apologize some. But with Patrick being the only one pointing out how condescending he had been and that he contributed to their dysfunctional dynamic, their conversation smacked too much of the oh so many conversations we’ve heard between Sonny and every other woman on this show or Jason and the same.
Now, I’m not saying that Patrick is anything like Sonny and Jason. But sometimes, it starts to feel like they are building up that pedestal and it freaks me the hell out. What I like about Patrick and Robin is that they feel like they have more equal footing than any other couple on this show. And it may be that the dynamic I love will continue, but I don’t have faith that the writers won’t screw it all up. *cough* Sonny *cough*
Plus, I’m just peeved that I didn’t get an extended hot sex scene. But hell, at least the characters are having sex, right?
Is it just me? Were other people happy with this?