What About Brian: What About Secret Lovers
(S02E18) What about Brian? Hell... I forgot about Brian. Didn't even realize there was a new episode last night until about an hour ago when I decided to clean out my TiVo list. I really do like this show, but apparently I'm not the only one who doesn't have it at the top of their list. Next week is the season finale, meaning the show order got cut by three episodes. First it got the 13 half order, then the full 22, and now it's been slashed to 19. What is it about the 10:00 PM time-slot on Mondays? Can anything stand up to CSI: Miami? It isn't being called the series finale next week, but with this news, it doesn't look likely that we'll see a third season.
Continuing on with the host of new characters that we've been introduced to, and as we've come to expect from this show, it didn't take long for everyone to start sleeping with them. Thus far, it seems that's the only reason that Tiffani Thiessen and Stacy Keibler are on this show. We know Keibler is gone because Brian is most certainly going to end up with Laura in next week's finale, but I'd like to see some more from Natasha.
There were some signs of development from Natasha though. I liked the scene where she agreed to talk to Adam about doing the wrong thing to get ahead in your career. I think we're going to find that these two have a lot in common. She's cold, doesn't want to get emotionally involved. I wonder if she got left at the altar too?
Ivy finally dropped the Adam/Nic bombshell and Brian eventually found out about it. I don't see what the big deal is, but I suppose we'll find out next week. Speaking of Ivy, this was the first episode that her character really started to bug me. She's kind of bitchy... all the time. I'm starting to wonder why Jimmy puts up with her.
Overall, the highlight of the episode was Dave and Deena. They've made the most progress all season long and it's been fun to see them get to where they are now -- back together. I'm not sure if it will, but the only source of conflict between them now is probably Deena's new cupcake bakery. I only say that since she seemed to drop the whole "Dave punching Richard" thing pretty fast once Dave proposed to her again.
So we've got one episode left. Predictions? Brian and Laura... I think that's a gimme. It'll be fun to see how Natasha reacts to Adam sleeping with Nic. But what's our big ending going to be? A nice big fat cliffhanger is what we want. If it's wrapped up with a bow, then What About Brian is probably a goner. Hate to say it, but we'll be all be asking "Who was Brian?" instead.