The last episode I commented on introduced Owen. A lot has happened since then! Episode 4.05 is called "S'Mores with Dad" and features a campfire, a flashback, and a great conversation between Rose and Nathan.
Most importantly, this episode discusses the correct way to roast marshmallows. Nathan totally has it right. What's the point of blackened sugar? Marshmallows should be nice and brown, a little crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. At least that's how I used to do it. I hated them black. But eventually I realized I don't really care for marshmallows at all. Except when holding together cereal treats, of course!
Nathan's words to his daughter caution her of looking back too fondly on the past. Remembering the good times is okay, but we have to press on and there's a lot of good things ahead. Rose became a productive member of a community and helped bring about social change. Is this more important than keeping a best friend?
Episdoe 4.06 is called "Elephants in the room with Alicia" and starts with the sweetest little cameo by Claire, which really expresses the real-life situation of having the money and time to bring Caitlynne Medrek back for an appearance on season 4.
But the main thrust of the episode is Rose and Alicia discussing their past loves. Starting with Kenny, who has unfortunately become a pot-head loser since High School. Which really upsets me, as he was my favorite character. Though he was a slacker, I always figured he'd have some niche to make his life have meaning. At least it's hard to feel sorry for Alicia for not being with him anymore.
And I know I've gone on and on in the past about how much I like Kate Conway, but did I mention lately that Laura Jabalee is just adorable? Well, now I did!
Okay, that's two episodes down and...I need to get busy!!