I'm not shifting my topic from last post, as I continue to report on the success of Out With Dad (still my favorite webseries) season 4. And by success I mean that the season just keeps getting better! Let's start today with episode 4.09, Starting Out, Again. In this episode both Nathan and Rose are looking for love. Or it's looking for them. This episode feels like the installments in previous seasons to me more than any in season so thus far. I think perhaps that's because we're seeing events that propel the storyline forward towards an unknown future, as opposed to events that tell us of the past. This is the great interaction between Nathan and Rose that we all know and love! Smart, funny, and compelling! But also, and most importantly, we have the return of "head Rose" and "head Nathan"! This is one of the little touches that makes Out With Dad so captivating and unique!
First, there's Nathan reuniting with old (but unfamiliar to we viewers) flame Valery. Nathan is hopelessly goofy and hopeful in his encounter. It's also nice that, as opposed to previous romantic interest Angela, Nathan tells Rose about the encounter right after it happens. Though he is still concerned about Rose's feelings about him dating. Sigh. Get over it, man!
There's also Nathan's comments on Owen and Nathan's fear that Rose is slipping away. Funny. And finally, Nathan's response to Vanessa II's name, which is priceless!!
But now to discuss the continuing tale of Vanessa I. The original and never truly duplicated Vanessa. IAs we see Vanessa in session 23 of her counselling, we hear her speak of her mother. The statement she makes that hit me the hardest was when she says that she's how there are people like her Mother still in this world. That's something I can agree with. I know a lot of prejudice goes back generations, but we live in such a time of communication and understanding. We aren't living in isolated tribes where outsiders are probably going to kill us. Yet some people won't give up the us-versus-them mentality.
And Vanessa's an Aunt! Not only is that cool, it gives us a chance to see Vanessa (and Lindsey) smile!
But the comment about losing someone who "wasn't that important" is sad and curious...