Well, that definitely didn’t go like I thought it would!
After last week’s shocking cliffhanger revelation that Lucy is still alive, Raising Hope returned tonight with another long titled episode in “I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back”. Does the season finale for the great second season of Raising Hope live up to expectations? Read on to find out!
All of my questions from last week about what Lucy was doing back were quickly answered in the first scene. How she survived the electric chair, what she’s been doing for the last two years, and what she wants now that she’s back. I guess I could have just looked at the episode title to take a guess at what Lucy wants, but it turns out she wants custody of Hope back. Or as she’s still calling her, “Princess Beyonce”.
One of my favorite parts of this show has always been the huge roster of recurring guest stars and bit characters, as it really helps bring Natesville to life. I honestly can’t think of any other episode of television in history that had this many guest stars returning for just one episode! Bijou Phillips obviously returned as Lucy, but we also got more Nancy Grace, David Krumholtz, Ed Begley Jr., and just about the entire cast of My Name is Earl. There were plenty other characters returning who were just in one episode, such as Trevor and the Gloria Allred impersonation that was representing Lucy. Really incredible casting for this episode, and it definitely sends the season out in a bang.
Even though this episode itself may not have had as many laughs as previous installments, it certainly worked perfectly as an end to this great season. Raising Hope has definitely found its groove in their second season, and I’m so glad that FOX is giving them the green light to keep us laughing when the show returns in the fall. It looks like Lucy was killed (again), and that the Chance family is back to normal. I can’t wait to see what crazy adventures they have in season three, and I hope you’ll all be right there with me!
What did you think of the season finale? Sound off in the comment section below!
- If Lucy was tried and convicted two years ago, then how did the Natesville Dozen being underground for six months affect them not hearing about her?
- Did anybody actually think Virginia’s “Miss South Carolina” joke was funny? A bit too old of a reference for it really to hit for me.
- I loved Virginia’s throwaway line in the last scene. “It seems like we learn something new every week!” That’s been my main complaint with this show this season, how every episode has a moral and a lesson to be learned. Good to know that they’re self aware enough to know about it.