MELISSA & JOEY “Going the Distance” and “All Politics is Local” Review


MELISSA & JOEY “Going the Distance” and “All Politics is Local” Episodes 23 & 24 – This week served us with another double header of MELISSA & JOEY. First up, after a month of dating and getting along superbly, Mel is forced to give up George a/k/a Junior when he gets the business chance of a lifetime in Milan. Color me sad. It was too soon for George to leave me! The second episode brought back Senator Burke who pretended to be on a happy social visit, but was really siding with Mel’s opposition on the council regarding a park versus parking lot scenario. Which episode did you like best?

I thought both episodes were good. I got my George fix, but more importantly Mel came to the realization of what her true priorities are and allowed her feelings for George to be set aside for his greater good. Now pass me the ice cream! I even enjoyed Ryder’s plot with meeting Holly’s parents even if I cannot stand Holly. Her parents seemed like Holly Hostages ready to welcome Ryder into their club. Unfortunately, I am not sure it is a club you ever get to leave even if Holly does figure out that her mother is bribing you with fried chicken.

The second episode hit a little closer to home, or Mel’s heart. I can only imagine how betrayed you would feel to find out that your father purposely came to town to advocate against you and then pretended like that was not the real reason for his visit. Although it is understandable that he would be hurt that his daughter did not think to reach out to him, going against her is a very childish move. Plus, Mel is right to want to break off on her own and establish herself as Councilwoman Burker rather than Senator Burke’s daughter. Mel has far exceeded her father’s maturity. Lennox’s plot was also cute with her clearly “untalented” friend as Joe stated. Kudos to Lennox for giving up poverty in order to tell Jade the truth about her “songs.”

As always the episodes served up the laughs. My favorites are:

“Remember we eat off this table” – Joe to Mel and George

“Cause I’m a scared.” Mel to Joe about talking to George

“The Holly Whisperer” – Holly’s parents nicknaming Ryder

“We have a whole special area for people in love. Really? No.” TSA agent to Mel.

“female ladies” – Councilman Walken

What did you think of these latest episodes of Melissa & Joey? Which one did you like best? The lighthearted but somewhat sad break up episode or the more heavier daddy/daughter issue one? Tell us in the comments below.

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