The Mysteries of Laura “The Mystery Of The Exsanguinated Ex” Review (Season 1 Episode 16)

The Mysteries of Laura - Season 1

In this episode of The Mysteries of Laura, called “The Mystery Of The Exsanguinated Ex,” a case leads straight to Laura’s ex- fiancé.

The Obnoxious Ex

I know it wasn’t exactly a Will & Grace reunion because they weren’t playing those beloved characters, but it sure was great to see Debra Messing and Eric McCormack team up for this episode. It was a little sad to see that Andrew had become such a jerk after he and Laura split up, though that did add to the fun in the episode. I doubt the banter between them would have been half as interesting if he hadn’t been a complete jackass.

Andrew somehow managed to get himself “accidentally” married to a woman and gave up his career in medicine because he didn’t want to waste his talents on people not worth his time. After their initial interview, I was surprised Laura didn’t slap the cuffs on him on pure principal alone. But she and the rest of the team did investigate the case fully, even though they had what looked like the perfect suspect sitting right in front of them.

In the end, it was the ex-wife’s evil sister who did the deed, all so she could get her hands on more money. I was happy that Andrew turned out to be innocent. Even more so, I was happy when he realized how far he had let his life slide downhill and credited Laura with giving him the inspiration to get back into medicine and make something more of himself than an ass. I’d love it if the show brought him back again so we could see him doing well and maybe even dating someone new. I imagine that Laura might not have such an easy time turning down his advances if he was more like the man she remembered, and wouldn’t that just add to the sexual tension on the show?

My Big Fat Gay Wedding

Max’s story was both sweet and hilarious. Like Frankie, I assumed that his issue was with trying to pretend to his family that he was straight. It was fantastic to see that his family didn’t give a flying fig who he married, they just wanted him to settle down already. Gay, straight – I think all adults can understand that. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked at a family gathering when you were going to get married and start bringing up kids. I know I have.

Bravo to the show for not taking the predictable route. First, Max didn’t have to put on a straight act and second, he didn’t have one of the guys at the precinct act like a fake boyfriend. I thought it was so sweet that Billy offered, and yes it would have been awesome to see how that would have turned out, but I think it made for a better story that Max tried to find a guy on his own. I hope he’s wrong about the handsome bartender and that their relationship doesn’t crash and burn. I’m dying to see the big, fat gay wedding his mother is dying to throw him.

What did you think of this episode of The Mysteries of Laura? Were you secretly hoping that Laura would get back together with Andrew?

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