I love Elizabeth Banks’ Avery Jessup character. But, the writers seem determined to keep the two apart including Jack claiming he loved two women to Avery’s kidnapping to Avery’s mother as an alternate love interest. In fact, Liz’s warnings this season about the couple’s imperfections seem destined for truth. Although this season seemed slightly flaccid, last week’s Queen of Jordan focus brought energy back to the writing/cast and continued this week.
I loved the 1980’s style newscast Avery did while abroad, her duping of Jack and Travey’s reverse Eliza Doolittle of Jenna. I love Criss, but he feels like Floyd crossed with Dennis. Considering Lemon’s seemingly perfect boyfriends (played by other high profile actors) all slipped away, I suspect Criss will eventually, as well. After six seasons, I’ve learned not to get attached to Liz’s boyfriends. But considering Criss and Lemon just said “I love you,” they definitely aren’t ready to get married to each other, let alone get a “plant.” The return to old topics this season (Liz’s adoption) slightly concerns me.
Also, this week’s punchlines came fast and furious. Other lines I enjoyed:
“Playing psycho-sexual mind games is our normal, Lemon.” – Jack
“It’s only a dream wedding? Thank god. I did not want to attend.” – Tracey (on Jenna’s wedding)
“I heard her ask her bear who the dye job is.” –Avery (on her daughter)
“Their meat is just deflated kickballs.” –Avery (on her kidnappers)