ARMY WIVES: 6. 14 “Fatal Reaction”
I know, I know. I’ve been awful at keeping up with Army Wives. But after Claudia Joy flatlined, I had to see what happened next.
It’s probably no surprise that Claudia Joy lived (did anyone think that she wouldn’t?). I was a bit disappointed, though. Not that she lived — I’m not that heartless. It just felt a bit like a copout. People waited quite a while to find out what happened to Claudia Joy, only to have it resolved in a mere couple minutes, and then we jumped ahead two weeks as though nothing happened.
Of course, had they not had that transplant, our leading ladies wouldn’t have gotten the lovely beach trip. Ohhhh, the beach trip. Man, what do I say about that?
Ok, I’m not quite sure whether Army Wives last night headed more in the direction of an original Lifetime movie or One Tree Hill, but it was clear how ridiculous it was. I’m not entirely sure what purpose the event served, other than perhaps some repercussions for Denise now that she killed a man. But really, let’s look at this for a moment. A crazy man took over the beach house, after he discovered the two women were alone. From all we could tell, he was planning on raping them, but really, he just was going to talk their ears off and yell at them when they tried to talk him out of it. It was just…odd. And out of place.
The girls did take him out, though, with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. I don’t think Denise will come out of this unscathed. From everything we’ve ever seen on TV, taking a life changes you. And I’m sure that’s what we’ll be seeing in episodes that follow.
Beyond that, I don’t see good things happening with Roland’s son. I could tell immediately that his birth father didn’t have the best of intentions when he was talking to him, and I’m seeing the beginning of a kidnapping plot unfolding already. Again, is this a Lifetime movie or One Tree Hill? I’m going with the former.
As for everything else, well, I have little to add on that. But I will say, it was an odd way to return to Army Wives. I thought if anything was going to thrill me, it was going to be whatever happened in the hospital, not a random beach house with a psycho. I still don’t know what to do with that.