to quote elphaba thropp, MY HEAD IS REELING
I am. emotionally destroyed
EVERYONE GIVE IT UP FOR MANDY MOORE
my heart is literally racing rn and the episode has been over for quite a few minutes
SO. MUCH. HAPPENED. gotta try to put Actual Thoughts here
I absolutely love the Deb development; Bernadette Peters is once again and always phenomenal
Maggie’s storyline rn is so interesting to me
I just really love the development of that relationship (oh what I’d give to go on a cruise with those two)
the little pronouns exchange was so lovely and so important
all of the acting in this was just unbelievable. so vulnerable and real and ahhhhh
okay this episode had a lot of serious themes but I just have to get this out: MACTOBIN MACTOBIN MACTOBIN MACTOBIN MACTOBIN MACTOBIN
THE MEDITATION ROOM GIVES US A FANTASTIC SCENE ONCE AGAIN. I WILL BE SCREAMING ABOUT THIS AS LONG AS I LIVE
can we talk about that letter opener line bc-oh my god it’s perfection
they’re genuinely so good together and I hope they end up okay-there are a few lines hinting at Tobin’s insecurity that it might just be an “angry hookup” or bc they kissed after he said he hated Leif that might factor into it but. hopefully they can all be good with each other, I just love them a lot
and the scene with him and Leif was just pure joy and I missed seeing them so much-they’re such good friends and they care so much about each other and ahhhhhh
THE JUMPING UP AND DOWN
also it’s fascinating to see a return to “We’re Gonna Freakin Do This, I’m Very Sure That This Office Will One Day Be Mine” Leif
was the shot with his legs on the table a callback to ipasoy or am I just overthinking this bc we’ve barely seen him for the past few episodes? who knows, anyway, he’s a fascinating character and I love him so much
okay time to Get Into The Drama
first order of business: Alex Newell and David St. Louis deserve every single award ever made
that storyline destroyed me and it’s so nuanced and real and my GOD this show
also?!?! unwell?!?! sir how do you do that
now the elephant in the room: Zoey, ma’am, I love you more than life itself but idk how you’re gonna get out of this one
my show choir did New York State Of Mind a few months before the pandemic hit and that song has meant everything to me since then; Skylar’s rendition was incredible
I am so nervous about the implications for...every single relationship
Jane Levy is the queen of acting
don’t stop me now was a BOP AND A HALF
John Clarence Stewart and Katie Findlay...ilysm
SHE IS STATIC ELECTRICITY!!!
does she still have feelings for Max? is it just the loss thing that the therapist (and most of the fandom) predicted? is Simon eventually getting sidelined (please god don’t let that happen)? what about Rose? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS
also I want to go on a cruise with Maggie and Deb
I really hope the gambling thing doesn’t become a real addiction; it’s good that it worked out (and rich girl was such a vibe, my friend and I are dying to recreate it)
Mackenzie’s outfit was once again off the charts
have I already said this a large number of times? yes. am I gonna say it again? yes here goes HEY SIRI HOW DO I BECOME MORGAN TAYLOR CAMPBELL
I feel so much for Mo; that relationship seemed so real and I can’t imagine being told that being your truest self is causing your partner pain
okay speaking of tears WE GET MITCH NEXT WEEK?!? HEALTHY, UP-AND-RUNNING, WONDERFUL AND SUPPORTIVE MITCH? I’M GONNA S O B
also WHAT THE 🎸 WAS LEIF’S HAIR EVEN DOING-I am very very intrigued
so much has to be done in just two episodes and I’m terrified but so ready to be taken on this ride
please renew this show. please let me be part of this show. everyone go vote in that poll a million times because this is life and this is what needs to be on television
deb and maggie should literally just get married. the amount they were flirting the last episode. 🙄 hold on in the middle of me typing this deb basically asked her on a date. what the fuck
“I'd like to speak to all of you this morning about support. Who do you turn to for help? I'm not just talking about prayer. I'm asking who in this room do you turn to? We aren't just meant to lean on God. We're meant to lean on each other. Galatians 6:2 tells us to "Carry each other's burdens." So please join me as we hear from the choir and think about who shoulders your burdens.” || zoey's extraordinary playlist S2E10
the small, cursed part of my brain that had lowkey shipped maggie and deb since season one (post-canon obviously) grew considerably since tonight’s episode
I am. Emotionally wrecked in the best way possible
that was so beautiful and also my brain is wailing incoherently. okay thoughts here we go
so we gotta start out with ALICE MOTHERFREAKIN LEE
I have no words-incredible, just incredible
gasoline was one of the most beautifully shot and flawlessly performed songs on the show by far
a story that needs to be told and is told so well tonight
that whole segment was poetic television-the juxtapositions of the themes going into each other-the transition into and out of gasoline-UGHHHHH SO GOOD
Andrew Leeds back at it again making me cry. also that choreo was gorgeous and dammit I want to be loved
Bernadette Peters. That is all
her song was the highest level of iconic
but god am I scared for Maggie-please don’t let her fall into a gambling addiction, my girl deserves better and my heart can’t take watching her suffer any more
and I just love her dynamic with Deb so much
the support theme of this episode just really got me-Simon taking Zoey’s hand at the end of the (IMPECCABLY sung) church number just made me melt into a puddle of yearning
she has to tell him. she has to. and their relationship has been so beautifully supportive to this point, please don’t let it be ruined
I loved Rose and Max this ep, as always, and once again the promo has me Terrified
Mo! Meeting! Perry’s! Kids!
Also! Mo’s! Outfit!
the harmonies in that nsync number... F L A W L E S S
“if I’m the one excited about sports something is really wrong” mood
every week I fall more and more in love with David and Emily and their relationship
Zoey in therapy!!! good for you girl!!!
anyway I am exhilarated and exhausted and terrified and sincerely wondering HOW ON EARTH I’M SUPPOSED TO WAIT TWO WEEKS (and that’ll be three weeks without seeing the sprqpoint gang, and it was only barely last week...how will I survive)
anyway back to my incomprehensible mental wailing
god this show is good
This should be the programmer’s song and their song was yours!
Piranesi, Susanna Clarke // Call Down the Hawk, Maggie Stiefvater
I really do hope they bring Jamie back because I love the chemistry he and maggie have
MAKE IT STAWHP
Hmmm... I still want Zoey to end up with Max, but I’m not necessarily Team Max anymore. Does that make complete sense?... I’m afraid Simon is another “grief distraction” for Zoey (he kinda deserves better). I love his character and Mo so much because they’re both so grounded and mature (David, Emily, and Maggie come in runner-ups). I think it’s best to put Zoey on a period of self-discovery, but I’m afraid that the writers won’t go on that direction. Again, I personally think the love triangle’s actually been dissolved, but Zoey needs to be on her own first rather than just wanting to be with someone who can distract her.
Yes! Birthday episode!
a caterer, bar, flowers?
Yes! fire marshall x mo its happening!!
max being all awkward around rose and zoey and zoey being even more confused is hilarious
oh my god this is not happening rn
"is it just me or does it seem like those two are really trying to ----" my thoughts exactly Mo
ok zoey dont overthink the song and dance its literally all happening in your head and youre head only if this were any other show youd be in a psych ward
well Alex Newell is 28 so lets just say Mo is 28 is too
David is such a dork! oh my god
AIDEN LIKES ZOEY!
oh god aiden is talking about how sexy zoey is with her brother this is awkward
ahhh zoey and maz are being the most awkward people right now this whole zoey beig able to hear everyones innermost thoughts is not good and max seriously has a problem with zoey being with simon but he doesnt really want to be with her and oh my god this stupid love triangle thing is driving me nuts because i dont care who she ends up with although i sorta prefer her and max just to be friends because im sick of the *boys and girls cant be friends, they have to date* trope
oh my freakin god what did they do??
"you cant do that"
"you guys are actually upset about this"
"partys back on"
"if you two are gonna do that do it right go in a closet for 7 minutes" MAGGIE FREAKIN CLARK QUEEN!
oh my god david and emily are just making out everywhere
"hot fire marshall! " lmao apparently his name is Perry but ill just keep calling him hot fire marshall
oh my god what did max give her its so big? picture? oh aww thats so cute!
ok awkward max bringing zoey down the steps and simon checking her out but then tatiana shows up ahhh this awkwardness is insane
ooh this duet is everything!!
and now zoey is realizing how incredibly single she is
"how come no ones singing to me" OH MY GOD ITS HAPPENING *insert Michael frantically screaming*
where is aiden??!
YES YES YES!
Oh my god the fog machine is everything
OH NO WHY IS DAVID SINGING THIS SONG AHH OH MY GOD THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG WITH THIS --- DAVID REALIZED HES SO UNCOMFORTABLE
THIS SONG IS SOO GOOD!
What?! OH MY GOD HE HAS KIDS! MO IS PANICKED AHH!
and zoey is tryna friendzone aiden but hes just not haven it
"NO no more singing!"
WOAH wait tatiana and simon arent together? ok so him checking her out was fine
"we should start --" "NO"
"mmm thats what happens when youre old"
i really hope mo stays with perry i want to see him panicking over his kids
YES he called perry! woot woot!
everyones getting together ahh this is so cute!
the cheesequake?! with a candle?! ahhh!
oh my god the tension in this kitchen is killing me
INCREDIBLE. I N C R E D I B L E
as always, this week’s episode blew my mind
Mandy Moore continues to outdo herself so I gotta talk about the songs first
need you tonight-oh my god my bi heart can’t take it, that choreo and the vocals-just impeccable
don’t leave me this way-an absolute bop, I love the disco vibes and the pure joy of it. I’m so glad to see everyone appreciating Zoey
I COULD WRITE SO MANY ESSAYS ABOUT KISS ME. it’s always been one of my favorite songs and has always made me cry (shoutout to mtg in umpo mean gurlz), the one shot was so incredibly beautiful and everyone’s vocals and the pure romantic energy of it all and-
what can I even say about crimson love except that it was a delightfully cringey bop that’ll def be stuck in my head forever, David’s reactions were priceless, and-as a ginger myself-I am LIVING
and into you?!?! no words. NO. WORDS. trying to think of words and no words are coming. the way she leaned into it and actually danced with him??????? the tenderness in his vocal quality???? I’m gonna-I just-AGH
I need to act a scene with Mary Steenburgen before time runs out on this earth
the scene with Maggie and Zoey in the bedroom was absolute perfection; I’d almost forgotten how much I’d missed Maggie’s presence and their relationship
MCTOBIN MCTOBIN MCTOBIN MCTOBIN OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I’m absolutely living for the growth of their relationship-the banter-the BANTER-not to mention their little bit in kiss me, the choreo, I’m swooning
hey siri how do I become Morgan Taylor Campbell
I know I say this in every post but this entire cast is just too talented and wonderful and beautiful it’s probably against the law
the fight between Zoey and Max made me cringe in every possible way but the way they made up is definitely one of my favorite scenes of theirs; it’s so important to see how much they genuinely value each other
MO GOT THE SWEAR GUITAR TITLE CARD
I’m absolutely loving Perry and Mo’s relationship and can’t wait to see where else it goes with the kids and everything-and I love the way that Zoey addressed the situation in that last conversation
also WE NEED MORE PERRY SONGS because DAVID ST LOUIS SIR THE VOCALS HOW DO YOU DO THAT
I’m just loving David more and more as the season goes on; I hope we get to see more of him as a musician
the scene with David, Maggie, and Miles becoming a little band of their own...my heart
Emily and David this episode oh my god
I somehow cringed at and genuinely felt for Aiden at the same time, I’ll miss him
I really hope we get more interactions between Zoey and Tatania, their dynamic is really interesting and I just love Alvina August
of course the lack of Leif was a bummer, as it is when any character is missing for an episode, but I would have loved a post-kiss-me scene where he and Zoey are kind of just Standing In Solidarity™️ at a party where everyone else is coupled up (although I feel like the writers may have stopped that from happening on purpose so they wouldn’t have to address that there’s actually some potential there)
anyway I am Feeling A Lot Of Emotions
a phenomenal episode. just phenomenal. can’t wait to find out what happens next week!!!!!
Impression: the film has its moments. Overall it falls a short. They want you to care about the characters, you only end up caring about the daughter. The story is poorly thought out. And the action is far fetched and meh. Don’t get me wrong, it is fun at times.
Best: Lincoln’s watch... to say more is a spoiler
Worst: not well thought out or put together
ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST S01E04
Title: Zoey's Extraordinary Neighbor
Date Air: 1 March 2020
Written by: Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts
Directed by: Adam Davidson
ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST S01E03
Title: Zoey’s Extraordinary Boss
Date Air: 23 February 2020
Written by: Sam Laybourne
Directed by: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
omg who even plays Wii these days?
i aim to be this guy just so unbothered with life, no stress no worries no care in the world
ok this song is obviously recorded and i dont really like it
i love how max just pops out from the back of the apartment
"A-gays" i love that
mm yes the typical Jewish disappointment
zoey you lowkey cant take a day off work spontaneously like that. your company is half-falling apart and your team basically doesnt know how to function on their own
and this is just proving it what is danny michael davis doing here??
"the charges were dropped and i am completely exonerated" AKA i bribed everyone to get off scott free
did he seriously just compare his house arrest in a 10billion dollar mansion to NELSON MANDELA?!!
sprqpoint is racist
oh god zoeys "rebel" list is p-a-t-h-e-t-i-c
ok now its getting interesting drugs
theres no such thing as a "reputable drug dealer" zoey
zoey dont feel pressured to do drugs when you dont even KNOW WHAT IT IS?!!
and now danny michael davis is calling her
oh no, oh no
have i mentioned before how much i love the F- Intro Cut? Because i do. It gives me life.
this is why you dont do drugs kids your boss might show up right after you take something
uh oh shes already tripping
uh oh the business plan is failing and max's dad is right there to hear it all
oh no robert is "hating" all her ideas because she turned him down
oop hes there and she is sooo freakin hugh
"ok fine were on drugs" oh no danny michael davis is gonna take it too??
oh no her powers plus drugs is not a good combo
where did all these people even come from? lmao
danny is just a child *wiggles* "i dont want to walk anymore"
and poor simon is so sad
oh wow max is dad is richie rich
yay your "ray of sunshine" is soo freakin high rn
oh well now this is depressing zoey and her dad, danny and his company
why is zoey crawling across a table to touch his hairless ankle??
i actually like the name of their restaurant "Maximo's"
oh this number is so sad i love it
and we have no idea what he said because Max was too busy singing and dancing
pfft she got her floss
yeah hes somewhat right zoey you care too much but thats who you are
pfft jenna dumped fertilizer in rogers porsche but yeah that was really not cool of you
and hey she did stand up for herself
danny michael davis is selling the company? to eat jackfruit? and fire everyone? that doesnt sound good
i love how everyone is just talking about their problems and not caring about other people
dont say good bye to jenna rehire her and teach her how to be a normal human being
sprqpoint is racist
hes giving him the money! woohoo! oh he doesnt think it could work oh this is not good
aiden and danny are getting high together with popsicles lol
yeah it reaaaly doesnt need him he barely runs a multinational company and it is incredibly racist!
ooh is maggie gonna rehire jenna?
aww mo is so supportive
woah the photo wall is so cute!!
ooh what is simons plan?
sometimes i forget that only zoey sees these musical numbers cuz like simon is slowly stripping in front of this press conference and only zoey sees it
ooh hes calling it his own company good job simon
happy valentines day :)