It’s a big day for Bailey, but sometimes the biggest days are the days where we find out who we are.
The thing about Bailey is that she’s got big dreams and she’s intent on following them. She’s about to film part of her video for the contest. And she’s excited. She wants to make an impression and she wants the kids to tell the producers how great she is.
I have to laugh because for the first seven episodes of this series, I found no joy in it. I think that part of the reason that I don’t give up on shows is that I try to find something in them. And at a certain moment in the road I hope that I will become invested in the characters or the show.
And suddenly as we entered episode 8, I was like okay, I can tolerate this. Do I still think that they break into song at the worst times? Yes. But in episode 9, this show seems to finally find its footing.
Do I think that it’s still a wanna be TGIF show? Yes. Do I still hate the stereotypes? Yes. Do I still get annoyed by the way that I feel that they portray people from the south? Yes. But it’s improving and it’s finding its central story.
It’s found a way to make you care about the characters.
It’s Bailey’s big day and the kids want to be there for her. Tucker is as sick as a dog, and Bailey is like go away. Which she needs to because she needs to be healthy. After all, she’s got this big contest going on.
When the crew shows up, Bailey is ready to impress. Boone is late and if you are like me, you are hoping that he doesn’t show up at all. But hopes are wishes and wishes don’t always come true. Cause hey – Boone comes through the door and is carrying Krispy Kreme’s – so I mean, I can see why there would be a little bit of forgiveness here.
These kids love her and when Boone shows up, Dylan has a lot to say. Bailey tells Dylan that they will be singing a song that Boone wrote. That isn’t what Dylan and Bailey had agreed to. But Boone keeps insisting that that they are going to sing the song that he wrong.
Dylan can see that Boone is using Bailey and I don’t blame Dylan for getting so pissed that he quits. He doesn’t want to deal with the bullshit and the man that is going to hurt Bailey. Though, I will stand by the fact that pacing in this show is off and I have no idea how much time has passed, I will say that I am glad that they kids and Bailey have developed such a special relationship.
Because they needed to heal from their Mom’s death and she’s helping them along the road.
In Dylan’s pissy attitude, he doesn’t notice that he’s left My Girl (the horse) gate open. This is dangerous, for many reasons – because you know – the horse could run away. But the thing is everyone is so wrapped up in themselves that they don’t even notice. You know, until it’s too late.
Beau finds My Girl out of her stall and puts her back in. In the same moment, Summer calls and just when I think I couldn’t dislike her more than I do – I am proven wrong. She’s called to see Beau’s hand without the ring on it. He freaks, cause the ring is on his hand, he hasn’t told his kids about it, and so he drops the phone so he can quickly take it off.
I don’t get what Beau see’s in Summer, but like hey. To each their own.
Boone and Bailey have to be interviewed and it’s all for the contest. The kid find a way to screw up the interview – even though it’s not their intention. Though, I will say that Tucker may have wanted to screw things up because that kid is so distracted by his hormones that he sees nothing else.
He heads outside to meet the cute girl and big shocker, breaks into song. Bailey is trying to get him back inside and the producers follow. They’ve turned off the camera and need to leave. There is a reception that night they need to film. Bailey wants to tell them so many stories, but they have turned off the cameras because well, this interview has gone bad.
Bailey knows that it is a trainwreck and she’s not afraid to admit it. The kids are sorry. Well, except Tucker who wouldn’t seem to know his head from his ass sometimes. It was Bailey’s day and they somehow managed to make it about themselves. Boone says it wasn’t that bad. Bailey is mad and doesn’t believe that they would do this to her. It’s her last hope. Boone tries to tell her its gonna be okay. He tells her ppl love train wrecks.
But Bailey is so blinded by her want to be loved. And sure, part of me thinks that Boone loves her, but I think that if anything he’s using her. He wants to be famous. He wants his dream and I Really don’t think he cares about Bailey.
When Boone and Bailey leave for the reception, Beau comes running in. He needs the kids’ help, because something is wrong with My Girl. She’s sick and the vet is on her way. You can see the pain in all of these kids eyes and I feel for them.
Boone trying to hype bailey up – tell her to smile. She’s taking in his bullshit, though I want her to slap him and tell him off. Especially when Chloe calls and tells her that My Girl is sick and is in tears. Bailey has found someone to love more than herself, because she automatically thinks of the family. She has to go back for the family.
None of this shit started out conventionally, but these kids and Bailey have grown to be family. They all need each other. And she knows that. So her dream – it goes to the side as she rushes home to be with the family. They need her and she needs to be there for them.
Walking in on Beau telling the kids that he wouldn’t blame Bailey for quitting after the way that they acted that day, I can’t help but smile. Why? Because the reality is that for any of them to let down their walls is a big step. Bailey knows that the kids are heartbroken and that Dylan needs to have My Girl come through. He feels bad.
And he knows his family can’t deal with more loss.
Cassidy wonders why Boone isn’t there. Bailey informs them that he stayed behind at the reception. I am all about Cassidy telling her the truth and telling her that Boone should be there. I agree with Cassidy it’s where he should be and I am hoping that he doesn’t show up – but then Boone shows up and I am like what is this dipshit up to.
I loved that Bailey is there. I wish Boone wasn’t. Summer shows up and again, someone I am not excited to see. I get everyones gestures, but can Boone and Summer go?
Everyone is spending the night in the barn, because if My GIrl doesn’t get up, there is a chance that she won’t be better. And as a family – they are all sticking together.
And here’s where we go with the weird breaking out into song. I mean sure, when everyone is asleep, it makes sense for Bailey to start singing. I feel like that’s what anyone would do (sense the sarcasm). And if you didn’t think that this would make My Girl recover, you haven’t been paying attention.
Look, Country Comfort isn’t as bad as it hits the final episodes of the season. Do I think that it deserves a second season? As of right now – no. But we shall see. One more episode to go and then we can all toast to this season being over.