Forgiveness. It isn’t easy. Hell, half the time realizing that you’ve done something to someone is hard – especially when it’s a very innocent mistake. Carly and Spencer have very outgoing personalities and each one of them becomes very involved with what they are doing.
They want to support each other all the times, but the reality is that sometimes even being wrapped up in our own worlds, we miss what we do and how it can hurt others.
And in this episode Spencer and Carly hurt each other. But they are family and their relationship will always remain strong.
Spencer is a talented artist and he’s unveiling his new piece of art. But in the midst of it there is a picture of Carly taken spitting out a meatball. The piece of new art is behind her and it looks like she’s spitting out the meatball in reaction to the art.
Now, it’s all harmless, but nothing is harmless when the internet interprets it its own way. The picture goes viral and for Carly, it’s good for her channel. For Spencer it was hard on him.
The meme trending on “IMemeDB” – which I really do need in my life, has made Spencer see it from the view that his art sucks. And I get it, I do. The way that people twist things can be mean and cruel. We all have no control over the internet, but the internet is cruel place that has control over us.
Freddie puts the idea in her head that it’s good for the channel and that it may be time for merch. This isn’t going to go well and we can all see it. When you’re caught up in the moment you don’t see what is happening.
When Spencer tries to communicate it to Carly and how he is feeling about everything, she doesn’t really get it. It’s a testament to all of us, getting wrapped up in our own lives and being excited for ourselves, but not seeing what it can do to other people.
And sure, I know I shouldn’t think of it so deep, but this is me and I am an over thinker. I think one of the best things about iCarly is the sibling relationship between Spencer and Carly. They show what relationships are really like and I think that it’s of the utmost importance. I think that when we look at Spencer and Carly, we see that their relationship has progressed but they have remained close and they still need each other.
But back to the meme.
Spencer is upset when he gets to his art show and someone knows him because of the meme. He drops and shatters his art because he’s so frazzled, which only pisses him off more. However, you know the old saying that everything happens for a reason, it does. And this art destroying moment gives Spencer an epiphany.
If this episode taught me anything it is that we shouldn’t always give in to epiphanies. Turning ones art show into a clap back at your sister is probably not the best idea. But then again, when your sister is Carly, it’s also probably not gonna go your way.
Carly is trying to be supportive and Spencer definitely makes his point. Even when the world tries to cancel him. Seeing these two find their ways to a common ground and understanding is always a good time.
Spencer and Carly are one of my favorites – past them or them right here.
So on the Freddy front.
Look people, anything that you put on the internet stays on the internet. Even when you erase it, it’s still on the internet. And Freddie learns that what he once wrote can come back to bite him, really quickly.
His daughter finds an old message that he wrote online that he didn’t want kids. As you can imagine, this hurts her. I mean, it would hurt me. It makes Millicent feel terrible.
And it’s up to Freddy to make it right.
What I do love about the reboot of iCarly is that they have found a way to maintain the spirit of the original, but grow these characters. It’s fun to watch. This is not the easiest thing for any show to do.
But iCarly does it well.
Freddie manages to step up to the plate and it’s a learning moment for him and Millicent. What the beauty of it is, is that most of the time Freddy is the butt of the joke, but we finally get to see him growing in a way that makes him stronger.
Overall, we’re loving the iCarly reboot and can’t wait to see more.