This hasn’t been my favorite episode of the reboot, but it doesn’t mean that it was a bad one. If anything, it solidified what iCarly truly is – an ode to the past with a sprinkle of the future.
Also that Nevel Papperman needs to get some serious help because he is just well… not in the right mind. Then again, has he ever been? If you watched the original series, you know that he was the gangs arch nemesis, so I was wondering from the beginning why it was that he invited them to the wedding.
I was also beginning to wonder why they accepted. But you know, I guess making sure that your arch nemesis knows that you’re above his bullshit is also a tactic. Personally, I just hate weddings, so don’t care about your tactics. For me it’s just always like let a bitch be.
Anyhow, Nevel was strategic too and offered Freddie the role of his best man. And Freddie for some reason (his never ending quest for love, me thinks) agrees. Hell, they all get an invite and are excited to go and dress up for his robot themed wedding.
Carly, however, has no trust in the situation and at the pre-wedding party, decides that Nevel’s fiancé must be a robot. And I am inclined to follow Carly’s lead thinking that she is. There are too many coincidences that make me think that Nevel built a robot.
The fiancé ends up needing Carly as a bridesmaid and that is all sorts of weird. Carly tries not to do it, but we all know she’s going to do it. I mean, who can pass up the chance to wear a robot themed dress.
What I love the most about the trajectory of this hot mess of an episode is that Carly is doing whatever she can to prove that girl is a robot. Throwing magnets at her head – though I don’t condone violence – it was genius idea to prove if she was a robot. But then when the magnet stuck to her head, I got a little freaked out. She says it stuck cause she has a metal plate in her head, but GIRL… no.
Don’t make people think that her head is magnetic. That’s not right. I have a plate in my head and if someone is throwing a magnet at my head, I am taking your ass down. The fiancé has a reason for everything, even when her battery pack falls from her dress. Now Carly is a better person than I am, because she didn’t run.
I would have been more like Spencer and Harper on the prowl for numbers. Competing with a friend to get the most attention. Ok, maybe I wouldn’t be – I am kinda shy – but in my mind I would think that I would do that. Like do the fun shit. Being a bridesmaid in my arch nemesis’s wedding. Hard pass.
You couldn’t get me drunk enough for that.
Especially when Carly finds out that it’s a scheme to get her to marry him. Like he’s delusional, though I am intrigued with the fashion that turned that monstrosity of a bridesmaid gown into into a wedding gown. That was some cool shit.
But Nevel needs to get some help because he’s lost his fucking mind. He thinks that he can trick Carly into a wedding? Nope.
But what it does go to prove is that there is someone for everyone cause Nevel’s fake fiancé loves him and he loves her. She’s willing to look past the certifiable plan that she was involved with. Like hats off to her.
I’d run. Most everyone I know would run.
So beyond that part of the episode, which was kinda a shit show Millicent stole the show. She did everything that she could to keep Freddie from falling for someone. I kinda love how much she looks out for her Dad. Maybe it’s for selfish reasons, maybe it’s not. But what it is, is a little girl that is coming into her own and even though she is angry as fuck – she is good for them all.
Freddie is changing and yet he’s still the idealistic kid that just wanted to be loved. I don’t know, but I am sure that I don’t want Carly and Freddie to end up together. I am just putting that out there right now. Some people are just better off as friends and these two are at the top of that list.
It was Freddie and Millicents heart to heart that made me see the growth that iCarly has made. We’re only just at the beginning of the story. I do love that the show maintains the original spunk, but I do believe that as we’re supposed to believe that these kids have grown, we need more adult scenarios.
And most of those have come from Freddie. I hope that it grows to other people also. I think that it’s important for the integrity of the show.
iCarly is streaming now on Paramount+.