Sometimes we are all blinded. We don’t see the way that things are, because sometimes seeing the bad things in people that we love will change everything in our lives. It will be as if everything that we wanted or expected in life is a lie.
And a lot of the time we all want to think that our parents are perfect. We all want to think that they were wrong versus them wronging people.
But with Sophie, learning about who her Mom is – well that it isn’t easy for her at all. It doesn’t matter the chaos that she’s gone through, she loves her Mom. And that’s a good thing. We should love unconditionally.
But it also doesn’t mean that we have to like the things they do.
For Sophie, everything is going well with Drew. She’s happy. She’s excited. She’s looking forward to game night, which is a whole other issue in itself. But that being said, you can’t help but be excited for Sophie, because she’s excited.
And she seems even happier when her Mom shows up at the door. Now, look, parents can be a pain in the ass, but there is a certain joy when you see your parents. And for Sophie, there is this familiarity with having to take care of her Mom.
Her Mom says that she’s there for her birthday, but Sophie’s birthday has passed. It’s been a week since she turned thirty. But since her Mom is there, she wants her friends to meet her.
What we love about shows like this is that there are subtle ways that everything and everyone intertwines. Sometimes it’s in the simplest of ways, sometimes in the most awkward of ways.
And this episode is no different. Sophie’s Mom is making an impression on everyone. They really like her. Sid, well, he is all sorts of weird. When he brings over bloody mary’s and notices Sophie’s Mom, he walks away. Valentina notices that something is wrong and say that someone needs to talk to him.
But no one wants to.
Sophie’s Mom invites everyone to her boyfriends show that night and Sophie, rather than let her Mom down, she says she’ll be there.
One can’t help but feel bad for Sophie, because once again in her life, she’s rearranging things for her Mom. However, she doesn’t want to go alone.
Valentina of course, as a perfect best friend would, says she’ll be there. Jessie though, he doesn’t want to go.
For Jessie, it’s that the event is taking place at The Happy Idiot. It’s the same place that he went viral with his wedding proposal. Sometimes you aren’t ready to face the past, because if you do that, you have to accept what is.
Sid says that he won’t be going either, because he’s standing in solidarity with Jessie. There is definitely something going on there. Sid is so awkward and when we finally find out why – it’s WOAH.
So Charlie, who is trying to figure out what to do with his life, ends up at Jessie and Sids. He has decided that he has no skills, but the thing that he knows about it therapy. So he wants to help Jessie get over his past and be able to return The Happy Idiot.
Jesse watched his viral video and realized it wasn’t as bad as he thought it was going to be. He’s willing to go back to the bar, but that brings Sid to bring up his trauma.
Sophie’s Mama took his masterbation virginity. She was on a poster when he was a kid and he had bought it. Innocent enough. Except when he went to do his business, he almost gets caught and accidentally kills his pet with a lava lamp.
You can’t help but love the writers of How I Met Your Father because they are so outrageous, but so plausible. They take life and make you think twice about it, laugh at somethings and also think about the things you have done in the past and laugh at it, but also face it.
The show is fun and it has done everything that it has to make you care about these characters. And you do. You want to know more about them.
And you want them to be okay.
Sophie isn’t okay though. She’s facing her life and her Mom. She thinks that her Mom is being used, but she figures out that it is her Mom that is causing the issues. We’re all blind to our parents, but sometimes we need a rude awakening to figure out the things that we don’t want to see.
Valentina see’s her Mom cheating on the dude that she says that she’s with and when she has to tell Sophie she knows that it won’t be easy. But talking to Sophie goes better than we thought it would.
Sophie being able to see her Mom without blinders on isn’t a bad thing. It’s the thing that makes her grow.
And we’re here for it.
And Sophies happiness.
- Charlie helping Sid and Jessie get over their past made us actually like Charlie.
- Charlie and his Moms wigs is weird
- We feel for Slim Shady
- Ellen learned lying doesn’t pay off and also never to listen to Charlie.
- Charlie working for Sid’s bar will be interesting.
- Sophie and Drew are too cute and we are here for it.