Life changing moments can happen all of the time, but the big ones are the ones that we remember. They end up being the ones that define us and make us who were are.
And we’re lucky, because we get to see it on television and streaming and we can learn from it. And yes, everything is a moment to learn.
For Sophie, her life changes a lot. She’s used to things going wrong, but going right? Well that’s a different story. And she’s finally got a chance for things to go really right.
What we love about this episode is that it attempts to show a part of Sophie that we don’t see a lot of – her outside of romantic exploits. We think it’s important to get to know Sophie outside of her quest for love. And in this moment, we’re going to get to know more about her and her quest to get her art out there.
She is given the task of photographing a prominent gallery curator/owners daughter at her bar mitzvah. And this girl is a nightmare. Like a full on back when I was a kid my Mom would have whooped my ass. But this girl, she’s a “brand” and doesn’t want pictures taken of her. She’s a snobby little brat who feels the need to put everyone and anyone down unless it benefits her.
And she’s not going to make Sophie’s job easy. Hell she calls her tragic on social media and I would have walked off the job then.
But Sophie is the professional and she’s going to do whatever it takes in order to get the picture, but these tweens are being miserable. They don’t want to do anything, but when they hear that Val offers her a Xanax, they set it up so they can steal the drugs from her purse.
And when they take it – they start acting like idiots. But it turns out that it’s the placebo effect, cause what they took are probiotics. What it does is give Val and Sophie a path to get them to do what they want. They tell them that they either pose for pics or they are going to tell their parents.
And it gives Sophie that opening to get everything that she needs, which means that the curator will look at Sophies photos and possibly be featured in a show.
Meanwhile, Jesse and Sid are supposed to be having a “pound day” which means they are locking themselves in and getting everything done that they need to. But here’s the thing about forcing yourself to work – you have a hard time doing it most of the time.
Sid wants to get his wedding invitations done and Jessie wants to get over his writers block and write a song. He hasn’t been able to do this since his whole engagement fiasco. You can’t help but feel for him as he can’t seem to do it.
Jesse is so afraid of opening his heart and Sid seems so weary of legally giving his away.
Jesse has had his heart taken away from him and the entire world has seen it. It makes me wonder what it will take for him to ever move forward from his broken heart.
And that’s a scary thing. Uncertainty is scary. It’s obvious that he’s opening his heart a little as Jesse seems to find inspiration and drive in his feelings for Sophie. But he also still seems terrified to feel. Which hey, we’re not hating on, because healing is hard.
But after birds infest their apartment and hijinks happen, Jesse finds one of Sophie’s lucky bangles in his pocket. And he begins to play.
I know it’s still too early to figure out who the Dad is, but I hope it’s Jesse. I love the way that he and Sophie come alive around each other.
And everyone deserves to have someone in their life that makes them come alive.
- Charlie and his YELP shit makes no sense to me. I feel like they are forcing a storyline for him.
- Ellen too.
- Charlie and Ellen deserve better storylines.
- Valentina and Sophie are BFF goals.
Season One of How I Met Your Father is streaming now on Hulu.