I still can’t believe we only have four episodes remaining of Chesapeake Shores. It seems like it was just last week we were watching episode one. Yet, here we are… it’s almost over.
This season the O’Briens are all choosing joy and we love that for them. Yes, this includes Bree and Luke, who do work out their issues. In the words of Abby, “When in doubt, choose joy” and this is definitely what they do in this episode. I love how for the most part we’ve moved beyond the characters being selfish because you shouldn’t hold someone back from their dreams.
The development of Connor and Margaret’s relationship was particularly poignant in this episode as we finally saw Margaret pass her bar exam. Something I totally forgot about considering the last time it was mentioned in detail was episode one. I’ll forgive the show for this as there’s a lot going on but also it shows that the pace of the final season is much slower than anticipated. Which is both a good thing and could also lead to unsatisfying ending but more on that later.
The season really is shaping up to be all about female empowerment. All of the women are succeeding in one way or another. You have Jess buying a winery, Margaret passing the bar and becoming equity partner, Abby basically leading her dad’s company, Megan following her dreams in LA and an Oscar winning actor wanting to buy Bree’s book. Seriously how much better could life get for these women.
Moreover, the thing we’ve all been waiting for finally happens in this episode. We finally get an update on the David Peck’s dad situation which is also something that also hasn’t been mentioned since episode one. The progression of the storyline is great and I can’t wait to see how they explore David’s, Dad coming home and the mystery behind everything. But both Margaret passing the bar and David’s dad’s storyline are both story’s that had been missing. The fact they were barely noticeable in the grand scheme of things, just feels like there’s so much going on that it means exciting storylines are being missed by viewers and the show’s creators.
The center of the last three episodes has rightly been Mick, admitting her has and seeking help for his drug addiction. In this episode we see him relapse which is a very real possibility of life and we appreciate the show trying to show us what can happen. By the show revealing Mick has only been attending NA for seven days it shows how hard the process is.
It would have been very easy for Chesapeake Shores to speed through the timeline to wrap up a storyline that was very hard to introduce in a final season. So claps for Hallmark for seeing it through authentically. I honestly don’t think Hallmark could have done this story in a better way so credit to them.
The slowness of this season is allowing us to see the characters development, but what it means that storylines drop through the cracks. The big questions is whether or not the show will be able to resolve all of them by episode ten. It does seems like a big task.
Do I have faith Chesapeake Shores can do it? I’m going to give a hesitant yes. Hesitant because fans want to see more of their favourite characters, we want to see the longevity of their relationships and what happens to them in the next few years but with the pace the shows going at we won’t get beyond seeing what happens to them in a month.
- The family at the beginning of the episode are still the highlight
- We need more Sarah and Kevin moments
- Someone needs to sort out Jess’ storyline this season, we barely see her for 3 episodes and then all of a sudden, she reappears and wants to buy a winery?
- No to Chris Pratt playing Kevin in a movie.