Leaving episode three of Fire Country, we were left with a cliffhanger – Bode telling Vince that Riley died with a broken heart because of Jake. Seeing the look on Vince’s face in that episode, the thing that I realized was that Vince actually had a shred of feelings. At least when it came to his daughter.
Do I like Vince? HELL NO. Do I think that he’s in pain? Yes. For so many reasons. The issue is that Vince doesn’t seem to show that he cares when he needs to.
And so I do feel that Vince needs to make things right. And one of those things is realizing that everything isn’t just the way that he thinks that it is. There are so many parts to this story – his story and his kids stories. But he goes for the black and white, there is no shades of grey for him.
Yet, that’s the thing in life. There are always shades of grey.
Vince having to come face to face with Jake though, and question all of the things that Bode told him. Jake’s been his perfect kid, but what I am hoping that he’s seeing is that there is no such thing as perfect. There just is. People are going to make mistakes. However to me, Jake’s lies have had irreparable harm to the family.
Bode has made his share of mistakes, but he’s been honest about them. I do believe that the hardest thing for him about his mistakes has been the way that his father treats him. He’s wanted his fathers understanding, support and love. Yet, it’s been the last thing that he’s gotten.
Jake has a million excuses as to why he hadn’t told Vince or Sharon about Riley. Whereas Sharon has been more understanding over the situation – because thats her – Vince is protective of his little girl. And he’s mad.
And he makes sure that Jake knows it.
Though, I think that Vince is mad – I do also believe that he feels guilt. He feels guilt because he’s alienated his son and said cruel things over what he didn’t have the whole understanding of. His anger at Jake – I don’t feel that it’s misplaced.
Jake, in my opinion, has wanted to hide his mistakes, because he wanted the life that Bode could have had. He’s not been open with the people that have known him forever, but he has been open with Gabriella.
I like Gabriella, but I don’t like the way that she seems to take up for Jake and make excuses for him. I do understand that she loves him, but hey, we can all make mistakes with acting on emotions. I don’t think that she is truly in love with Jake, I think that she’s escaping her life in a way. And escaping her life means doing all of the things that she didn’t ever have the chance to do since she spent her life in training.
Sharon loves Jake. She’s happy that Riley had a love like that while she was alive. I have to admit, I didn’t see that one coming – because it makes no sense to me that she would be okay with her daughter having a broken heart. Or that she was okay that she was hurt that much.
I don’t get it.
One person that I am really love is Eve. I love Eve, because she’s got loyalty. Personally, I believe that loyalty is one of the most important things that one can have. Eve doesn’t agree with what people do and she’s not afraid to say it. She’s not afraid to voice her opinions or feelings with friends.
But when it comes to Ayden, Eve is all sorts of awkward. She really likes her and that makes her stumble over her words, say the wrong things while meaning to say the right ones, and it’s kinda all sorts of adorable. Ayden, I haven’t figured out yet.
We learn a little about Ayden. She’s divorced and moved to town to start over. She’s also a part time caterer and before we learn more about her, she’s got to go to a wedding.
Now we all know that everything in TV shows like this leads to something else.
Ayden + a wedding + Cal Fire = something is going to happen.
What happens is a sky bridge collapses on the wedding. It is more severe than one fire crew can handle – so Vince’s team is called in. Then Manny’s. Sharon has taken over control of the scene and has brought Gabriella with her to train her.
And boy, Sharon is making things just as rough on Gabriella as Vince is on Jake. The difference is that Sharon is training. But what is happening is that Gabriella is resilient. She’s taking any task and doing it without complaint (at the site). She’s questioned Sharon too much at the fire house and knew it.
Teams are in the hotel trying to find as many people as they can. My heart is like breaking for Eve – who is torn between doing her job and trying to find Ayden. But Eve doesn’t ever give up on either. She’s determined to be great, but what she’s not seeing at this moment is that she is already great.
This is a procedural so we do know that we are going to get something big happening. And what is that? Well the first thing is with the team trying to save someone who is trapped. They work together well to do whatever it takes and in doing that are able to save the man, who has been trapped because his arm is under a steel beam. When they free him, above ground, the bride, who has been distraught tries to run into the rubble, and sets off a chain of events that gets Vince trapped.
By the time a crane comes to help with the rubble, Sharon has to make a decision of who to save first – the 15 trapped people or Vince. And she makes the choice to save the 15 trapped people.
When Bode and Sharon are faced with what it would be like to loose Vince, both are afraid. Bode had long thought that he would be fine if something happened to his father. He thought he didn’t care. But when he’s faced with loosing him and his bluff is called, he knows that isn’t what he wants.
Not at all.
It’s a weird thing in life – the truth always has a way of rising to the surface – even when you want to keep it buried.
Speaking of truths, Sharon doesn’t think when she tells Gabriella that Manny had her be hard on her and that she owes Manny because he’s taken Bode under his wing. It destroys Gabriella, knowing that her father doesn’t seem to believe in her enough to train her.
But we don’t think it’s that. We think it’s that he wants to protect her.
Gabriella confronting him was hard to watch, because you felt for her. It was telling though that as she leaves, she calls Bode. Not Jake. Bode.
Like all episodes of Fire Country, it left again on a cliffhanger. And what was that cliffhanger? Sharon collapses. We see her start to go down, a beer slip out of her hand, and it fades to black.
Damn Fire Country. You are savage leaving us like that.
- Vince saying that he’s gonna listen more to Bode and talk less… good job
- Sharon being excited for the trial and then that ending – we no like.
- Ayden coming to visit Eve, and then kissing her! Make your move.
- Can we get a Gabriella kissing Bode?
- Not sure where we’re gonna go with the Freddie storyline, and so we’re afraid to become invested
- We don’t even know Freddie’s story, but we do believe he’s innocent
- We’d like to see more interaction between the convicts at the fire camp
- Really want to know more of Manny’s story.
- Really don’t like the cliffhangers. TOOO MUCH PAIN
- Sharon must be okay!