The Way Home is a mix of emotions for me. It’s one where I think that I would want the gift of time travel, but then as I see the things that happen on this show, I am pretty sure that I wouldn’t want that. It’s a thing – do you want to know people are they were or as they are?
This latest episode of The Way Home destroyed me. It destroyed me because it gets me. The show speaks to the viewer in not a way that many do. It speaks, because it makes you feel. It speak because it tears at your heart. It speaks because it shows you the best and worst of truth and lies.
It shows you the best and worst of understanding.
For Kat, Alice, and Del – understanding each other doesn’t seem like it will ever happen. But then again, when the truth is being told, it may be the hardest thing to tell anyone. These three are not going to ever be honest with each other. There are too many secrets to tell and too many to keep.
KAT MEET THE PAST
We pick up right where we left off, with Kat diving in after Alice. I have to say after watching this show, I am really hesitant to ever go in my family’s pond ever again. Hard pass.
I wonder what Kat thinks is happening when she sees Alice singing in a field. I thought about how old I am hearing someone sing LFO and talk about New Kids on the Block, but have to travel back in time to do it.
When Kat sees herself, I can only wonder what she thinks. I would have thought I was going insane. I would have considered seeking mental assistance. And no, I am not being dramatic.
It took not much longer before I lost my shit. Yes, I know, it’s not a good thing to say. Seeing Kat witness Alice with her family in the past, but also with her seeing her Dad, it was everything that I didn’t expect – I wasn’t prepared for the moment.
There have been so many moments in this show – and yes, we’re only on the 4th episode – that I wouldn’t want to have been warned about, because it would have taken away the emotion and the shock. I think that I kind of figured that Kat would be able to travel to the past, because I firmly believe that Del is the witch that first journeyed into the pond and since Alice can travel through time, I believe that it makes sense that Kat can also.
I want to live somewhere where there is a lobster festival. I would like to eat all of the lobster rolls. Alice is interested in what it is, but she wants to time travel. However Kat is really distraught.
She begs Alice to spend the day with her. She’s insistent about it. What I don’t get is why she just doesn’t ask Alice what is going on. I don’t get why she doesn’t ask Alice what is happening.
But I also get that she could be traumatized from it. It’s a lot to process – time travel, I mean. Also seeing her Dad and Jacob – that has to be so much to deal with.
Alice does agree to stay and go with her Mom, but she’s a little bitter about it, so when Elliot shows up, she takes it as her chance to ditch her Mom. I have to admit that where I want to understand Kat, I can’t really understand her need to hold Alice tighter right now.
And I think that it has to do something with Jacob that we haven’t gotten to yet. I really feel like we’re missing something there.
What i would like to see is Alice trying to establish something in the present day, because living in the past doesn’t seem like the best thing for her. I get that it’s helping her to understand her family, but I really do need to have something happen in the present for Alice.
What I was happy to see is that Kat and the Doc were flirting and then making out. It’s about time that she moves on and realizes that she’s not dead. She’s allowed to be attracted and feel something.
Alice ditching her Mom, eventually leads her to the past, where she goes to visit Kat. Brady (Alice’s Dad) is coming to visit and Kat is nervous. Alice is somewhat excited about getting to meet her Dad in the past.
Kat is so nervous to go out with Brady, but ends up talking Alice into coming. Kat sets it up so that it’s a double date – convincing Nick to come along.
I am going to need to rewatch the series so far, cause I don’t think that we’ve seen Nick in the present and if we have I am going to kick myself for it. What I do love about this whole scenario is that Elliot is on to everyone. He is good at figuring out people and being able to assess their feelings and intentions.
And he definitely doesn’t like Brady, but who does? Like he’s a douche. Teenage Brady has an attitude issue.
And I don’t like him. The worst part has to be Alice seeing what a jerk she is. It’s also something that I am struggling with because I feel like Alice is too young to understand that people can change and make amends for their past actions.
I will be interested to see how it is that Brady and Alice’s relationship changes, because it will. It definitely will and I think that for Alice, she’s going through enough. She’s dealing with having to deal with this is a lot.
With The Way Home, what is hard for me is that there are so many different things happening and I worry how all of it will change people, and what will unfold when they least expect it. But worrying about these characters and the whole story that is still unfolding is a GOOD thing. It’s a good thing because I am invested.
Where I have to admit that I don’t really feel like I can relate to Del and she terrifies me, what I have also learned is that she’s just processing things differently. She is feeling a lot of pain, but she is good at hiding it.
The thing about Del is that I have always thought that Kat was hard on her Mom, but she didn’t know that she could be grieving another way. And Del is hard on Kat, because she doesn’t want Kat to know that she feels something so deeply and that she’s hanging on by a thread.
Ol’ Miss is a cow on the farm that Del has. She’s pregnant and for awhile we don’t have a clue why it is that Del is so attached to the cow. It is something that feels beyond normal, especially when Del doesn’t seem to feel close to anyone.
When there’s a big storm and Del can’t get ahold of the vet or Kat, she’s panicking. You can see that she’s afraid.
What I do love is that Elliot is there for her. He’s right there to make sure that Del has help and well, he ends up delivering the calf. He’s there for Del, he’s always there.
I really do like Elliot, but what bothers me the most is that Kat takes him for granted. When she returns and sees Ethan, she automatically is angry and talking about keeping the time travel a secret from her.
While I do get her anger, I also think it’s misplaced, because I don’t think that Elliot could have told her. I also think that Kat needs to stop being so selfish and realize her Mom needs her.
We find out that Del couldn’t lose Ole’ Miss because Colton gave it to her and it was the last thing she had from him. It was an important moment because we got to see Del’s vulnerability. We got to see that she really is feeling a lot and suppressing it.
Kat and Alice are going through a lot. There is so much change going on, but I also wonder what it’s going to take them to actually communicate with each other. They need to tell each other about the time travel.
But, what I also wonder – is Kat feeling betrayed. Does she feel like her life is based on a weird lie or omission? She’s pissed at everyone for it. She’s mad at everyone, but I think the person that she’s angriest at is herself.
I don’t think that she’s necessarily mad at Elliott, but is projecting. She needs some sort of understanding of how she could forget her daughter.
Isn’t that what she did after all? She forgot the friend that is her little girl.
But when she’s dealing with this, guess who shows up? That’s right. It’s Brady. Lord, this should be interesting.
The Way Home airs Sundays on Hallmark.