When it comes to the McMurray’s, they may take the long road or the rough road; but they are going to take it. They are going to be stubborn. They are going to give you a headache and you are going to want to scream at them and yell, but you will love them regardless.
You will love them because they won’t give up on each other. You will love them because not matter what happens because you know that they thought that they were doing what was best. You know that they were doing whatever it took to be there for family.
In their own misguided way. Yes, I think that is important. I think that it’s important because sometimes intentions are the most important detail that are overlooked. And when we’re overlooking details – like intentions – we’re not giving credit. But let me also be frank and say that this is not for every occasion.
We’re on the seventh episode of Ride, and the synopsis doesn’t even begin to do it justice, “Missy heads to Denver to host the Miss Rodeo Mountain County Pageant. Meanwhile, Isabel and Hank realize selling the town on the stadium deal will prove harder than expected.”
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WRIST
Cash needs to grow up, but for the first time I do understand his trepidation with so many things in life. He tosses himself into the things around him – not because he only wants to prove himself, because he also wants to keep his mind numb.
Sometimes we forget that Cash was in the military and saw combat. TBH, I am glad that they brought it back up in this episode, but I also feel like it made me angry. Now before you tear me apart over that – the reason that it makes me so angry is because we should be talking about it more. We should have been paying attention to this part of Cash.
I truly feel like we are missing out on something by not talking about this. Yes, we get bits and pieces, and I do know that broaching what Cash went through is a big thing, but I still do believe it be necessary. I know that there are more episodes and who knows what will happen.
Oh yes, I am supposed to be talking about the wrist.
Cash refuses to believe that anything is wrong with his wrist and he sure as hell isn’t about to let it slow him down. He’s been heading to the local bar, riding on a mechanical bull to try and ride with his other hand. When Missy catches him. she’s not having it and rightfully so.
Isabel is livid with her over missing Cash’s injury going unnoticed and she’s not having it. She tells him that Isabel is right and she quits as his coach.
We do find out that Cash’s wrist is broken and he does have to go in a cast. For Cash, this means nothing. It means nothing because he’s still determined to compete in Denver. It takes some learning on his part and he finally tells JB he won’t be competing in Denver.
I didn’t expect Cash to do this, but I am thankful that he did. I am thankful that him and Missy were able to work their stuff out and become coach and trainee again.
MISSY AND THE PAGEANT
Frontier jeans asks Missy to be a judge at the Miss Rodeo Mountain County Pageant in Denver. For Missy, getting away, especially after with Polly, is just what she needs.
But I also think that for Missy, she needs time away after quitting being Cash’s coach. She’s pissed at him and yes, she quit, but I don’t think that she wanted to. I think that she was just so frustrated, because for her – Cash reminds her of Austin and she’s afraid of missing something that can save him.
Because saving him is something that she couldn’t do for Austin. She’s so confused as to why it is that Austin wanted to ride Hurricane. Personally, I am going to need to revisit why it is that Val was involved.
I also think that Missy wants to do better, because somehow if she does that, she can feel better about whatever is happening in her life. She’s got a lot of mixed emotions and it shows.
She has a contestant that she loves and Frontier wants her to pick someone else. They want the person with all of the social media following and have made themselves clear about it. The thing is though, Missy gives no fucks. She’s not going to cave and her scores reflect the person that should win.
Cash tells Isabel that Missy quit and that leads Isabel to going to Denver to see her.
Missy had been out on a date with Gus (still don’t trust him) and she had a great time. Coming back and seeing Isabel there – it’s like there is a contrast between the two worlds. Her want to move forward, but her being stuck.
What I love is that Isabel is calm, collected, and talks to Missy, being open to hearing about whatever Missy needs. She knows that Missy has been through a lot and she’s also been in the same place as Missy. She’s experienced loss that is unbearable.
I do believe that it’s Isabel’s acceptance of Missy’s path and whatever she needs that makes it easier for Missy to decide what she wants to do. There is nothing in her life that she feel is just hers. She also doesn’t know how to tell that to Isabel.
What I also think that Missy learns is that family is forever and they will be there for you, no matter what.
SELLING THE CROWD & MOVING ON
What I do not like is the closeness between Val and Cash. I don’t like them because I don’t trust her and the past few episodes, I don’t think we’ve touched on it enough. Instead, we’re here, with Missy asking her to move in.
But how Val can agree to move in, even though she had something to do with Austin’s death, makes me sooo mad. Yet, I am hoping that the truth comes out soon, because I do believe that the family is going to be hurt again when they find out whatever it is that Val did.
I think all of us will just be like, ya, she did that and we hated her all along.
Isabel returns to town from seeing Missy and her and Hank have to convince the town that Mr. Booker investing in the town wasn’t a good idea. But there isn’t anything that Isabel isn’t able to sell them on. More jobs for the town. Showcasing what they can do and who they are.
Hell, she can sell me and I don’t like there and I know it’s a fictional place.
But what I also know is that I don’t trust the Bookers either, especially Gus. All of these people are coming out of no where and it is as if just because they are rich we’re supposed to believe in them.
I do think that the McMurray’s moving forward in life is a good idea, but I also think that none of them are reading for that. I just think that the Booker’s are selfish and I do believe that Gus is up to something. Yes, I may not always be right, I get that. I could be wrong about Gus because, hey, sometimes I am. My Mom did teach me that when something seems too good to be true, it usually is.
That and Cash doesn’t like him. Part of me thinks he’s jealous. The other part of me thinks that he knows something we don’t.
Missy does tell Gus that she is ready to move on and kisses him. Why, Missy, why? You can do better. Sure, may not be richer, but you can do better.
Ride airs Sundays on The Hallmark Channel.