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Old 08-07-2016, 06:15 AM   #1
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Default Till Death Do We Volley WORST episode I've ever seen (spoilers)

I don't normally post in forums of shows I can't stand but I just happened to catch this episode tonight and it's been a very long time since a show has made me so angry with the way it was written.

I'm sure everyone here has seen it but in a nutshell, Dorothy's high school girlfriend comes for a reunion and their friendship was based on practical jokes and insults. That alone is enough to make me , but I watched it anyway, hoping it would get better.

Dorothy takes her friend to play tennis and her friend drops dead on the tennis court. They never show what happens after from any other perspective than Dorothy and the other girls, but for the rest of the show, Dorothy is devastated, thinking that she caused her friend's death. They carry this on though the reunion where she's forced to go to her high school friends and tell them that this woman had died and then admits to "killing her".

They could have just stopped there, but they had to ruin it by having her friend return to the reunion after having faked her death. It was written like a very bad sitcom plot, but , made a thousand times worse. It is just SO unbelievable that someone who was so distraught to the point where she upset her roommates as well, would just be so forgiving to her so-called friend who played the most horrible trick imaginable. And not only did Dorothy fake being in bed with her friend's husband but the fact that her friend was so ticked off was like calling the kettle black. I had a friend in high school who lied to me for an entire semester about this boyfriend she had, even going so far as to tell me that the guy had proposed to her, when in fact she didn't have a boyfriend at all. I only believed her because I didn't have any reason not to. But when she told me that she had lied to me, I was furious and I refused to talk to her for months on end. I think at the very least, Dorothy could have broken her friendship with this woman or the woman could have apologized. But instead they laughed it off like it was no big deal. I just have issues with people making death out to be something funny.

Just a horribly written episode all around.
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I don't find the episode itself that bad but I'm giving the show a rest because I've become sick of it due to stations rerunning it to death. I never thought I could tire of TGG because it's one of my favorite sitcoms but I guess too much of a good thing is never a good thing.

Now, on the other hand, I'd say that "Break-In", "Dorothy's Prized Pupil", "Empty Nest", "Mister Terrific", "Brother, Can You Spare That Jacket?", & "Mary Had a Little Lamb" are the absolute worst episodes of the series.
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I agree with "Empty Nest" and the "Mary..." show (the later seasons in general were not as good as the early ones, with less sharp writing/humor). The other ones weren't as bad, and had some cute bits in them.

As for the "Volley" episode- it was alright. Not one of my favorites.
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Not a favorite of mine either. Who would really think someone being "fake dead" was actually funny?

I certainly wouldn't, and I would be quite angry at someone who tried to pull that off as a "joke" in real life.

But then, they actually did an episode where Sophia almost bashed Rose in the head with a cooking pot, under the guise that she was trying to help her get to sleep.
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"You Gotta Have Hope" is my least favorite episode of the entire series by a long shot. Stupid, unbelievable premise *and* the awful Nylund/Lindstrom error.
There was a whole batch of episodes right around that time in the series I don't care for. The middle seasons weren't nearly as good as the early ones, and then there were pretty good episodes late.
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