Margaret: “Is this the point where you ask us what we think and then you ignore what we say and do whatever you want? Because I for one prefer not to have the New York Post going through our garbage cans counting out liquor bottles again, and I know the boys don’t want to go through the hell we all barely survived two years ago so you can be Queen S**t of the United States of ElaineLand.”
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Elaine’s ballot for presidency is actually not that big of a secret. President Garcetti is already plotting ways to get her to reconsider, including offering her a chance to serve as a Supreme Court justice. She would be taking the place of her mentor, Diane Nash. Now aside from Susan, the only relationships of Elaine’s that are really shown are either work or family ones. Diane is a mentor and an old friend, so this is a whole new environment for viewers to see Elaine in. Hopefully Diane will make another appearance because Elaine does not have friends outside of her family, and Diane offers an interesting dynamic. Did you like Elaine?
Douglas is the one taking the trip down memory lane in this episode. With the news that Elaine is planning on running again, it makes sense that he would remember where it all went wrong the last time. A lot of revealed about Douglas through his flashbacks. For one, he proposed to Anne while high, which is actually quite funny. On a more serious side, he seems to crack at the thought of him costing Elaine the election. Overall viewers see more to him than just a mommy’s boy who does whatever she asks. What did you think of Douglass during this episode?
Bud Hammond actually becomes a very likeable character during this episode. Granted, it does not happen until the end of the episode, but it is still great to see. He attempts to have some family time with TJ and Douglas. The moment when Bud really shines is the very end where Douglas and Bud talk strategy for Elaine’s campaign. All in all, this episode is a great one for Bud. The writers show him being a complete jerk, and then pull away the curtain to reveal his honorable and clever motives behind what he did. Did your opinion of Bud change?
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