by StickyKeys Queer As Folk Episode 513 Aired 08-07-05
First off, my condolenscences to Petu, Paddies, Sassym, Elliot, and all the other B/Jers, but...
WE WON!!!! BRIKEY 4-EVAH!!!! xxuc_love
Ahem, now that that's out of the way, on to the recaplet!
It is a night that will live in infamy. While some celebrate the run of what is arguably one of the most dramatic pleasures on television; others cry tears of disappointment at the departure of their beloved release.
There were a lot of ups and downs in this ep that was overtly simplistic and straight forward, yet satisfyingly lacking. There was just enough available to close the book, but leave our minds wandering. I didn't feel that any hard hitting questions were left unanswered, but I felt like we were given plenty to think about of the future.
Brian and Justin are still making plans for their wedding, but Justin is noticing Brian making a change that's completely out of character. When called on it, Brian admits that he's doing what Justin wants to make him happy. Contrary to everything he's ever said for the past five years, Justin says he doesn't want Brian to do what Justin wants. Justin calls off the wedding much to the surprise of the entire group (and the dismay of a now very disgruntled water buffalo vendor (thanks HG!
)), and instead is pursuaded to follow his dream of art in New York.
That's right everyone, Justin and Brian are done for good. I'm actually very saddened by this. I know I'm a Brikey shipper, but I'm more of a friendship Brikey shipper which means that I love MiBen, and I tolerated Britin (I'm sorry, I'm just now realizing how much I can't stand Justin).And how does this affect the others?
you ask. Well, MeLinds no longer have to worry about messing up Justin's seating chart, or evidently flying Gus back alone for the wedding (was anyone else confused by that? That Gus was in the wedding, but MeLinds weren't going to be there?) due to their move to Canada.
Michael no longer has to wear his good suit twice in the same month. He is picked to speak on behalf of the evil straight acting gays, but instead chooses to speak out on differences. He acknowledges that in many ways they are the same, but it's their differences that make them so. Everyone applauds him and laughs at his terrible jokes and fumbles.
Ben (who is hott, and was hott in The Closer
which has the most wicked awesome cast ever, but is still a terrible show), king of the OTP's is very sad over the breakup of Britin, but mostly because it means more lip service time for Brikey. Get used to it Ben, learn to accept the string babe, you'll love it soon enough. What he does love is Hunter, and Hunter loves him and Mikey right back. In a scene that broke my heart, brought a tear to my eye, and made me smile for miles, MiBen welcome Hunter into their family as a permanent addition. Hunter Novotny-Bruckner decides to become a novelist and pens his first words of his memoir: "Today Ben and Michael wanted to adopt me." Words of art right there, don't worry kids, he'll get better.
Debbie and Carl are still together. Yeah, not much going on there.
Also not much going on with Prop14. We never know it's outcome, but it's not going to pass... or is it?
Finally, Ted and Emmett are supposed to be together, but like, they're not. You see, we find out what we knew along which is that Tad? Crazy psycho. He goes off on Ted when he sees him talking to Sexual Chocolate behind the bar, and then kiss Emmett. Tad tries to act like nothing happened and then when Ted refuses to play along, gets a little violent.
Emmett and Ted decide to go on the ski weekend (which, though it was for Ted's birthday, he evidently paid the deposit for) after all and as the sparks fly on Teddy's birthday cake, a wish is suddenly granted in the arrival of... wait for it... here it comes... here it is... BLAKE! Yeah, surprised the crap out of me too. Emmett meets some swim team guy from back home and we all end happily ever after.
Five years is a long time kids, but I like that this show went out with a little class, a little ass, and a little style.
See ya later!