Chloe's fighting with Meredith over secrets and changes and ponders telling her mom she is Mai. Brian and Alek are mad/sad at Chloe for toying with them. Chloe helps Brian with his mom's murder mystery. There's some weird bad guys/corrupt cop thing where Chloe must give a statement that escalates most of the tension. Top Five Moments:
5. Cold Open Heartbreaker:
Chloe and Alek kissing. Cut to Brian, on the stairs of the porch watching. Brian devastated, Chloe runs after him claiming it meant nothing. He drives away, she turns to a hurt Alek. My sister and I (experts at predicting TV) should have expected it, but we didn't. In fact, we screamed at the TV; if we could, we would have ran after Brian and Alek (tag-team). I feel ashamed. But the triangle is progressing and next episode will be epic.
The bad guys and a bad cop break into the King house and chloroform the mom! Chloroform is making a comeback. Meredith and Chloe are trapped in the house; Alek comes and rescues them. (Wouldn't have been an awesome twist if it was Brian? Oh well.) Chloe swoons at Alek's heroism.
3. Product Placement:
Chloe, Chloe, Chloe. I loved you so much, and then you had to go all product placement on me. A Kia Soul? Talking about gas mileage, color, whatever. I'll blame ABC Family; but this stuff keeps my show on, so I'll just laugh it out.
2. Meredith vs. Chloe:
"When were you going to tell me your father's alive." Awkward. The mother-daughter relationship is finally tested this week. First it's some fake tension with drugs. Do you know your daughter Meredith? Then, Meredith found out about Chloe's interactions with her dad. There are a lot of problems with this storyline, but I like that these two finally fought.
1. Murder Mystery:
The pacing for this is too slow for my taste. And I also have some flaws in its execution. (Really Brian, you didn't think to Google the place?) But I like that a romantic lead for Chloe has a storyline of his own. Brian finds all of his mother's treasures (junk) and it's a clue.
Chloe's men battle for her affections! Brian punches Alek after he gets handsy with Chloe! I got all this stuff from the previews.
Emily E. Steck
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