Leading up to her momentous confrontation with Gordon Dean, Rachel Nichols delivered her line -- "Stop" -- with as much conviction as MC Hammer's call to attention that preceded his announcement that it was presently "Hammer time."
Maybe that moment was "camp," but I enjoyed the rest of the episode anyway. Marshall's funniest scene in 4 years -- the LSD interrogation methods and Jack's, "You've done this before, haven't you?" -- particularly made this episode entertaining. Similarly, the show is growing ever more conscious about its shortcomings -- e.g. Marshall's observation that Sloane keeps flipping back and forth from good to bad -- and although I initially thought that such an acknowledgement of the show's formula was a sign that the writers had run out of ideas (and probably it is), they pulled it off with enough cheek and verve to turn it into self-mockery rather than self-parody. Hopefully, sooner rather than later, Syd will forget all about him-who-is-banished and get all trashy again.
And I've got a few ideas about how to make it trashy again.
Indie rating: Garbage - "Queer"