Army Wives

Season 4 Episode 13

Army Strong

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 18, 2010 on Lifetime
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Episode Summary

Denise and Frank finally decide to learn the sex of their baby. Joan has difficulty accepting the fact that she has a traumatic brain injury and is unable to deploy with her unit. Pamela considers the possibility of dating again.

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  • So-so episode, but a powerful closing sequence

    7.5
    The dramas of pre-deployment varied in their effectiveness. I found Denise and Frank's story rather touching, as the newly-sensitive Frank seems to be experiencing this pregnancy as a first-time father.



    On the other hand, I'm getting a little tired of episode and episode where we see Joan's emotional difficulty in accepting her traumatic brain injury, only to move toward acceptance by the end of the episode.



    Roxie's sudden eagerness to do whatever it took have a baby, while not totally out of character, seemed a gratuitous inclusion in the episode. I'm thinking that it might well be setting us up for another pregnancy for the character, however, given her comment about stomach problems.



    Best of all was the humorous story of Pamela's first "date" since the divorce. I love the interplay between her and her partner.



    But any flaws in the episode were largely redeemed by the powerful closing sequence, where we saw the soldiers emotionally goodbyes to their families and departure. Part of the power came from the fact that dialogue gave way to music, as Eric Whitacre's mesmerizing choral composition "Lux Aurumque" (not listed in the episode's credits, as far as I could see), provided the backdrop for the departure.moreless
  • Simply Heartbreaking........

    10
    In this episode of Army Wives, the following happens. As everyone gets ready to deploy, Claudia-Joy seems to be taking the news particularly bad and she even has nightmares about it. Denise and Frank decide to find out the sex of the baby, only Denise already knows and has known for over a month, they are having a baby girl. They decide to name her Molly. As the day of deployment arrives, everyone is very upset as they see their loved ones leave, possibly for a year, knowing that some will not be coming back home. The most heartbreaking scene is that of a little girl holding onto a flag and her father, crying. As the episode ends, we see the soldiers on the plane thinking about their loved ones, and we end with Claudia-Joy falling into bed crying, as we see the airplanes disappear into the clouds.moreless
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Denise Sherwood

Terry Serpico

Terry Serpico

Frank Sherwood

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton

Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Pfc Trevor LeBlanc

Brigid Brannagh

Brigid Brannagh

Pamela Moran

Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

Michael Holden

Marc Damon Johnson

Marc Damon Johnson

Col. Ian Maris

Guest Star

Joe Urla

Joe Urla

Dr. Ted Raymond

Guest Star

Lee Tergesen

Lee Tergesen

Officer Boone

Recurring Role

Phillip DeVona

Phillip DeVona

Staff Sergeant Larson

Recurring Role

John White Jr.

John White Jr.

Finn

Recurring Role

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