Blossom

Season 5 Episode 17

The Date

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Feb 27, 1995 on NBC
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Blossom is excited to go on a date with a popular football star at school, but the evening takes an ugly turn when she tries fending off his sexual advances.

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  • There be Thorns

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    I'll admit this episode isn't the easiest to watch. This is one of those rare episodes where things stop being funny and be downright serious. This episode just went to show how truely human Blossom is, it was also one that sort of hit close to home since Mayim was actually assulted one time.



    What's interesting is in it's suttle senseablity which make it all the more unsettling and real. James Marsden (X-Men Trilogy, Enchanted) does a good job at portraying a bad guy you just plain hate because people like that do exist which makes it a bit scary. At first when you meet him he seems like just another ordinary boring good guy, it isn't until a lot latter on the date we see this character's dark nature creep up. I'll admit I felt rather unsettled and sick seeing it. Just seeing the motions Blossom was going though on the aftermath were realistic, it made me wonder if these were the exact things Mayim felt. That really made me feel a heavy sense of pathos for her character, when she was taking to her dad and then broke down and cried I wanted to hug her.



    Down to the final confrontation at school, when we saw him trying to proclaim his innosence to her but Blossom isn't buying it, nor am I. I love some of the things she says and that wasn't Blossom talking but Mayim herself. Then of course he says something to her that just made my guts boil, at that moment I just wanted to kick him, what he said justified why I hate bad guys like him. And of course Blossom does the right thing at the end by going to the police, I loved that it just goes to Blossom/Mayim will not bend.moreless

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    • Joe: (when the doorbell rings) I think that's the doorbell.
      Nick: And who said athletes were dull-witted?
      Joe: I don't know. Who?
      Nick: I wasn't looking for an answer, Joe. It was a rhetorical question.
      Joey: See, now, I don't understand. Dad asks me a question, I answer it, and then he tells me not to. I mean, no wonder I'm always so confused!
      Carol: Don't blame yourself.
      Joe: I'm not. I'm blaming Dad.

    • Joe: So, what have you guys got planned for this evening?
      Carol: Much Ado About Nothing.
      Joe: Well, then, let's plan something!
      Nick: Joe, it's a British movie.
      Joe: Oh no, a foreign film? Man, I hate reading those subtitles!
      Nick: Joe, there aren't any subtitles.
      Nick: Then how am I gonna understand it, Dad?
      Six: Joe, it's in English.
      Kennedy: Joe, it's Shakespeare!
      Joe: Can I ask you guys one more question, because there's something that's really starting to bother me.
      Nick: What is it, Joe?
      Joe: Why is everybody calling me Joe?
      Nick: I believe it's your name, Joe.
      Joe: Yes, I know. You guys are treating me like I'm stupid or something, and you know what? Just this morning, I was looking at myself in the mirror, and I said to myself, "You are not stupid, Joe."

    • Six: Having a little snack, Joe?
      Joe: All right. Do you want me to answer it, or is it one of those rhetorical questions?
      Six: I want you to answer it.
      Joe: Oh. (smiles and keeps eating)

    • Carol: Forraging?
      Joey: No, no, no. I'm just looking for something to eat.

    • Josh: What about Saturday night?
      Blossom: You're serious about this?
      Josh: I'm serious about this.
      Blossom: Not that I'm trying to talk you out of anything, but why me? I mean, you could have practically any girl in school, and if what it says on the bathroom wall is true, you already have.

    • Josh: Did you tell anyone about this?
      Blossom: I told my dad.
      Josh: You're kidding!
      Blossom: He wants to report you.
      Josh: No. No, he can't! Look, please Blossom, it was an accident, okay? I just got a little out of control. Can't we just forget about this and be friends? And you know, in a way, you can't blame me. I mean, you're very attractive, and--
      Blossom: Don't insult my intelligence.
      Josh: I was just saying--
      Blossom: I know what you're saying! You're saying that it's my fault because you can't control yourself! You know, if you can't control yourself, then it's your fault. I think you need some serious help.
      Josh: I do, huh?
      Blossom: Yes, you do.
      Josh: Well, let me give you a little advice, okay? If I were you, I'd just forget about this whole thing, because if I were you, I don't think I'd want the whole school walking around, talking about what you did and didn't do in the car with me. There are plenty of girls out there who would love to exchange places with you. And I'll tell you another thing. I've got plenty of buddies who would be glad to say that you're always coming onto them. It'll be your word against ours, and I don't think you need a reputation like that following you around. Do you? (long pause, Blossom starts to walk away) Hey, where are you going?
      Blossom: To the police.

    • Carol: Do you know anything about her date?
      Nick: No. Just what Blossom's told me.
      Carol: Which was?
      Nick: Absolutely nothing.
      Kennedy: He transferred to school a year ago. He's a straight-A student, he's a graduating senior, and he's planning to go to Barkley.
      Nick: Berkley.
      Kennedy: Thank you. He plays piano, and he's a dream come true.
      Carol: How do you know all this?
      Kennedy: Girl talk.
      Nick: Girl talk?
      Kennedy: Yes. She was talking to a girl on the phone, and I was listening!

    • Nick: Six, Blossom's going out on a date tonight.
      Six: Oh, I know. That's why I'm here.
      Nick: It's always such a challenge talking with you.
      Six: Well, thank you.
      Blossom: (from upstairs) I'll be down in a minute!
      Six: Okay! (to Nick) My mom's away for the weekend. Blossom said I could sleep here. Besides, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be here when she gets home, so she can fill me in on all the lurid, face-sucking details.
      Nick: Six, might I remind you that's my daughter you're talking about?
      Six: And my best friend!

    • Nick: Hey, how about when we're finished cleaning up here, I go rent us a tape?
      Kennedy: Fantastic! How about Much Ado About Nothing?
      Nick: Tell the truth. Are you really a child or just an extremely short adult?

    • Blossom: I lied to you about how I got hurt. I didn't slip on anything. Josh hit me.
      Nick: He what?
      Blossom: We went to this really isolated place, and we parked, and we were making out, and when he wanted to do more and I didn't, he got really angry, and he hit me.
      Nick: (long pause) I'm going to kill him!

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