Family Guy

Season 10 Episode 3

Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 30, 2011 on FOX

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    I've had a theory about this show for a little while now, and this episode helped prove it: this show, despite the gags-a-minute episodes, is deep down, a dark show. For instance, this episode was about Brenda, Quagmire's sister, and her boyfriend Jeff, who abuses her like there's no tomorrow. That right there is pretty dark. Then, you got jokes; after everyone finds out Brenda is pregnant, Peter suggests names for the baby that have to do with Brenda being abused. There was his "This is the perfect time to tell a joke" line. The line about wanting to kill someone at the end, and then says "Mort!" They're trying to cover up the fact that this episode, and the show as a whole, is pretty dark under the surface. That said, this episode was really good. I was honestly surprised when Jeff had a gun in the woods, andplanned on killing quagmire. The whole sequence of them fighting in the woods was really good. And then, not only the fact that Brenda kept getting beat up by Jeff, you have the opening, in which everyone thinks Quagmire could be dying. Pretty great episode, i thought. Definitely giving this an A+. Dark Family Guy is pretty good.