The more I watch this show, the more I wonder whether or not Nate and Brenda are meant to be together. Sometimes, when a couple is together for awhile on a television show, it becomes easy to root for them, to hope that they'll stay together in the end, and even if they don't, we can pretend that they'll get together after the show has ended. However, it's clear that Nate and Brenda's connection is gone and all that's holding them together is their baby.
This was another episode where the Nate and Brenda stuff was working perfectly, half of the other plots worked pretty good and a couple sort of fell flat. Once again, the back and forth between Nate and Vanessa just feels so separated from everything else. I feel like a broken record in these reviews but I guess that's what these are for.
One of the more interesting developments this season has been the connection between Maggie Sibley and Nate. From the second they started interacting with each other, it was clear that there was some sort of connection and that it would be a matter of time before they got closer. They haven't hooked up yet but Nate's interest in the Quaker prayer group is sort of a hint. The scene at the end where he soaks in the silence is very telling.
At first, I wasn't sure how much I'd like the plot surrounding David and Keith's adopted children but so far, the writers are doing a pretty good job of not going over the top. It was awesome to see David and Keith go and see the kids' play and was a touching moment.
We're past the halfway point and I'm really not sure what direction we could go in.