Season 2 Episode 7


Aired Friday 9:30 PM Apr 13, 2001 on Channel 4

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  • Ended very safely and predictably.

    In some ways this episode both encapsulates something special and prevalent in our modern society, but in other ways, it was just another happy ending.

    The beginning half is all about the generation, or the type of people that Tim and Daisy represent. The 'misguided' mid to late 20 somethings who haven't settled down and are kind of like teens in a sense. There is no worry or desire to settle down, and yet, it is a lifestyle that receives very little respect. It's a lifestyle that, when faced with those who are hardworking and successful, results in pangs of guilt and perhaps envy. The opposite is represented by the young couple that comes to view the house. They are everything Tim and Daisy are not, and everything they don't want, yet Daisy is nevertheless envious, perhaps for the respect their chosen path receives more than what they have.

    The second half is all about trying to make things right with Marsha and dissuade her from selling the house, despite the fact that it has tripled in value and worth half a million pounds. In the background to this, Sophie receives an (unbelieveable) offer from Marvel and she must leave the following day. What exactly is her job that Marvel would fly her the next day all the way to Seattle and deal with the hastle of a work visa? Anyway, it just sets up further the alleviation of tensions since soon she will be out of the picture, paving the way for the happiest of endings.

    I am not a fan or 'the happy ending' in this way. I think it takes a lot of guts to write an ending that is not so perfect, however, in this case it works out quite well, especially with their inventive adaptation of Say Anything. The only worry is that they will bring back this series for more. I think it ended well enough and furthering the series has no meaning or value.