Quick Take: Pan Am, "One Coin in a Fountain"
Ted's in the friend zone.
Review: Pan Am, "One Coin in a Fountain"
(S0105) This week on Pan Am, everybody gets laid, and by “everybody,” I mean Dean and Kate. Still, it seems like a lot of sex, considering that so far there really hasn’t been any blatantly obvious sex on Pan Am. At least not twice (maybe thrice) in the same episode.
Dean gets frisky with an airline executive’s wife while Kate gets more than a little cozy with Nico, her latest spy mission. Clearly, both of these relationships are destined to end well. How could they possibly end poorly?
While Kate’s spy adventures continue to make me yawn week after week, and Dean’s star-crossed affair just makes me hold my head in my hands and call him a moron, the evolving storyline between Laura and Ted has, after dancing around the issue for the past three episodes, finally drawn me in.
Mostly because I really like Ted. It might just be residual affection for Michael Mosley’s stint on the 9th season of Scrubs (you know, the one we like to pretend never happened) but Ted is very quickly becoming my favorite crew member on the Majestic. And here I would have bet actual cash on it being Maggie at the beginning of this adventure. Ted reminds me a lot of those guys back in undergrad who clearly wanted to cash in on my status as single, female, and obsessed with Batman and had absolutely no chance whatsoever, but were just so sweet and well-meaning and fun to be around that I loved them to death…even when they were mildly creepy.
Take it from an expert, Ted, you’re pretty much in the friend zone and I don’t see you moving out of it unless you cash in on that whole “I-pawned-my-Rolex-to-pay-for-your-previously-pawned-engagement-ring” thing, thus making Laura feel beholden to you so that she could bow out of her relationship with Boring Greg gracefully, but that would be a total dick move. Don’t be that guy, Ted. Even the occupants of the friend zone get their time if they’re patient.
You know, if the girl of your dreams hits the whipped cream vodka a little too hard after that really angry (but sensitive!) guy she met in the Art of the Novel rejected her pumpkin cookies (laboriously slaved over in the communal kitchen while the stoners burned the popcorn AGAIN) resulting in an unfortunate encounter between her barf and her roommate’s new jacket…then you might get to be the white knight, Ted, but I can’t promise anything.
Still, it’s an interesting dynamic between the golden girl of the stewardesses and the village idiot of the cockpit. I for one, can’t wait to see where it goes.