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Old 04-14-2019, 01:47 AM   #28
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Hmm. How the Tess Was Won. What can I say about this one? Well, it wasn't all bad. Haha. Honestly, that's the best I can say. For the most part, this episode just stands out to me for all the wrong reasons. First of all, again Al plays a very small role here. In season 1 as a whole this often tended to happen, but this one stands out along with the previous episode for failing to make the most of Al.

The most major problem with the episode I have, though, is Tess herself. She is just plain annoying. In fact, almost every character comes across this way (except maybe Chance). I'm also irked that the entire reason for the leap was helping Buddy Holly write the lyrics to Peggy Sue. While amusing, it does seem to downplay the serious job of being a leaper. Jokey reasons for leaps happened quite a few times in the first season. Double Identity and Play It Again, Seymour are the other two occasions.

My rating. Fair. A largely annoying episode all around.
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