Kelly falls for Brenda's paraplegic cousin.
This is a good episode, but there’s not a lot to say. The twins’ cousin Bobby, who is paraplegic, visits Beverly Hills. He and Kelly hit it off, but when she takes him to a party he gets uncomfortable. He has to be carried up the stairs, he can’t dance with Kelly, and some girl trips over him and spills her drink on his shirt. Kelly dances with the party host, and Bobby gets upset and leaves. Kelly is confused, and of course her judgmental friends are all, “Way to go Kel,” and “You must have done something to upset him!”
When Kelly goes to talk to Bobby, he says the girls he meets never stick around. Kelly’s like “Stop freaking out, we went on one date, why are you putting all these expectations on me, I’ve only known you for two days.” Finally, someone speaks up about the ridiculous expectations on this show!
In other news, this ep also includes a totally unnecessary scene in which Brandon cries and says it’s his fault that Bobby is in a wheelchair because he dared him to do a ski jump. It’s awkward.
This post may make some of you think I am insane, but in reality I just have a fantastic memory when it comes to certain things.
Recently I started watching the (supposedly) acclaimed Showtime series Californication. I am not a fan. But that's not the point.
The point is, as I was watching it I heard David Duchovny utter the line, "It was the best of times. Mistakes were made, hearts were broken, and harsh lessons learned." And my brain did this weird little skip, because I KNEW I had heard it before. I thought about it a little, and finally decided figured out that it was on Dawson's Creek, near the end of the show. So I bust out my trusty DC DVDs, and sure enough: Katie Holmes says the exact same line in "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road," the second-to-last episode of the hit teen show.
Then I realize something else is familiar. Tom Kapinos, the creator of Californication, was an executive producer for Dawson's Creek. Something about this just doesn't sit right with me. Thoughts?