Review: 8.08 – Mouthful of Diamonds

Posted by: Julie on November 21st, 2010

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This episode’s theme song was covered by Grace Potter. It sounds like a lovely cover but I’m really not a fan of the slower versions shown over the credits. It just doesn’t feel right!

I liked the episode, but it was kind of weird. Jamie has braces? Nathan replaces a basketball with a football? NO HATHAN SCENES?!

First off, why does Jamie have braces? He’s so young. I’m assuming Jackson needed them so they wrote it in, but I honestly don’t know. I’m just going to think that so it seems less weird. The braces are cute, though. Haley was great with the eyepatch, gag teeth, and glasses. She is a good mom. Jamie’s “dammit!” was funny.

So much football on One Tree Hill seems out of place! I like the idea of Nathan becoming an agent, but I’m honestly not sure if he has the personality for it. I can’t see him wheeling and dealing. He does seem good at talking to athletes and his experience as a player would be beneficial. Still, I found myself kind of bored with the scenes of Nathan and the potential football player. It was all a little too ideal. His switch from player to agent has happened so fast.

Likewise, I find myself a bit bored with Haley, Mia, and Erin. I’m glad Haley has moved past her depression and can use her experience to help Erin, but beyond that, this story so far is a Mia rehash. I don’t care for Mia so I’m definitely not interested in seeing Mia mentor Erin. Yeesh.

The Brooke scenes, however, did not disappoint. I’ve been waiting for her to lash out at Sylvia and boy am I glad she got her feelings out. I couldn’t stand to see her grin and bear it for much longer! Of course Brooke Davis must plan her own wedding! And choose her own hand towels! And I’m glad they made up. I loved Brooke’s reaction when Sylvia mentioned the water balloon. “What is wrong with people?”

I loved the Brooke and Julian scenes too. This is really their season, isn’t it? I’m enjoying their relationship so much lately. He’s always ready to cheer her up. The end scene was so sweet when he put the camera down to sit next to her. I’m really ready for Brooke to feel happy and confident again.

“Suck it, soup!” That was funny. But how can Clay drive if he has that much trouble opening a can of soup? It’s a nice sentiment for him to visit Will’s grave, but it also reminds me that they met in some sort of dream world and I’d rather forget that. I’ve also totally forgotten about Quinn in her absence.

In conclusion, not one of my favorite episodes this season, but still entertaining. I’m looking forward to where all of these plots are going, especially the Brulian wedding.

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