This episode seemed like a "filler" episode to me. I am HOPING that it was setting up the story-line with Jackie and Claudia Joy.
The episode opened with the ladies and Roland having lunch over at Claudia Joy's, talking about how much they missed Pamela, and how BAD Roxy wanted to go to the Craig Morgan benefit concert. Claudia Joy and Denise had to tell her that it was only for the Senior Officers and their wives. Roxy retorted with "So now your telling me that once my husband has FINALLY made Officer, now he isn't OFFICER ENOUGH??"
(oh the joys of the Army. It's always about the next promotion or the next move.)
We saw that Charlie brought a misguided young teen in to talk to Roland, who then, the next day brought in a friend for counseling as well. This led Charlie to ask Roland to be the head of a teenager outreach program in the Youth Activities Outreach that she runs on base. Roland expressed some concern, and turned her down, but eventually said he would think about it.
Tension seemed to be brewing between Claudia Joy, Jackie, and Denise. Jackie appears to be trying to push Claudia Joy right on out of the FRG. In one scene, Jackie asks Claudia Joy for her help planning the seating arrangements for the benefit concert with Craig Morgan, but then has Denise help her before Claudia Joy can arrive, only to tell her that she and Denise have it taken care of.
In one of my favorite scenes from the episode and the most telling scene of Jackie's character, Denise asks if there is any way to make an exception for Roxy and Trevor to be invited to the benefit. Jackie answers her in an appropriate way at first, by saying that she can't show favoritism to friends, because it would reflect badly on her and General Clarke. However, she then goes on to say that it wouldn't be appropriate anyway because a 2LT and his wife would stick out like a sore thumb. LOL
(YOU KNOW that this 2LT's wife didn't like that comment. Jackie- I know for certain that I don't like you now!! hahaha)
Speaking of Roxy, Trevor came home to tell her that they were hosting a BBQ that weekend for his platoon. (Has this ever happened to any of y'all yet? I think my husband knows better than to spring a BBQ on me last minute! But, most wives would say if their husband looked like Trevor, they would do whatever he wanted. I happen to think my hubby is hotter than Trevor... but I would STILL be mad if he sprung a BBQ on me!!)
Another of my favorite scenes was when Roxy went to Denise for some advice on how to host the BBQ. Denise told her to buy and make triple what she thought she might need. Roxy then asked her, "Who pays for this?" To which Denise replied, "You do dear. Welcome to the Officer side."
AMEN. (and I will say no more.)
Somehow, Roxy pulled it together and got it done. She made the food, hosted the BBQ, and managed to food poison everyone in Trevor's platoon with her macaroni salad.
Also, Claudia Joy went with Michael to meet up with some old friends for dinner in Washington D.C.
Susan Lucci guest starred, (how appropriate right? need some wifey drama? Throw Susan Lucci up in there, she'll shake it up!)
Long story short, Susan Lucci told Claudia Joy some dirt on Jackie and General Clarke, and told Claudia Joy to get together a strategy.
The episode ended with the the benefit concert, and Claudia Joy standing by herself afterwards.
Honestly, I thought this episode was kind of boring. I liked the whole part about Roxy, because she's hilarious, and OF COURSE she would get everyone sick. But, I am hoping that this episode was just a set up for the next episode, where things are about to go down between Claudia Joy and Jackie. From the previews, it seems like Jackie might start up some rumors about Claudia Joy and Michael, which causes Claudia Joy to threaten her back with some "dirt"!
What did you all think of this episode?! Would you mess with Claudia Joy?