MELISSA & JOEY “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” and “The Settlement” Review

MELISSA & JOEY "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" and "The Settlement" Season 1 Episodes 29 & 30– The first season of MELISSA & JOEY wraps up with a two part finale that really just felt like two separate episodes. The first epsiode, "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" centered around Lennox going to homecoming with the very responsible Brendan who felt the need to stock up on condoms before the dance. The second episode, "The Settlement" broached the topic of what would happen if Joe recovered and was able to live on his own. Would he abandon the Burke/Scanlon family? Would it change the dynamic between Mel and Joe thereby allowing them to pursue a romantic relationship?

My favorite Joe moments, aside from the banter with he and Mel, are when Joe is being the overprotective father like in the homecoming episode. Even if Mel thinks "You bore, you bully, you blah", Joe is consistent in his parenting/nanny role. It is curious that Mel thought Lennox would act differently than she did at her all night homecoming party, especially because she also lied to her parents all the time. Luckily, Lennox has a good head on her shoulders and is taking control of the situation. I loved how Mel just popped up from the hiding in the back of the car. Also, Ryder finallystands up to Holly and actually plays Holly off of study buddy Charlotte and it seems to be working. Who knew English literature could have such an effect? Read More...


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