Following the flashy pilot, “We’ll Always Have Paris” comes off a little flat. There is not the bubbly attitude that drove the first half of the pilot nor the novelty of a new show. The episode revisits two things hanging from the pilot and wraps them up pretty succinctly. Kate and Laura come to terms with their mother–with some on the nose dialogue about them needing each other–and we learn that Bridgette was made during an assignment and is being sent to Kansas City.
I was somewhat confused by Christina Ricci not being the most prominent in the pilot, but she got a big chunk in this episode so it seems ABC did not just use her for the name. The problem is, her plot isn’t that good. Basically , Maggie makes it known to Ted that stewardesses shouldn’t be touched like she was, and the indignant, over the top tone of the dialogue was a little unsettling,
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