Extraordinary Machine (Part One and Two)- Recap & Review

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Now that is more like it!  After this week’s first two episodes failed to truly engage, we return to stronger form tonight with more drama, more meltdowns, and more … well… drugs.

So were you on board for this two-parter?  I have a feeling by the end of this recap/review, there may be some unhappy couple ‘shippers. So once you’ve seen what I had to say, head to the comments section and share your TwoCents with me!

Story#1: Eli’s parents may be in the dark about him skipping his medication, but Imogen and Clare are on to him and calling him out on it.  In his manic state, Eli changes the play again.  The “Fritz” villain is now “Jack”, and when Jake balks at the changes, Eli fires him from the play and recruits Riley on the spot.  Fiona is understandably nervous over the changes and tries to get the faculty advisor on board, but has no success.  More determined than ever to win over Clare, he meets with her at The Dot, but is unnerved when Jake is there as well.  Pretending she’s “Clara”, he even has a steamy make-out session with Imogen, but disses her the next day as he focuses on Clare.  Imogen pleads with him to go back on his meds.

However, seeing Jake as the obstacle, Eli plans to plant his meds in Jake’s backpack and have him busted for selling prescription meds. Imogen, seeing Clare as her obstacle to Eli, intervenes and plants the meds on Clare instead.  Eli saves Clare from getting in trouble, but Clare has had enough and lashes out at him, declaring that they will never get back together.  The night of the play, Imogen is a no-show, Eli is unraveling, but not wanting to detract from her directorial debut, Fiona offers to play Clara and pushes Eli to get ready to go on.  During the final act of the play, Eli loses his grip and begins an off-script rant about how there are no happy endings.  He lights the script on fire and sinks to his knees, but the audience applauds not knowing it’s not part of the play.  His father sees the difference and knows he’s off his meds.  He pulls Eli from school to get some evaluation and medication adjustments, vowing to be less of a friend and more of a parent.

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by Karen Belgrad – Senior Editor, TheTwoCents.com

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About Karen Belgrad

Number cruncher by day, Karen spends way too many hours watching television and reading/writing about what she just watched. When not glued to the television, Karen sings karaoke, checks out live music, and roots for the Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs. Pop culture trivia and the Kevin Bacon game are her useless special talents. Managing Editor for TwoCentsTV.com [twitter:karenb0716]

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