Claudia Joy and Emmalin check out a college that Emmalin is considering. I was glad the story didn’t focus completely on Emmalin, cause it may have wound up being as boring as Julie Taylor’s college visit on Friday Night Lights. Instead, the Army Wives writers chose to make the visit more about CJ. Way to go, writers! Claudia Joy finally has a story not involving the general.
CJ runs into an old friend from law school. Her friend teaches a college law course and has made a life for herself in law. CJ wonders what might have been, and rightfully so. Turns out she was a brilliant law student, the top student to beat at Harvard Law. CJ left school after she met Michael and married him (which we already knew about from a previous episode in a prior season). And now she’s a perfect army wife to a general. Does anyone else hate CJ for being so…perfect? She reminds me of Tami Taylor and Elizabeth Wakefield.
CJ tells Michael she wants to finish her law degree. Way to go, Claudia Joy! I’m all for it. Michael is totally supportive of her. He also tries to make a joke. Right before they get it on in the bedroom, Michael says, “Is it ethical for a man to sleep with his attorney?”
Oh, Michael, that was one of the lamest jokes I’ve ever heard.
Pamela goes to meet with someone concerning a divorce. She’s surprised to find out she and her kids would have to move off post if she and Chase split. Pamela would stand to lose her housing, army benefits, and insurance. She’d also have to take her kids out of the post school. I actually couldn’t believe Pam was so shocked to discover this. I mean, even I knew the army wouldn’t allow her those privileges after a divorce. Duh, Pam. Anyway, I hope she doesn’t stay with him just to keep her house and benefits. She’s a strong woman, and she can get a job and provide for the kids if she has to.
There was also a story about a recruit that Trevor trained and signed up. His name is Ricardo Martinez, and he’s super excited to be deploying to Afghanistan soon. However, just before his deployment, Rickie goes missing.
He turns up at the Leblanc’s house. He’s scared and worried that he’ll die if he goes on deployment. I don’t blame him. I’d be scared, too. Trevor gives him a get-out-there-and-get-’em speech. In the end, Martinez does report for deployment.
Roland gives Sara Elizabeth a party for her first birthday. He’s über excited about Joan attending the party via video chat, and then he drops the cake on the floor. Roxy and Denise go to the store to get another cake, which results in an unnecessary scene where they all but beg for a custom cake to be completed in thirty minutes.
Meanwhile, Joan has an emergency and cannot get online to attend the party.
I miss Denise. I’ve heard the actress is pregnant, so maybe they’ve got her on light duty or something.
Next week’s episode doesn’t look too promising by the look of the preview. It’ll be a Mother’s Day episode. Joan will return home. Claudia Joy will have a visit from someone I didn’t recognize. I hope they don’t make it too mushy-gushy.
Lifetime. Army Wives.”Be All You Can Be (May 2, 2010).