Life Unexpected: The ending surprised us!
Well what do you know -- Life Unexpected handed us a truly unexpected ending to the season. The show had been building up to a big Baze/Cate love match, and yeah, we were sort of yawning as we anticipated the Graduate-like scene where Baze interrupted Cate and Ryan's wedding, and Cate ran off with him. So when the moment came, and it wasn't what we expected...well, bravo, show.
Other things we loved:
The adoption: It was a long time coming, and we;re thrilled that Lux finally has the parents she's so desperately wanted. Yay!
Everything Ryan (almost): My god, after Ryan was so open and understanding and sweet with Lux, we would have rioted if Cate had run off with Baze. We adored him taking the time to reassure her, to let her know that he understood how she felt about getting her family back together, and that he'd postpone the wedding if she wasn't ready for this to happen. Ryan - we heart you.
There's more -- read on after the jump!
Drunk mommy: Cate's mom is a hoot! Look,we'd hate to have grown up with her, but boy, it's fun to watch her be thoroughly inappropriate with all and sundry.
Cate's realization: We loved Cate's voiceover during the wedding ceremony, about how growing up and being an adult and making a life is "a choice you make every day about who you want to be and who you want to be it with." We hope this means she's less likely to blame her emotional problems on others. Of course she's damaged, and she was screwed over by her dad and by having a kid in high school. But while that can't help be effect her, what she does about it is her choice.
What we're torn on
The world's chattiest adoption judge: It must be nice to have a courtroom that lets you expound at great length on the joys of adoption and dreams come true and yadda yadda yadda. It was a touching moment, but it seemed to go on for a looooooooong time.
Baze's indecision: Oh, Baze. We love you, we really do. But if you're so easily swayed by anyone who crosses your path -- Lux, Math, your dad -- then no, you're not right for Cate, or anyone else. We know you're heartbroken, but we promise, this is for the best.
Daddy issues: Baze's dad kind of suck, right/ We have no problem acknowledging that. However, Baze is now a grown man, so the temper tantrum where he blamed all of his problems on not having his daddy's love made us roll our eyes a bit. He's not wrong, but ... well, see above re: Cate's realization. Now it's Baze's turn to get that through his head.
Ryan's parents: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ryan's dad: This wedding is not about you. Suck it up and shut up and sit where you're told. And Ryan's mom? You can pretty much shove your "and in Cate, he has found... someone" right where the sun don't shine.
Contract issues: Remember how we said that we loved everything Ryan -- almost? Well, here's the Almost. Ryan seriously put his foot in it when he refused to sign the contract because marriage is hard and who knows what could happen. We don't have Cate's insecurities, and we bristled at that, too.
So what's your take on the season finale? Did the right man win Cate's hand? What would you want to see next season? Talk about it in the comments!