The Being Erica BS Detector: Season 3, Episode 8
This week, the student became the teacher, or rather, the teacher became the student, as BE dug deep into Dr. Tom’s totally depressing past. Let’s be clear here: we like our Erica epies fun and frothy. Need we point out the obvious? An almost entirely Julianne-free hour is like a prom without spiked punch. Last week’s Jenny drama was so promising, and now here we are again, back at suicide central. And back to having way too many storylines, though we must admit that perfect Judith’s marital distress has piqued our interest. More on that, please.
Anyway, rather than try to dissect the entire Dr.-Tom-died-but-didn’t-die conundrum or weigh in on whether his heroin-addicted daughter (who looks a lot like Jo from The Facts of Life) should be eligible for time travel therapy, we thought we’d focus on one plot line in particular: Sam and Lenin.
So Erica’s little sis Sam is a surgeon, and her current love interest, Lenin, is a janitor at the hospital, albeit a groovy rock-climbing janitor with a Lisa Bonet-esque hairdo. The would-be couple has already encountered the whole “a bird may love a fish, but where would they live?” dilemma. (Answer: the supply closet, apparently.) But the real question is, is this a realistic storyline? Can broom and stethoscope become one?