Is Pan Am cancelled? Colette says yes. ABC says no, however it has not been picked up beyond the original 13 episode order. With terrible shows already getting full season orders and ratings in a tailspin I would say the outlook isn’t good, but for now we’ll pretend that Pan Am is leaving everyone in its dust and Keeping Up With The Kardashians is being cancelled instead.
So what happened this week? Colette (Karine Vanasse) and Dean’s (Mike Vogel) romance took a giant leap forward when convinced her to call in sick so he could take her to his parent’s farm and teach her to fly. The baguette hits the fan when his dad wants to know where Bridgette is and Colette realizes that she has been used. But not really used, only sort of used in that nice dopey “don’t know no better” guy sort of way. I’m guessing she forgave him considering they had sex in the hay loft. Rawr. Dean did look good in his jeans so who can blame her for wanting a nice romp?
The rest of the crew head off for London where Laura (Margot Robbie) has a run in with an asshole pilot who goes all Herman Cain on her in the cockpit. Ted (Michael Mosley) comes to her rescue and asks for a favor in return. Turns out he needs help with a lady problem and Laura reluctantly agrees. She winds up creating a new problem when she realizes she kind of sort of likes Ted now that he’s found a girlfriend. I don’t care how nice and funny this old friend he hooked up with is no one was hotter than Laura in that black dress. FIERCE.
Keeping with the “kiss kiss” portion of this episode Maggie (Christina Ricci) made boom boom with a congressman that stands for everything she hates. He was cute though and it helped prove to that boy she lives with that she does use her position to her advantage from time to time, even if it does result in an ill-timed fire emergency and a shoot out.
Now for the bang bang, and I’m not just talking about Colette and Dean’s hayloft romp! After the debacle with her Eastern European loverboy Nico left a very bad taste in her mouth Kate (Kelli Garner) has decided she is done with the glamorous life of a spy. Mr. Anderson has one last job for her though, and its one that could save not only Nico but also Bridgette’s life so she can come back and ruin Colette’s new found love. The mission goes well until the aforementioned fire emergency which sends her target home early and walking right into a fight with her London contact. When things get real Kate grabs a gun and fires! Bang Bang! So did she kill the guy? We’ll have to wait until January to find out.
I have to say as much as I have enjoyed Kate’s mission of the week I am anxious for her role to evolve and after her adventure in London I think it just might. The circumstances that kept her from walking away from this mission were pretty predictable but it opens the door for a lot of drama down the line. There is a lot of room to expand the world of this show and I sincerely hope that Pan Am gets a chance to grow after the winter hiatus.
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