Forever: Best Foot Forward
April 7, 2015 8:12 PM - Season 1, Episode 20 - Subscribe

A human foot in a blood-soaked ballet slipper is found in a bin at a theater; Abe asks Lucas for help finding Abigail.

*Flashback of the week - Paris 1929. Henry finds Hemingway annoying
*Jo realizes she has feelings for Henry
*Lucas gets Abe the information he needs to find out where Abigail disappeared to.
posted by oh yeah! (7 comments total)
Jo realizes she has feelings for Henry

Ugh. Predictable, stupid development.
posted by axiom at 9:04 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yeah I found most of this ep painfully predictable. The tortured addict artist trope annoyed me juxtaposed against the performer obsessed with fame trope. I mean mashing two stereotypes together does not make an original episode. If it wasn't for Lucas, I wouldn't have enjoyed it at all.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:41 PM on April 7, 2015

If they had to turn their partnership into a romance, I think I would have preferred it if Jo didn't fall for Henry until after she knew about his immortality, or if Henry had expressed feelings for her first. Seems like when she first started seeing Isaac he had a moment of jealousy, but he let go pretty quickly. I'd rather they just stayed friends though.

But I'm super-excited about the Abigail developments. I was thinking after the reveal that Abigail had disappeared without a trace that it was inevitable that her body would end up in Henry's morgue, but I wasn't sure if they'd play that card now or hold it back in hopes of being able to tease it out over future seasons.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:39 AM on April 8, 2015

I watched this totally at random (was waiting on my kid to finish something and turned on TV) and it was enjoyable. Right up until the Law & Order-type "the woman, who you thought was the victim, was the BAD GUY all along! Women, amirite?" ending. And she ended up being responsible for a suicide. So she could...have ballet immortality, kinda? What the what?

I really wish detective shows would stop doing that "plot twist", because it's a. predictable and b. reinforces the Women are Lying Bitches narrative in so much media.

(Hemingway had to have been annoying. I agree with that much.)
posted by emjaybee at 7:35 AM on April 8, 2015

I would reasonably assume that Jo finds out about Henry's immortality by the season finale.

Gack, that ballerina. Not a good actress anyway, but what a fucked-up plot.

Did kinda like the message-keeping statue and the reveal of who made it, though.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:25 AM on April 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

The crime plot was beyond ridiculous. What was their "plan" to have the cops find her alive? If Henry hadn't clued in on the statue while they interrogated the stalker/thug they wouldn't have.
posted by zinon at 1:38 PM on April 9, 2015

Maybe they had an anonymous 911 call planned that wound up being not needed?
posted by Karmakaze at 1:11 PM on April 20, 2015

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