Thanks to Peter’s zen master teachings, Mindy goes home with Lee, who seems like a prize, being a first grade teacher and Max Greenfield and all. But he sneaks out before she wakes up – in some really cute bedding, I might add – and misses out on Morgan’s freshly grilled bacon. So…his loss. Mindy demands a reason for everything, so she latches on to the man-scarf he left behind as a “Cinderella move.” Because if he doesn’t want to see her again, then it’s because something’s wrong with her. Probably the greatest truth that Peter can ever make her understand is that sketchiness is usually sketchiness for its own sake. Why did Lee sleep with her and walk away? Because he can. He would have done the same thing to the skinny girl Mindy boxed out at the bar. It’s not cynicism to accept that people treat each other this way. It’s self-preservation. All the more reason to hold on to the good ones.
(via "Every part of it was an accident." - The Mindy Project Recap)
I’m not on Danny’s side, per se. I don’t think we’re meant to be picking sides. But he’s so real to me and this decision so true to everything we know about him and, as misguided as it is, it rings of his respect for Mindy, his best and only friend. Maybe it’s his Catholic guilt rearing its ugly head, but Danny doesn’t think he deserves things. Mindy, god bless her, knows that she does. And she’s never apologized for her expectations. Danny “didn’t ask” to be her friend, but made it happen anyway. She took down his walls with a sledgehammer and then waltzed through the rubble with a friendship cake in hand, not one hair out of place. So what makes him think he knows better now?
(via "You’re bad at this." - The Mindy Project Recap)
“Making a blueprint for the future,” Ron tells her, “is a fool’s errand.” (I have a head canon that Ron becomes a Robert Frostian poet in his retirement.) And whatever plans she’s still cooking up despite Ron’s advice surely didn’t include finding out she was pregnant in Chipp McCapp’s recording studio. Is that it for the Chicago gig? Leslie and Ben will certainly want to raise their children in Pawnee, at least for now. It’ll be a tricky transition for the show to get just right, insofar as what it means for Leslie to choose – in this case – family over career. She’s a feminist hero, yes. But she’s a feminist hero because she’s a fully-developed person with rock-solid motivations and desires. It doesn’t do us any good for Leslie to do ~what’s right for womankind~. It does us good for Leslie to do what she wants to do. And baby or no baby, we’ll always have her standing between our children and our society’s oppressive gender roles. No pink on girls’ soccer uniforms as long as Leslie Knope draws breath.
(via "You’re old as shit." - Parks and Recreation Recap)
This week on I Still Know What You Did Last Scandal, the dissolution of B6-13 brings lots of people who want each other dead together under one roof. It’s six days until the election. Six days until Mellie has her “face pressed up against the glass of history.” (Calm down with those metaphors, Shondita.) Six days until Fitz gets his second term or Sally turns the country into the 4-year Director’s Cut of Jesus Camp. Mama Pope’s got a bomb, Papa Pope’s got a vendetta, and Quinn has her thigh-high stockings on, just in case. We’re as ready for this as we’ll ever be, so let’s get this party started.
(via This Place About To Blow-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh - Scandal Gif-Cap)