Kind. Rewind: Last time we found out more about
Spy Sis’s past and that Vaughn’s dad might have
been a backstabbing liar…but, who isn’t to some
extent on this show?
original air-date: 03-30-05
Apparently, Tuesday wasn’t the best
of days for the folks at APO and especially not for Marshall.
I mean not only is his darling little boy sick, but his
office gets infected with a toxin leaving him the only member
of the team capable of rushing to Havana to dig up Sydney
from a grave and cut out some dude’s eyeball so he
can prevent a larger chemical bomb from infecting an entire
Not so great for him, but pretty good for
us viewers. Kevin Weisman, when used in the right manner,
can be a joy to watch. Sometimes Marshall’s self-conscious
ramblings are misplaced and rather annoying, but in episodes
like “Tuesday” where we get to see him out of
his element and experiencing new things usually work well.
The reason for this seems to be that Marshall
is representative of us viewers. He’s not a super-spy
like Syd or an experienced, often cold-hearted business
man like Jack or Sloane, he’s just a normal guy who’s
wife is mad at him and has too many things to do and not
enough time to do it in. When Marshall gets to go out into
the field and play the hero, it’s like the viewer
gets to go along with him. And, like most of us probably
would, he fumbles, he punctures the eye rendering it useless,
and it’s funny to watch because unless you have been
secretly training on cadavers or something, most of us would
probably act in exactly the same manner.
of course, is not the only one that’s having a bad
day. Spy Girl gets buried alive next to some dead guy and
her only link to the outside world is her rapidly dying
cell phone, which somehow still gets service six feet under.
I was totally expecting the Verizon guy to be lying next
to her at some point, saying “Can you hear me now?”
whole buried alive thing is a pretty scary idea, one that
certainly gives us claustrophobics the wiggins, but, as
usual, the promo made that seem like the main focus of the
episode, when it wasn’t, and made it seem a lot scarier
than it turned out to be. If they had left Syd buried until
the very end of the episode, with only seconds remaining,
then the creep factor might have been upped slightly.
really creepy was the awful get-up that they put Ms. Garner
in at the beginning of the episode. A canary yellow salsa
dancing dress topped off with a stringy jet-black wig reminiscent
of Angelina Jolie’s vampire phase? Why?
we have to make the outfits all crazy, so we can keep the
“she can be anyone” slogan and have another
frame to put in the beginning credits next season, but did
anyone honestly think that that was sexy or even remotely
good looking? On second thought, don’t answer that
question. I think I’d rather not know.
the awful apparel and the gag-me-with-whatever-object-is-handy
scene featuring Sydney and Vaughn dancing at, of all places,
a train station, “Tuesday” was a solid installment,
one that I wouldn’t mind re-watching some Wednesday
evening…get it? Wednesday? Tuesday? Ok, I’ll
let it go.