Monday, December 6, 2021

The Big Leap - Swan Song

The penultimate episode of The Big Leaps gives us the final two days leading up to the live performance of Swan Lake. For Mike (Jon Rudnitsky) that means struggling on after the death of Paula (Piper Perabo), for Nick (Scott Foley) that means standing up to his boss' crazy last idea, and for Gabby (Simone Recasner) that means putting some more of creativity to work in helping to choreograph a new ending to the show before returning to her old life. Perabo, who only appears in recorded messages from an iPad after the initial pre-credit scenes, is terrific here as Paula provides Mike with the encouragement needed to finish the show for both of them and reminds us how how lucky the two of them were to find each other (even for so short a time).

Elsewhere, there's plenty of twin drama with the return of Missi Pyle, Reggie (Ser'Darius Blain) decides to try and make it back for the performance to win back Gabby, and Julia (Teri Polo) deals with an almost-too-cute issue at her daughters' school which turns out to bond the family together. A power outage ten minutes before curtain leaves everyone scrambling, although it shouldn't delay things too long (likely just long enough for Reggie to make it to the theater). 

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