Debbie Macomber's sweet small-town romance series Cedar Cove is now a weekly television show on Hallmark starring Andie MacDowell! Check out Rachel's recaps of the 2-hours series premiere, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5, episode 6, episode 7, episode 8, episode 9, and episode 10. And now, onto her recap of episode 11, “Stormfront”:
In a show where Big Though Easily Resolved Conflicts have been the order of most every day, it is a surprise and a delight (and also a concern, in a “careful what you wish for” kind of way) to report that in this episode, among the conflicts aplenty with which our favorite small town pretty people are beset, very little gets resolved at all. Some of these conflicts have been a long time in coming, and some are relatively recent developments, but all of them combine to make this episode without a doubt the best we have so far seen—and yes, before you get all snarky, there’s some, if not tough, at least mild competition for that title.
Conflict #1: Remember how Jack (Dylan Neal), newspaperman extraordinaire, was off to his bustling hometown metropolis of Philadelphia to interview for a sports writer gig at the end of last episode? Well, I know you won’t even believe this, but he got the job! It’s a pretty sweet deal, actually, following the Phillies around the country, going to Spring Training, really getting to know the team and basically being their official biographer. It’s his “dream job,” one that he’d have jumped at as little as a year earlier, but now that he has Olivia (Andie MacDowell) ... he turns it down! Which was pretty damned predictable, but also slightly worrisome and not a little insane – hell, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Mets fan who would have had to move to Philly from a different hemisphere, and even I would’ve taken it – because sorry, Jack, we also have...
[Jack, you may have made a huge mistake...]