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“Valentine’s Day 4: Twisted Sister” was the perfect title for the episode. Not only did Gloria’s crazy sister put us on roller coaster ride trying to figure out her motives, Claire also had a twisted sister. Claire’s alter-ego, Juliana was far more seductive and dangerous than Claire would have liked. It was definitely a crazy Valentine’s Day.
The writers kept tricking me as to what was going on with Gloria’s sister, Sonia. Was she coming on to Jay, or was she just being nice? At first, I thought that Gloria was right, and Sonia was innocent. Then, I thought Jay was right. I kept flip-flopping until the end when the actual truth came out- Sonia was attracted to Jay. The writers led me down this winding trail confusing me just like the characters. I didn’t know which way was up until the very end. I applaud the writers for their tricky misdirection.
The best part of “Valentine’s Day 4: Twisted Sister” was the final scene. It was the morning after Valentine’s Day. Jay, Phil, and Mitchell were all cheery and making breakfast in their homes. They all had a very good night. Unfortunately, Cam had to ruin the mood at the last-minute.
None of the kids (minus Manny) were featured in “Valentine’s Day 4: Twisted Sister.” We only saw how the adults celebrated the holiday. I wonder why the writers chose to do this. I’m assuming it was to save time, but they definitely could have written interesting storylines for Haley, Alex, and Luke.