The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

The Waiting Game (SPOILERS)


The best part of “The Waiting Game” was Mike singing.  For the past five and a half seasons, we’ve never heard Mike sway from his short monotonous sentences until now.  At a street light, Mike pulled up next to the other Heck car without even realizing he was right next to his family.  He had the windows down and was jamming out to “More Than a Feeling” by Boston.  He belted out every note and even played the air guitar.  His family and I were speechless.  Our jaws dropped as we sat stunned at Mike’s lighthearted and fun behavior.  The long pause went on for a solid 35 seconds, so we were able to appreciate Mike’s full vocal range.  As much as I appreciated that scene, I didn’t understand its purpose in the context of the rest of the episode.  I actually thought it was a bit random until Mike finally expressed that he was stressed about Sue’s lack of college acceptance letters.

It’s about time that Brick stepped on the other side of the page and started writing instead of reading.  I must say, the two lines Brick wrote for his book were really impressive.  I would read it.  Great job to whoever actually wrote those lines.

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