Without a Trace: Once again, the actual story – which I found confusing and so hard to follow that I barely bothered; something about a social worker and illegal baby adoptions - was completely overshadowed by the atrocity of the Jack/Anne. OH! AND THE ICKY JACK/SAM! I take back what I said. Jack/Sam is the most horribly squicky thing I have ever seen. I writhe with embarrassment and disgust every time they speak. Also, I am going to beat Jack about the head and shoulders with a 2x4 for being such a god-damn ass. Why the fuck is he having second thoughts now about the woman carrying his child? I know he’s got a bad track record, but really, I do *not* understand people who break up when the woman is pregnant, I really don’t. No, they haven’t broken up yet, but isn’t the writing on the wall? There’s no way they stay together forever.
I do love the foreshadowing DOOOOM of Anne’s pregnancy. Interestingly, pretty much every time a character gets pregnant, my brain likes to take this exact same scenario and run with it, imagining “what if” scenarios that involve doubling over in inexplicable pain. Figures that the one time it actually happens is on the one show where I don’t care. And maybe this is all just red herring stuff, but I guarantee that if she loses the baby, Jack is calling Splitsville. And he’ll probably go running right back…to…Samantha…with some horrible speech about what she means to him…oh God, I’m getting sick just thinking about it. Save the baby! SAVE THE WORLD!
Sam’s Thoughts: We used to have sex in this office. Right there. God, he has nice lips.
Jack’s Thoughts: Damn, you’re hot. I’m an idiot for breaking up with you. Oh, whoops, Anne.
Jack: So, just wanted to tell you that Anne and I are moving in together.
Sam: That’s nice. Thank you for keeping me up to date on your relationship’s progress.
Sam’s Thoughts: Such…nice…lips… No! Bad Sam! Think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts.
Jack: Yeah. Because, um, she’s pregnant. Don’t tell anyone though.
Jack’s Thoughts: Tell me I’m scum for thinking what I'm thinking; tell me to stay with her, tell me we’ll never be together again so I stop thinking about you.
Sam: I see. That’s good, I’m happy for you.
Jack: Yeah. I just felt like you should know, because we’re so close and all.
Sam’s Thoughts: I want you.
Jack’s Thoughts: I want you more.
Both: *stare broodingly, wondering if cheating on a pregnant woman is really any worse than cheating on your wife and lying to your kids*