Important Scenes from Series 5 Episode 7 “Alo”
This is continuing my series where I pick 2-3 important or awesome scenes from an episode to analyze.
This episode is all about growing up and taking responsibility for yourself. It is also about meeting someone half way especially in terms of Alo and his Mom. Instead of his Mom forcing Alo to come to where she expects him to be. She also has to meet him by not making him feel useless which helps no one. Also Alo must try to take on some of the responsibility of the farm. It is an episode that also highlights changes in relationships as well. Alo who has always had Rich to himself realizes that Rich is growing up and has other forms of support. That is a hard thing to stomach sometimes.
Anyway here are my three favorite and key scenes of this episode.
1) The Pub Scene
This was a great scene for the entire gang. Alo is receiving advice from the gang about how to best handle his parents. Most of their advice fall along the lines of mayhem and revolution. Despite this Alo says he loves his parents and he doesn’t want to sabotage them by destroying the farm. In this scene we also get Rich’s “Ah-ha you’re gay for your parents” line. Classic. We see Grace dance with a stranger. Not to mention that epic bromantic hug between Alo and Rich. They are like brothers and for the most part they have only had one another to rely on consistently. It’s a bond for the ages, really.
2. The Condom Fight
How could you not like this scene? Actually better question. How could you not want to have a condom fight after watching this scene? This was a creative use of farm products for an epic group fight. Everything about this scene was fun. Matty’s possessed running. The little moment with Rich and Grace. Great feel good fun. This scene was also the picture of Alo’s rebellion against growing up. The beginning of the push back.
3. “You Adapt”
This scene was perfect. It also gives you some philosophy as well. Alo has hit rock bottom. He has no idea if his Dad is okay or not. He has messed up the farm. His Mom is livid. He feels like absolute shit and here he is sharing a couch with a person that is usually meanest to him. However she does not shun him instead she gives Alo sound advice that I wish she followed the following year. That you have to adapt to things, because life will always throw you curve balls. I also enjoyed that even after Mini said something profound Alo says he’s going to go see Rich in a pout. It was also a wonderful Mini and Alo scene.
Those are my scenes for this episode.
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