I got confused and thought we were done with the book so I didn't re-read. Then when this post went up, I realized I needed to refresh my memory so I'd know when to stop.
Honestly, I don't feel like a whole heck of a lot happened in these 8 chapters. There was Ty visiting his sister, which was nice, but a little "eh" in my opinion. Why couldn't that conversation have happened on the phone? (I do love the cut tag text about buying last minute tickets.)
I was talking with someone else about the book and I said how it's funny how no one really likes Tina, she kinda reminds me of Lee Adama. She's so focused on doing what's "right" in things like Michelle. She's good at her job but her plans to do better in her personal life don't really happen. She plays it fast and loose with marriage vows. She followed in the family business (and her brother just wasn't cut out for it). She longs for the kinder, gentler type of medicine where all technology has been flown into the sun. Or something.
Pat Park might be the sweetest thing EVAH. Their Italian dinner date was uplifting and heart breaking all in one. I like the subtle clues that she's really all that Sung is and more. She's just as smart, her Italian is better, and she works just as hard as he does. But she has a total supporting role in the marriage.
I think Villanueva is a crap father but I understood what he was feeling about the play. I think adolescents (maybe especially males) are just in a constant state of borderline emo. Anytime they snap out of that and really put some effort into something, it gives hope for their future. Especially for a dad like George who isn't around much and never really seems to have formed any type of bond with his child I can see this being an eye opening and exciting moment for him as a parent.
Hooten just hasn't grabbed me. He just seems like a bit of a blank canvass besides the "bow ties are cool" thing he has going.