Well, here we are, coming up on the season finale. This episode has a heavy weight on it. It’s the lead-in to the season finale and it also comes right after the best episode of the series so far. The episode is somewhat disappointing in some ways, but it’s a solid enough episode. I enjoyed it, let’s say that. Why is that damning with faint praise? Well, funny as it is, it’s disappointing that the show dodges the huge plot revelation of Selina’s pregnancy last episode by just briefly referencing a miscarriage. What really felt like a plot development that would really impact the show is dealt with in, I’d say, less than ten lines of dialogue, scattered throughout the episode. I won’t fault Baseball; it’s still a fantastic episode. And I don’t necessarily blame the writers/producers for deciding they didn’t want to go down the baby road. But it still feels a little cheap to have something as huge as the pregnancy plot just hand-waved away.
But the episode is still very funny. The best plot thread has Selina threatening to fire one of her top three staffers, either Matt Walsh’s Mike, Anna Chlumsky’s Amy or Reid Scott’s Dan. The scenes revolving around her attempting to decide who to fire and the desperate efforts of the staffers to weasel their respective ways into staying are very funny. This one isn’t bad at all and I suppose it’s a measure of the good-will the show has built up over these seven episodes so far that I was able to accept the miscarriage resolution without feeling particularly cheated or angry. It’s a good show. Recommended if you’re into it. 3 stars.
tl;dr – episode is solid, if mostly unremarkable; an annoying, lazy plot resolution doesn’t sink the episode, which speaks well for the show. 3 stars.