All right. So there has been a lot of hub-bub about this deleted scene from episode 6 : the actual Avri/Hodaya break up. Its unclear why it wasn’t in the show. Perhaps Laizy felt that it was better if we inferred what happened or maybe it was just an editing mistake. OR MAYBE THEY WILL GET BACK TOGETHER. The scene clearly happened before Hodaya called Yifat multiple times on Shabbat- which makes their scene together read much differently than it did before when you thought she was only thinking about calling off the wedding. So take a look– but it’s uber depressing so have some tissues handy.
But on to this week. Man, that was an amazing episode. Funny, sad, and crazy. Reut gets stoned, Nati gets real, and Azarya is kinda cute albeit still insane. And Hodaya. Oh Hodaya, nothing like a good pity party with old wedding dresses and booze! On to the recap!
Realer than that Israeli dress store owner not even pretending to feel bad about a canceled wedding
“I love to be in control.” + ONE MILLION because Reut is the bestest.
“Lech l’shalom. Lech l’azazel.” No words can add more to this awesomeness. +25
Spotted: The famous visit palestine poster! Love it. +10
When the dentist asks Reut if she wants to remove her own tooth, he would probably let her if she insisted. +10
If we have learned anything from Srugim it is that Israelis ALWAYS answer their cell phones. Even when a nun is present and some random person is reading Chinese Poetry. Or when you are in the middle of talking to a patient. And if you have lit candles already, you get your roommate to do it for you. +15 for excessive realness especially because Shayna once overheard a woman answer her cell phone. “Shalom. Ani Bkotel” as said woman was literally touching the Western Wall.
Of course Hodaya’s Ulpana has a mass text messaging system to daven for each other, and of course those girls asked that everyone daven for Hodaya. Also, of course Amir is still on it. We are curious…can this be harnessed for evil a la gossip girl? Can we start Ulpana Girl? SPIN OFF!!
The excuse game is dumb, but very cute. We will give it a five, especially because of Reut’s crankiness that ends the fun. +5
“I like that you aren’t normal.” “I am the most normal” “No, you are crazy.” Takes one to know one! + 15 for Azarya
When Irit called Nati into the hospital for his inquiry, he pretended he was half an hour away. We have all done that +10 More if he spent that time binging on Bissli with added vitamins in the cafeteria.
The vaadah seems to have no set time, or place, and happens with three random people stuffed into Irit’s office. Of course. +20.
Azarya asks for a ride. +15.
Nati is wearing a tie when he visits Geveret Schwartzmann’s lawyer.. Shit just got real. +50, and plus another 10 for the fact that he
probably has never worn one before.seems to be wearing one for the second time in his life
Finally! Someone makes fun of Avri being Short. Hehe. +20
Red wine with your wedding dress? Living on the edge, and we like it. +10
-Yifat convinces everyone else to get smashed even though she cant drink. +15
Drunken poetry readings–it is basically a rule that it will start funny and end sad. Oh man, we cried a bit. +25.
Also, reut is now obessed with Yona Wallach cause Azarya likes her. Of course. +30 cause we’ve all been there
a 6000 shekel wedding dress and a 600 shekel parve cake! As Reut pointed out, still tastes like margarine. +50 for the curse of the parve baked good
Yifat checks Amir’s clothes before he leave in the morning because he is fashion blind. We didn’t need Reut to tell us that. +5
Reut schools floppy stringbean at the meeting. FIGHT. FIGHT. FIGHT+65
”What do you want from me?” “To eat chummus with you.” That may be the new “”You complete me.” +1,0000 (oh no, now we are thinking of sappy movie one liners–”I’m… just a girl, standing in ”front of a boy, asking him to love her.”/”You had me at hello.”/“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” MAKE IT STOP!)
Everything about the Chinese poetry reading is awesome. From the nun who looks like she wants to kill herself to the fact that the poet is so shocked someone would get up in the middle of his poetry. +100
Nati’s homeless friend is amazing. +30 for knowing the whole story/forecasting Nati if he doesnt get his act together
Reut has an excellent stoned giggle. +50
The Israeli tour guide makes the story end well for happy old people, and poorly for awful cranky texting Israeli teenagers. +100 We would too. Also, he makes funny puns when he is happy. +another 25
Finally, a cranky, depressed Avri shows us some meanness. No you can’t come in! Snap. Well, whatever happens, and Hodaya finally fesses up that it was too fast, we too would grab Avri and make it out with him. So even though we had our real point doubts, plus a milion.
Faker than Nati having musical talent
Hodaya goes all Mrs. Havisham. We can picture her in 30 years surrounded by her rotting pareve cake and dirty white dress. -70 because that hit a bit too close to home
Dr. Boss lady, it is mean to call Nati whe
n some other doctor is missing to find him for toranut. when the Harrison textbook goes missing. Do you just love other people’s pain? Wash, cause she does let him come back and this is Israel.
Nati’s sad face makes us sad! Especially when Reut says I need a doctor, Dr. Brenner. -25
Gevert Shwartzman wrote her doctor into her Will. For realsies? Well this is a good reason to go into medicine -10. But points for the look Nati gave when he opened the locket and saw the young Geveret Shwartzman. It said, yeah I’d hit that.
Nati, when even the homeless man can tell you are lying, the jig is up. -15
A dentist pretending to give a patient laughing gas/air as a favor to his friend. Where can we find one to hook us up? We think even Israel has rules about these things. -30 However, it was great that Nati pretended they were going out to get the gas but it was greater that the dentist still tried to set him up with his daughter when he said he was attached.
Nati and Reut friendship. This season is really turning them into pals which is unrealistic but amazing. Their convo at the hospital was adorable. We like the way Reut calls him Dr. Brenner and Nati did that eye crinkle thing. Swooon…….. -40
Sorry Nati would never spend the afternoon
crocheting sewing. Also who hasn’t heard of the color magenta? Magenta has been in the Crayola pack since 1949. -30 But his temper tantrum of “ani rofeh” sounded like our boy.
This episode has just confirmed that medicine is still a boys club. No points for institutional sexism.
Hodaya is wearing jeans when she runs into her students. Won’t Ulpana Tamar Ross get her in trouble for that? -10
Drugged Reut is even awesomer than normal Reut- who would have thought that’s possible? Maybe this is her descent into drug addiction and next season will have her coming back from rehab. #itcouldhappen. -5 At the least, someone get that girl some pot!
EWW, we did not like that dress and you made us wait all of the episode to see it. Ok Sarah likes it. So, wash. What do you think, readers?
A guide to Yona Wallach!! Yona Wallach was a super crazy and amazing Israeli poet and we totally see why Azarya loves her. Also, plus a million points for intergrating amazing Israeli poetry on to the show.
Firstly, the Tefilin poem Reut briefly references can be found here in Hebrew and English on the second page of the article. http://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/article/viewFile/276/331. WARNING. This poem, while amazing, is basically X rated. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Cornelia was recited on the show by Hodaya. The poem is so amazingly creepy and yet awesome. It can be found in Hebrew and English translation here: http://tinyurl.com/6sbsaaj Go to page 56. We think there is a lot to be said here about Hodaya’s personality, and how men can haunt us, and much more. Add your thoughts in the comments.
Here is a link to the song during the credits, which is a Yona Wallach poem set to music by Alma, which is this awesome religious band Shayna is now OBSESSED with. Words on the youtube page. It is amazing.
Great great episode. What do you think? Will Avri come back or kick Hodaya to the curb? Will Nati take Geveret Shwartzman’s parting words to heart?
See you next week!