“The Break” | Pitch
It’s been a minute since our last This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment post, and we’re happy to state that we’re back in full swing now. And of course, our decision was ridiculously hard to make. Whether it was the plethora of amazing moments on Once Upon A Time’s “The Other Shoe”, the lovely moments in NBC’s new drama This Is Us, or the solid second episode of Timeless, we were in for a treat. But the decision came down to Pitch’s fourth episode that I’ve shamelessly watched probably over five times now. Oops?
Pitch is the best new show for a number of reasons and Katie over at Nerdy Girl Notes perfectly lays down why we should all be watching it. And while “The Break” was full of extraordinary scenes that showcase the importance of Ginny Baker’s role, it was the final scene between Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Ginny and Mike that’s left me in awe.
It’s rare to develop solid relationships within four episodes and the potential romance aside, Pitch has done an excellent job realistically painting these characters. There’s a profound connection between Mike and Ginny that resonates with the audience in a number of ways. At the end of the day it’s clear that not only are they teammates, but they’re essentially each other’s person. When Mike picked up the phone to call someone, I’m sure many of us imagined it’d be Amelia, but when Ginny picked up the phone, everything changed. It’s been four episodes but it’s already clear that Mike’s torn and broken — his physical state is draining him. And his choice to uplift Ginny instead reveals such remarkable character. It isn’t surprising why they’re so easy to “ship”. He wants the absolute best for her and she wants the same for him. Mike and Ginny speak highly of one another and believe in one another, but it’s the effortless comfort they find in each other that’s special.
And that’s perhaps why the phone call is so poignantly beautiful. The two of them weren’t entirely “all good”, but they’d be okay. In their vulnerable states, it was effortless to laugh with one another, and if that’s not the most evident hint of something magical blossoming between them then I don’t know what is. Bunbury and Gosselaar have already developed riveting chemistry, and even their momentary silence spoke wonders. Bunbury and Gosselaar gave their characters realistic depth during this conversation by showcasing how easily they’re able to impact one another. Physically apart, but they’d never been closer. Physically apart, but the other’s voice on the line was an unexpected lullaby they never knew they needed. Through their calming expressions and infectious laughter, profound admiration was effortlessly illuminated revealing that even during the most solemn nights, they’d find serenity with each other.
What was your favorite TV moment this week?