Michael is captured overseas after his plane crashes. Two soldiers die in the crash, but of course Michael can’t meet such a horrific fate. He’s a main character, for God’s sake!
Back in Charleston, Joan gives the news to Claudia Joy, who freaks out. Kim Delaney (the actress who plays CJ) turns in a solid performance. She’s an emotional wreck, and it shows.
Chase and his Delta (D.E.L.T.A?) buddies show up to rescue Michael just before he is taken over the Pakistani border. This bugs me. I want the stakes to be higher. I want Michael to stay missing at least until the start of next season, but no such luck.
Meanwhile, Pamela gets a call from Atlanta PD. Turns out that her buddy put in a good word and they want Pam to come interview for a job in a special new unit they’re putting together. Though she doesn’t want to leave her support group in Charleston, she considers packing up and moving to the ATL. To complicate things further, Chase turns up in Charleston and says he’s quiting Delta (D.E.L.T.A.?) and that he wants to reconcile their marriage. Yay! My favorite couple on this show may be getting back together. And yes, they are my fave AW couple. They aren’t as nauseating as Roxy/Trevor, or as held together with morals and honor and duty as Michael/CJ. Pam and Chase have real fights about issues that would matter to real life couples. She’s strong-willed, and so is he. I like them, at least for now. I used to hate Pam, especially during her radio days, but she’s really grown on me.
Michael returns home just in time to see Emmalin graduate high school. His car literally arrives just as she’s about to accept her diploma. How convenient! I hate that part. I do like that Zach attends the graduation. I like him. He’s sweet.
Anyway, Jeremy proposes marriage out of the blue to that medic he’s been cozying up to for all of three weeks now. I guess it’s been longer than three weeks in AW time, but still. The medic actually accepts the proposal. I hate Jeremy Sherwood. He’s never in any real danger either, which bugs me.
Denise goes into labor and we’re forced to watch her push as Frank looks on via computer. The show ends with the wives all crowded around Denise. Roxy goes over and opens the curtains in the hospital room to allow the sunlight in. It seems to be symbolic of a new day, a new life, and maybe even a new era. It’s supposed to be heartwarming, but I’m so cynical that I want something bad or interesting to happen at the end. It doesn’t.