Months later, I am still forlorn that the powers-that-be failed to see what I saw in this series. However, I pulled up my big girl panties and faced compiling quotes from this last and final episode of my beloved GCB. I was really enjoying the interplay between Mason and Cricket and now there is no more.
Mason Massey: I know you enjoyed our little kiss last week . . . you enjoyed that kiss way more than a happily married woman should ever enjoy a kiss with a man she barely knows.
Cricket: So inappropriate.
Mason: So I was thinking we could take an early lunch that could easily turn into a late one.
Cricket: Not interested.
Mason: Really? Because it’s clear from your body language that you’re hungry.
Blake: It’s okay, Crick. We both have our outside interests.
Cricket: No. Uh-uh. Mason is not okay. Mason cannot be an outside interest. He’s different.
Amanda to Pastor Tudor (who just committed himself to fly to Juarez with Carlene, Cricket, Sharon and Heather): You don’t want to chow down on a big plate of crazy by yourself?
Zach (to Sharon): Trust me. I’m a car salesman (and he’s smiling too while he says this!).
Cricket: Zach! Off [the phone]! You can play Master of the Universe when we land.
Carlene: …our security detail. Now I know what you’re thinking. The Lord always protects us but a couple of big guys with guns helps make His job easier.
Gigi [to Amanda]: Don’t argue with me. I have pesos and I’m packing.
Pastor Tudor: I’ll go with you. Juarez can be dangerous.
Gigi [to Pastor]: That’s sweet, but she’s got her mama.
Amanda [to Gigi]: I’ve got a plan. I’m gonna ring the doorbell and rip him a new one. Luke lied to me. I’ve had it with men lying to me. Oh, I never got to confront my dead husband about his lies so this will feel extra good.
Sharon [ to Zach]: I want to be a Mistress to the Universe. Just like Cricket.
Blake: Not now [when Cricket kisses him in public].
Cricket: Uh-uh. I almost just died in the desert. From now on, EVERYTHING IS NOW.
Bye to all you wonderful actors who made this novel come alive. Gonna so miss every single one of you.
Denise Barker, author + blogger + copy editor