Oh hi. You know, I watched Fame again not too long ago and I liked it. Could I be liking shows from the '80s? No, I hate everything! For this Season 5 episode it seemed like our friend Christopher Donnelly had finally found love. The problem? His girlfriend was a coke head. No doubt most shows that were broadcasting during this era had their cautionary coke tales episode. For some reason, this was really effective to me. We can see the couple getting closer after torturing the world with their version of "Animal Instinct" Live At Lou's Bar. Yay! If the applause and chit chat wasn't enough for Julie, her bathroom break with Cocaine was.
It just got worse. Christopher had a birthday party and Julie gave him the classy A + gift of synth drums. Now that's not a dated now is it? As Chris was pounding away to some infernal song, Julie called her Dad then got out her paraphernalia to do some blow. Caught! Chris came in and founded (sic) her!
In short order Julie's world came tumbling down. We see her fumbling dance moves and really Leroy was still there? Good lord... Anyway Carol Mayo Jenkins was riding her about her grades and whatnot. Of course this scene seemed a bit false, such disdain for someone suffering with drugs.These kind of character changes (Ms. Sherwood) isn't unlike a lot of shows as they circled the drain.
While we were waiting for Julie's 80s style demise, we got treated to a wretched B story featuring Danny Amatullo, his mom and her dating Lou. Yick! They pretty much put Danny on the bench during this era didn't they? And why didn't he leave school, wasn't he 39?