The Goldbergs (S03E15) “Weird Al”

Review: Dana is back in town visiting her grandma, and Adam wants to give her the “greatest, most romantic weekend of her life” with all their greatest hits: laser tag, ALF, Super Immigrant Plumbers and pogo ball. But when this all isn’t as great as it used to be, Adam invites Dana to come to a Weird Al concert. Dana isn’t too thrilled about it, but goes with him anyway. When after the concert Dana confesses that she doesn’t like Weird Al as much as she used to, and that she and Adam don’t really get each other anymore, Adam also realizes (with a little help from Weird Al) that they have grown up. Beverly, the spy, tries to save their relationship with a slide show about the couple (that she actually wanted to save until their wedding), but both Adam and Dana see that this was all in the past and that they’ve grown apart. Eventually they breakup in a heartbreaking scene, supported by the music of Weird Al.

Meanwhile, Barry signs up to be a peer counselor at school, but when Mr. Glascott (Tim Meadows) hears the advices Erica gives to Barry’s friends, he wants her to be a peer counselor. Barry wants to know who is the best counselor of the two of them, and challenges Erica to a counsel-off: the one who can fix a depressed person first, wins. When they realize that Murray might be depressed they’re both trying to fix him. But when Murray explains to them and Mr. Glascott that he’s not depressed, but just a dad, Erica and Barry realize that Murray’s signs of depression are actually signs of him being happy. He doesn’t need their help and they apologize. The one that does need their help though is a sad Adam, who is packing his greatest hits with Dana and to cheer him up, they take him to Wawa for Tastykakes.

Wow, what a great episode! Even though I knew Adam and Dana would break up at some point, it still made me cry a little. Fantastic acting performances by both Sean Giambrone and Natalie Alyn Lind. They really did a great job in the big emotional scenes of the episode. And also, Tim Meadows is back! I really enjoyed his guest spot this week, he was very funny. And the video in the end of the real Adam doing impressions of Weird Al was really hilarious.

Rating: 9/10

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