Category Archives: Season 1

Speechless–Season 1, Episode 22 (M-A–May-Jay)

So this episode is the penultimate season 1 episode. The penultimate episode is usually a set up for the finale and I believe in this instance it was successful. JJ tries to assert his independence by proving he is capable of undressing himself, or rather undoing a button. The montage at the beginning of the episode showing a whole day

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 21 (P-R–Prom)

Both the DiMeo parents and the DiMeo kids had a fun night in this episode. The A story revolves around JJ and Ray’s school prom, with Dylan also attending as the “bartender”. While usually JJ is the centre of attention, story wise, this episode Ray was front and centre, which was refreshing. Uniquely this episode peeled back another layer of

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 20 (R-U-N–Runaway)

This episode was the second part of Speechless‘ first two-part story arc, an arc which was pulled off beautifully. I’ve been talking about each aspect of JJ’s life as a special needs child being revealed to the viewer layer-by-layer, like a metaphorical onion being peeled. I believe the reason why a two-part story arc has only been explored now is

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 19 (C-H–Cheater!)

So this episode peeled back another layer of the metaphorical onion, this time, JJ’s independence–both in the present and in the future, but I’ll get to that. The A story of JJ “cheating” on tests was interesting but not spectacular. I liked the reveal of JJ’s cheating consisting of Kenneth giving him the answers, as well as the reveal of

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 17 (S-U-R–Surprise)

I think this was the best episode so far. I’ve come to this conclusion due to the extensive amount of character development in this episode. I especially enjoyed the character development between Kenneth and Jimmy. While Kenneth’s role when he is not attending to JJ has been explored in previous episodes, this is the first time that the dynamic, or

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 16 (O-S–Oscar P-A–Party)

This is the first episode in quite some time to peel back another layer of the metaphorical onion that I’ve written about in my previous reviews. This is the first episode to explore how the DiMeos interact with other special needs families and as a viewer, we are given a glimpse into the lives of special needs families and their

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 15 (T-H–The C-L–Club)

This episode had an equal amount of humour and heart. It’s typical Maya to sneak into a country club so JJ can do his physiotherapy in their pool, however I loved how it lead to Ray discovering and enjoying the benefits of the club and wanting to stay. I did enjoy Ray and Maya finding something in common to bond

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Speechless–Season 1, Episode 14 (V-A-L–Valentine’s D-A–Day)

I found that this was a sweet episode and not just because it focused on Valentine’s Day and JJ’s sugar addiction. This episode has an A, B and C story–The A story being Maya and Jimmy trying to rediscover their “heat”, the B story being Dylan trying to catfish Ray, and the C story being the discovery of JJ’s sugar

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