28 December 2008
There was nothing I didn’t like about the latest episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Let’s start with the small stuff:
The B story involving Baber teaching at Layla’s school was both funny and sweet. Baber becoming the cool teacher was an inspired writing choice. It would have been so easy to have the students make fun of him and Leila be forced to take sides, but by pulling a reversal like they did the writers managed to surprise me and the story was all the better for it.
As for the A story, let me preface this by saying that “guy time” Amaar, JJ and Duncan style is priceless! As for the episode’s main action of Rayyan and JJ fighting, I think it was sort of inspired. Playing on a common real-life relationship issue, Rayyan and JJ’s fight was painfully and hilariously relatable. Unable to get on the same page and figure out what they really want, the couple is left on a cliffhanger: will they go through with the wedding or go on a permanent “break”? And with Amaar waiting quietly in the wings, it really is hard to say where Rayyan’s true affections lie.
Also, I’d like to point out that Little Mosque’s Eid episode is another fantastic Christmas episode that didn’t make Rachael’s Christmas list. This is entirely due to the fact that the poor girl’s nationality has kept her away from the underrated Canadian gem, something that will soon change (her Little Mosque experience, not her nationality).