This is one of the slowest and calmest episodes in the series. It is a wonderful change of pace. It is one of the few episodes where Hank isn't shown taking drugs, getting into fights and drinking himself silly.
It is about Faith taking Hank to meet her parents. We find all about Faith's religious background and upbringing. It starts to give her character more depth.
The show several times references the amazing first scene in the first episode where Hank goes into a church to seek salvation and meets a nun with a very strange way of giving forgiveness.
What is nice is that we get the Hank Moody of the first episode, a guy who is much sweeter and nicer than the brawling and thoughtless (-)hole who often appears in later episodes.
This was the first episode where Faith really becomes an interesting and serious character. I kept thinking "where have I seen her" before, but I wasn't really interested enough to look up the actress. It turns out that Maggie Glass (Faith) played the daughter in "Taken". That is where I remember her from.
Also it was great to see Mary Kay Place. I always liked her from the time of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," the soap opera spoof and "The Big Chill". She plays Faith's uber-Catholic mother. She stills looks the same cute and pretty way she did back in the 70's.
It was also great to have an episode without the cartoonish antics of Charlie, Stew and Marcy. They're funny, but they've been way overused the last two seasons.
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