Yes it does, doesn't it? *returns hugs* Hugs from friends are always cheerfully and gratefully accepted and make everything better, though - including virtual hugs!

*waits for the meta* I think I'll probably rewatch the episode!
Good idea. You might also read <2maggie2>'s episode notes for the show, as they inspired me to look at the ep again - except that the thread itself got into some triggery territory for me (it gets a little wrought emotionally) so perhaps not before bedtime.

I've decided to split the discussion into 3 or 4 pieces - I realized I was trying to tackle too much in one post. (I have so many feeeeelings about this episode!)