Recap / Family Guy S 10 E 2 Seahorse Seashell Party
October 2, 2011
In part two of the Night of the Hurricane
crossover with this show, The Cleveland Show
, and American Dad!
, the hurricane that blew through Stoolbend, Virginia makes it way to Quahog, Rhode Island. While Brian uses psychedelic mushrooms to pass the time, the Griffins once again abuse Meg — and Meg finally lets her family know that they're all assholes for treating her badly...until she learns that the abuse is the only thing keeping them from tearing each other apart.
"Seahorse Seashell Party" contains examples of:
- Continuity Nod:
- Darker and Edgier: While not as much as the following episode, it actually marks a pivotal moment in the series in which Meg accuses her family of their faults...and then there's Brian's mushroom-fueled nightmare...
- Disney Acid Sequence: Brian has an absolutely terrifying one after eating Mushrooms...
- Foreshadowing: Meg saying that she never wants to see Lois again when she turns 18 could be considered subtle foreshadowing to Quagmire and Meg, where Meg turns 18 and is just about to have sex and presumably run away with Quagmire before she's stopped by her parents.
- Heel Realization: Lois, though it doesn't stick.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Meg decides to regain her role as the family's Butt-Monkey in order for the family to not turn against each other.
- Ignored Epiphany: Meg apologizes for all the things she said to her family, and all their bad feelings about themselves are forgotten.
- Karma Houdini: As usual, Peter, Lois, & Chris get away with their jerkass behavior towards Meg.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: While ripping into Peter, Meg explains that if anyone in the outside world could see the way he treats her, Peter would be in prison.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Meg of all people has this reaction, and decides to be the family's Butt-Monkey again.
- Pet the Dog: Brian telling Meg that she is a strong girl for putting up with her abusive family.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Meg dishes one to Peter, Lois, and Chris.
- Took a Level in Badass: Meg, for sticking up for herself.
- Yank the Dog's Chain / Status Quo Is God: Meg calls out her father, mother, and brother for treating her like shit...and then winds up being the family's Butt-Monkey again.