Speaking of which, it’s becoming more and more difficult to root against Allison Mack’s Amanda as she continues to lavish her impeccable charm. Her lunch date with Ryan was maybe my favorite scene from the whole episode (thanks in part to Wilfred’s one-sided conversation with the pigeons). Their characters just have such great chemistry together. It will be interesting to see how Amanda takes to Wilfred, though. Just from this episode, it seemed like she was visibly uncomfortable around him, what with the furrow-browed glances and all. In any case, her character is quickly becoming one of my favorites this season — although I have a sneaking suspicion her days are numbered.
- Max Nicholson, IGN
Amanda is intelligent and challenges Ryan in all the right ways that Jenna simply shrugs off, and it’s here that she feels like a great addition. Of course Allison Mack having great chemistry with Elijah Wood doesn’t help either.
- CamArruda, Film Thrasher
The shipper in me was much more interested in seeing Ryan and Amanda get to an actual date.While a drink at happy hour will have to suffice for the time being, the chemistry between these two is pouring out so profusely that it will surely be no time before we get to watch them huff keyboard cleaner together. Maybe it’s just the radiating charm of Allison Mack (I’ve never seen Smallville so I’m not all that familiar with her previous work), but this coupling seems much more natural than Ryan and Jenna.
- Dan Forcella, TV Fanatic
The non-Wilfred/Ryan parts of the episode were largely hit or miss, hitting more when Amanda is on-screen, and less when the boss is being wildly all over-the-map..
- Randy Dankievitch, Processed Media
[Steven Weber] A fine addition to the larger ensemble, as is Allison Mack.
- Alan Sepinwall, HitFix