'Stumptown' Episode 8: Dex and Grey shippers' hopes and dreams hang by the thread as ABC goes on another break this season
Since the very first episode of 'Stumptown' we have been rooting for Dex (Cobie Smulders) and Grey (Jake Johnson) to get together. They have great chemistry, know each other inside and out, and already think of each other as family. What could go wrong? Well, apart from the fact that both of them are committed to the idea of being friends. Now, with both of them dating other people, we had hoped jealousy would play a part in pushing them towards each other, but before we could see it materialize, ABC is putting the show on yet another — the third one this season — break.
Season 1 Episode 7 of the ABC series, which focused on Dex's undercover mission and low-key political espionage, it also saw the annual Friendsgiving that Dex and Grey host together. Dex invited Detective Hoffman (Michael Ealy), who she has been dating for a while, while Grey invited his girlfriend and employee Liz (Monica Barbaro). Neither of them is happy with the other's plus one but decided to keep civility intact, possibly for Ansel's (Cole Sibus) sake.
Grey seems to be quickly falling for Liz, even calling her the "perfect" woman, even though Dex thinks something is wrong with her head because of how happy she is. We do find it pretty random that this tour guide walked into Grey's bar and went on to have a relationship with him. While it comes across as too fishy, we need to see if 'Stumptown' writers are going anywhere shady with her storyline. Meanwhile, Hoffman comes across as perfect on paper, but we know that he is not perfect for Dex. Since he is a huge part of the show, it would be great to see how their relationship pans out before it crashes.
However, we have at least two week's worth of wait before any of this is addressed, as the upcoming Episode 8 of 'Stumptown' will be aired only on December 4.