THIS!! I can't say I'm surprised JF bungled this episode so badly, given the way the season has progressed with pointless plot lines (hospital feud, Baxter and the cops, Denker/Buddy Hackett, sad-sack Thomas), but I'd hoped for something better. The shallow plot lines were cringe-worthy -- e.g., Mary's meltdown over the risk of losing Henry to a car crash, that she couldn't live through that kind of loss again, and then suddenly it's okay, let's get married NOW! Oy. My expectations for this series have continued to fall since S4, so they're at rock bottom for the Christmas episode.