Episode 8, “Bitterly Cold Holy Night”
- Beside the aforementioned snow (which matches nicely to the blue and white tones of the series), this episodes features Christmas shopping, a party, and gifts.
The true meaning of Christmas is…
A festive occasion and making your own miracle – about as non-religious as you can get. In fact, this entire episode is an exercise in how to use Christmas as a setting to advance the plot of a story without giving much time to the holiday. But a connection can be made to Christian spirituality – the Christian faith is often described as a relationship, not a religion. This episode is about relationships more than anything, as we delve deeper into several key ones. It’s a wonderful episode for those who love character development, and it gives a few hints of what will happen, relationship-wise, when the series concludes. A near-perfect episode of a near-perfect series set during a beautiful holiday – what more can one ask for?
Wear your winter uniforms to school, cause it’s gonna be freezing outside.