Trust Family Guy to spoil its own punch line. The promos used the "Get out of this house" line, so it was thoroughly beaten into the ground by the time it actually came up in the episode. It should have been a hilarious final stinger, but the only thing it mustered in me was annoyance.
This episode wasn't the best, and it wasn't the worst. It was a thing. As a whole, I felt like it held together better than a lot of other episodes. But on an individual, scene-by-scene level, there were very few laughs. I appreciate that the show is apparently honing its story-telling skills, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to insist that it should still be funny. From time to time, at least.
I really don't know what to do with this, the 200th episode of the series. It was a solid episode, but I didn't enjoy it, because it retreaded - all to literally - territory that has already been beaten into the ground. There is nothing about this episode that we haven't seen before, and I'm starting to get tired of it.
This episode kind of struck me as being like a casserole of leftovers. You've got your brown rice from the other night, some pieces of steak from last Thursday, and maybe you whip up a batch of egg noodles to help stick the whole thing together. The end result is palatable, but just barely. It's a whole bunch of pieces of stuff that would have been better if they were fresher, and on their own. You mash it all together and it's just a mess.