I loved the ending. At first I thought that she would waltz up to the office and have them tell her, "We decided not to fire you," so that she squealed to that exec for nothing. I like this ending better, though, because the former ending would have been too cliched. This way, if something happens to Dean, then she'll have to wrestle with her conscience over whether her choice was worth it. That look on her face at the ending says she might be regretting it, or at least feeling guilty.BTW, thank you to the person who clarified the end part of the episode for me. I'm glad that they're allowing Maggie to continue, but it also was nice to do it in a way that should Ricci needed to leave for a few days for some movie or something Maggie could still be in lessons then come back reformed and even better.
I had mixed feelings about Maggie in this episode. At first I was confused, too, about why she lied about her college classes. Then I realized, Duh! this was probably before the age of federal financial aid, so she had no money. That was sad.
OTOH, she should have known that lying about speaking a foreign language, for a job that required it, was probably going to come back and bite her in the rear end. Why did she wait until now to learn the language? As soon as I got hired, I would have started studying.
And why was she constantly subordinate? Lord have mercy, if I had lied to get a job, I would have kept a low profile and and tried to avoid getting noticed. Maybe she needs counseling because of her bad background? I mean, chasing after a customer because of a tip is not a great way to keep your job, either, so clearly she has some issues. (I did the love the part about her running after the truck, though. I think everyone has longed to do that at one point or another.)
As for specifically why she was about to get fired, back in the Paris episode, she smarted off to that (admittedly) nasty lady checking her weight. The lady said she was going to file a complaint, so I wondered when we would see the result of that.
I love this show for the same reason I love "Once Upon a Time": it's different. It's not yet another clone of a cop/legal/medical drama. It's also complex, well-acted, and has characters and plots you can relate to.I have to admit though this is a much better acted show than a lot of what I've seen as new this season. Then again, ABC tends to do really well in casting talent instead of face/looks in actors.