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Breaking Boiling Point (Caprice & Ella)
Breaking Boiling Point Caprice Ella.jpg
Breaking Boiling Point miniseries trailer title card
Genre
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Created by Ava Zinn
Written by N/A
Directed by
Starring
  • Caprice Zinn
  • Ella Zinn
  • Ava Zinn
  • Breeanna Sorensen
  • Karly Jameson
Narrated by
Theme music composer Randy Edelman
Opening theme "Theme from MacGyver"
Ending theme
  • "Theme from MacGyver" (Parts 1-14)
  • Finale Theme from Magnum, P.I. (Part 15)
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 15
Production
Executive producer(s) Ava Zinn
Producer(s) Karly Jameson
Editor(s) Kendra Ray
Location(s) Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Cinematography N/A
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 659 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group
Distributor N/A
Broadcast
Original channel N/A
Picture format 2160p Ultra-high definition
Audio format Stereo
Original run January 13, 2023 (2023-01-13) – January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27)
Chronology
Preceded by "Lapsed Lease"

Breaking Boiling Point is an American 15-part episode of the fourth season of Caprice & Ella and is the first miniseries in the show's history.[1] The miniseries, which aired from January 13 to 27, 2023, covers the four and a half month period of Caprice, Ella, and Ava Zinn of their lease not being renewed and forced to find another place to live from June 10, 2022 to November 3, 2022. It was initially scheduled to air from November 11 to November 28, 2022, but was pushed back to January 2023.

The miniseries marks the final appearances of Ragdoll Kitty and Grey Poupon, who died from injuries from a vehicular hit and run during production of the miniseries on June 10, 2022. The miniseries also marks the first appearance of Breeanna Sorensen as she begins a relationship with Ava Zinn in part 14 of the miniseries. Karly Jameson, the primary narrator of the series, and Rachael Passalt, the secondary narrator of the series, also makes their first on-camera appearance in the miniseries.

Plot[edit]

When Ava gets a 90-day notice of her lease at Black Pine Flats (formerly Brendonwood Park Apartments) is not being renewed due to the new owner's decision to no longer accepting Housing Choice Vouchers [2], Ava immediately takes action and soon finds and applies to Golfview Apartments, which not only accepts Housing Choice Vouchers, but also allows pets and meets the needs of Ava, Caprice, and Ella (or so Ava thought in subsequent episodes). However, Ava soon discovers there is not only a wait list, but she also goes to extremes to get help with the impending move and must find a way to hold on to hope and do it without any disruptions.

On learning about losing the place they've called Black Pine Flats (the former Brendonwood Park Apartments) home, Caprice and Ella becomes violent with Caprice hissing at the rude property manager an astonishing 567 times with her tail puffed 20 times and Ella growling/barking 110 times, yet do not attack the property manager whom Caprice thinks is responsible for this decision.

Throughout the miniseries, Ava tries to obtain $2,600 (later $3,100) to cover first month rent (as she believes the Housing Choice Voucher will not allow overlapping subsidy), security deposit, pet deposit for Caprice and Ella, and moving costs. Due to only having only $600 for just the pet deposit, Ava tries to obtain the needed funds by applying for assistance from BrightPoint, Wayne Township Trustee, and IvyCares via IvyTech Fort Wayne. The funds do eventually arrive, yet Ava is irritated at the fact she had to wait almost three months to get those funds but not before Caprice and Ella do some serious overall damage.

Also realizing everything Caprice and Ella has been through and knowing any reprimands/disciplinary actions will not make what Caprice, Ella, and Ava had gone through (particularly Caprice's 44-hour ordeal) or Ava's actions before, during, and after the move go away.

The miniseries ends with at least Caprice and Ella fully settled in at Golfview, albeit with Ava suffering injuries after a brutal, expensive (in the process becoming the most expensive after Ava's November 1983 move from Chicago to Mill Township, Indiana, which at the time was $1,500 ($4,433 in 2022 dollars) [3]), and dangerous move. It is revealed by Rachael Passalt that Ava spent five months and $5,000 on the move. Instead of the usual end credits, the end credits in part 15 parodies those of the series finale of the original run of Magnum, P.I.[4]. After the end credits, the Johnny Mathis performance of "Once Before I Go" is featured in a montage dedicated to Ragdoll Kitty and Grey Poupon, and after the tribute and producer's sounder, the scene cuts to Ava seated, dressed in her street clothes and viewing a computer screen in her living room at Golfview Apartments. She turns, looks at the camera and clicks the remote control after saying "Good night and may Fort Wayne's Good News Be Yours." The screen then goes black followed by an 87-second tribute to George Rongos, the founder of George's International Market and Salsa Grille, which Ava visited in the miniseries, ending the miniseries.


The miniseries' title refers to the point where the stress of a pet peeve is so high and overwhelming.


Part 1[edit]

Brendonwood Park Apartments is renamed to Black Pine Flats after CIM Living acquires the apartment complex that Ava had called her home since May 14, 2018, as well as Caprice and Ella's since their respective arrivals on February 26, 2021, and March 27, 2021. CIM Living decides to let Kellie Yoquelt, of whom Ava states was kind as the miniseries progresses, and is replaced by Rebecca Fielitz, of which makes life Hell for Ava, Caprice and Ella. They also make a number of changes throughout the miniseries and among them is according to Ava, CIM Living's decision to no longer allow Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and it results in Ava's lease not being renewed[2].

Part 2[edit]

Changes at Black Pine Flats continue while Ava scrambles to find another place to live and picks Golfview Apartments and she almost immediately applies for tenancy there. Meanwhile, Ava's life overall is falling apart and becomes unaccustomed to the changes made at Black Pine Flats. As the tantrums of Caprice and Ella worsen, Ava decides to take them to see a therapist who suggests they are acting out because of the constant changes after Caprice begins a campaign of hissing and Ella growling, in which they are in fight or flight mode.

Part 3[edit]

The episode starts with various news reports of the struggle for affordable housing in other cities in the United States. After an investigation done by Ava, it was determined that CIM Living would be held liable (and confirmed in Part 14 [2]) in the event Ava should sue and Ava changes into her "Rambo Ava" outfit [in a similar manner to Ava Willis (voiced by Zinn) on three Queen of the Willis episodes and goes into street fights.

Part 4[edit]

Ava reaches out for help in person and online. Online reactions to Ava's posts were bad as she was cyberbullied rather than being offered a reasonable resolution and was even kicked out of the NextDoor app. She is determined to not be homeless for any reason, even if it is for a day and makes her threat of legal action.

Part 5[edit]

Ava discovers after applying for tenancy at Golfview Apartments that there is a waiting list, which eventually caused problems. Caprice, Ella, and Ava kick around some ideas on how to pay for the expensive in-town move, even if it means breaking the law and references to Brian Randolph, the father who robbed a credit union to pay for his daughter's cancer treatments after the insurance lapsed, are shown in the episode.

Part 6[edit]

Caprice and Ella become more aggressive than ever in which Caprice bit Ava even harder than in the past after Ava had difficulty in obtaining rental ledgers needed for Golfview Apartments management to approve the application.

Part 7[edit]

The moving process is underway as Ava has to worry about not only the funding of the move, but also facing a Section 8 voucher deadline of September 16, 2022, that was later extended through October 1. By this point in the miniseries, Caprice has hissed at the property manager 235 times, 60 of them at one of the contractors in a five-minute period on July 12, 2022.

Part 8[edit]

In Part 8 of the miniseries, Ava reveals the the IvyCares application for the move's funds were denied yet she managed to obtain only the pet deposit for Caprice and Ella. Rather than accepting the denial, Ava decides to fight back and later learns from a source at IvyTech that funds were limited. Ava joins forces with a Facebook group as well as going undercover in a complicated operation. However, Ava still manages to make things even worse as she still needs the funds for first month rent, security deposit, and moving expenses. Ava does, however, manage to only obtain the $600 needed for the pet deposit for Caprice and Ella to live at Golfview Apartments, yet is still short by $2,000.

Part 9[edit]

In Part 9 of the miniseries, Ava dedicates herself to obtaining the $2,000 needed. When the GoFundMe campaign and organizations fail to help Ava obtain funds that are still needed for the move to Golfview, Ava decides to take matters into her own hands and will stop at nothing to see that Ava does get the $2,000 needed to complete the relocation from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments. When Ava's attempts are not enough, she finds herself in an unfamiliar, awkward, and undesirable situation to come up with the much needed $2,000, which leads to serious double crossings and game playing. What's even worse, in a deleted scene, she also finds out the apartment at Golfview will not be ready until after November. Realizing that development, Ava vomits profusely for sixty uninterrupted seconds, and then she, Caprice, and Ella begin panicking. She later finds out via Lutheran Social Services that Ava is now third on Golfview's waitlist as well as the Section 8 voucher being extended through October 16, 2022, as well as an unexpected lease extension at Black Pine Flats that now ends on October 31, 2022.

Despite the good news, Ava is not only psychologically traumatized, but she states she nearly had 15 heart attacks after going through the whole ordeal as the damage had already been done.

Part 10[edit]

In part 10, Ava mails the $600 pet deposit and also learns good news via LaSar'a Johnson of Lutheran Social Services, of which Ava's Housing Choice Voucher being extended to October 16, 2022 as well as her current lease at Black Pine Flats being extended through October 31, 2022, and initially Ava learned from LaSar'a that Ava moved from fifth to third on the Golfview Apartments waitlist yet a week later, she learns that Golfview Apartments, Fort Wayne Housing Authority, and Ava are close to a deal and is on standby while awaiting the funds for the $675 first month rent, $1,050 security deposit, and $575 moving expenses (at which point comes to $2,300–$300 more than expected).

Ava spends most of part ten of the miniseries explaining what the move from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments means to Caprice, Ella, and Ava as the stores such as Walmart, Meijer, and Kroger as well as mentioning that Dollar General opened a location in Ava's hometown of Van Buren, Indiana although there has been a Dollar General distribution plant just outside Marion, Indiana that Ava doesn't mention. Caprice and Ella learn that Golfview does have an additional pet rent that Ava will be paying upon the move to Golfview Apartments.

Part 11[edit]

In part 11, Ava reveals that as of January 4, 2021, she stopped recycling aluminum cans after 28 years as it is no longer economically viable as a resident of Fort Wayne. Although she initially continued the aluminum can recycling tradition after moving from Marion to Fort Wayne in 2018. She reveals that she retired from webmastering in December 2020 after 21 years. Plans for Labor Day weekend 2022 were changed as the cookout and Domino's pizza was not going to happen, particularly as it would have been the final order from the latter location on Tillman Road. Things take a tragic turn as not only the stress of the move takes a toll on Caprice as she vomited yet she later leans the cat treats were expired.

Part 12[edit]

In part 12, Ava learns about the new address of where Caprice, Ella, and Ava will be living at Golfview as well as how much rent will be with and without the Housing Choice Voucher ($619 without the voucher plus $60 due to Caprice and Ella being pets yet is a major adjustment as she did not have to pay pet rent at Black Pine Flats, yet with the voucher is $91, almost the same amount as before) and the security deposit is $930, yet Ava rounds it up to $1,000. Ava also reveals she unexpectedly went to New Haven, Indiana via Fort Wayne CitiLink. Now the only things Ava has to worry about are getting the funds for first month rent ($679), security deposit ($930), and moving costs ($500-600), totaling $2,200 (rounded up) as well as having transportation as Ava still doesn't have her first driver's license nor have her first automobile, which would for the most part permanently solve that particular issue.

Part 13[edit]

In part 13, Ava finally receives the funds needed for her move to Golfview Apartments. Ava admits that she had lost control of herself in the moment she was notified of her lease was not renewed at Black Pine Flats, snapped at the heat of the moment during the nearly four month transition period between the move from Black Pine to Golfview by begging complete strangers to help fund the move, and realizing that any further strain would not be good for Ava, Caprice, Ella or Ava's coworkers (Rachael Passalt, Karly Jameson, Thia Tola, and Kendra Ray). Ava does go on a profanity-laced rant about why she should have received the funds sooner than she did after Caprice and Ella asked Ava about why it took longer than expected. The 14-minute rant includes Ava saying "fuck" 40 times (a stark contrast as 10 years earlier on Vote for the Girls Ava went on a 15-minute profanity laced rant in which she swore 90 times in that particular episode) as well as featuring a clip of Hell's Kitchen contestant Robert Hesse.


Part 14[edit]

In part 14, Ava makes her final visits to various stores on the southeast side of Fort Wayne as well as to an extent in nearby Waynedale. She also takes her Introduction to Ethics midterm exam, a Quantitive Reasoning test, and does two Raster Graphics I assignments, yet proved to be costly for Ava as they were more than she could take as well as a Quantitive Reasoning assignment that proved costly for Ava. She also makes her first visits to stores on the northeast side of Fort Wayne including Subway, Copper Canyon, and GetGo (formerly Ricker's) on Saint Joe Road yet reveals her final southeast side store was the Southgate Plaza Kroger location on Pettit Avenue, in which she also got a deal on an air fryer for $40 that Ava could not pass up. Caprice gets angry at Ava taking down her cat perch and threw away her cat tree to prepare for the move, in which Caprice retaliates by attacking Ava and Breeanna while hissing at the former 20 times throughout the episode.

Meanwhile, things take a dramatic turn as Ava got a surprise move-out inspection at Black Pine Flats and not having a lot of time to get things ready for the move-out inspection, even worse, Ava is informed that the move-in at Golfview was changed to November 1, leaving Ava at her wit's end. Caprice, Ella, and Ava get into battle mode as the latter, clad in her "Rambo Ava" clothing in a similar manner of her animated Queen of the Willis counterpart reveals the surprise move-out inspection was "1999 average" while Caprice's tail goes puffy after she hears a YouTube video Ava plays titled "Angry Kitten at the Vet."

Ava finally learns via a WANE 15 News story from Andy Devine four months after the fact. On what was supposed to be moving day, Ava does laundry in addition to getting new pet ID tags for Caprice and Ella at the Apple Glen Boulevard location of PetSmart as well as Best Buy. Breeanna meets with Ava in New Haven at the BMV, where Ava finally passes her driver's test to get her driver's permit renewed after 23 years. That weekend, one of Ava's neighbors at Black Pine Flats moves out as it is revealed he is now a homeowner, something Ava has attempted in 2008 in Marion and 2022 in Fort Wayne.

Part 15/Conclusion[edit]

On the day of the move, Caprice and Ella misbehaves as Caprice's tactics prompted Ava to put her in the restroom and Ella in the shared pet crate for nearly 12 hours. The move went bad at first, yet things ended up working out. The following day, Ava is reeling in from the overall damages to her physical health as the one flight of stairs proved costly for Ava because of the lack of an elavator. It will take some time to adjust after Ava picked up the two items (a metal bucket and lighter fluid) that was left behind at Black Pine Flats.

Caprice, Ella, and Ava fully settled in at Golfview after a brutal, expensive since Ava's November 1983 move from Chicago to Mill Township, Indiana, which at the time was $1,500 ($4,433 in 2022 dollars) [3]), and dangerous move. Rachael Passalt reveals that the move from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments is the most expensive move for Ava.

Cast[edit]

  • Entire miniseries
  • Part 1
    • Rebecca Fielitz as herself
  • Part 3
    • Kathryn Robinson as herself (WKRC news footage)
    • Rhori Johnston as himself (WTVF news footage)
    • Vicki Yates as herself (WTVF news footage)
    • Alexandra Koehn as herself (WTVF news footage)
    • Jami Seymour as herself (KRQE news footage)
    • Erica Bryant as herself (WSOC-TV news footage)
    • Scott Wilkerson as himself (WSOC-TV news footage)
    • Jason Stoogenke as himself (WSOC-TV news footage)
    • Vicki Gonzalez as herself (KCRA-TV news footage)
  • Part 5
    • Jennifer Bissram as herself (WXYZ-TV news footage)
    • Aaron Baskerville as himself (WXYZ-TV news footage)
    • Anu Prakash as herself (WXYZ-TV news footage)
    • Devin Scillian as himself (WDIV news footage)
    • Mara MacDonald as herself (WDIV news footage)
  • Part 13
    • Gordon Ramsay as himself (Hell's Kitchen archive footage)
    • Scott Leibfried as himself (Hell's Kitchen archive footage)
    • Kevin Cottle (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
    • Robert Hesse as himself (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
    • Vincent "Van" Hurd as himself (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
    • Andy Husbands as himself (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
    • Dave Levey as himself (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
    • Jim McGloin as himself (Hell's Kitchen 6 archive footage)
  • Part 14
    • Karly Jameson as herself and narrator
    • Breeanna Sorensen as herself
    • Crystal Gayle as herself (archive footage)
    • Gary Morris as himself (archive footage)
    • Dirk Rowley as himself (WANE-TV news footage)
    • Alyssa Ivanson as herself (WANE-TV news footage)
    • Andy Devine as himself (WANE-TV news footage)
    • Rachael Passalt as herself and co-narrator
    • Tara Fike as herself
    • Barbara Owens as herself

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
69 4 Part 1

Thia Tola N/A


January 13, 2023 (2023-01-13)
403
The episode begins as Brendonwood Park Apartments is renamed to Black Pine Flats and makes a number of changes that become too much, too little, too late. Throughtout the miniseries, Caprice is seen hissing 567 times with her tail puffed only 13 times and Ella growling 110 times. Caprice and Ella do not like the new property manager and new management while Ava has a complete disdain for her. What is even worse, she is alerted that her lease is not being renewed due to Black Pine Flats' owners (CIM Living) not accepting Housing Choice Vouchers and forcing Ava, Caprice, and Ella to relocate. [2]
70 5 Part 2

Thia Tola N/A


January 14, 2023 (2023-01-14)
404
The changes at Black Pine are underway while Ava takes a trip to Golfview Apartments and pays not only the $50 application fee, but also the $100 hold fee. Meanwhile, Ava tells Caprice and Ella to respectively hiss and growl at the property manager as well as to attack.

Music: "Hand in My Pocket" by Alainis Morrisette

71 6 Part 3

Thia Tola N/A


January 15, 2023 (2023-01-15)
405
The episode begins with news reports of the struggle for affordable housing and after a review, Ava has determined that CIM Living is to blame. Ava changes into her "Rambo Ava" outfit (a la Ava Willis on three Queen of the Willis episodes--Ava's Makeover and Aeverine Kills Rags) and begins to get into street fights.
72 7 Part 4

Thia Tola N/A


January 16, 2023 (2023-01-16)
406
Ava reaches out for help for the impending move in person and online. Many reactions online were bad as she gets cyberbullied instead of offering a resolution. Ava then declares that she, Caprice and Ella will not be homeless for any reason whatsoever, even if it is for a day or two.
73 8 Part 5

Thia Tola N/A


January 17, 2023 (2023-01-17)
407
The application to Golfview was sent had has not heard back, yet Ava discovers that she is on a waiting list, which could cause problems. Ava, Caprice, and Ella kick around some ideas on how the impending move is being paid for, even if it means breaking the law, such as bank robbery (of which, the episode is paused to give viewers some familiarity of the story of Brian Randolph, who is a convicted bank robbery suspect that robbed a suburban Detroit credit union to pay for chemotherapy treatments for his daughter, Braylinn and served three years for the crime.)
74 9 Part 6

Thia Tola N/A


January 19, 2023 (2023-01-19)
408
After the application is finally approved due to lack of rental ledgers needed for Golfview that would have denied the application, Ava is somewhat relived yet remains unconvinced that the issues with the imending move will be resolved (or by the time it does get resolved, it may be too late) and holding on to hope. Meanwhile, Caprice and Ella are getting more aggressive than in previous episodes as the former even bites Ava harder than before. Ella is then informed that upon the move to Golfview, she is not allowed to take a dump at the leasing office that will cause Ava to be fined $100.
75 10 Part 7

Thia Tola N/A


January 20, 2023 (2023-01-20)
409
The moving process is underway for Caprice, Ella, and Ava. Ava is more scared as she has to worry about funding the move, yet also faces a September 16, 2022 deadline as her Housing Choice Voucher expires. Caprice and Ella get more aggressive than ever as Caprice hissed nearly 235 times from June 10, 2022 to July 17, 2022 with 60 of them at one of the contractors in a five-minute period on July 12, 2022.
76 11 Part 8

Thia Tola N/A


January 21, 2023 (2023-01-21)
410
Ava has managed to get $600 of the $2600 needed for first month rent, security deposit, pet deposit for Caprice and Ella, and moving costs. However, Ava has only been successful in getting the pet deposit, yet still searching for funds for first month rent, security deposit and moving costs for the move from Black Pine Flats (the former Brendonwood Park Apartments) on the southeast side of Fort Wayne, Indiana to Golfview Apartments on the northeast side of Fort Wayne, Indiana and time is running out for Caprice, Ella, and Ava.
77 12 Part 9

Thia Tola N/A


January 22, 2023 (2023-01-22)
411
In the ninth part of the miniseries, Ava dedicates herself and spends most of August 2022 to obtaining the $2,000 (later $2,500) needed for first month rent, security deposit, and moving expenses. When Ava's GoFundMe campaign and organizations fail to help her obtain funds for the move from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments, she takes matters into her own hands and will stop at nothing to obtain the funds to complete the move. When her attempts are not enough, she finds herself in an unfamiliar, awkward, and undesirable situation that leads to serious double-crossings and game playing.

Music: "While You See a Chance" by Steve Winwood

78 13 Part 10

Thia Tola N/A


January 23, 2023 (2023-01-23)
412
Ava finds out via LaSar'a Johnson from Lutheran Social Services that Ava is now in third on Golfview's waitlist yet as well as Ava's Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) being extended to expire on October 16, 2022 and her current lease at Black Pine Flats extended through October 31, 2022. Despite this good news, Ava is not only psychologically traumatized, yet she nearly had 15 heart attacks after going through the whole ordeal as the overall damage to Ava had already been done. She spends most of the episode explaining what the move means to Caprice, Ella, and Ava as some things will change with the upcoming move while others are staying right where they are.
79 14 Part 11

Thia Tola N/A


January 24, 2023 (2023-01-24)
413
As the packing up process is underway, Ava gives Black Pine Flats the 30 day notice yet does not have a forwarding address as she learned about the new address at Golfview Apartments briefly. Meanwhile, things take a bad turn as Caprice became ill after not only eating expired cat treats but also the stress of the move as well as her recent ordeal a month earlier. Ava also reveals that she no longer recycles aluminum ans steel cans after retiring from webmastering.
80 15 Part 12

Thia Tola N/A


January 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
414
Ava learns about the new address as well as how much rent will be with and without the Housing Choice Voucher plus pet rent as well as the security deposit. She also reveals she unexpectedly went to New Haven, Indiana via Fort Wayne CitiLink. Now the only things Ava has to worry about are getting the funds for first month rent ($679), security deposit ($930), and moving costs ($500-600), totalling $2,200 (rounded up) as well as having transportation as Ava still doesn't have her first driver's license nor have her first automobile, which would for the most part permanently solve that particular issue. She also has to worry about getting things packed completely as time is running out as well as balancing the move, her prior commitments and obligations as a film/TV producer and as a student at IvyTech Fort Wayne.
81
82
16
17
Part 13

Thia Tola N/A


January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27)
415
The much needed funding for first month rent, security deposit, and moving expenses finally arrive and Ava spends most of the episode getting things ready for the move as well as getting assignments done, getting groceries, and making final visits to stores located on the southeast side of Fort Wayne. She also goes on several profanity-laced rants about why she should have received funding sooner, limits on money orders, and her tenancy at Black Pine Flats. She also admits to losing control from the second her lease at Black Pine Flats wasn't being renewed until the funds arrived. Additionally, Caprice and Ella have a mild argument with Ava as the former bickers on what to call Rebecca (whose name is revealed in this episode), the name of the property manager at Black Pine Flats and the latter on why Ava didn't get the funds sooner than September 15, 2022.
83
84
85
86
87
88
18
19
20
21
22
23
Part 14
Part 15/Conclusion


Breeanna Sorensen N/A


January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27)
416
416.5
The fourteen-part miniseries comes to a close as Ava makes final trips to stores on the southeast side of Fort Wayne as well as Waynedale. The packing up continued as Breeanna Sorensen (herself) effetively helps Ava gets things taken down such as Caprice's cat perch and cat tree, of which Caprice retalliates by attacking and hissing at Breeanna yet Ella takes this adjustment well yet humps Breeanna's leg in the process. The stress and pressure finally caught up to Ava as a mid-term in Ethics, a test in Quantitive Reasoning, and two Raster Grphics assignments were more than Ava could take. Breeanna explains on what was supposed to be the day of the move from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments on September 30, 2022 yet extended until October 21, 2022 as things between Black Pine Flats, Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Golfview Apartments, and others are being ironed out. Ava and Breeanna head out to Walmart and Kroger, the latter's Southgate Plaza location in Fort Wayne turned out to be the final store Ava went to as a resident of the southeast side of Fort Wayne.

Things take a dramatic turn as Ava received a surprise move-out inspection at Black Pine Flats and not having a lot of time to get things ready for the move-out inspection, even worse, Ava is informed that the move-in at Golfview was changed to November 1, leaving Ava at her wit's end.

Ava finally learns the truth via a WANE 15 News and on what was supposed to be moving day, Ava does laundry in addition to getting new pet ID tags for Caprice and Ella at PetSmart as well as Best Buy. Breeanna meets with Ava in New Haven, where Ava finally passes her driver's test to get her peermit renewed after 23 years. That weekend, one of Ava's neighbors at Black Pine Flats moves out as it is revealed he is now a homeowner, something Ava has attempted in 2008 in Marion and 2022 in Fort Wayne.

After a brutal and rocky move that Ava wasn't expecting, Ava spent most of the night of the move getting adjusted yet longer for Caprice and Ella to adjust. Ava has to deal with one flight of stairs as Golfview lacks an elavator, which could prove costly should Ava have a broken leg or foot, or even paralyzed.

The miniseries' final scene reveals Caprice, Ella, and Ava fully settled in at Golfview after a brutal, expensive since Ava's November 1983 move from Chicago to Mill Township, Indiana, which at the time was $1,500 ($4,433 in 2022 dollars) [3]), and dangerous move. It is revealed by Rachael Passalt that Ava spent five months and $4,750 on the move.

The miniseries ends with a parody of the 1988 series finale of the original Magnum, P.I. plus a tribute to Ragdoll Kitty and Grey Poupon (both died during the early stages of production of this miniseries) with Johnny Mathis' "Once Before I Go." Coincidentally, that song is notable as Mathis' version was also featured in the series finale of Vote for the Girls with Ava Zinn & Alexandra Moffitt, which aired on May 23, 2021, and Hugh Jackman's performance of "Once Before I Go" was featured in a montage dedicated to Alex Trebek in his final episode of Jeopardy, which aired on January 8, 2021, exactly two months after Trebek's death from stage IV pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2020, at the age of 80.[a][5][6]


Note: First apperances of Karly Jameson and Breeanna Sorensen.


Production[edit]

Production began on June 10, 2022, but was halted on July 29, 2022 after Caprice went missing in Fort Wayne, Indiana [7] and was found 44 hours later on July 31, 2022 [8]. Production resumed on August 5, 2022 and ended on or after November 3, 2022. Crystal Gayle performed three songs in the miniseries; Zinn comments that she loves these scenes. The episode features three segments of archive videos of Crystal Gayle performing "You Never Miss a Real Good Thing", "Ready for the Times to Get Better" and "Makin' Up for Lost Time", the latter with Gary Morris.

Development[edit]

The miniseries was produced by the Ava Zinn-owned Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group and Aeverine Zinn Productions, with Zinn serving as the executive producer. Zinn noted that no one initially had little interest in adapting Breaking Boiling Point due to its grisly middle part. Zinn had started to plan production of Caprice & Ella: The Movie in June 2022, but that production was pushed back to July 2023.

Casting[edit]

Because the miniseries spans 15 season four episodes in the original airing, yet Zinn made it a 20-part episode for the syndicated version.

Caprice, Ella, and Ava Zinn reprise their Caprice & Ella roles for the miniseries, yet Breeanna Sorensen, Rachael Passalt, and Karly Jameson were added to the cast.

Deleted scenes[edit]

In Part 10 of the miniseries, making good on her threat of legal action (defined by Ava as also getting the Fort Wayne Police Department involved), Ava secures the services of a well-known low cost law firm, which hears her argument yet doesn't take the case, but warns her that it will be difficult to pursue without hard evidence.

Ava later confronts the propery manager of Black Pine Flats (with Caprice & Ella in tow as well as a Fort Wayne police officer) about her lease not being renewed and the new place not being ready. However, despite this setback, things begin to turn around when what is close to a Plan B (stay at Black Pine by paying $620 instead of the $82 in rent she has been paying or staying at a pet-friendly hotel in the meantime) until the apartment at Golfview is ready as part of a settlement/transitional agreement per the Fair Housing Act. Ava stands firm, reminding the Black Pine Flats property manager, identified as "Bitch Becky" by Caprice, that as per the conditions of the Fair Housing Act, the settlement and Indiana law, this cannot be done until after the apartment at Golfview is ready and has been 100 percent resolved (by which time, as Ava threatens to "kick her ass up Decatur (Road) and down Tillman (Road)" and is now too late as the emotional damage was done).

Cultural References[edit]

  • Ava makes reference to Brian Randolph, a Detroit father who robbed a credit union in 2015 to pay for chemotherapy treatments for his daughter Braylinn, giving her particular view of the story.
  • The episode is a follow-up to "Lapsed Lease."
  • The miniseries' trailer is a parody of the 1993 HBO film Strapped.[1] The trailer mentions that "Breaking Boiling Point" is "more comelling than Bitter Blood, Cruel Justice, and A Mother's Revenge combined."
  • Three references of Queen of the Willis are mentioned in the miniseries:
    • Ava makes a reference to the Queen of the Willis character Ava Willis (also voiced by Ava Zinn) as Ava is usually set in her ways and afraid of taking risks, but generally a good person. Although she is traditionally conservative in her attitude, in how she dislikes change and novel situations, she can adapt to them quite well, quickly mastering unfamiliar social milieus. She can be pushed too far on occasion, usually it is the running joke throughout that series is an angry Ava yelling "I'm gonna kick your ass!" This is just a threat; she rarely, if ever, harms anyone. Ava's honesty and naivety often get her in unpredictable and troublesome situations. Ultimately, Ava cares for the people around her, particularly her family and friends and is always out to do what is right.
    • Another Queen of the Willis refrence is Crystal Gayle, in which she serves as a recurring character and running gag in Queen of the Willis. Usually, she appears when a character on that show is in hot water and needs a distraction to get out of trouble. They'll break the fourth wall to say "Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Crystal Gayle of Wabash, Indiana", segwaying into an actual musical number by the celebrity, which usually takes like two or three minutes, because they play the full song. It usually never works on Queen of the Willis.
    • A third Queen of the Willis reference is one of the few times Ava is visibly drunk.
  • Ava mentions Hell's Kitchen season six contestant Robert Hesse when Ava reveals what she had gone through during the miniseries. Clips from Hell's Kitchen are shown to illustrate her point.
  • Ava is seen eating the Impossible Whopper from Burger King. This is due to Ava being a vegetarian since 2014 and in 2019, Burger King released an "Impossible Whopper" burger, a vegetarian burger using a plant-based patty from Impossible Foods.[9]
  • The song "Right Here Waiting" can be heard in the episode sung by series creator Ava Zinn.[b] Another song heard in the episode, "In My Life", was also sung by Zinn.[c]
  • The closing scene parodies the 1990-93 CBS series Top Cops and the 1993-98 first-run syndicated series Real Stories of the Highway Patrol. The narration was provided by Rachael Passalt instead of the narrator/voice-over of Top Cops and Beau Weaver of Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.
  • Instead of the usual end credits, the end credits in part 14 parodies those of the series finale of the original run of Magnum, P.I. ("Resolutions")[4]. After the end credits, the Johnny Mathis performance of "Once Before I Go" is featured in a montage dedicated to Ragdoll Kitty and Grey Poupon, five months after their deaths from a vehicular hit and run on June 10, 2022. At the end of the tribute, the scene is projected to the TV set in Ava's living room at Golfview Apartments. We briefly see the Aeverine Zinn Productions logo. The camera then zooms out from the TV set and we see Ava Zinn in a tan dress. She points a TV remote clicker at the camera and says simply, "good night and May Fort Wayne's Good News Be Yours". The screen goes blank, end of the miniseries!

Critical reception[edit]

Several critics panned the miniseries for its gruesome content before the miniseries aired. They also cited the use of profanity from Caprice, Ella, Breeanna, and Ava with being bleep censored 107, 25, 4, 259 times, respectively, on the broadcast version. Professors did not like the fact Zinn effectively rushed through a lot of her assignments during production of the miniseries.

Others praised Ava's decision to produce the miniseries with her commitements at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne as well as other obligations and the relocation from Black Pine Flats to Golfview Apartments in Fort Wayne itself.

Music[edit]

The opening theme is "Theme from MacGyver" performed by Daniel Caine and the ending theme is from the series finale of the original run of Magnum, P.I.. On the DVD version, an extended theme is shown while the 14 epidsodes have the usual opening theme.


Notes[edit]

  1. Originally scheduled to air on December 25, 2020.
  2. Originally performed by Richard Marx and later covered by Monica featuring 112.
  3. Originally performed by The Beatles.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Breaking Boiling Point" (2022) trailer. Caprice & Ella (August 10, 2022).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Some Fort Wayne residents may move after housing vouchers go away. WANE-TV 15 (June 22, 2022). Retrieved on October 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1634–1699: {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} 1700–1799: {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }} 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Magnum Mania! - Episode Guide - Resolutions (2).
  5. Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final "Jeopardy!" (2021-01-09).
  6. A Tribute To Alex Trebek | JEOPARDY!
  7. Zinn, Ava (July 29, 2022). Caprice Goes Missing. Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group.
  8. Zinn, Ava (July 31, 2022). Caprice has been found safe. Aeverine Zinn Digital Media Group.
  9. Wiener-Bronner, Danielle (April 29, 2019). Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States.

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