What a fitting episode title for the second installment of
Dirty Sexy Money. Truths were revealed and secrets were kept hidden a little longer. So much happened in this ep, I don't even know where to start.
Some immediate highlights:
" The photo shoot as "rebranding the family as fresh, hip".
" Patrick announcing his candidacy for the Senate based on his
" Tripp reciting William Wordsworth.
" Tripp speaking Swedish.
Juliet: "I want to be normal size!"
Brian: "She'll take you back if I have to shoot you at her out of a cannon."
Nick to Daisy: "Tell me no one from the family called."
Daisy to Nick: "No, just the lion wrangler."
Tish: "We're all capable of everything."
One of the things I love most about the show is the father-and-son theme. Nick and Dutch. His relationship with Tripp is very much like father and son. Tripp and his sons, Brian and his, the list goes on. The different ways that Nick and Brian interact with Brian Jr. Even though Brian is unwelcoming to his son, Nick brings Brian Jr. into the family in the way he wanted Dutch to include him.
One of my favorite scenes was when Brian kicked the cab while talking about having lied to his wife and children on behalf of "Gustav, the Swedish orphan." Later, Brian asked Nick, "What are you going to do about the kid?" I love that Brian. "God bless!" He may just be the most interesting of the Darling children. Showing his cruel side he lectured his son, "If it were up to me, you wouldn't even be here," alluding to something more than just not there at the rectory. "Just act Swedish." Did we see a tiny glimmer of kindness from the bitter Brian when he sent the boy to bed? Perhaps he and Nick are half brothers? Or could it be that Tish and Dutch had two children, Brian and Nick, the other set of twins? Hmmm.
As for the actual twins, Jeremy and Juliet, I'm not sure if they are getting on my nerves or if they're cute and comic relief. Though I must admit, the idea that Jeremy was writing songs with JT cracked me up. And I find Karen a little one-dimensional. I'm waiting for her storyline to blossom.
Did anyone get the sense that the plane mechanic was paid to lead Nick down a particular road?
Nick showed his integrity by taking the subway to work for the wealthy. Then he got caught stealing Tripp's journal and couldn't quite lie about it to the maid who was quite matter-of-fact about her payment to keep quiet - $500. She's got her own pricing system. Her whisper, about "med school" regarding the kind of college Dutch's similar actions helped put her daughter through, cracked me up.
OK, so did Lisa have a job in the first show? They were living off his salary as basically a pubic defender; she must have worked. She's definitely got nothing to do now, which makes sense since Nick was handed $10 million last week, yet they still remain in their relatively modest apartment. And she keeps telling Nick he shouldn't be working for the Darlings. Wonder if she'll be won over.
To get the heat off the boy, and perhaps to assuage his guilt, Nick admitted to stealing the journal. Tripp got remarkably upset when Nick accused him of perhaps killing Dutch. Tripp told Tish, "We'll get through it, you, and me, and Nick," (and perhaps by default, Dutch - the fifth Beatle, so to speak). I got the sense that Tripp is a deeply family-oriented man and is the glue that holds the family together. Tish seems like a grand manipulator and I wonder, is it her guilt or her grief speaking?
We learned who knew about Tish and Dutch's affair and who didn't. Tish admitted it started out as "a necessity and became a lifestyle." How can she think Tripp didn't know? Let's call it denial. She told Nick, "Your father was my great love."
The final scene when Nick returned Tripp's journal was so moving and well crafted;
Donald Sutherland is a master of subtlety. Tripp suggested the possible combination for the lock on Dutch's briefcase, adding, "It's Tish's birthday." I didn't want that clasp to click. There was the pause as Nick thought about the consequences of it unlatching. I held my breath. It was heartbreaking when the combination worked and the shot of Tripp's face, having to acknowledge the betrayal in a very real way. I had to go back and rewatch it because it was so emotional and played so beautifully.
Two down and I can't wait for No. 3! But for now, our
Online Video Guide will have to suffice.
What a fitting episode title for the second installment of Dirty Sexy Money Truths were revealed and secrets were kept hidden a little longer So much happened in this ep I dont even know where to start Some immediate highlights 149 The photo shoot as rebranding the family as fresh hip 149 Patrick announcing his candidacy for the Senate based on his girlfriends suggestion149 Tripp reciting William Wordsworth149 Tripp speaking SwedishFantastic linesJuliet I want to be normal size Brian Shell take you back if I have to shoot you at her out of a cannonNick to Daisy Tell me no one from the family called Daisy to Nick No just the lion wranglerTish Were all capable of everythingOne of the things I love most about the show is the father-and-son theme Nick and Dutch His relationship with Tripp is very much like father and son Tripp and his sons Brian and his