Is it just me, or has this show gotten better every week? Darn! I love the Darlings. This week I laughed, I cried, I clapped and screamed along with both Brian Jr. and Juliet.
Dirty Sexy Money! Hooray!
Lisa spoke more in the first minute of this episode than in the whole series. And we finally found out that she works in a gallery. And picks up a lot of dry cleaning.
With the truth of Tish and Dutch's affair on the table, Tripp began to question: "The children, are they all mine?" Tish tried to tell him she was absolutely sure that they were his, but he did not believe her. And honestly, would anyone? His speech to her was another riveting performance. I'm thrilled to see this high level of quality from network TV.
By letting Tish's OB/GYN know that he was aware that a certain painting was fake, Tripp found a way to get his children's DNA. The doctor let out a gasp that could have woken the dead. I thought he might evaporate into thin air!
Tripp told Nick about Harold Templeton (
Erick Avari played Chandra Suresh on
Heroes; he has had quite a steady career), who was "a spy in the '60s for England and China and France, and did some work for Kennedy." Tripp sent Nick to find him at the Italian vineyard and to request the Chiavennasca, slightly chilled. (Glory be to the writers that made the episode title the same as the wine, because spelling that without knowing is not so easy.)
Another glory-be moment was Brian's heartwarming lesson to his son and their pepper-shaking similarity. And then later, when Brian showed his pride at his son's ability to hold his own against him. His little chat with Chura, the bully, was inspired. Do you think he was actually sticking up for his son? Showing a softer side, or just keeping Jr. from telling his wife the truth?
"I'm Pluto. Cold, distant and alone."
"$1,200? Do they come with a kidney?"
"Don't be so financially resistant."
"Sometimes a shoe is just a shoe."
"I hope Ryan's taking penicillin. That girl is septic."
"Sometimes I don't know where you children come from."
"The tickets? They were subterfuge
and a gift."
"You know God? He's sort of my boss."
Clark not only drives the Darlings everywhere but he also flies their private jet. What a handy man!
Karen and Freddie went with Lisa and Nick to Italy much to Lisa's chagrin. So much for Nick's promise of "For two days, no Darlings." Karen's inappropriate behavior was completely hilarious. From buying the red shoes for Lisa to breaking the story about when Nick proposed to her. She's almost as decadent to enjoy as Brian. (I totally loved when Freddie played along with the Nick lovefest, talking about walking on the beach with Nick and how his hair glistened.)
Kudos to Lisa, who laid down the law to Karen. I think things are going to get ugly between the two of them. Karen doesn't seem the type to let someone beat her at her own game. Will Lisa be able to keep up? I don't know, but it's sure to be fun to watch.
When Juliet found her brother lying atop her nemesis, Natalie, her mortified scream was priceless as it filtered through the entire house.
I was mortified that Lisa said she never wanted to go back to Italy simply for a bottle of wine. To me that would be an ideal trip. The
Alexi Murdoch song, "Orange Sky," that they played over that scene was haunting and beautiful. He sings, "my salvation lies in your love," and I think it applies to several characters here.
Tripp pulled out the paternity results and asked Tish some hard questions. I knew she wasn't going to tell him this week. That just burns my britches. Tripp maintained his dignity during his tirade to Tish - I simply could not look away.
Donald Sutherland is the absolute home run of this show. He steals every scene he is in. Stunning work. And as always, the idea that Nick may not be Dutch's son is very tempting.
Speaking of paternity, Jeremy told Natalie he was in love with her and she told him she was pregnant. Is it Jeremy's or Ryan's, the self-absorbed actor?
"My father was working for someone else," Nick openly told Tripp. Templeton stopped helping Dutch when he found out Dutch was also gathering information about Tripp.
Finally, there he was, Simon Elder (
Blair Underwood). His diplomatic license tag read "C." Mystery solved. Or is it? Can't wait to see how this unravels. Let's hear your best conspiracy theories.
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Is it just me or has this show gotten better every week Darn I love the Darlings This week I laughed I cried I clapped and screamed along with both Brian Jr and Juliet Dirty Sexy Money HoorayLisa spoke more in the first minute of this episode than in the whole series And we finally found out that she works in a gallery And picks up a lot of dry cleaningWith the truth of Tish and Dutchs affair on the table Tripp began to question The children are they all mine Tish tried to tell him she was absolutely sure that they were his but he did not believe her And honestly would anyone His speech to her was another riveting performance Im thrilled to see this high level of quality from network TV By letting Tishs OBGYN know that he was aware that a certain painting was fake Tripp found a way to get his childrens DNA The doctor let out a gasp that could have woken the dead I thought he might evaporate into thin air Tripp told Nick about Har