Two words. Freddie rapping! Fantastic!
"The Game" was not a Halloween reference to bobbing for candy-covered apples, or pinning the tail on the ghoul. It referred to a high-stakes poker game where money, (you know it's
Dirty Sexy Money) is worthless and real estate is king. I had a heart attack just watching them toss around $80 million at a time. I didn't understand why Tripp would argue with Nick in front of the poker players. I found it unlike Nick for pushing something that hard with Tripp, although when I learned the truth behind it, it made more sense. Tripp folded but I wonder what hand he actually had. He may have thrown the game.
My favorite scene of the entire show was when the brothers played the video game. It was too short-lived. But one of the best lines came from that scene: "Doesn't your conscience feel the tiniest prick?" "Not until you walked in, Brian." Funny and so nice to see the brothers interacting. They don't get to do that enough.
Incredibly, Patrick kissed Carmelita on the street and some TMZers, (or rather, Tripp's Maniacal Zealotry) snapped a picture. Tripp tried to buy Carm off, but she would hear nothing of it. Tripp's sad line to Carmelita, "No one knows better than me that money is cold comfort in the absence of love," was another dig at Tish and Dutch's secretive affair. Carmelita turned that right around on him, and bully for her. I liked the way she played Tripp. It only lead Patrick to cut his ties with his father and turn to none other than... wait for it Simon Elder. He's getting a lot of mileage and he's only been around for two weeks!
Just as we were wondering why there wasn't more of both
Jill Clayburgh and
William Baldwin, we were handed each on a silver platter. They both had some meaty scenes. Even Daisy got more face time.
I finally figured out why Nick is there. He is a blank canvas for the other actors to show off their colors. He's like the straight man to a ridiculously funny comedian. A good percentage of the actor's best scenes are played against Nick. He brings it out in them.
Dutch and Simon had a plan to make a New Manhattan. Or at least this is what Simon is telling Nick. Nick, don't believe him for a second! I don't trust that Simon Elder as far as I can throw him. He's up to no good! He had the dealer, for goodness sake! Simon asked Nick to do something against his grain but sweetened it by offering the real NTSD report on his father's death. Sounds like blackmail to me. (The police held something back from Nick claiming "Accidents happen" in the first report.) But Nick has a plan for Simon, too. Who will win this game?
The music in this ep was beautiful. The two songs that stood out sounded like they were from the same performer, only after much googling, I still can't figure out who it was. Anyone?
Jeremy decided that making an honest living would be a good idea. He's just not cut out for it. And Juliet became a babysitter for Brian, Jr. (I really preferred the name Gustav.) Juliet did have a great fight scene with her brother, the kid's father. An accusatory Brian: "Did you buy my son a $30,000 watch?" A defensive Juliet: "It was 15 percent off." And the retort of the father: "You've turned a nice, sweet, fake Swedish orphan into your own personal living doll."
Brian told Brian Jr. he planned on spending more time with him. The cute kid wanted to know, "What happens during good old-fashioned father-son time?" And once again, Brian pulled it out of the bag when he cut the hole in Brian Jr.'s pancakes. I may have sprinkled my computer with a tear or two.
Eddie Cibrian joined the cast as Karen's ex - nix that, still current - hubbie. All I can say is, "Why can't he answer my door?" Sebastian and his "nice hiney" (Daisy's words, not mine) seduced Karen into being unfaithful to Freddie (as if she needed any real arm-twisting on that one). Karen was up to her old tricks, suggesting the reason Nick wanted her to slow the marriage train was because he wanted her for himself. She has a very deluded idea of herself. And I couldn't believe the things she said to her mother. My mother would have washed my mouth out with soap. Ivory soap. Blech.
Tripp told Nick his wish was for him to take control of all of his companies. Wow. Now why would that be? Why would you ask your
lawyer to take over your businesses and not one of your own
children? (Note the irony.) Later Tripp professed his love for "Nicky." Hmmm. How many people refer to their lawyers in such a familiar way? And was it just me, or did anyone else notice the way Nick looked at Tish as she walked up the staircase? Kind of like a son might look after his mother. I'm just saying.
For Pete's sake,
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CMAs, but you can keep up with clips in our
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Two words Freddie rapping Fantastic The Game was not a Halloween reference to bobbing for candy-covered apples or pinning the tail on the ghoul It referred to a high-stakes poker game where money you know its Dirty Sexy Money is worthless and real estate is king I had a heart attack just watching them toss around 80 million at a time I didnt understand why Tripp would argue with Nick in front of the poker players I found it unlike Nick for pushing something that hard with Tripp although when I learned the truth behind it it made more sense Tripp folded but I wonder what hand he actually had He may have thrown the game My favorite scene of the entire show was when the brothers played the video game It was too short-lived But one of the best lines came from that scene Doesnt your conscience feel the tiniest prick Not until you walked in Brian Funny and so nice to see the brothers interacting They dont get to do that