If there was ever a thrill-a-minute
Dirty Sexy Money, tonight's episode was the one. Simon Elder has a different name, one I imagine starts with the letter "C", no doubt. I could not believe that he had the cahones to dynamite the old Darling Plaza. Has he no heart? Has he not seen those touching scenes of Tripp waxing nostalgic about the 15-story building he once called "home"? Ah, cruelty.
As if that wasn't shocking enough, Ellen really pulled the rabbit out of the hat when she shot Paddy in the leg, and boy did he deserve it. We knew she had it in her when she invited Carmelita to tea and yet it was a complete surprise when she pulled the trigger. It was the emotional relationship with Carmlita that pushed Ellen over the edge more than the sexual one. More power to you, sister. Patrick was such a mamby-pamby during Ellen and Carm's meeting, it begs the question, how does a guy like Patrick have two women fighting over him? Ellen's face when she opened the door to meet Carmelita face to face? Priceless. For everything else, there's Master. Oh, nevermind.
It was great fun to watch Tish get into the mix between Karen and Lisa. Frankly, they weren't using
Ms. Clayburgh enough, so this little fun side plot line is a perfect antidote to the men's seriousness. And she plays a troublemaker so well.
Not for nothing, but I almost hope Nick ends up in bed with Karen, just so we can get rid of
Whiney Lisa. I liked her better when she was
Ballsy Lisa, telling Karen to put her wiles somewhere where the sun don't ever shine. She could a thing or from Ellen who handled infidelity in a more "pro-active" way. Nick wouldn't dream of betraying her, but if she keeps up this way, she'll end up pushing him right into Karen's waiting arms.
Brian was back to his old self, no more poignantly pointed out than when he was praying to God just as his messenger handed the arbitrator in his custody case a humongous wad of cash. I'm not above a little pay-off. We can only hope she has the good sense to keep the money and make the appropriate judgment about which parent should get Gustav, pardon me, I meant Brian, Jr.
My sweet Juliet was nowhere to be found in this ep, but Jeremy was in rare form wooing the beautiful Sofia, played by the lovely
Sofia Vergara, as a common valet. I didn't believe her for a solitary minute when he said his family name and she played dumb. Why would a woman like her go out on a date with a laborer? She wouldn't, it's implausible. And then he took her to a "poor person's" restaurant? That looked like a pretty pricey joint. Jeremy's collusion with Clark as his father was great, but it was their conversation about Clark's seeming poverty-stricken life that was the highlight for me. Watching Jeremy try to copy Clark to wipe down the car was precious. I loved that he called Clark to come and pick him up in Brooklyn rather than take the subway.
Oh, Tripp, don't make me start hating you yet! I was dismayed that Tripp was so underhanded about getting Simon and Patrick to the "sit-down". I think he has good cause to hate Simon and to want to prove Simon's deviltry to his son, but he undermined Nick's trust and further pushed Patrick away. Tripp and Simon are playing each other and may take a few people down with them. I knew it wasn't going well when Simon referred to Tripp as a "desiccated old man." Also, did you get the sense when Simon took Tish's hand in greeting that they had met before?
And then they just slipped in that Tripp's brother, Kenneth, was assassinated and the finger was pointing at Tripp. Opening the flood gates, if you ask me.
Total aside: Nick let his sideburns grow out just like Tripp's. And they also had the exact same outfit on in the last scene: blue suits, white shirts, blue ties. Like father, like son?
There were so many incredible lines I couldn't possibly put them all here, but a few of my favorites:
"I'm trying to buy
"The holiday die-off has commenced."
her to come along, isn't it?"
"This is the new normal."
"Reverend Darling, who is Gustav?"
"Isn't it also true that you kept Brian Jr. on a Swedish diet including fermented milk and reindeer?"
"She had him for seven years. You had him for two months and made him speak Swedish."
"I'm not dried meat."
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If there was ever a thrill-a-minute Dirty Sexy Money tonights episode was the one Simon Elder has a different name one I imagine starts with the letter C no doubt I could not believe that he had the cahones to dynamite the old Darling Plaza Has he no heart Has he not seen those touching scenes of Tripp waxing nostalgic about the 15-story building he once called home Ah cruelty As if that wasnt shocking enough Ellen really pulled the rabbit out of the hat when she shot Paddy in the leg and boy did he deserve it We knew she had it in her when she invited Carmelita to tea and yet it was a complete surprise when she pulled the trigger It was the emotional relationship with Carmlita that pushed Ellen over the edge more than the sexual one More power to you sister Patrick was such a mamby-pamby during Ellen and Carms meeting it begs the question how does a guy like Patrick have two women fighting over him Ellens face when