Dirty Sexy Moneyites! The Darlings were back in full swing, no villainous stone left unturned. This ep started out where it ended. A birthday for Nick on the Darling's yacht turns into a nightmare, but not the one expected. Paddy and Tripp have been reconciled; Lisa is missing and then turns up looking stunning, but only after a very meaningful glance between Karen and Nick. Ellen is also missing and spoken of as "alcoholically indisposed,
again." And Tripp hands over the keys to the yacht to Nick. Nick thanks Tripp. Has he crossed over to the dark side? Let's back it up
Simon and Karen are still at it and although she is spying for Daddy, Simon tells her he loves her. She says, "Thank you" which is hilarious. I've done it. You probably have, too. Anyhow, anyone who
seems as sweet and trusting as Simon cannot be trustworthy. To hide the fact that she was toying with his mobile, she picks up a crystal swan and asks Simon to tell her about it. I thought nothing of it, until later on the boat. The big boat.
Karen surprises Nick on his birthday by exposing herself and offering grappa. He's not pleased, though I thought it took every ounce of restraint in his body to ask her to put her clothes back on. She dresses, they drink and she refers to him as her "exit ramp." Again, hilarious. She gets some of the best lines and her delivery is just this side of perfection.
Brian, my favorite Darling, has left the priesthood and is thrilled to be spending quality time with Brian Jr., but not so much with his baby mama. Tripp asks him to council Ellen, but he declines. He says when Tripp sent him to Munich to fire all those people, "That was fun," but he won't play the game of caring. Tripp thanks him for his frankness, "I count on it," he says,
not ironically. When his baby mama and Brian Jr. leave, he blames his father.
Lucy Lui! Her introduction to this show was nothing short of ubersexy! I thought her first 60 seconds onscreen were well spent. How Jeremy could prefer mousy Lisa over Lucy; his poor heart overextended. He is just a boy after all. His preference changes after he gets socked by Nick for kissing Lisa. And Lucy, in her second onscreen appearance, even better than the first, helps him out of his misery. Can you say,
Patrick is up to his old tricks trying to find a very hidden Carmelita, but she can't be found. Ellen finds pictures of the most beautiful male-to-female medical science ever created and goes ballistic. I had a bad feeling when Paddy was in the shower that Norman Bates wasn't far behind. Ellen comes swinging in with a 9-iron and starts smashing up the place. However, scotch, pumps and water on the floor don't mix and the plan to de-"Carmelize" Paddy backfires and Ellen ends up in a pool of her own blood. In true Darling fashion, Paddy calls for help, but it's not 911 he dials, it's Daddy. Daddy calls for help and it's still not 911, it's Nick, who tells them they've got a moral dilemma on their hands and he'll have no part in it.
Simon knows Karen's spying on him and gives her a vial of what looks an awful lot like urine, but says it's a clean-burning fuel and tastes it; it's non-toxic. He's so PC and green, he's like the evil version of Nick, sort of self-righteous and yet still charming and smarmy at the same time. He tells her to give it to Tripp to keep him happy, but is that really why? I don't think so.
Meanwhile, Lisa gets stood-up by Nick for his own birthday dinner and ends up swearing she doesn't want to kiss Jeremy. They end up lip-locked until Nick shows up two-bottles-of-wine too late. This leads Nick into Karen's arms, but she can't kiss him because she actually has feelings for Simon. Sounding like a soap opera yet?
Tripp tries to drag Nick back into the family and although Nick is reluctant, punching Jeremy on cue pretty much seals the deal. Tripp turns to Brian to solidify Paddy's alibi of sailing in the Hamptons and recommends he go to a tanning booth since he looks "a trifle pale." He ends up burnt like a lobster, or like Ellen, as it were.
Karen returns the fuel and professes her feelings to Simon. He makes a phone call to confirm, "We've got her," to someone. Could it be Tripp? Or is Karen just playing Simon?
Clark lights Lady Ellen and the Darling's country home on fire. As I've mentioned before, he's awfully handy, drives the car, flies the jet, disposes of the bodies This is funnier when the maids see the news and ask if they should tell Mr. Darling. Clark sips his whiskey and says he wouldn't want to ruin the party.
We go back to the ending where we began with nuances we hadn't noticed and an understanding we didn't have. The nod Paddy gives Nick; the look between Karen and Nick was more "bad timing" than desire. Nick's admission to Lisa, "We're good," takes on a deeper meaning. The object Karen handed to Tripp, which we thought was the keys to the yacht, turns out to be the crystal swan. What is it about that swan that would be so important to Tripp?
When NYPD shows up, Paddy instinctively blames Nick for turning him in, but the cops have come to arrest Leticia for the murder of Dutch. No one saw that coming and all you can hear is Leticia calling Nick for help. Those crazy, entertaining Darling's, if they're not shooting you, they're begging for your help.
Conspiracies? Underhanded dealings? What's your take on the Dirty Darlings?
Welcome back Dirty Sexy Moneyites The Darlings were back in full swing no villainous stone left unturned This ep started out where it ended A birthday for Nick on the Darlings yacht turns into a nightmare but not the one expected Paddy and Tripp have been reconciled Lisa is missing and then turns up looking stunning but only after a very meaningful glance between Karen and Nick Ellen is also missing and spoken of as alcoholically indisposed again And Tripp hands over the keys to the yacht to Nick Nick thanks Tripp Has he crossed over to the dark side Lets back it upSimon and Karen are still at it and although she is spying for Daddy Simon tells her he loves her She says Thank you which is hilarious Ive done it You probably have too Anyhow anyone who seems as sweet and trusting as Simon cannot be trustworthy To hide the fact that she was toying with his mobile she picks up a crystal swan and asks Simon to tell he