This was by far one of the best episodes of DSM this season. We had several blasts from the past, Paris, Brazil, an inconclusive debate hosted by the one and only Dan Rather and The Weepies! Oh my, so delicious.
It seems as though there has been a lot less Tripp in these last three eps. He hasn't had a real juicy scene since last year. (OK, so he did have one in this ep, we'll get to it momentito,) I miss him, though Letitia has gotten to have her share. I wasn't quite sure if I believed her when she told Nick she loved him when he was 6 and still loves him now. It was heartfelt, for sure, and I don't doubt that she loves him, but there was something unsettling underneath it. Nick is a little too certain of her innocence that I wonder if he is trying to convince himself.
Ah, which blast from the past to cover first? Well since we're talking about Tish, let's head for Paris. Nola's nasty and to prove it, for those of you keeping score at home, she added Nick's dear, old mom to the witness list. What a scoundrel, that Nola. Well, Nick hasn't talked to Mom in thirty years and she really would like to keep it that way. So what would any normal person do when that person hangs up on you? Fly to France of course to see her vis-a-vis. Nice to have the Darling money for a little overnight jetting to Gay Paree, "tiny little stipend" equals $11 million.
Quick shout out to Michael Lerner who made a visit as Claire George's French husband, Martin. He was on every popular show in the 70s and 80s. For a guy from Brooklyn, he did a pretty decent French accent.
Paddy, Paddy, Paddy, so corrupt and yet so easily swayed towards the truth. Paddy insists that he be able to tell the truth about Ellen's demise, at his debate, no less. Does this man have a single brain cell left up there? His constant mourning for Carmelita has made him stupid. Thank goodness Tripp put Nick in charge and he had the foresight to mention this to Tripp. I don't think Dan Rather could have handled such a scoop as Patrick was about to give him. But Tripp, how I love him, has impeccable timing and just as Paddy was about to spill the beans, shows up with the lovely lass herself. I clapped myself into a fit of carpal tunnel.
Simon is up to his old tricks, though we don't know what those are just yet, but making Karen think he wants to marry him is as dirty a trick as ever. What would be even worse, if she actually said, "I do." Not to mention it would be something like her sixth marriage? I really hope she's playing him for Tripp's sake.
Karen's little scuttlebutt with Lisa, (could she be anymore uptight?), was a welcome treat. It started out all daggers and ninjas and ended up all puppies and rainbows. Well, not exactly. Karen was sincere when she said, "I'm sorry" to Lisa about the demise of her relationship. Those two could be BFFs if Lisa would just get over herself and embrace the Darlings.
If I wasn't completely in love with Brian before, I am now. Holy, lord he rattles my bones with such superb verbal agility, I am piqued with genuine rapture each time he is on screen. He comes on so brutish and then something shifts in him and he shows deep concern or consideration for another human being; it's a thing of beauty. But, I digress.
Nola showed her vulnerable side to the darling Jeremy. And it was too sweet. I knew when he opened the door to her apartment that since they couldn't go to the mountain, he'd brought the mountain to Nola. The Weepies are not very mountainous, but they are sweet and their song was a perfect way to end the show. "You turned me into somebody loved." Dancing, kissing and stowaways!
"My dad's got me pimping my wife's death for votes…"
"When it comes to Darling felonies, I'm booked!"
"What is that ball of crap?"
"Mrs. Volkman, the wife of a war criminal checks in? What a relief!"
"I hate to interrupt your takeover of Darling Enterprises, but I need some legal advice."
"You need to be…taken care of 24/7, not just in between street dances or vision quests."
But the award goes to Nola:
"My plan? Yeah, I have a plan. My plan is to nail Letitia Darling's ass to the wall for murder, win this case, and after I'm done basking in the glory of my newfound celebrity, take your job. A little 'head's up.'"
Supreme, sublime. "Stars turning high up above." God, I love this show.
This was by far one of the best episodes of DSM
this season. We had several blasts from the past, Paris, Brazil, an inconclusive debate hosted by the one and only Dan Rather and The Weepies! Oh my, so delicious.
It seems as though there has been a lot less Tripp in these last three eps. He hasn't had a real juicy scene since last year. (OK, so he did have one in this ep, we'll get to it momentito,) I miss him, though Letitia has gotten to have her share. I wasn't quite sure if I believed her when she told Nick she loved him when he was 6 and still loves him now. It was heartfelt, for sure, and I don't doubt ...