After talkin' smack about last week's episode, I'm happy to say I enjoyed this one more. I wouldn't place it in the "fabulous" file, but it sure was better than a week ago. I specifically liked the macabre feel, especially in my favorite scene: the way Colleen (
Sharon Gless) killed CAA talent agent Bob Levitz (Todd Cahoon)! I'll get to that later. I want to start with how differently I felt about the Colleen character this week compared to last. Now that we realize she really isn't the power agent she was claiming to be, that she's an unknown low-life crazy stalker pretending to be a Hollywood power player, suddenly I like her. Last week, it bothered me when she asked Sean to touch her boobs. I felt no strong female agent would be caught dead doing that. Color me naïve. I totally fell for her act. I should've picked up the clue phone when Sean dropped Colleen off in front of her fancy house, drove away and then Colleen turned around and kept walking. Naïve moi thought she was walking to a neighborhood bar to drink more.
I knew as soon as
actual power agent Bob Levitz didn't recognize her when Sean introduced the two of them to each other, she was a phony. Especially when she looked at his card and pronounced CAA as "cah" instead of saying the initials. It didn't occur to Sean that she was a phony because
he's such a Hollywood newcomer himself. Then when Colleen showed Sean the teddy bear replica that she made of him, it solidified my suspicions that she was a stalker. Cut to Bob showing up at her front door, a door connected to a cheap apartment in Koreatown, certainly not the beautiful faux-home Sean dropped her off in front of last week. Suddenly I thought: "She's going to kill him" and I totally got into the scene and was on the edge of my seat. Then she showed him the "Agent Bear" she made for him, equipped with teeth because agents "eat people alive." As soon as Bob turned around, "conk!" went the champagne bottle on his head, followed by Colleen tying him up and putting duct tape over his mouth. When she wheeled that big machine into the room, clueless me was thinking "is that a popcorn machine?" Then she removed the tape, asked him to open his mouth and stuck the hose into it and pressed the "on" button. Colleen stuffed Bob with the teddy bear stuffing!! I screamed: "No f---ing way!" What a way to kill a person quietly, eh? But wait, there was more. I died when she shut Bob's eyes (after he stopped breathing) and stuck teddy bear button eyes on top of his eyelids. And I thought Gina's death was over-the-top.
Speaking of Gina, how about that funeral? I kept thinking that scene was one of the many dream sequences we see on this show. But then I realized that all of the attendees were members of Gina's Sex Addicts Anonymous group so they could talk freely and openly about their sexual adventures with the dearly departed. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy the actual dream sequence of Christian speaking to cute little Wilber (he lives...he speaks)! Nothing was funnier than adorable Wilber (played by twins Joshua and Josiah Henry) asking Christian: "Was mommy a skank?" I had to TiVo back a few times to hear that one again. Classic. I was expecting another dream sequence when Christian was speaking to the mortician (
Jan Hoag) and saw Gina's dead body and unrecognizable face. Weren't we all waiting for one last "Hey, a--hole"? At least Christian quietly told her: "For all the times I've wanted to kill you, this wasn't one of them."
They certainly made up for Wilber's recent MIA status by featuring him in multiple scenes, not only with his daddy Christian, but also with his teacher who really bites. How many of you knew almost immediately that Christian was going to eventually have sex with the hot teacher (
Kathleen Rose Perkins)? When Christian showed up for a surprise visit at Wilber's school and the teacher introduced herself with what looked like newly applied lip gloss, I thought: "Uh oh...they're going to have sex." But who knew she'd be a biter? And not just a nibbler. We're talking someone who bites so hard she causes people to bleed, including her little students and then blames the bites on poor little Wilber. Luckily Christian is a smart cookie and reported her to the police and even though she got caps on her teeth, the police believed Christian. Next woman Christian has sex with, let's hope there's no violence involved.
And can we talk about McNamara/Troy's two lead patients? They were a recently married couple who loved each other so much, they could just eat each other up...literally. When Lanie the wife (Lily Rabe, daughter of
Jill Clayburgh, who has also guested on the show) admitted to eating portions of her husband Kyle's arm to survive due to being trapped under snow after a ski accident, I was disturbed. But I accepted it. I can't say the same about the scene where she told them she fed Kyle (
Jeff Hephner from
The O.C.) a chunk of her own forearm and it made him sick. Huh? Oh wait, I get it. She wanted him to feel even. I've heard of
Farewell To Arms, but this was ridiculous. Good thing I wasn't eating during this episode.
As usual, awesome song choices by P.J. Bloom:
- "I Eat Cannibals Part 1" by
Toto Coelo played during Kyle's surgery.
- "Flesh For Fantasy" by
Billy Idol during Lanie's surgery.
- And, of course: "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'" by
Nancy Sinatra during Colleen's anti-hammer-toe surgery (please tell me those really weren't the real feet of Sharon Gless) and while the CAA agents came marching through the doors to the beat. Colleen's feet were made for walkin' all right:
While I'm mentioning Colleen again:
Nice try with telling Bob she repped Moon Zappa, but Dakota Fanning and especially Nicole Kidman? Uh-oh. Bob: "I wonder how that works. Because I'm on Team Nicole." After she killed Bob, I was wondering how his disappearance would be explained. Colleen may be crazy, but she's pretty clever sending that mass email from Bob's BlackBerry telling all his contacts that he had a "spiritual awakening" after visiting New Orleans and was heading to Darfur to build schools. Brilliant. Didn't George Clooney use the same excuse for why he skipped the SAG Awards on Sunday? Should we be worried?
Thanks to all the commenters last week. Shows you how different our opinions can be. Some people agreed with me, some people didn't, while others both agreed and disagreed. So I look forward to hearing what you thought of this Eden-free episode (ugh - she's back next week...she better not do anything to Wilber's new doggie). And you can check out
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After talkin smack about last weeks episode Im happy to say I enjoyed this one more I wouldnt place it in the fabulous file but it sure was better than a week ago I specifically liked the macabre feel especially in my favorite scene the way Colleen Sharon Gless killed CAA talent agent Bob Levitz Todd Cahoon Ill get to that later I want to start with how differently I felt about the Colleen character this week compared to last Now that we realize she really isnt the power agent she was claiming to be that shes an unknown low-life crazy stalker pretending to be a Hollywood power player suddenly I like her Last week it bothered me when she asked Sean to touch her boobs I felt no strong female agent would be caught dead doing that Color me na239ve I totally fell for her act I shouldve picked up the clue phone when Sean dropped Colleen off in front of her fancy house drove away and then Colleen turned around and kept walking Na239ve moi thought she