Six Degrees Episodes

2006, TV Show

Six Degrees Episode: "Slings and Arrows"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Laura has an unpleasant surprise at a gallery on her first date since her husband's death; a work situation creates an unhappy reunion for Whitney; and Carlos learns shocking news about a murder case.
Original Air Date: Mar 23, 2007
Guest Cast Shiri Appleby: Anya Tim Ransom: Nathan Engler Ruby Jerins: Eliza Dennis Boutsikaris: Leonard Ralston Paul Fitzgerald: Andrew Jonathan Cake: Roy Neal Huff: Harry Kimble

March 23, 2007: Slings and Arrows Season 1, Episode 7

I am so happy this show is back on the air. I can remember when it aired after Grey's Anatomy. Then Men in Trees took over that spot, and October Road is currently living there. All I can say is, I'm glad Six Degrees is back because I missed it. I'm happy to watch it whenever and wherever ABC wants to air it. If anyone is new to the show, you probably have questions. I'm going to try to summarize the show as simply and quickly as I can. There will probably be important things that I leave out. Here goes. Laura is the mom of Eliza. She is recently widowed and trying to get back on her feet and find a job. Whitney is a PR dynamo who just ended her engagement to her cheating, lying fiancé. She and Laura are friends. Steven is a photographer who is just getting back into being a photographer after a serious bout with the bottle. He is trying to have a relationship with his son Max, whom he almost never sees. He's also dating the much younger Anya. Damian is trying to get his business venture as a sedan driver off the ground. He's being held back by his shady brother and the secret that he shot someone. Mae (or Maggie) is finally ready to settle down after being on the run from the law. She is Eliza's nanny and is looking for her mother, who seems to have disappeared. Carols is a young lawyer working in the DA's office. He's got a thing for Mae but is trying to prove himself at his job. That brings us pretty much up to date. "Image is everything." Whitney is so focused on portraying herself in a positive light to the W Magazine interviewer that she loses sight of almost everything else. Of course, it's flattering to be recognized as one of the 35 most influential women under 35 in New York City. But it so overwhelms her that she doesn't get to deal with her very mixed emotions about working with her ex Roy. As her boss says, "You're a smart business woman who can man up when she needs to and think with her head." The only problem is that she is all heart when it comes to her ex. He cheated on her and embarrassed her, and she's very angry about it. In the end, Whitney tells Roy she can never have anything to do with him again. And with that she has the closure she needs. "I haven't been on a date since the Reagan administration. How do I make small talk? How do I make big talk?" Whitney's good friend Laura finally seems ready to get back in the dating pool. After a fun lunch date with Andrew, whom she met at the Halloween party, Laura kind of loses it when she sees a photo of herself crying on a gallery wall. Steven is the photographer, and he's just gotten an offer from a prestigious publisher to put that photo on the cover of a book. Laura is pretty resistant to let Steven do anything with the photo, especially after she meets him. He doesn't make a good impression and he doesn't really get a chance to explain that having this photo published could herald his big comeback. Later when Eliza finds the photo and says she thinks mommy looks pretty in it, Laura finally relents. She admits to Whitney that Andrew isn't the one who will help her move on, but she is ready to do just that. Was it me, or did Laura give Steven an appraising look there at the end? I like Shiri Abbleby a lot (remember her from Roswell?), but I would love to see Steven with Laura. It might be wishful thinking, but I think Whitney noticed the look as well. And even though Whitney shared a drunken kiss with Steven, I don't think she's jealous. Although Laura seems to be ready to start something new, Regina is definitely done with Damian. And I can't say I blame her. Damian thought he was doing the right thing by hiding who he really was but that's not a good basis for a relationship, let alone a marriage. I was so proud of Damian when he was ready to step up and take responsibility for what he'd done. I was not at all pleased when Carlos' client was very conveniently let off the hook. Carlos justified his actions by saying he's not a prosecutor and that Damian showed he could do the right thing. But you know what the right thing is? To turn yourself in for a crime you committed. Those two are going to have to do some work to redeem themselves in my eyes. Hello? A man is in the hospital. Damian could have killed him. Where was Mae this week? She literally had one little tiny scene. Hopefully we'll see more of her next week. Other random thoughts: I'm so happy this show is filmed in New York. You get a real sense of the city from all the exterior shots. Steven meets Laura at the famous Bubby's, located in Tribeca and well-known for its comfort food. And Carlos runs up the steps of the courthouse in downtown Manhattan. I think the city is a character here and they make great use of it. I loved it when Whitney accidentally shot Roy in the leg with an arrow. I laughed out loud. I also enjoyed her scene with Roy and Steven out on the street the night of the dinner. Her little come-and-get-it shimmy was pretty funny. "The kid's still in the picture." I didn't realize Steven and Anya were still together. I haven't re-watched any of the old episodes (but they are available on ABC's website, if you want to) but I thought they had broken up. Guess not. Curious about what two of the show's executive producers have to say about their creation? Check out TV Guide's interview with them here. Beware, there are some spoilers. show less
I am so happy this show is back on the air. I can remember when it aired after Grey’s Anatomy. Then Men in Trees took over that spot, and October Road is currently living there. All I can say is, I’m glad Six Degrees is back because I missed it. I’m happy to watch it whenever and wherever ABC wants to air it.If anyone is new to the show, you probably have questions. I’m going to try to summarize the show as simply and quickly as I can. There will probably be important things that I leave out. Here goes. Laura is the mom of Eliza. She is recently widowed and trying to get back on her feet and find a job. Whitney is a PR dynamo who just ended her engagement to her cheating, lying fiancé. She and Laura are friends. Steven is a photographer who is just getting back into being a photographer after a serious bout with the bottle. He is trying to have a relationship with his son Max, whom he almost never sees. He's also dating the much younger Anya. Damian is tryin... read more

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