Swingtown Episodes

2008, TV Show

Swingtown Episode: "Heatwave"

Season 1, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Tom throws a pool party on a blisteringly hot day, but Trina is steamed about his recent affair. Things get more heated when Susan arrives with Roger, who is seeking advice from her upon losing his job. At the office, Bruce gets intimate with a coworker, Melinda.
Original Air Date: Jul 17, 2008
Guest Cast Katie Lowes: Liz Heidi Marnhout: Bobbi Elizabeth Ruscio: Doreen Rick Peters: Tony Mareno Tony Daly: Rex Rachelle Lefevre: Melinda
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Season 1, Episode 7
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Length: 02:23:27
Aired: 7/17/2008
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"Heat Wave" Season 1, Episode 7

Hey, guys! As I'm sure you've guessed by all the stories he's been filing, Mickey is out in L.A. covering the TCA press tour. So I, Adam Bryant, am recapping tonight's episode. Since Trina is all about being "open and honest", I'll admit that I haven't been as dedicated to the show as Mickey since viewing the pilot, but I will still share my thoughts on tonight's episode as a way to get you guys chatting. So, let's do it! Since the kiddies were out of the way for tonight's episode, I'm going to approach the recap based on each couple, spousal or otherwise. Tom and Trina: Ah, the dark side of open relationships. The thrust of tonight's episode was built around the building jealousy and distrust caused by Tom when he willingly slept with Bobbi ( a member of his crew) in Tokyo without clearing it with Trina first. (To make matters worse, Tom invited his entire crew over for a pool party to "beat the heat" before Trina even knew he was back in town.) Of course, Tom blamed his slip-up with Bobbi on the jealousy created by Trina's recent shack-up with her high school ex (plus "Bobbi's on the list and hard to resist") ], but Trina couldn't be bothered with excuses, as she was already on the prowl for someone to assist in her revenge. When Susan and Roger (more on that later) show up at the party, things cool down, and Trina spends the rest of the night, to Tom's surprise, in the dark room rather than fulfilling her vengeful lust. As a result, the Deckers decide to do away with the "ocean that separates" them, and get back to basics by staying exclusive for a while. How sweet! Roger and Janet: Afraid to tell Janet that he lost his job (something he has already confided in Susan) Roger keeps on playing make-believe, taking the train to "work" each day, and even lying about a promotion. But of course, is secret is blown when Janet bounces a check. Oh, right, jobs provide money. Good one, Rog. When Janet finally confronts him after his day with Susan (again, more later) he confesses his complete dissatisfaction with his life, saying he wants more. And kudos to Janet for stepping up and saying she will give it to him. Their candlelight dinner was a sweet final touch, but I can't help feel more trouble brewing. Laurie and Doug: As Mickey would say: Meh. I don't care much for Laurie's character, and I definitely don't see anything special about the cliché student-teacher storyline. Their relationship inched forward tonight as Laurie learned that he was hesitant about taking a full-time teaching job, but only through his friends. He was clammy as usual when she confronted him about it (and taking a trip to his place), but hey, they ended up holding hands. Again, meh. Susan and Roger: While Susan spends her day wallpapering the house with no A.C., Roger decides to pay her a visit. (Not like he has work to do, after all). He helps fix the broken air conditioner just in time for the power to go out. Bummer. So the duo hops over to the pool party, when things get interesting in the deep end. Roger's comments about "love being when someone sees you the way you see yourself" and the infamous "4th of July party" bring Susan how she "sees" Roger and to confess that she and Bruce hadn't "connected" in a long time prior to that night and were caught up in the moment. Her willingness to open up represented a growing comfort level with Roger that appears to be turning into something else. (And Trina's raised eyebrow knows it!) After several long stares, and a potential sunburn for Susan (damn you, UV rays!) Roger decides he has to head home to confess his secrets. But rest assured, he didn't confess them all. Bruce and Melanie: Bruce's advice to new lady trader was the theme for the whole show: the importance of making the right connections. While celebrating their good day on the trading floor, the power goes out, allowing Bruce and Melanie to drink more than they should while taking the other patrons' money in a poker game. Once the crowd thins, Melanie bluntly turns Bruce's lesson around on him, telling him to put "antenna" up (wink, wink) and see the connection right in front of him (or in the apartment around the corner). Unfortunately, Bruce's decision is left ambiguous, as he is awkward with Susan when he arrives home, and "needs to shower." He also looks pained as he lies in bed awake (and alone) as Susan soaks up her cool air (representing Roger?) as she strokes her sunburned shoulders. So, do you think you Bruce did the deed? What do you make of the growing closeness of Roger and Susan? Will Janet's willingness to stick by her husband's side be rewarded or only bring on more heartache? How long will the Deckers' exclusivity last? Share your thoughts and check back next week for more! show less
Hey guys As Im sure youve guessed by all the stories hes been filing Mickey is out in LA covering the TCA press tour So I Adam Bryant am recapping tonights episode Since Trina is all about being open and honest Ill admit that I havent been as dedicated to the show as Mickey since viewing the pilot but I will still share my thoughts on tonights episode as a way to get you guys chatting So lets do itSince the kiddies were out of the way for tonights episode Im going to approach the recap based on each couple spousal or otherwiseTom and Trina Ah the dark side of open relationships The thrust of tonights episode was built around the building jealousy and distrust caused by Tom when he willingly slept with Bobbi a member of his crew in Tokyo without clearing it with Trina first To make matters worse Tom invited his entire crew over for a pool party to beat the heat before Trina even knew he was back in town Of course Tom blamed his slip-up with read more

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Premiered: June 05, 2008, on CBS
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