Mini caps of Mad Men, True Blood, The Gates, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and The Spin Crowd
Mad Men: Loula
The boys’ club at SCDP has been getting rowdier, and this week it crosses a line that forces Peggy into action. Unfortunately, that action may very well backfire, at least according to Joan, who has been doing this whole thing for a lot longer than Peggy has. Don appears to have dragged himself up from Rock Bottom™, and his noir-y voiceover gives us the kind of glimpse into his head we’ve never really gotten before. He finally succeeds in getting Faye Miller out of the office, but exercises uncharacteristic restraint. Also, awesome, her dad is a mobster. She just got twice as interesting.
And speaking of uncharacteristic restraint, Betty has a little tantrum when she and Henry run into him on a date, but Henry, as has been the case all season, convinces her she’s being ridiculous. Go figure. It’s Gene’s 2nd birthday, so it’s also been two years since Grampa Gene died and since Henry “met” Betty by creepily fondling her pregnant belly at Roger’s party, which is a pretty stark indication of how much things have changed for everybody in such a short time. And the look that ends the episode suggests we’re not entirely through with the fallout from the Draper divorce either.
The Gates: Alejandra
Penultimate Episode! Devon’s back and so is Amanda/Theresa! Well, sort of. Devon conjures up a ghost for the sole purpose, it appears, of fucking with Nick. Well, fucking with him so he’ll drink her tea and be in her thrall. But, all does not go as planned. Amanda/Theresa possesses Sarah and almost forces Nick to kill himself before he warms her cold, dead heart with his sincere apologies for killing her brother. Amanda/Theresa leaves Sarah’s body, and Nick finally comes clean to Sarah about all the craaaazy shit that happens in their neighborhood. You know, like vampires? Finally, right?
As for the rest of the crew, Andy and Charlie manage to achieve a love connection with the help of a little meddling from Dana, and Claire and Dylan do very well with a visit from Aunt Nancy and a social worker. As in they don’t kill either intruder and decide to tell Emiliper who they really are. But she already knows! Little girls are deceptively good at mindfucks, it would seem.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Swellmel
In last night’s episode “Botoxes and Cigarettes”, the Kardashians siblings conspire to get Goth Ronald (Kris) to quit smoking, no matter what it takes.
Meanwhile Krimace (Kim) fears a bitch slap from Father Time so she takes action: Botox. Unfortunately she has an adverse physical reaction.
I’d like to look like Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze’s wife, please.
Check back Tuesday for the full recap.
The Spin Crowd: PottyMouth
Last night The Spin Crowd was all about commitment to the job. Jonathan’s upset that Simon doesn’t want to sit around in their apartment all night talking about work with him. Blasphemy!
Also, Erika has a boyfriend. He’s made plans for their one year anniversary, but it falls at the same time Jonathan needs her to work? Will she choose work or the boy?
Oh, and Shannon Doherty makes an appearance for about two minutes. Come back in a few days for the full recap and I can give you tips on how to move a homeless man, how to lie to your boss when you live with him, and the importance of testing scissors before a ribbon cutting ceremony.
True Blood: SlifeGoesOn
Welcome back, Gasmii! I wish that we had lots more episodes of True Blood to make fun of, but alas, we’ve come to the end of the road! Last night’s season finale was every bit the incredible “game-changer” it was touted to be.
Beel saved Sookeh, who in turn saved Eric. Godric appeared and tried to convince Eric to forgive Closet King for killing his family. But Eric was too filled with rage and buried Russell alive in concrete. Unfortch, Beel turned the tables on Eric and buried him alive in concrete as well! And then he ordered Pam’s execution!
Sam confessed to Tara that he is a shap-eshifter. (She didn’t already know?!) Later, when Sam found out that Tommy skipped town with all of his cash, he chased down his illiterate, runt brother and (seemingly) shot him dead.
Tara bitched about wanting a fresh start, caught her mom sleeping with Reverend Daniels, cut her hair off, had some sweet tea with Sookeh, and drove outta town. Thank the lawd! Good riddance!
Jason and Crystal tried to warn the bumpkins of Hot Shot that the DEA was closing in, but Filton shot Crystal’s daddy in the head, then stole all the V and kidnapped Crystal, leaving Jason to fend for and protect the rest of the toothless yokels.
Summer and Hoyt’s mother staged an intervention for Hoyt, who refused to stop seeing Jessica. In fact, he bought a house and proposed to her! Unfortunately, Hoyt’s momma decided to go out and buy a rifle!
Lafayette really started to flip his wig with visions and hallucinations, and feared that he might be schizophrenic like his mother. But Jesus confessed that the V awakened something in both of them that linked them to their magical origins, and that he himself was a “brujo.”
Alcide returned for a little flirtation with Sookeh. But she only had eyes for Beel … that is, until Eric returned from the grave (literally) to tell Sook the truth: that Beel originally came to Bon Temps under orders from Queen Sophie Anne to retrieve Sookeh, and that Beel let Sookeh get her ass beat so that he could feed her his blood. Hurt and betrayed, Sook banished Beel from her house and her life forever.
With nothing left to lose, Beel decided to turn against Sophie Anne, and challenged her in a battle to the death. Sookeh ran to Gram’s gravesite to cry, and then was whisked into some alternate dimension by her little fairy friends. The stage has literally been set for a very exciting fourth season!