Mini Caps of Bad Girls Club, Rachel Zoe, Flipping Out and Rescue Me
Bad Girls Club: Cherie
Last night on Bad Girls Club Miami, Esther was her usual charming self. Well if usual self means evil,nasty,vulgar,ugly,destructive and insane. Did I mention ugly?
The girls went to see some gators. Poor things will probably need a sit down with Dr. Phil after that. The gators that is.
There was also a nice quiet visit to the beach. Quiet except for the part where some random skank started some shit and a fight broke out and the girls had to be escorted away. Of course the girls also went to a club where all I am gonna say is a fight broke out there too involving dildos and ice cubes.
Before going to the next club the girls decided to drink some “horny juice” and then proceeded to molest each other. All except for poor ugly Esther. This led to Esther going psycho and destroying some more of the house but only after trying to molest Lea. For the full recap check out our recap section!
The Rachel Zoe Project: LaPetite Chanteuse
Last night on The Rachel Zoe Project we got another dose of fashion and celebrities. The celebrity of the week is long-time client Kate Hudson who calls on Rachel to join her for a Burberry show in London. Gossip and giggling ensue. Then we’re off to Milan for soft, pretty, feminine looks at Alberta Ferretti, chic, streamlined looks at Versace, and a Bulgari party where we see Julianne Moore. As usual, Rachel gushes about celebs and designers, Rachel tries on clothes, Rachel and Rodger have a fight, and there is a catastrophe. This week it’s a mildly touched on case on dramatic irony.
Oh, and since it seems to be a theme for this season, there’s more obsessing about babies. Give the lady a break. If she doesn’t want to get pregnant, she doesn’t need to get pregnant. Despite the visual evidence to the contrary, she’s only 38. There’s still time, people. Husband seems a little too focused on the idea, imagining an entire Zoe empire and he even pulls Kate Hudson into the argument. No wonder she can’t live a loose, bohemian lifestyle with all of the baby stress.
I’ll see you in a few days after I raid fashion blogs for all of my pics! Until then, darlings!
Flipping Out: St. Claire of Assisi
The biggest item this week on Flipping Out concerns one of the drawbacks of Jeff’s new internet business success—it has brought in lots of new clients, but many of them are flakes. Jeff is working on what appears to be an ideal job—a complete renovation of a posh “treehouse” bungalow in the Hollywood Hills, whose owner is affable and hands-off, and it’s seven minutes from Jeff’s own house. Jeff and the owner, Jeru, are clicking so well creatively that Jeru gives Jeff the go-ahead to start tearing down the old interior before he’s even seen the budget estimates. When Jeff does produce these for him, Jeru seems to be getting cold feet, and sure enough, he stops returning their calls. Eventually Jenni learns Jeru has switched to another design company called Built. Jeff’s heard of Built—according to him, they’re the “ambulance chaser of contractors.” They probably swooped in and bedazzled Jeru with a low bid, planning to upcharge him down the road. But that’s what you get for giving an honest estimate.
On the home front, Jeff has allowed the house assistant Jett to start bringing his infant son Mason to work every day. It stirs up the day-to-day dynamic a little, because Jeff thinks he can add childcare on top of Zoila’s other duties. But throwing children into the mix is always fun, because it draws out Jeff’s latent desire for kids of his own, which is in sharp contrast with his natural aversion to people. Example: in another scene this week he offers to hold a client’s baby. It winds up being a very stressful. Not because anything happens. You don’t need anything to if you’ve got neuroses.
Jeff also has some juggling to do with the Casa Vega renovation—the owner’s daughter Christy wants the lobby done by Cinco de Mayo, but the contractor can only work half-days. Jeff worries that if he can’t get the lobby done exactly how Christy wants, he won’t get a shot at the rest of the restaurant. They also get to pick up that custom door from the Spanish furniture shop. The man who runs that shop is a real treat, but I’ll save him for the actual recap.
Rescue Me: St. Claire of Assisi
The final episode of the sixth season starts with one looming question: how is Damien? Chronologically we’re two months after his accident. The result is awful: he’s paralyzed, with serious brain damage, and everyone is trying to figure out just what the hell to do.
Tommy finds himself on extremely uncertain ground with him and Sheila. He’s drawn back towards them because they need support—Sheila emotional and Damien physical. But Sheila’s grief and guilt have taken on a delusional quality, as she’s become convinced there’s a miracle cure out there that will bring Damien back. So Tommy has to figure out how exactly to do right by her—feed those delusions, or tough love? So far he doesn’t have any answers.
Mick, meanwhile, has gone missing during the past two months for unexplained reasons, but it’s intimated that he wronged everyone. When he finally makes an appearance, we learn he’s been gone because he tried the tough love route with Sheila’s delusions and she kicked him out. Tommy and the other guys in the 62 Truck crew initially loath Mick on principle, for abandoning his girlfriend and her paralyzed son in a time of need, but when they hear the reasons why, they think otherwise. It complicates things for Tommy, but the question of how to approach Sheila is unresolved.
On top of that, Janet, Colleen, and Katie are starting to think Tommy’s involvement with Sheila and Damien is excessive. All those promises he’s been making about reinvesting in their own lives seem hollow now because of it. In Tommy’s defense, he does have a good excuse, as Sheila and Damien are in a time of dire need, but Janet and the kids sense that Sheila and Damien are just that—an excuse for him not to commit. Janet makes clear the inherent contradiction in Tommy’s character—he may be a “hero” as a firefighter, but while he can rescue a million strangers, he still runs from his own family. Which might even increase by one next season, because Tommy finds a positive pregnancy test for Janet.
Lou’s storyline continues as well. His doctor realizes Lou hasn’t taken the advice to quit the job, and Lou actually wants the doctor to help him fake an FDNY physical. Lou spins it to the doctor that all he knows is how to firefight, and if you take that away from him, he’ll die. What’s really going on with Lou is that firefighting is his escape from having to examine his deepest psychoses. Lou’s terrified that deep down he might be worthless and he can’t face that. The doctor does hear what Lou is saying, but he won’t go along quietly. His response is in real terms: faking the physical might let him avoid his psychoses, but it’ll also endanger his crew mates.
And finally, the Pat Mahoney storyline comes to a conclusion when New York City agrees to dedicate a “pavilion” in Central Park in his memory. When everyone shows up for the ceremony, they discover “pavilion” really means “public restroom.” Incensed, they covertly steal Mahoney’s plaque, (replacing it with a note that reads “Pat Mahoney say kiss my ass!”). In the middle of the night they sneak into the FDNY headquarters and superglue the plaque to a wall. It’s in an unobtrusive spot, and while it may not get a lot of attention or fanfare, it fits right in.
It might seem like this episode was longer than their normal hour, but it wasn’t. They managed to pack in a lot and it doesn’t feel overstuffed. Overall a fantastic season finale, with the right mix of hilarity and pathos…the major plot points really don’t include the jokes, so check the full recap. I’d call this an “emotional cliffhanger,” because all the major unresolved questions focus on everyone’s dynamics with each other, and with the directions their lives will take. The show returns in 2011 for nine more episodes to tie everything up.