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Cashmere Mafia Recap: Episode 5, "Stay With Me"

Cashmere Mafia Rundown: Episode 5, "Stay With Me"

"Stay With Me" seems like a particularly apt title for this episode of Cashmere Mafia. With only two episodes to go before the end of this little mini-season, I'm willing to ride it out — but I'm also not sure I would be heartbroken if I never saw it again once these episodes are done.

That said, there are a few things that have kept me going week to week: Juliet's frosty kiss-off of Davis, Caitlin's goofy sexual confusion, and Mia's bizarre styling choices among them. Luckily, all three of those things factored heavily into this week's episode. I'll go character-by-character after the jump, so


  • Zoe — I wish things would stop working out quite so well for Zoe. It's making it hard for me to get invested in her stories, even this week's with her work husband coming to town. Of course, they had to go close a deal on the night of her 10th wedding anniversary; of course, she got a little flustered about being in a hotel with her work hubby instead of her real hubby; and, of course, she and her real husband ended up caught in a crazy multi-city caper trying to be together before finally falling into each other's arms in the end. It's not that I'm wishing tragedy and heartache on poor Zoe, but I need a little something to keep me interested. At least discovering her friend making out with her manny added a little bit of drama. Speaking of which . . .
  • Mia — Mia's hair in this episode was a little, um, sculptural for my tastes. Regardless, she had her choice of men this time around: the smart, hot, but way intense brain surgeon, and Zoe's young, cute, and carefree manny. As of now, it seems like the manny wins, given that they sucked face so much in Zoe's foyer that her mouth looked like she'd just made out with Bozo the Clown.
  • Caitlin — Oh, Caitlin. First, she discovers she might be a lesbian. Then, she discovers that her lesbian girlfriend is pregnant. Then, she makes out with a hot, semi-famous playwright where her pregnant lesbian girlfriend might see her. We've gotten hints before that Caitlin is utterly incompetent when it comes to relationships, but this really takes the cake. Granted, I can understand her not knowing how to deal with Alicia's pregnancy; she definitely didn't sign on for that. And I did like the scene of her taking solace in her friends. Caitlin's not as calculating as the others, and she makes her emotions clear.
  • Juliet — I'll be honest: I don't understand what's going on with Juliet and Davis. Why didn't she hire a divorce attorney long ago? Why did she let him get the upper hand again? That said, I did appreciate some of the revelations about Juliet in this episode: first, even though she's a COO, she doesn't have any control over her personal finances, and second, she was once a rebellious wild child. I'm not sure I buy that her daughter's going to be headed to public school now, but it's better than sending her away to boarding school at a place called Shelter Rock. I actually wouldn't mind seeing more scenes with Juliet and her daughter; she's far from the Saint Mommy they've made Zoe out to be.

Your thoughts? Should Mia make a beeline for the manny? Should Caitlin drop Alicia? And was anyone else put off by the "cunning linguist" joke? I'm no prude, but ew!

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