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Lipstick Jungle Rundown: Episode 7, "Carpe Threesome"

Lipstick Jungle Rundown: Episode 7, "Carpe Threesome"



Threesome? Yup. Lipstick Jungle reached the end of its first mini-season last night with an episode focused on threesomes — only one of which was the literal sort. I'm glad we'll get a few more episodes in the Fall, because while I liked this episode (and it clearly could have served as a series finale if necessary), I wish it would have focused more on the show's central threesome: Wendy, Nico, and Victory. That said, it did help bring our girls back together after last week's Nico vs. Wendy dustup, so to read my thoughts and share yours, just read more.

  • Opening with a Nico/Kirby shower scene: nice. We're not going to get any eye candy like that for months, so might as well pack some extra in this episode.
  • Nico's storyline frustrated me a little — and not just because they dipped into the "husband has a heart attack while wife's with another man" well. I just have a hard time understanding why she wants her marriage back. We haven't seen her be anything but miserable with Charles; he's certainly never shown her any affection. That's not to say that I condone infidelity, but I just wanted to know why it would be good for her to work things out with Charles.
  • Speaking of which, I'm a little surprised that Nico didn't immediately realize Megan is (probably) having an affair with Charles, long before the pink paper note fell out of his papers. (Also, pink paper note? Cliche much?) Megan's behavior seemed exactly like how Nico would act if the situation were reversed, trying to play it cool but ending up awfully unsubtle.
  • A thought: Does Nico just want to be with Charles because she doesn't want to be the woman who loses her husband to another woman?
  • The heart attack also seemed like the easiest way the writers could have settled the Wendy/Nico feud. Of course, when the chips are really down, your good friends are going to come through for you.

  • The other two storylines were a lot more tangential than I would have liked for a pseudo-finale. Wendy's, in particular, just left me cold. I'm glad she's a go-getter; I'm glad she convinced the writer to finish her script and that youth isn't everything; I'm glad we got to see her being a good mom even via cell phone. But why?
  • Victory's story started interesting — Joe Bennett with Swiss truffles — then got strange, then got better at the end. Were we supposed to find the threesome hot? Or just bizarre? Maybe we don't know enough about Victory's character yet to know whether she'd be an "ah, what the heck?" kind of girl.
  • That said, I somehow still did not predict Joe Bennett ending up in bed with another woman. I don't know why; it's not like we've seen him have any trouble getting exactly what he wants. I've never been the biggest fan of their relationship in the first place, and yet I still felt a little sorry for Victory.
  • Worst line of the night: "This night is still a puppy." I know the character who said it was drunk, but even drunk characters should have sober writers giving them lines. Second worst: "Maybe he gave her an extension." "Ba dum-bum." OK, that last one made me laugh a little.
  • Charles: "This thing is stuck on a channel that keeps showing a program called Hey, Paula. Should've just let me die."

Your thoughts? And where would you like to see the story pick up in the Fall?

Photos courtesy of NBC

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