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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

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  • 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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DCStar DCStar 8 years
It's hard to believe Joe in bed with another woman, I mean, he's been totally insanely in love with Victory for the past episodes, he just suddenly gives up? A bit weird to me.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
(I mean his series could grow away from it's connection to Lipstick Jungle after the first few episodes, to be able to stand alone).
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
What about a spin-off.... Following young, hot Kirby? Come on, it'd be great. He's trying to make a name for himself in the business, and the series could begin right after his affair with Nico is over. The first couple episodes could have him playing hurt, and trying to learn from his mistakes, but then the series could grow away. I think a show about someone building a successful career in NY is just as watchable as one about people who are established. Jeez... I need to write a treatment for this and submit it to NBC!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I am so happy that this show will be coming back in the fall! This episode was really good. :) I just wish that Joe hadn't been with the other woman. I really like the Joe/Victory story line!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Bobby Cannavale was also on an episode of Sex and the City opposite Samantha, as the guy with funky, ahem, you know the rest.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I think finding out her husband may be cheating on her may bring Nico to realize her marriage is extremely flawed-both spouses are cheating and CLEARLY unhappy-time for a divorce,perhaps? Now that he's had a heart attack it's going to be harder for her to consider separating from him. Kirby is so delish but I wonder if he's going to start getting sick of sneaking around with a married woman. Either way, I hope he stays on the show cuz seeing his hot bod definitely puts a smile on my face!!!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
I could go on and on about this show. I am so sad it is over until the fall. I don't know how I will wait. I want more Kirby and I hope he is around and that whole fling isn't over. The whole Charles situation upsets me. I get why Nico wants to be with him again but it just angers me because I believe he was doing the same thing and cheating with that Megan girl. I was also really angry over the fact that Joe had another woman in his bed. What was he doing. UGHHH!!!!! And Wendy, her part was boring so we will see what pans out with her. I can't wait for fall!!!!
rubiene rubiene 8 years
bobby c for the threesome. yes he is hot////lol. i don't see why joe would not get a past time affair with anyone since victory did make a great job dumping him. but ofcourse victory has feelings for him. so both joe and victory are somewhat way too fast to be with anyone just like that if both have true feelings for each other. but i think they are not so inlove to gether. ROY! the assistant. i am sure he was really put as an assistant for victory for a very great reason. out of many why a cute well dressed guy wants to really do an assitant job especially for victory? he has a big crush for her. he admires her. just the way he looks at her. I CAN SEE HE IS ONE OF THE SHY just look..stare,glimpse courtship type of a guy. he is just silently appreciating that he has big feelings for her. well friendship stays together and support each other. i love the show but this episode i knew what is happening...just looking forward for more excitement for the fall season. this episode just gives you the where all the cast are...emtionally interms of their relationship to everyone they are involve with. nothig big but just an idea where it's heading...
annalisa annalisa 8 years
Bobby Cannavale was also a regular paramedic, Bobby Caaffey, on Third Watch. He was Kim Raver's partner!
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
The guy who wanted the threesome was the cop Vince on Will and Grace. We all knew Nico husband was cheating on her, that is the way he met her. I can't wait till next season.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
I think Nico's storyline is the closest to real life that I've seen on TV. She wants to save her marriage because she loves her husband. That's why she felt so guilty sleeping with Kirby. Even if her husband might be having an affair, she doesn't care. She'll take him back. She wants her marriage back. She wants what they used to have. She wants to be the happy couple that they once were. Don't we all want that?
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
I think Nico realizes that her marriage is something important, maybe learning about her husband's possible affair triggers that she does have strong feeling toward her husband (she loves him regardless). It's only the right thing to do to work on her marriage first (give it a fighting chance) before letting go... As for Joe and Victory, I'm not surprised at all of what happened. In fact, I immediately say to myself when I saw how they zoom in on Joe in bed, oh no, he's got another woman there. Joe is that type of guy who's also a realist, he thought that Victory won't mix business with pleasure with him so he just logically replaces her with another woman who will provide him pleasure. Which sucks because I really thought Joe likes Victory enough to stay celibate in the few days she's being difficult. But y'know what: I LOVE VICTORY'S assistant. He's awesome, I almost hope that he's 'straight' and in LOVE with Victory, the last scene of those two having breakfast is AWESOME. Made me so jealous of her!! :lol: Wendy's storyline..errr..yea...no comment for now. I hope it gets continued on! IT NEEDS TO!!!
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
'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? ' My theory exactly Buzz! I feel like Nico wants to get back with Charles because some how he seems more appealing that some young grad student might find him attractive and also remind her of herself in the same situation. The Joe Bennett/Victory storyline irritated me a bit. It was cliched to have him in bed with another woman. I wanted him to be a stand up guy...oh well I guess you can't expect him to sit around and wait for her to get over her issue with him owning her company/being her boss, etc. I forgot about that part of the book where Wendy is in Hungary or someplace like that for months...hmm I wonder if they will incorporate that...or maybe it is the reverse since her husband seems to be the one that is gone???
KatyCo KatyCo 8 years
I am so glad to hear there will be more to come in the fall. I can't wait! I have to agree with you last night's episode was sooo akward! I think the heart attack plot was half-ass. ... I have several other complaints, but I'm no pro, so I won't keep on. I guess what I loved about the show, was that despite all the adversity, all three girls, just kept on trucking. Maybe they took a moment to sob, but they didn't break down, and that's what I love. That's how life comes at you. You've got issues going on, all day everyday, pulling you in a thousand different directions, and if you stay strong, and stay the course, you'll pull through just fine!
indielove indielove 8 years
Bobby Cannavale. He was on Will & Grace as Vince.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oh - i forgot to add - i don't know if i'll be able to last until the fall to get my fix from the show. i need it to be on next week. you know how you get when you finally find a show that you like to watch and poof it's gone? compared to Cashmere Mafia - (which i wanted to love but just didn't) - i'm so into this one and i need it to come back faster. i might just have to hibernate until it's the fall.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oh - i forgot to add - i don't know if i'll be able to last until the fall to get my fix from the show. i need it to be on next week. you know how you get when you finally find a show that you like to watch and poof it's gone? compared to Cashmere Mafia - (which i wanted to love but just didn't) - i'm so into this one and i need it to come back faster. i might just have to hibernate until it's the fall.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you know - the megan thing - i think that we all assumed that there's an affair there -a nd to be honest - i was kind of assuming that charles had his heart attack while having sex with her...but that's just the way that my mind works. i think that there will be more to her plot line w/ kirby though - it can't be the end of it as for wendy and her story line - i wonder what's going to happen there. in the book, we all remember that she had to go overseas to help with some ailing movie production, and things like that just don't seem to be happening. um...what about the HARRY POTTER MOVIE? i think that they just dropped that whole thing - and well...we need a pick me up to make wendy and nico look like rock stars - and we need more mike harness drama...i'm just saying as for the victory plot line - yea threesomes!! knowing that the guy was in so many other shows/movies - i spent the episode trying to place him. - i hope that she and the billionare get back together - i love them...
indielove indielove 8 years
I meant stay together with him? Lame. As HOT as Kirby is, I don't see their relationship being anything more than just sex.
indielove indielove 8 years
That student chick is so friggin' annoying. Nico wants to get back together?
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