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Lipstick Jungle Recap: Episode Eight, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prada"

Lipstick Jungle Rundown: Episode Eight, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prada"

The latest episode of Lipstick Jungle left me feeling even more bummed about the show's apparent cancellation (which, incidentally, is being denied by its stars). There's just so much left to resolve! In this episode, Wendy, Nico, and Victory discover there's life beyond New York City, heading to a country retreat for a few days of relaxation. But tension between the three threatens their weekend of calm. Ready to chat about it? Just


  • First of all: The best time for three friends to go on a retreat to a cozy, "no cell phones allowed" country spa is definitely not when they're already on the verge of a nasty fight. But that's exactly what happens when Wendy, Victory, and Nico take off for their trip. Obviously, any secret they were once keeping (Wendy's job interview, Joe's near-proposal) would come spilling out the second they were in an austere, secluded environment with no booze or chocolate.
  • That said, the scenes of them planning and packing for the weekend have some of the episode's best moments, like Victory saying she'd make her 1 p.m. margarita with two shots instead of three and Wendy insisting it's OK that she'd packed nearly as much as Victory had because she's taller.
  • So each of the ladies has a major decision to make once they reach the spa: Victory's wondering what she would have said if Joe had proposed; Wendy's trying to decide whether to take another studio job or remain independent; and Nico's finding herself drawn to the charms of the country and wonders if she should step back from city life.
  • It comes out rather quickly (after one shared piece of nasty faux chocolate) that Wendy and Nico knew Joe wanted to propose. Victory flips out, of course, and wonders why they always treat her like a child, but after a quick apology down at the juice bar, they're all friends again.
  • The scene on the patio with the angry meditators reminded me of the episode of Brothers and Sisters where Nora and her daughters get kicked out of the spa. Of course these three can't keep quiet!
  • All talking is cut short, though, when Kirby shows up with beer and he and Nico head out to a field for some sweet country sex. But things aren't all rosy, because when Nico hints that she likes the rural life, Kirby kind of says she's crazy.
  • Meanwhile, Victory realizes — after an almost-kiss from her masseuse — that she would have said yes if Joe had proposed. ("What do you wish you'd known at 25 that you know now?" "Don't kiss your contractor if you want Joe Bennett to call you back.")
  • The three take off early for the city ("there's leaving, and then there's fleeing") and everything falls apart on the drive back: Nico confronts Wendy about the job offer, and then there's possible roadkill, and then the car won't start. While they wait for a Joe Bennett rescue, Nico tells Wendy she's hurt that Wendy broke their deal to run their company together. But hey, Joe's on the way, so at least that will end well, right?
  • But when Joe arrives, he gives Victory the paperwork for her business and tells her he's not comfortable as a business owner or as a friend. And then he leaves! I mean, if I were Victory, I probably would have just yelled "I love you, Joe Bennett!" — but Victory settles for sobbing.
  • At least the episode ends on a cheery note, with the three friends "retoxing" on liquor pilfered from Joe's limo.

So, Joe's out of the picture, Wendy's not getting back into the studio game, and Kirby and Nico seem to be drifting apart — while she and Griffin are getting closer. With only five episodes to go, is there hope for a happy ending?


rubiene rubiene 8 years
THIS episode is so beautiful. the nature background. the quite realistic friendships of the three. all of them are so different from each other and yet they have something in common. support and love regardless they do have different points of views in life. which i think so real. watching this show is so relaxing. seating on a sofa and just watch it like watching your own friendships with others. NOT TOO HAEAVY DRAMA, NOT CATTY~ not all superficial situations and that is quite something to see on A MODERN TALE OF WOMEN ON TV. i love it!
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
I have really enjoyed the show lately. I wanted Victory to shout for Joe before he got back in the car too. She must have been just shocked and didn't know what to say but it was me I would have said something, even if it only would have made him stop to hear me out.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Also, I feel like Nico is getting more and more judgmental with each episode.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Aha! I've finally caught up! It took a lot of hours in front of the TIVO, but I did it :) Anyways, I really wanted Victory to yell for Joe, because she'd be crazy to let him get away. And I was sort of with Kirby on thinking Nico's a bit crazy. She didn't consult him at all, and I for one would go crazy in all that solitude.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Ok the promo for this week's show was such false advertising, I feel so lied to. Still a good episode though. Loved when Kirby showed up with the beer (he is the best isn't he?), and the retoxing hahaha... I was yelling at Victory to say JOE! before he got in the car but noooo. Argh!
demure20 demure20 8 years
They just announced it will not be cancelled!
Shanabbey1215 Shanabbey1215 8 years
I have this on my DVR, I will have to watch it tonight.
demure20 demure20 8 years
I wouldn't be surprised if the show does get canceled. My girl friends have no interest in this show whatsoever since they cannot relate. I personally would love for the show to continue.
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
If it stays on I would be really happy. But NBC seems to be kind of trigger happy in canceling shows. I don't know what to make of this.
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
Hopefully the execs will hold off on the cancellation after the numbers have been going up for the show, especially after this week's show!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i don't want it to end. :(
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
I only half-watched this show last season. This season I really like what the writers have done to the characters' development. Everyone is great and I love the clothes of Victory Ford, how adorable is Lindsay Price! I hope that they don't cancel this or at least give us, the fans, a happy ending for the girls of Lipstick Jungle.
verr0nica verr0nica 8 years
I missed the end of the episode and the episode before this one so I don't get why Joe is so pissed since he knew Victory was dating him (did he not??). I could watch this show a few more times but they need to move it to Wednesday, no good shows on Wed.
graylen graylen 8 years
I will definitely miss this show. Can't believe they canceled it. Loved the "retoxing" comment. Interested to see what happens with Nico and Kirby. Got to love the ability to just buy a spa retreat because you like it...
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I really hope they don't end this show. I love it!
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