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Lipstick Jungle Rundown: Episode 10, "Bye, Bye Baby"

Lipstick Jungle Rundown: Episode 10, "Bye, Bye Baby"

On this week's Lipstick Jungle, Nico is loving her taste of motherhood, but Kirby is less convinced that he wants to be in a permanent state of child-rearing. Meanwhile, Victory has some tender moments with Maddie, and Shane keeps pressuring Wendy to consider having another kid. To chat about it, just


  • So Nico is really loving her taste of motherhood ("I've never felt so necessary") and starts looking into what it would take to adopt Charlie permanently. But there are a couple of road blocks in the way: first, Kirby's less-than-thrilled response to being a temporary daddy, and second, the fact that Megan or her parents are way above Nico on the list of people with rights to Charlie, even though he was — as Nico points out — conceived during her marriage.
  • Also: Nico had a miscarriage, around the same time Wendy was pregnant with Taylor. So sad — and maybe sadder that she convinced herself to feel relieved afterwards because she knew Charles didn't want a baby with her. I'm surprised that she never told Wendy or Victory, but she's right: They probably would have made a big deal out of it, and (as we saw earlier this season with her secret family drama), Nico's probably the most private of the three.
  • So did I totally miss the part where Maddie goes to work for Victory? Cause I swear, the first I heard of it is when Maddie's suddenly assisting in the shop and flirting with the delivery boy.
  • But about that: I do think it's very sweet that Victory wants to help Maddie with her self-esteem, especially because a) she's adorable, and b) she does have quite an intense and gorgeous mother to contend with. But I'm kind of on Wendy's side here: Does helping a 15-year-old to make out with a college student (even if he is a freshman) have to be the way to do it? Man, I feel so old right now!
  • What was going on with Nico's boobs in this outfit?
  • Wendy's non-Maddie-related subplot seems like kind of an odd tangent (why do they keep introducing new characters for Wendy to clash with at work?), but I did crack up at the Pepper Gleason/"Hannah Banana" references — and at the shoplifting setup.
  • Also, I don't remember the copy shop girl looking so much like Claire Danes before.
  • It's also a good chance for Shane to nudge Wendy more about having more children, pointing out that she could just take Steven's money, not work on the movie, and maybe raise another kid in the process. Wendy's not buying it so far, though, saying she doesn't want to be "a stay-at-home anything."
  • Actually, I thought Shane was kind of a jerk all through this episode. Anyone else?
  • I physically cringed when Kirby referred to Charlie as "a favor" — even though, you know, he is. I think that's when I knew Nico and Kirby were done.
  • So sad to watch Megan's parents take Charlie away, while he's screaming and crying the whole time.
  • I really liked the "secret room" reveal of Kirby's message to Nico: He's not happy anymore. They have a big talk right after, and that's when they decide to split. It's sad, but they're just at such different places in their lives. I'm not convinced they won't be back together before the series ends, though.
  • And finally, I love Wendy's advice to Maddie: "Sweetheart, I promise you — you don't want to be the kind of person who peaks in the ninth grade."

Do you think Kirby and Nico are really through? And are you more annoyed with Shane or with Wendy? What will happen now with just three episodes to go?


applejakx applejakx 8 years
does anyone know what nico's bag is when she and kirby are walking down the street and see the puppies in the window? it looks like chanel, but can't find it anywhere.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
i'm kinda glad nico and kirby broke up - though i like them together... i think she needs to stay single for a bit. sad that megan's parents took the baby away, but i don't want nico to have to raise her dead husband's illegitimate spawn.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i also wondered where the whole maddie working for victory thing came into play - and well - i didn't remember that maddie was SO grown up last season. i guess a lot can happen in a couple months right? i have a feeling that kirby and nico will be together again just as much as i think that victory and joe have to as well. it's just the way that the show will have to end up.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
I agree about Shane being a jerk in this episode. I usually like him (he seems laid back and supportive) but this new 'tude came out of nowhere.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Good point shiningeyes. I actually like the new boss quite a bit, and they seem better matched.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
You guys make a good point. They do seem to take a lot of liberties with these characters, making drastic changes in behavior and personality without explanation. The Shane personality change doesn't surprise me too much. I figure they eventually had to start down that path with him, given the book's plot. I guess they have been leading up to the breakup of Nico and Kirby, for a few episodes. The argument about moving in, the argument about moving to a big farm in upper NY, disagreement after disagreement. I'm ready for Nico to hook up with her hot new boss now.
samida18 samida18 8 years
Redchick, its on nbc not abc and it still comes on Friday nights.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i'm so annoyed that abc keeps switching the times on me! when is LJ on now???? i just got used to tivo-ing it friday nights!
flamingo08 flamingo08 8 years
I'm glad Kirby's done. That relationship was just not working for me. Anyone else notice that Nico went to bed fully made up and woke up with perfect hair and make-up, ready to go to work? I mean, I know this show always has the three of them styled to perfection, but that was a little obviously much...
YMO YMO 8 years
That was a horrible outfit for Nico's boobs (anyone's boobs, really). I got the feeling the "favor" thing was a dealbreaker, but I'm glad he said it. The baby's cute for a weekend or occasional evening, but really, you're in love with your dead husband's love child just like that? Maybe I'm just still at an age where I'd just enjoy the hot guy and hot sex more.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
What the heck was up with this episode? Last week Nico and Kirby were totally happy, having sex on the couch in the middle of the day, and now they're broken up, and Shane goes from loving husband to a**hole tyrant? Kind of quick, and I'm really hoping Shane calms down next time. Also, I didn't catch Maddie working for Victory either, but I didn't so much mind her making out with the college kid. If he's a freshman, they're only 3 years apart, at most. I'm sort of glad that Nico and Kirby broke up if she was going to go all crazy biological clock on him. If they'd written it so that he blindly accepted raising the spawn of her dead husband I think I might've had to stop watching. I pretty much figured they were over at the "favor" bit too, but I sort of cheered for him in my head a little when he said that, since she was SO out of line responding for him to Victory's job offer. As for Nico's boobs (LOL at that), I think they were simultaneously being smashed down and together by the weird keyhole detail. Either way, not super attractive.
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