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Privileged Rundown: Episode 16, "All About Confessions"

Privileged Rundown: Episode 16, "All About Confessions"

This week's episode of Privileged really is all about confessions! Big reveal-y ones, too, from Charlie to Megan, from Rose to Zach (and Zach to Rose!), from a strange blond woman to Rose, and from Sage to a Catholic priest. Lots going on this week in lush Palm Beach — and none of it has to do with Megan's family. Are you glad to get a reprieve from her family drama? Or did they just replace one kind of drama with another?

If you want to talk about this week's episode (spoilers ahead!),


  • Last things first: Just as actress Ashley Newbrough promised, Sage reveals a big secret at the end of the episode — that she feels like she caused her parents' deaths. Yikes! I'm anxious to find out what she means by this.
  • One of my favorite lines of the episode also comes from Sage as she nervously walks to church with Luis: "It's been a long time since God's seen me. I mean, should I change my outfit?"
  • Rose's storyline went from sweetly adorable to mega-drama right quick. I love that Zach is touched by Rose stalking his ex-girlfriend (who, to Rose, seems "really lovely"), and that Rose then wants to hurry home so she can watch Battlestar Galactica while talking to him on the phone. But then that blond lady approaches Rose and reveals that Miles is her grandfather. The big drama seems like it's coming next week: Rose getting on a plane, all serious-like, with Sage pleading with her not to leave "like this."
  • But before the drama kicks in, how cute is it that Zach met his ex at space camp? I also loved Rose saying that she expected her sexual experience would "bend the whole gender-power dynamic" and then confessing that Megan had made her read Backlash.
  • I couldn't be more grateful for the lack of Lily problems in this episode. I just have such a hard time with that character sometimes. But this week she was practically likable. And I got a kick out of Charlie's line: "So I meant to ask you: How was jail?"
  • Could've used a lot more Marco, though the image of him wearing um, just a bow, and singing "Would You Light My Candle?" from Rent definitely cracked me up. A dash of Marco in the episode is always better than no Marco at all.
  • It felt to me like the Charlie-Megan kiss was way rushed, but I guess it was going to have to happen sometime, and it's still up in the air whether or not Privileged will get a second season so might as well speed up the action. I guess?
  • Will's behavior in this episode infuriated me. What did you make of all of that? The macho posturing that both men exhibit at the bar is just ridiculous. I get that Will feels like he plays second fiddle to Charlie, but the whole beer pong thing is so unnecessary. Then again, I can't believe I'm making an impassioned point about beer pong.
  • Also, where do you fall on Mandy's statement about Megan? "You play all sweet and adorable, but the truth is, you're completely selfish." I'm generally inclined to take Megan's side over Mandy's, and I don't think Megan intentionally caused anyone harm, but I do think she can be naive.
  • It's refreshing — though bittersweet — to see Megan and Charlie finally have a frank discussion about their feelings and the nature of their friendship. It seems so real and honest when Megan tells Charlie that he's the most important person in her life because that really has always seemed to be the case. She's not just saying it to make him feel better.
  • Man, I'm going to miss Charlie.
lolalopez lolalopez 8 years
Something else. I've seen an anti-Will thing everywhere. Why that? Charlie is adorable, sure. But Will is HOT.
lolalopez lolalopez 8 years
Agree totally with Syako. Mandy was a bit over the edge, but she is totally right. Megan plays the innocent, but despite she recognized denial is selfishness in a way, she continues doing the same thing!! With all the final scene between Charlie and Megan, I couldn't catch if he left to UCSD with hope for her or could left having closed it up. On the other hand, I can't believe Megan blamed Will! He's been supportive and tolerant enough (and if she didn't want any reaction she shoudn't have told him anything in the first place) as to keep watching the love scenes between she and his BFF. His reaction at the Beer Pong thing was rather logical and she did nothing but make it worse.
syako syako 8 years
I think there's a teensy bit of truth to what Mandy said. Megan's character reminds me of Rory Gilmore so much, and the whole "good girl naivete" used to aggravate the crap out of me. I think Mandy was way too harsh in her assessment, BUT, I do think Megan can be a bit selfish a lot of times. It's ridiculous to think your boyfriend is going to "lose" a game so that your BFF won't get mad. What is this? Fifth grade? That aggravated me that Megan got upset that he won the game. But it aggravated me even more that she went to the party in the first place. I would have bowed out of the party, and then maybe made a trip to say goodbye after if I felt it were necessary. I love the whole Luis Catholic church storyline, definitely a huge twist to the show!
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
1. I'm excited for Robert Buckley too! 2. Megan is NOT a bad person. 3. I think Megan was right to tell Will about the kiss and wrong to hang out after the party. I think she should have left with Will and I think that Will has the right to be pissed about it. 4. Sage's confession made me cry. That explains a lot. 5. Bye bye Charlie, you'll be missed by Megan, but not by me.
emms emms 8 years
Man, I didn't realize that Charlie leaving was really permanent until I googled some things and found out that Michael Cassidy really is leaving Privileged. That's awful! I loved Charlie ! My interest in this show is now slightly less, Will just doesn't really do it for me.
crystalm07 crystalm07 8 years
Can I just say over and over how much I LOVE THIS SHOW! Completely agree that Mandy was way outta line in saying that to Megan! Like u said Buzz she can be naive but not intentionally hurtful especially to those she cares about like Charlie. Sage is becoming such a more likeable character now and I love that were starting to see what makes her tick and a more human side of her. Luis and her are great together and love the chemistry. Really curious to see what happens with Rose next week and where and why shes leaving. Can't believe there's only a few weeks left in the season.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
I don't like Mandy anymore. She was WAY wrong in what she said to Megan. Telling Megan it was HER fault when Mandy knew the WHOLE TIME that Charlie was in love with someone else. She's a ditzy dolt and I'll be glad when she's gone. Will was a jerk. He should have stayed away and stayed out of it and everything would have been fine. But nooooo he had to go stick his big nose in and nail Charlie at Beer Pong. (I must confess, I've never seen that game before, yet everyone seems to know what it is. Is it pretty popular?) Lily won some points from me this week. If she can really step up to the plate and shoulder some of the burden for once, she'll earn a place in my heart. However if she gives up after a week (Which is what I suspect) then she'll never get on my good side again! Poor Sage. How did her parents die, wasn't it a car crash or a plane crash or something? I'll bet they were coming back to where the girls were for something Sage had to do, and this is why she feels responsible. Anyone remember the move with Julia Stiles called "Save the last dance" and how HER mom died? Her mom was rushing to a studio at Julia's characters insistence to see her daughter perform. While on her way she was involved in a horrendous car crash and died. Julia's character blamed herself so much that she had a hard time dancing again. I'm betting this is what's going to happen here. Poor Rose. Her whole world has been shattered. However, I thought they said they didn't have much family anywhere. Where would she be going?
labelle1 labelle1 8 years
ilanac13, ucsd - the one that charlie is going to - as well as all other uc schools, except for berkeley, are on the quarter system. stanford is also on the quarter system.
CAcyclegirl CAcyclegirl 8 years
I went to UCSD and we did have quarters! Actually, I'm pretty sure all the UC's (University of California) do except UC Berkeley.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
ilanac13 — Yeah, the blond lady is saying that that guy Miles (who turned up in a couple episodes a little while ago as the person with whom Laurel had an affair, and who fathered the twins' mother) is the blond lady's father, and also Rose's grandfather. So, I guess she's Rose's half-aunt?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
about charlie's exit - what school really has quarters? i know about trimesters at schools but i've never heard about quarters. oh well... the blonde lady still confuses me. she's saying that she's related some how? is that what i'm supposed to get?
graylen graylen 8 years
I will miss Charlie, but I'm looking forward to Robert Buckley joining the cast! ;)
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Mandy is annoying! Now that Charlie's gone, adios!!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I think what I really like about this show is none of the characters are really predictable. That's refreshing. I'm not going to miss Charlie, I don't think he added much to the show.
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
I am gonna miss Charlie too!!! Will really made me mad, although I think Megan should have never said anything to him in the first place about the kiss. And for the record, I never liked Mandy anyway.
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