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"The Starter Wife" Recap: "Hour 4"

"The Starter Wife" Recap: "Hour 4"

This week's episode of "The Starter Wife" was my favorite yet — there were some very funny moments, some plot twists and some really great one-liners. I even enjoyed the strange fantasy moments (the "Lover! Killer! Lover!" slapfest between Molly and Joan had me chuckling) and the integration of the Pond's brand was slightly more subdued for once, which I appreciate. Here are some of my favorite moments from the episode:

  • Lavender's grandmother would probably be annoying in real life, but she makes for a fantastic character.
  • Ditto on the character of Joan, who is fast becoming my favorite person on "The Starter Wife." Best lines from Joan: "Lies are the lubricant of relationships. 'I've got a headache.' 'Your ass looks great in that.' 'I'm still in rehab.'"

More favorite things (spoiler alert) if you

  • Bonus points for the several references to Silence of the Lambs, which shouldn't be so funny, but it is. I especially enjoyed how Molly reasoned that Sam couldn't be sewing a vest out of women's skins because he doesn't have electricity for the sewing machine. Then she decides he could be sewing them by hand.
  • Really, Cricket? The husband who betrayed you sings a couple goofy lines from a made-up "I'm sorry" song and suddenly you're making out with him again in the hot tub? The same hot tub, let's note, where Jorge did it with the nanny. Gross.
  • Shoshana's music video was Marie Antoinette-themed, and the dancers were actually in her hair.
  • Lavender: "I think we're done here."
    Detective: "Hey, I'm supposed to say that!"
  • That Sam the homeless man (or, as Joan calls him, "residence-challenged") is getting on my last nerve. He's so intense and overly dramatic it's annoying.
  • Oh, hey, Lou's back! I'm so glad that was not a fantasy moment, nor was Lou coming to her to deliver some magic Pond's face cream or something. He's really still alive! Gotta say, I loved that little twist. I'd really thought he was a goner.
  • Molly, to Joan: "Your face looks like it was hit with a Prius and your Prius looks like it was hit with a telephone pole!"


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sofi sofi 9 years
Sam is very annoying! How are they going to end this in two episodes- no closure? It's a cute show but I am not sure how long it will keep me interested if they do any more with it.
uacosj uacosj 9 years
My kinda grossed out that Molly will have sex with Sam. Was that Cricket asking the realtor to kiss her in the preview?!?!
Yo Yo 9 years
I think the show is cute, funny and light. Not a lot of heavy thinking needed. I can really just relax and giggle at it. I will however be a little miffed if Molly actually ends up with Sam. Have a fling or whatever but I want Lu to come back and for them to really fall in love.
Bonfire Bonfire 9 years
Absolutely can NOT get behind Molly and that incredibly annoying Sam character. Not to discriminate against the homeless or anything but sorry residentially challenged is so not sexy. I wanted her to get with the rich Lou! Nikkipez- I also can't wait to see Molly's ex get his!
tchan01 tchan01 9 years
Overall good summer show :-) but yea, some things are bit far fetched. I think that's what makes shows like this fun to watch. It's a balancing act of where to draw the line.
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
Episode 4 was especially far-fetched in my opinion. And it's probably just me, but I found the whole murder turned fake suicide to be clumsily explained.
rb24 rb24 9 years
I love this show
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
Yep Jlew....6 episodes total..I find the show to be a bit annoying...I agree that Sam is the most annoying character..and SPOILER ALERT...didnt it seem a little far fetched that sam told Joan not to drive as she was too drunk, and moments later she gets in an accident? yeah ok...I liked alot of the lines mentioned here...the face/prius comment was funny...but ill watch the last two episodes bc overall i still think the show is cute and i cant wait to see Mollys ex get his!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
I love the show.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Jeepers. Is thing still on?
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
How many more weeks is it on? 2 more? It was better at first, but still good though.
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