Erica's behavior in the courtroom was just
abominable. Why do all the judges in Pine Valley allow her to scream
and yell out of order like that? The Pine Valley Justice System
needs some sort of audit by the Bar or however they do it, because
they suck at legal procedure. And 25 grand for bail? For the charge
of contributing to the delinquency of a minor? The hell?
Kendall was really in top form in the post-courtroom scenes. She was
majorly on the offensive in all her sparrings with Erica and Bianca.
The writers are really going out of their way to make sure everyone
thinks Kendall is evil. Eeeeeevil! If they really wanted to hammer
that into our heads, they should have had Kendall wear those black
leather pants. 'Cause you know, black leather = evil. It's in the
Writer's Guide to Clichés.
I swear, EVERY time someone makes a comment to Kendall about her
adoptive mother, she manages to deflect the response so that she
doesn't say what happened to old, Alice Hart. I hate that, because
I'm dying to know if she's dead. Kendall's worry during the fire,
that everybody near her gets hurt would certainly reinforce that.
And if Alice was dead, it would explain Kendall's renewed pursuit of
Erica's acceptance. Isn't a character with understandable
motivations a good thing? And while I'm in question-mode, just HOW
DOES Kendall know the decor detail of Bianca's room? I really don't
like the idea that Kendall was being all stalkery.
Just to be clear, everybody knows that Kendall did NOT start the
fire, right? Because I think it's pretty obvious that with all the
circumstantial evidence presented to us, the audience, wrapped up in
a nice, little package complete with a festive bow, that Kendall's
actually innocent this time. I mean, not only am I sure Kendall
didn't torch Erica's house, I know who did and why. Not because I'm
spoiled or anything, but because I'm gifted at figuring out these
soap mystery plots. I actually figured out that Janet Green was the
Crowbar Killer way back when. And that was actually a difficult
mystery to solve. This one's a cake-walk. It's Trey. His motivation?
To destroy the Proteus files that Chris brought with him when he
moved in (why Chris doesn't keep this stuff in an office of some
sort, I'll never know. Revlon seems to have an office in Pine
Valley, the FBI doesn't?). The camera even thoughtfully gave us a
close-up of his file box. And if I am actually wrong about this,
well, you can color me surprised.
Erica was just so freaking irritating during the fire scenes. She
seemed more concerned with blaming Kendall for it than worrying over
Bianca. Not that she was short in that department, but I think her
full concentration should have been Bianca and Chris and it wasn't.
Kendall was doing her damndest to keep her from killing herself in
the fire, but Erica wouldn't listen to her (natch). I kept thinking
Kendall should just freaking let her go, but deep, deep, down,
Kendall actually cares whether Erica lives or dies. And in what was
truly my favorite scene this week, Kendall smashes her into
unconsciousness with a vase to save her from herself. I can't tell
you how many times I rewatched that scene. A laugh riot, I tell you.
Is anyone else thinking "Three's Company" with Anna catching all the
wrong snippets of David's conversations with people and then
misunderstandings ensue? Only these hijinks aren't wacky. She's just
secretly taking birth control pills. Dun dun dunnnnnn!
Ooh. Loved Roger and Leo's scene. Leo snatches the box Roger's
trying to get to and holds it over his shoulder. Unknown to Josh
Duhamel, the box's contents fall out. The scene that ensues is just
hilarious. Leo picks up the bustier and holds it to his front torso
while saying that imagining it's for Roger paints an "ugly picture."
Tell me about it, Leo. But then, so does the mental picture of
Simone wearing it for Roger. The latter is the lesser of two evils,
but I'd just rather NOT have the mental pictures in my head at all,
thank you very much. It's bad enough that Greenlee ended up wearing
the lingerie picked out by her father. Ewwww. Sure, she didn't know
that but Leo did. And he still went drooling after her like Pavlov's
dog. Double ewwww.
The rest of the plot this week just seems to be Dixie mourners. I
can't describe how boring that is. Most of the actors are doing a
good job, but JR in particular is just not up to a grieving scene
yet. He isn't experienced enough. The other JR probably could have
I'm all proud of Kendall now. She actually admitted she loves Ryan.
We could see that she did for weeks, but she's normally so guarded.
I don't think she's ever said that to someone first like that. I
remember with Del, he had to drag it out of her.
I'll admit it. They got me. I'm absolutely DYING to know what the
hell is up with Trey and Maggie hugging. Because they haven't had so
much as one second of screen time together before this. Grr. Argh. I
hate it when they catch me off guard like that.
Clothes: Kendall's halter top is a relief. My eyes feel good this
week. BUT... (admit it, you knew THAT was coming) why does Kendall
feel the need to dress like a prostitute when she goes to court?
It's not like she was busted for soliciting. Bianca had the right
idea. She looked like a librarian. That hairdo...sheesh.
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