She’s just a lizard back on the shelf…
Sorry in my delay in getting this recap out, but I had to make a café mocha run right at jump street. Thanks, Amy.
We jump right in with Jennifer and Amy having a girl’s moment. Amy breaks into tears as Jennifer asks how her infamous father passed away. Amy tearfully explains that her mobster dad did the Feds wrong and mysteriously died immediately after. Have sympathy, Folks. She feels cheated for Gawds sake!
Thank goodness we shift to monkey play date time. That was not a typo. Sugar Shane, a boxer, brings his pet monkey to play with Lana’s monkey. We see the monkey penthouse and talk trust funds for monkeys. File this under, things you can’t make up. I know I breathed a sigh of relief when a faux pas was averted. Sugar Shane has the audacity to have a diapered only monkey! Lana has a spare onesie and we can resume the afternoon.
Jennifer has asked Alicia and Lori over for an afternoon gab session. But before diving in…anyone else just gain some respect for Jennifer? I actually tried to will Marco, thru my TV screen, not to leave so I could just stare at him. That would have been much better than the whine fest Alicia served. Poor thing is so obtuse; she didn’t get the memo that when she got the girl’s support, she should have shut her mouth. However, she had to keep running her mouth and show how hypocritical and ridiculous she is.
No fear, Marco is back on my screen so all is right in the world. Not only is he outrageously good-looking, he is a hands on Dad. Oh mercy. I am liking this guy.
Wonders never cease, we actually see Amy and she isn’t doing her Mrs. Kravitz game. In fact, she is focused on some serious happenings in her life. There is a ghost in the basement of her office building and we hear about the time she called the police because of flickering lights. Give me a moment.
Moments over and she is now got her paddle out and stirring again. She is sitting next to the monkey penthouse sharing with Lana that Alicia said she Lana has slept with her BLEEEEP. Why do they continuously bleep over this? Isn’t this reality TV? Give us the reality! No fear, gentle readers! My lip-reading skills finally have been put to use and the BLEEP is actually “trainer” no applause necessary since it was as obvious as the makeup on Alicia’s face. The good news is we get to hear Lana’s criteria for adultery. The man has to have a title. She likes titles. Lana responds with a meh, Alicia is so not important.
Lana has decided to peel Jennifer back layer by layer, like an onion. I wonder if she wants to collect Jennifer. She does like to collect interesting people. Jennifer discusses she is struggling to manage her life. If Marco was my husband, this would be a no brainer. Lana gives her solid advice and Jennifer realizes she may need to put more time into her marriage. I think this is an honest storyline, most women can relate too. I hope they keep this storyline real.
Down in Amy’s office basement, Lori, Amy and Amy’s mother meet with a median. He communicates Amy’s father who admits his deeds and apologizes. Lori watches with her jaw on the ground. I have to give Lori her due. She managed not to snicker one time at all the faces and theatrics of Amy. Bravo, Lori.
Jennifer and Marco are out alone and having dinner. It’s nice. She’s trying and I get to look at Marco. Win Win. The realization that Jenn can receive a text at any time and have to run to a poker game is big. Understandable, how she can feel guilt and pulled if having no schedule with a family.
Now we are at the big event, Lori’s hopeful kumbaya moment. I think Lori’s intentions are good but I also know how these things turn out in Reality Land. Surprisingly, Lana comes clean and admits she judged Alicia prematurely and apologizes. Alicia is not going to be an adult and accept and we see her inner junior high girl come out. I had to laugh out loud at Alicia feeling betrayed because Amy had told Lana what she had said. Alicia, you didn’t just tell Amy and what in your small mind made you consider Amy a confidante? Lana retracts her apology and exits the party. Lana says the lizard is put back on the lizard shelf. Take that, Alicia!
This episode was a toned down times ten from the first episode. I missed such as bedazzled checks, body painting crevices, bloody faces and one claiming to be god. That being said, I did enjoy the real moments and issues we saw this episode.
I’ll be waiting for next week. You?
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