Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 3, Episode 5 “Soldiers” (B+)

I’m happy to report that I enjoyed this episode much more than recent installments, and I think it might just be on its way back to somewhere good. Clyde coming in to Kaan and Associates to pitch a huge opportunity for poaching business wasn’t nearly as smooth or satisfying as he might have hoped, and Jeannie’s unfriendly but productive attitude overshadowed Marty’s objections to the notion of welcoming Clyde back into the fold. Doug, on the other hand, felt right at home as he was gloriously oversharing about his personal problems and then resolving them in a less than subtle manner. It’s nice in a nostalgic way that Clyde telling him that he has everything was what enabled him to get there at home and move on the separate issue of making sure Sarah also felt taken care of. Marty is definitely in over his head with his newfound friendship with and loyalty to Dre, and Jeannie can’t tell him enough that it’s going to come back to haunt him. Bringing Roscoe to Dre’s house and not allowing him to bring Lex wasn’t a smart move, and it’s clear that Roscoe is revolting against Marty’s selective parenting. Monica getting fired was big, and I do hope she ends up somewhere that pits her against Marty professionally again, or at least allows them to interact. Both Jeremiah and Clyde introduced fiery new women into the picture in this installment: Alice Hunter’s Chantelle and Eliza Coupe’s Marissa. I hope we see more of both of them.

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