Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 3, Episode 6 “Middlegame” (B+)

I liked this episode a lot, and I was particularly impressed with how the two newbies are being used. Caitlin made a big impression on Lukas and probably opened her mouth more than she should have, while Will bragged enough to truly irritate Clyde and then had the wisdom to vomit all over Jeannie’s feet, which was both disgusting and hilarious. Jeannie and Caitlin convincing Doug that there was a stigma about giving black people chocolates was typically ridiculous, and the subsequent death of Lukas’ dog, while hardly the most noteworthy occurrence at the party, was not a good outcome. Jeannie really managed to play her role well with Lukas, though unfortunately he was completely aware of just what was going on, leading to that final punch that’s going to cause serious unrest. Marty seemed truly taken aback and hurt by the way in which Dre was vetting him and essentially treating him like he might a client, highlighted by Omar Benson Miller’s appearance as Slim Walter, and Marty responded in the most self-destructive way possible, deciding to sabotage their partnership as revenge. The way in which Marty and Jeannie speak to each other is probably the most disconcerting, and Marty half-sarcastically pining for the days when Jeannie actually worked for him was extremely telling. At least Doug and Clyde are getting along well, which says something, and this new enlarged pod is going to have a lot of work to do in the coming days and weeks thanks to the events of the party.

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