Friday, March 28, 2014

What I’m Watching: House of Lies

House of Lies: Season 3, Episode 10 “Comeuppance” (C+)

I can’t say that I’m on board with the way this episode ended. This show took a dark turn with its latest twist, one that is sure to make Marty and Jeannie really think about what it is that they do to people. This whole DollaHyde mess could have been neatly sewn up by Jeannie selling Dre and Lucas out to her friend in order to land the major contract that would have changed their business in a big way. But instead, a drive-by shooting that seemed to last forever killed Lucas and may well have killed Dre too, so that this chapter of their lives literally ends with its participants all dead. Not much in the way of positive developments really happened in this hour for any of our characters. Clyde is seeming more and more like a crazy person because of his vindictive drive to take down Monica, and turning Fred Armisen’s Vincent against her was a short-term solution that faded quickly. Marissa also clearly does have a serious drug problem, and Clyde is well on his way to developing a habit too. Doug actually had a pretty easy time getting Caitlin to agree to come out with him after her breakup, but he blew his chances completely when he revealed his jealousy at her having slept with Will. Marty realizing that Jeannie slept with Lucas was almost a non-issue because he treated it so casually, as if it made his behavior more acceptable because she had judged him, but none of it matters anyway because of the awful way that everything turned out.

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