Saturday, November 26, 2022

What I’m Watching: The White Lotus

The White Lotus: Season 2, Episode 4 “In the Sandbox” (B+)

I’m glad to see that the Italian characters are getting a good spotlight on this show, even if the locals aren’t nearly as prominent as they were in the first season. Like Armond in season one, Valentina is showing a strong romantic interest in one of her employees, and while Isabella appears to be reciprocating the affection, that may be a dangerous route for her. Mia made an important decision in her career path but was too impatient to wait for confirmation on exactly which pills she was giving to the piano player. Killing him may well help to accelerate her career, but Valentina was in no mood to talk about it at that moment. Lucia was spiraling before she found someone going through his own form of crisis, as Albie had to watch Portia flirt and then make out with Jack after suggesting that they should spend the day together. Lucia went all in on that too, kissing him so that they wouldn’t let her win. Dominic seems very stressed by how his previous indulgence is now coming back to haunt him with both his son and his father present, and he’s not the only one regretting past mistakes. I would describe the look on Harper’s face when she found the condom wrapper as murderous, and I’m honestly terrified of what she’s going to do when she finally confronts Ethan about it. Quentin is turning out to be very intriguing, and it’s great to see someone paying attention to Tanya for once, even if his motivations are truly unclear.

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