Thursday, December 1, 2022

What I’m Watching: The White Lotus

The White Lotus: Season 5, Episode 5 “That’s Amore” (B+)

This season really does feature a lot of sex, opening and closing this hour with that, first with Lucia and Albie and then with Tanya watching Quentin without him knowing. Portia is also having plenty of fun with Jack, Mia is putting the moves on Valentina after nearly killing the piano player, and Harper is carrying out her revenge plan by flirting with Cameron. As usual, no one is handling things particularly well, and there are sure to be some consequences - or at least a moral realization that there should be - for those missteps. Ethan didn’t respond well when he found the condom wrapper sitting out, and now it seems like he’s hiding much more than he is. Harper isn’t letting up in her intense inquisition, and nothing good can come from all of this. Dominic is accosting his father for the example he set while Albie is doing the same thing to him, and I feel like he’s going to attempt a grand gesture to win over Lucia that’s going to backfire in a big way. Valentina reassigning Rocco to the beach club so that she won’t have romantic competition with Isabella is also going to blow up in her face. It’s not clear exactly what’s going on with the eccentric Quentin and Jack, though the latter’s decision to dine and dash indicates something questionable. Tanya did express something interesting when she talked about the sense of relief she feels when you realize that someone has money since it means they don’t want yours, but there still seems to be something else going on there, not to mention the still-absent Greg possibly making a return.

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