Scarface gets his special gun as Helena tries to decide what to do, finally running over to pull the woman out of harm's way before Dinah lets the pole drop. Dinah then bitches Helena out for letting the dude get away, even though he's doing nothing of the sort; he hasn't made much progress. He's still only a couple dozen yards away, watching the proceedings instead of getting his escape on, and I realize the show has been cancelled, but it would still be nice if everyone could at least act like they give a shit. Helena just tells Dinah to "relax," because "the head start makes the chase more fun." This prompts eye-rolling in Dinah, as well as myself.
Scarface runs down an alley, where he appears to take something out of his pocket and place it on the ground before disappearing back into the shadows. When Helena finally shows up, he's nowhere to be found. "Ugly and slippery. Irritating combination," says Helena, but it's nowhere near as irritating a combination as "badly written" and "badly acted." Naturally, in the midst of all the detritus of this dark alley, Helena instantly spies the thing Scarface left behind. I guess it's because its reflective surface allows her to gaze upon the loveliness that is herself. Also on the little circular mirror is a symbol, kind of like a lower-case "t" if the horizontal line curved back up over the top. Commercials.
You know, if the U.S. wants to improve its image in countries hypersensitive to increasing American cultural encroachment, it can start by not making movies about RAPPING KANGAROOS, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. And the WB can make Charmed as "sexy" as it wants, but I don't see how it will ever attract viewers, not when Alyssa Milano's classic Embrace of the Vampire is available on video.