Episode Report CardAmorgan: D | Grade It Now!
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Cut to Max in Logan's computer room, screwing around with his database like it's really easy to use or something. She searches the database for Edgar Sonrisa's employees until she finds the guy who was going to shoot Logan (Bruno); then she hears a noise, gets up to investigate, and nearly punches Lauren in the face. Did I mention that Max's acting is about as wooden as the tree in my front yard? Hm. Well, now you know. Anyway. She apologizes to Lauren, who makes sad about her kidnapped daughter. Lauren asks Max to help her get Sophy back. Max hems and haws and says that she wishes she could help...so she will. Clever use of pauses and dramatic delivery make this line genuinely effective. (Ahem.) Okay, so decision made, Max ninjas into Edgar Sonrisa's estate with an astonishing display of handstands and such. Wheee! She gets into the house, is about to get busted, but ducks into a bathroom in the nick of time. Phew. Except for the fact that she busts in on a hooker shooting up. The hooker claims to be diabetic, then tells Max that she's the boss of all the party girls, and "wives and girlfriends aren't invited to the party tonight," then tries to hustle Max out of the bathroom. Max cold-cocks her, takes her clothes (which are strangely not too big, including the shoes), and infiltrates the party, gathering many and many a lustful/envious look from gentlemen and ladies alike. Don't you think it's weird that Max is wearing the boss's clothes, there's no boss in sight, Max is a total stranger to them, and yet nobody bats an eye? I don't. I just wondered if you did. So of course, Max is soooo foxy that Edgar Sonrisa himself wants her to sit on his lap during his big boys' poker game. Yay for Max! She's slutty, she's tough, she's gonna sit on the big man's lap -- woo hooo! Commercial break again? Christ. Back from the mercifully edited commercial break, Max gives Edgar Sonrisa about eighteen different kinds of lip in front of the mayor and all the other party guests. But she gets away with it because she asks Sonrisa for $50K and promises to deliver Lauren to him. Mr. Sonrisa shoos everyone out of the room except for Bruno, who frisks Max in a very sexual manner, then threatens to "work her face with a pair of pliers" until she gives away Lauren's whereabouts. Hoo, he sure doesn't know who he's messing with, does he? Sonrisa tells Bruno to pull the cash, then asks Max how she's going to deliver Lauren. Max says she's tricked Lauren into believing that if she agrees to leave the country, Sonrisa will give her back her daughter and let her go. Max and Sonrisa share a chuckle over this one, then call Lauren. Max gets Sonrisa to conference-call Sophy's kidnappers (remember how Max can memorize speed-dial numbers by sound? A-ha! These things always come around in good television dramas. It's important to tie together the little details), and Lauren and Sophy have one of those "Mommy, I'm scared," "Hold on, baby, I'm coming for you," conversations. So, that requirement satisfied, they negotiate the exchange of cash. Sonrisa wants to give Max the money after she's delivered Lauren. Max suggests that Bruno come with her, he holds the money, and then she delivers Lauren and bails. Everybody thinks this is a swell idea, especially Bruno, who really likes Max's hooker clothes.