It is so difficult to tell what this show is about anymore. It honestly makes very little sense. It's like the writers' mission is to make it as convoluted and confusing as possible. Well, guess what? Mission accomplished.
Even though we missed last week's episode, we pick up where left off two weeks ago, with Hot Roadkill still running around in love with Nick, and Tripp in love with her. And it makes no sense, and goes absolutely nowhere. Let's just hope she's not on the show anymore after this episode, and then we can all try to erase her from our collective memories. But I'm guessing she won't go away, because after she told everyone she likes Nick, and even being his date to Karen and Simon's non-wedding, Letitia confronts her for trying to steal Tripp. Like everything else in the episode, it made very little sense.
Speaking of the non-wedding, here's how it plays out: Wedding's approaching, and Karen and Simon are having banana pudding sex (not what it sounds like, but just as icky). Tripp and Nick go to Simon to try to get him to end the wedding, and he says he will ... for a controlling stake in Darling Enterprises. They say no, at first, but then give him what he wants. He doesn't have the guts to tell Karen the wedding's off, though, so Nick tells her. For some reason, she's pissed at Nick for this (um, for outing your fiancé as an asshole before you married him? You should probably be thanking him), and we finally get that slap in the face Peter Krause told me about. I'm not sure I agree with him that he deserved it, though.
In other storylines: Patrick hires Jeremy as an entry level employee, and when Nola tries to get him fired Jeremy steps up his game and makes himself completely invaluable. Lisa catches Nick at coffee with Hot Roadkill (ooh! coffee! what a cheater!), so makes Jeremy take her to the non-wedding as his date to make Nick jealous; it doesn't seem to work. Andrea's definitely sick and dying, and Brian lies to Brian Jr. about it, but then he asks Andrea to marry him after Simon and Karen's wedding is called off; they conveniently use the wedding time to get married themselves. Uh, did we know Brian was divorced? Why no mention of his other wife? Am I watching Big Love?
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Remember two weeks ago when I told you what would be on next time? Well, I lied. But it wasn't my fault; it was ABC's. They apparently pulled that episode for Barbara Walters's interview with our next president, which was actually really great. But instead of moving that episode back a week, they skipped it and gave us this one instead. So, yes, an episode is missing. But weirdly, it's not the least bit noticeable.
We start with New York City skyline porn and then jump straight into a close-up of Blair Underwood's face as he kisses a foot. If you knew how much I hate feet, you would understand why this is hard for me to even type about, and why I must move on quickly (even if the rest of the scene is also its own kind of ick). Karen tells him she loves sex with him (of course; why else get married?). She asks if the sex will change when they're married and tells a story about how much she loved banana pudding when she was a kid and then one day "I woke up and I looked down, and I realized, I hated it." Um, "woke up" and "looked down" ? Did she have someone deliver banana pudding to her bedside so she could wake up and look down on the floor for it in the morning? Anyway, he tells her his banana pudding has more staying power than she's used to. I'm not sure what exactly he's calling his banana pudding, but it's weird and gross either way. He worries Tripp won't let the wedding happen at their house, and she tells him not to worry.
Which leads perfectly to Tripp saying the wedding cannot happen. It simply cannot. He has to do something about it because he feels guilty for sending Karen to spy on Simon anyway. Nick points out it was Karen's idea, but Tripp let her do it, knowing what could happen. So he wants Nick to set up a meeting with Simon. Then Tripp gets to the important stuff: He hearts Hot Roadkill! He would like Nick to set up a luncheon "for the three of us" and he would like Nick to not show up. Tripp basically asks Nick if something's going on and Nick ignores it and says he'll set up the stupid "luncheon." What's a luncheon anyway? Why not just "lunch"? Apparently I'm not rich enough to have luncheons.
Patrick and Nola are meeting in his office with some energy bigwig whose biodiesel plant they would like him to set up in Manhattan. (Is this at all related to Simon's biofuel plans? And am I supposed to care?) The business guy says it's a great idea, but he won't do it because Tripp burned him twice in business deals. And not in the good way, but in a way that made him want to come personally and say no. He gets up and leaves. Nola follows him out, but is distracted by Jeremy sitting in the lobby and doesn't get a word in before the businessman leaves. Then Jeremy asks her if that was "the Evan O'Connell." She wonders why he's there and he says it's his brother's office. She wants him to get a life.