Echo, not particularly believably, is keeping Sierra's attention with a poorly-acted speech about how money alone doesn't bring power, but Nolan, who's a "medical genius" and has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize, has power, and since the speech is not only unconvincingly delivered but also obviously came from Nolan himself, let's skip ahead to where Keith Carradine brings Victor over and introduces him as "the finest art dealer in all of Italy," a description with which Victor suavely demurs before taking Sierra over to the painting to ask her some questions about it. Echo, for her part, greets Keith Carradine as "Mr. Harding," and leads him away by his tie as she adds that it's always a pleasure. If they're heading for that back room, I hope we don't get another shot of it. Back at the painting, Victor asks if a particular painter influenced Priya's work, but Priya, being a free spirit and Australian and whatever, doesn't know who he's talking about, so Victor artfully (heh) positions that as a compliment, saying she's so naturally talented before insulting the crowd there for being so artificial, which of course is music to Priya's ears. He then asks her about the bird motif in her painting, speculating that it demonstrates that she's "free, always moving, searching for something better," but Sierra says she doesn't need "better" before snapping a picture of Victor and suggesting they get out of there. Victor says sure, but as she walks away, he adds, "We can talk some more about Nolan." Heh. However, Nolan catches Sierra on her way out, and regardless of how loathsome his character is, I have to admit that regardless of her so-called free-spiritedness it's fairly rude of her to walk out of an event he put together expressly for her, especially since he starts off by politely asking her just to stay a little longer for the sake of the guests. She basically tells him to cram it, though, after which he starts to get desperate, blocking her way out and telling her that Victor isn't even real, a point that's somewhat emphasized when his handler offers him a treatment and takes him out of there. The scene devolves into Priya pushing past him, dropping her bag in the process, but even though this bit gets everyone's attention, this isn't enough to cause Nolan to desist. And either he's so obsessed with Priya that he doesn't care that he's coming off as a psycho to a bunch of normal people, or everyone in the room is either a Doll or some other type of Rossum plant. Both ways are creepy, frankly. Anyway, she finally hauls off and slaps him, and loudly announces to the room that nothing in the world could ever make her love him. We stay on a shot of Nolan...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 4835 USERS: C+
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