Cut to Monica Keena, who ruled Dawson's Creek for the five minutes she lived there before Jen pushed her into said Creek. And who has gotten freaking hot. I thought she was pretty, kind of character-actory but pretty, before, but now she's hot, and not Entourage hot where the face has no facial features and it's just a blur but actually hot. I'm pleased by this. Eric is too. Kristen's going through the drawers in his house as he tells her so, and she thanks him graciously and kind of intellectually notes that she's in the best shape of her life, and then tells him that he looks like shit: "Who's been cutting your hair, Turtle?" And it all sounds bitchy but the way she says it, it somehow isn't. Like they're having a value-neutral discussion of a philosophical topic, and the topic is how she looks awesome and Eric looks like shit. Part of this is his delivery, "I do?" like, should I get that looked at? And he's made himself such a doormat/victim that he could be giving aid and succor to her bitchery, but it doesn't seem like it. I like it. It seems like a conversation you would have with your best friend, to me. He checks his hair in the mirror and asks if she's still "doing the Pilates," by which I think he means the more timely "Tae-Bo," and she says that she's only doing it when she has time because she's really busy. Oh, Eric's really busy too -- so busy in fact that he does not have time for a haircut. She presses the issue of exactly what Eric does all day, and I lean forward in anticipation. Eric: "Stuff." Like what? "Stuff. Don't quiz me." I almost sit back and then she asks, "Like what did you do today?" And Eric is wonderful as he sighs that she never understood his job, but that today he shopped and played golf. And she laughs. She's right to laugh. Eric explains about Kimmel -- a show which began its run by getting the audience plastered every night until The Breast of Super Bowls Yet to Come told them to quit it -- and how he's got to keep Vince's mind focused. He's hanging on the doorframe like he's scared of physical violence, but they're showing each other a lot more emotional honesty than I've yet seen on this show. I hope Kristen sticks around, frankly, although I'm kind of sick of seeing people get picked over Anna Stern.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B- | 1423 USERS: B-
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