Why are we in the library? Morgan Fairchild probably wanted to see if the want ads in the new Backstage finally had a guest shot worth talking about. Morgan Fairchild warns ClaytonMax, "You have to take control of this." But Max can't, claiming, "I have to go to her. I have to. She's the love of my life." Okay, if they're going for totally overwrought melodrama, it's almost working. Almost. Morgan Fairchild grabs the lapels of Max's I'm-an-old-man overcoat and leaves no ultimatum unturned: "Listen to me. I have spent the last ten years of my life trying to find a cure for you." A cure? Didn't she explicitly say last week that there was absolutely nothing wrong with him? Feh. ClaytonMax seems similarly disinterested in her story. Morgan Fairchild tries guilty reasoning, spitting, "I didn't come this far to see you throw it all away on some adolescent crush." ClaytonMax explains that "it's more than that. It's Max. He wants to take over. I can feel him, fighting for control. He wants to be with Liz." Morgan Fairchild speaks on it quickly, deciding, "We're gonna get rid of that girl." Trust us, Morgan Fairchild. We've tried everything. It's just not as easy as it looks. We've tried bullets and Vermont. It's pretty hopeless, really. Morgan Fairchild lays it out: "You don't love her. Max does. And as long as she's alive, he has something to hold onto, something to fight for. If she were dead, he would have to give up. Those voices in your head would stop." This is a stand-up acting job, Morgan Fairchild. She's something special, this one. She reminds me of a much older, facially contortioned Morgan Fairchild. I wonder if the casting people noticed that, too. Morgan Fairchild again reminds ClaytonMax, "You have to kill the one you love to be free." Then she says it again. And again. And I don't think anyone has a clue what's going to happen next, so it's even more explicative when Morgan Fairchild uses that elegant old saw, "Strap on a pair and take control here." Ew. She goes all bar mitzvah video, and Max reaches a hand into the frame and kills Morgan Fairchild with a simple twist of the neck. He lets go, and she falls to the ground. He grunts "Liz" and leaves the room, having at some point become a monster.
Episode Report CardDjb: C- | 682 USERS: B-
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