I'm curious as to why they changed the girl playing Nicki, so I pop in my copy of the original pilot (called Tarzan and Jane) and forward to this scene. Well, it starts with the newspaper, and Jane saying, "Hey, Sis! Check it out!" A girl with a black Bettie Page cut leans in and says, "Damn, he looks good!" They're a little gigglier, and seem closer together in age. She asks Jane what Michael's doing with her again. Then the girl is out of frame as Jane gets moody about the case. "Have you seen my keys?" OtherNicki asks as she digs through her purse. Then: "Hey!" Jane looks up from the sink, where she's making tea or something. "What's wrong?" the sister asks. "Nothing, it's just...you know. I mean...working a case like that. I...Imagine how great that would be?" OtherNicki immediately gets on my bad side by saying, "You know what? You'll get there." Jane downs the last of her strawberry smoothie, which wasn't set up in this version. "Yeah," she says, after a gulp. End of scene. I kind of like this one more, the other one was so "I am standing here, older sister, telling you that I prefer living with you instead of our shitty mother, but I am of college age and would have other choices, if I were a workaholic like you, who have a boyfriend in the papers doing what you would like to do."
Episode Report CardPamie: B | 493 USERS: C+
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