Helicopter ride. Everybody's crazy happy and impressed ("I can see our loft from here!"), and you can see that as horrible as Amanda is on tasks, she gets along with everyone in their down time, which is nice. The straw cowboy hat she's sporting? Not so nice. They take a limo to Martha's Hamptons house, and meet with Kevin Sharkey, who is this tall, thin, pink-checker-shirted guy with creases in his khakis that could cut glass. Kevin welcomes them into Martha's home and immediately introduces them to the tarpon on the wall. A tarpon, in case you didn't know (don't feel bad, neither did I), is this gigantic fish, and Martha has them stuffed and mounted all over her house. Sharkey's hilarious with it, all "the tarpon welcomes you," and he explains how Martha has a thing for taxidermy of all shapes and sizes, because she's "the biggest animal lover there is." And, as I said in the recaplet, here's where we officially stop feeling sorry for Alexis for having a mother who feels no human emotion toward her. Because if being loved by Martha equates to being stuffed and mounted, I'm thinking the therapy bills are well worth it. There's nothing else of interest in this scene, really. Chandelier, monochromatic color schemes, blah, blah, blah. Leslie interviews about how the rewards offer not only a glimpse into Martha's life, but a chance for Martha to passive-aggressively judge whether you're worthy of walking in her shoes. Or something. Like how well you take to Martha's taxidermy fetish is yet another standard for evaluation. Like, "In Soviet Russia, reward wins you!"
Episode Report CardJoe R: C+ | 486 USERS: C+
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