Monday, March 01, 2010
Two Weddings & a Murder
I have to be honest, the show got me big time this week. I spent the entire episode going back and forth about Anna. I couldn't decide whether she had been a grieving fiancee or a jilted ex who acted out her pain on the man responsible for it. I really had no idea until the very end, so kudos to CC for keeping the mystery alive throughout the hour. Kudos also to them for discovering that Lilly's closet extends past darker colored suits, white blouses and flats and that her hair can do more than go up into a ponytail. Her emerald green dress was pretty, but in all honesty, anything they put her in would have been a nice departure from the same old, same old. I am happy to see that she owns clothing with color. I think even the show was kinda making fun of itself a bit when she first appeared on screen. They started with a shot of a mystery woman's heels and bare legs before they revealed that the woman in the fancy heels and emerald dress was none other than Lil. Surprise! And let me just say, the awesome jacket streak continues. Lil's wardrobe may be a little drab, but the girl knows how to buy and wear some great jackets!
There were so many funny moments in this one (Louie un-inviting the gang to his champaign brunch, Stillman not realizing that he had been invited, Lilly and Curtis making a slick move with some wine and club soda and Vera with the maid-of-(dis)honor/sister of the bride). And then there were the surprises: Dan was married, his wife was in an unresponsive state at a hospital in Baltimore, the sister was a bigger skank than we thought, and Louie had his eye on Anna for much longer than anyone knew. But the biggest surprise was that none of the suspects, including Anna, killed Dan. In fact, no one did. He leaped to his death after learning that his first/real wife had died. A bit impulsive, but considering the royal mess he had gotten himself into with both his wife and his former fiancee, it seemed believable enough to work. I'm not sure why his best friend didn't just tell the authorities from the beginning, but I overlooked it.
This one even had my mom (who has all but given up on the show) calling me to talk about how awesome this episode was, so CC easily moves to 15-0 on the season. And what can I say, the boys tricked Lilly into being the one left with the bouquet, so that awesome little maneuver alone put this one into the win column! Screen caps courtesy of RichE at Kathryn Morris UK. And to see more caps from this episode, visit his all-inclusive Kathryn Morris site HERE.