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Lipstick Jungle: Chapter Six: Take the High Road

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 14th 2008 10:41AM
Lipstick Jungle
(S01E06) "It must feel like a really horrible surprise party" - Kirby to Wendy

I felt sorry for Wendy as I watched about 4/5 of the episode unfold. (I had to tape the episode and the VCR decided to not be my friend and stopped around 45 minutes in! Thanks NBC for complete recaps of the episodes.) Not only did Wendy go to a meeting she didn't want to go but she had the unpleasant surprise to learn that not only one of her best friend has been lying to her for weeks but that Nico also flew her boy toy half across the world for a booty call!

Somehow I thought that Kirby and Wendy had crossed paths at least once before, so I was surprised for a few seconds when they started chatting in the hotel as if they didn't know one another. Even the editing at the start of the scene made it feel like Wendy saw him before and that it would be seconds before she sees him and connect the dots. Having them chat while waiting for the beautiful woman and then having Nico walk in was a good set up for the uncomfortable scenes that would follow between Nico and Wendy. They sure said some nasty things to one another. Wendy felt betrayed while Nico wanted to explain that she finally feels good about a relationship (even if she has to hide it). It's a given that it'll take a dramatic event (being stuck in the same elevator, Wendy learning that Nico's husband is also having an affair) to bring the two friends back together.

Since the first episode, I always thought that Nico and Wendy worked for different companies but in the same building. Now it looks like they work for the same company just different division. Why would Wendy want to be the one to announce the Harry Potter prequel scoop to Hector herself if she doesn't somehow work for him? Plus, the way he orders Wendy to go to Scotland with Nico also makes it sounds like they are part of the same company. Am I mistaken? No matter the answer, I think the show needs to clear things up.

Lipstick JungleWhen Victory's investor was introduced last week, I got a bad vibe from him. It sounded too good to be true. The man not only has loads of money to spent but he seems to be willing to spend it on everything and anything, no questions asked. The fairy godfather is willing to even breed his own sheep if it means that Victory has the best fabric to work with! No wonder that the investor is willing to please Victory when we know who is really paying for all this! I get that Joe wanted to help his girlfriend but did he really have to do it behind her back? Doesn't he know by now that secrets like that never stay hidden for long? Even if Victory asked him to sell the company and called it quits, their love story is not over. After all, Andrew McCarthy is a regular character and Joe is not about to be in the same room as the other characters unless required... Maybe he'll buy Bonfire?

How long will Wendy and Nico be apart?
They'll patch things up next week.85 (73.3%)
About 2 or 3 episodes.27 (23.3%)
For more than 3 episodes.4 (3.4%)

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Jenny

I have really come to like this show as well. One question though - why does Victory not mind Joe buying an entire wardrobe for her and otherwise treating her like a kept woman, but when it comes to funding her business, she freaks out? Granted, he was devious about it, but based on what she's already willing to accept from him, business financing is not that much more, is it?

March 14 2008 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
annacsmith08

I believe Hector made a comment in the very first episode about how women tend to lose focus when it comes to their careers once they have kids - like Wendy. Nico and Wendy had a short conversation about that later on in the episode.
I don't see any reason for Joe to buy Bonfire...? and i don't think it's the type of company one person can come in and just purchase.
Seeing as how next week is the season finale, i'm guessing there will be some sort of cliffhanger that will either reconsole things, or tear them further apart. But seeing as how this show is about these 3 girls and their friendship and relationships, i'm assuming things will be resolved soon enough.
I'm ready for Nico's husband's affair to come to light because it's obvious that she and Kirby are getting closer emotionally and I would like to see them actually be in a real relationship.

March 14 2008 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jessie

Nico and Wendy work for the same guy - a multi-media type group. Wendy runs the film division while Nico runs the magazine division. Hence they have the same boss.

I like this show a lot. Is is coming back in the fall?

March 14 2008 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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