Lip Service Episode 205 Recap: Perfect on Paper

Oh, no. You know you’re in for some drama when this is the first thing you see in the episode:

MEMORIES LIGHT THE CORNERS OF MY TV

A photo of Cat and Sam! The bracelet Frankie gave Cat! And Cat’s notebook and her lipstick and her whatever other stuff and … her grieving partner.

Sam furrows her brow and thinks and tries to be her usual stoic self. But then she glances at a photo of The Gang: Jay, Frankie, Cat, Tess, and Ed (and let me just point out that more than half of them are no longer on the show). Surely she’s comparing this photo to the couple photo in the opening shot, and surely that way madness lies.

The phone rings. It’s Lexy, because she is a psychic doctor who knows Sam needs rescuing from her own terrible thoughts. Actually, she’s just waiting for Sam to join her for their usual morning run.

IT'S STILL COOL, BABY

Lexy: (on the phone) Hey, just wondering if you’re still on for our run; I’m just on the bridge. (sighing) Uh… look, about the other night. We can get back from it, can’t we? (pauses) You know what? I’m hanging up. You’re probably already on your way.

Sam doesn’t answer the phone. Which I think is pretty much an answer to that last question.

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At the TriSexA flat, Sadie is yawning and scratching like a kitten. Yeah, maybe I have a teeny crush. Actually, it’s not a crush at all: it’s a sincere, profound appreciation for the much-needed comic relief she brings week after week.

MEOW

Tess is surprised to see Sadie so bright and early in the morning.

Tess: Whoa! I thought you melted in daylight.

We’ve all been making the vampire joke for weeks now, Tess! But it made me chuckle anyway.

But Sadie has a good reason for being so bushy-tailed: Lauren is due back from a business trip.

Tess: Oh. Cue rampant sex-fest.
Sadie: You’ve got the makeup artist.
Tess: Um, I didn’t sleep with her, thankyouverymuch.
Sadie: Oh yeah. How is the old bacterial hydritis?

I heart the funny banter and the fond nostalgia for what may turn out to be the best scene ever on this show. Stand and deliver!

Tess is on her laptop during all this; it seems Lady-Mound Meg is all over her wall (as in Facebook or something similar). I put that parenthetical in there for the two people who have been living under a Luddite rock and yet somehow are still reading this recap.

Tess wants to know when she can meet Sadie’s sugar mama.

I NEVER DID LIKE GEOMETRY

Sadie: If you come to see me at work, you’ll get to meet her wife.
Tess: She’s with someone?!
Sadie: Yeah.
Tess: I don’t… I don’t reckon I could be in a love triangle. Be always, like, wondering what was going on in the other corners.
Sadie: Yeah, well, I’m not. Lauren’s really into me, so…

On this show, saying someone’s really into you is the equivalent of being Wile E. Coyote and ordering some TNT from ACME.

There’s a knock. It’s Sam and her pain. I’m not sure they’ll be able to fit through the door.

Sam makes sure Lexy’s not home, then stomps in like Bad Bart stomping into a saloon with his spurs jangling.

Sam gives Sadie a glare and doesn’t respond when Tess offers tea or coffee. She attacks Tess:

Sam: I know about Cat and Frankie. You knew too, didn’t you? That’s why you’ve been avoiding me. How long? (Tess looks at Sadie) Don’t look at her. Look at me. So when did it start?
Tess: Honestly, I don’t know.
Sadie: Don’t reckon it ever really stopped. You know what those two were like.
Sam: Are you all right with that?
Sadie: Didn’t have much of a choice, did I?

Tess insists that she “only found out the day Cat died” and has been feeling very guilty. (I still find it difficult to type “Cat died” and suchlike.)

Sam tells Tess to “grow up” — whuh? — and Sadie does her Sadie-rific thing:

Sadie: What was she supposed to do? Make an announcement at the funeral?
Sam: (to Tess) You should’ve been straight with me.
Sadie: Oh, yeah, ’cause that would’ve made losing Cat a lot easier.
Sam: It would’ve made me feel less of a foolish idiot.

Eeek! Sam is very scary in this scene. I know I didn’t say much about how pushy/assaulty she was with Lexy last week, but that’s because I was in denial. Now it’s pretty hard to deny.

Lexy arrives to save the day. That seems to be kind of her thing; maybe she’s really a Powerpuff Girl? She tells Sam to back off because this has nothing to do with Tess. Sam can’t stop lashing out; she asks Lexy whether she knew too but doesn’t even give her a chance to answer. Sam storms out. Lexy calls after her, but it’s no use.

Lexy, Tess, and Sadie embody a range of reactions to Sam’s knife-edge state of mind. Lexy looks half-scared, half-angry as she plops onto the couch and falls silent. Tess fidgets and shifts on her feet, stunned, and wonders whether Sam is going to be OK. And Sadie, relaxed, one knee tucked under, takes it all in with her droll gimlet eye:

BUT HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?

Sadie: Look, I feel sorry for her and everything, but there’s only two people to blame for this mess. And, well, neither of them are here anymore, so…

I’ll forgive you the grammar mistake, because that was simple truth. Preach!

Tess wants to go after Sam, but Lexy urges her to “leave it.” We don’t have this “leave it” expression in America, except with respect to dogs. Pity.

Tess goes off to get dressed instead. Sadie teases Lexy and tells her she’s “even more of a hero now” to Tess. Lexy resists the idea.

Sadie: Oh, come on. She’s like a little puppy around you.
Lexy: No, she’s not.
Sadie: Trust me, one of these mornings, you’ll wake up and she’ll be there, licking your face. Or something a bit further down.

SEIZE THE DAY

The term “lovable scamp” was probably invented for Sadie.

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An indeterminate number of hours later, Lexy and Tess are at a diner (I guess it’s called a cafe in the UK). They try to call Sam, but she’s not answering. Tess wants to leave a message, but Lexy knows Sam needs some space.

Speaking of space and not getting it, Nora and Ed waltz in. Nora wants to know how Tess is feeling, what with the bacterial hyrditis and all.

Tess: Oh, I think um… I think I’ve managed to shake it off.

FUNNY, THAT

But you haven’t managed to shake Nora off, have you, Tess? She wants to know when you’re going to see Meg again. Tess says she plans to focus on Chekhov for the time being. I wonder if I can use that as an excuse for other things in life? “Sorry, I can’t come to the baby shower; I’m focusing on Chekhov.”

Nora won’t be deterred.

Nora: If there’s one thing the years in this business we call show has taught me, is that there’s nothing — NOTHING — improves a performance more than great sex.

What is this, the anti-grammar episode? Years have. It’s child’s play. But I give Sinead Keenan props for the way she delivered the line “this business we call show.” Very alternate-universe Megan Hilty again.

Nora gets up to get coffees. Ed, apparently a purveyor of the aforementioned “great sex” (ew), sits down and questions the bacterial hydritis thing. Lexy jokes that it’s great for “getting rid of unwanted houseguests.” Ed’s not amused, so Lexy gets up to pay. Sit down, stand up; this scene is like whack-a-mole.

Tess asks Ed not to mention Meg again.

Tess: It was a blind date gone bad. End of.

End of! Why don’t I use these excellent British phrases more often?

Lexy comes back briefly to talk about an invite from Ed: it’s a book signing at a sci-fi shop, for one of Ed’s agent’s other clients. Tess mocks it at first, but when Lexy express interest in going, Tess has a change of heart. Lexy notices this about-face and looks a bit concerned, but she doesn’t get to think about it for long because Ed is wondering whether Sam might want to go too. No, Ed: do not invite the Hulk. Did you see The Avengers? Hulk always want to SMASH.

Cut to Lexy, on her way to work. Smiling. Strolling. Being followed by a tall, angry-looking ginger-haired man. HE KNOWS!

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At The Space, aka Jo Glass’s gallery, aka the workplace of the wife of Sadie’s corner of the love triangle, there’s some new work to price. This is reminding me a little of the gallery stuff in Kissing Jessica Stein. That is a very good movie if you don’t watch the whole thing.

Anyway, Jo is cute.

I THINK I FORGOT TO TURN OFF THE KETTLE

Sadie pretends be impressed by the new stuff. Jo tells Sadie that it’s Monica McCarthy, which only makes me think of a weird mix of Melissa McCarthy and Monica from Friends.

Sadie asks Jo about the art on the wall at her place. Odd question, but Jo rolls with it. She says they have a few things, but Lauren’s mostly into pop art. Sadie tries to sow some seeds of discontent.

Sadie: Artistic differences?
Jo: Not really.

Sorta like sticking your hand into weepy cheese, eh Sadie?

Jo hands Sadie a price list and leaves her to it. Sadie marvels at the exorbitant prices (£20,000 or more).

THAT GUY BEHIND ME SAW THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE PRICE LIST

I think I’d happily pay £20 for a print of Sadie’s gape-mouthed disbelief, because it’s rare for her to lose her vampire veneer.

At the hospital, Bea greets Lexy. But Lexy just wants to mope about Sam.

Lexy: Remind me next time I fall for someone that there’s no such thing as a perfect woman.
Bea: I have heard those ones you inflate are quite low-maintenance.
Lexy: (laughing) You’re a little puddle of sanity in the ocean of dysfunction that is my life right now.

Aaaand you’ve just doomed yourself to whatever is worse than an ocean of dysfunction. A tsunami, I guess? Hurricane Bea?

They kiss. And then again. They lock the door.

LET'S PLAY DOCTOR

Back at the gallery, Sadie is hanging squares of red and blue and wondering how they can fetch such high prices. Enter Lauren, who also knows how to fetch high prices but is much less square.

Sadie: Are you ignoring me?
Lauren: No more than I would any random receptionist.

Whoa! Meanie.

Sadie reminds Lauren that she was recently unemployed and this “decent job” is no small thing to her. She’s not going to screw it up by telling the boss she’s “fucking her wife.” Lauren says that’s “fucked,” past tense. I’m not sure your grammar skills are strong enough to quell your libido, Lauren.

Jo and Lauren leave; as they’re walking out, Sadie texts Lauren: “I want to touch u.” Lauren gets the text and glares back at Sadie, not very encouragingly. Sadie, when you text an editor, you should spell out “you.”

At the hospital, Lexy is trying to figure out why Sam is ignoring her calls. Declan figures it’s because Lexy “knocked Sam back” the other night. Oh, you mean when Sam was out of her mind with despair and kept pushing herself on Lexy? Is that rejection or self-defense?

Lexy: I don’t want to be a rebound fuck.
Declan: Hey, a fuck’s a fuck’s a fuck.

And a Declan’s an ass’s ass. Gertrude Stein is turning in her grave.

Lexy has other opportunities for fucking anyway:

Lexy: Apparently my flatmate fancies me.
Declan: Oh. Is she hot?
Lexy: I don’t know. Never thought about it. (thinks) Yeah, I guess she is.

MEH

She said that the way someone says “Yeah, I guess I should get the oil changed on my car.”

Lexy sighs and says she really liked Sam, but Declan thinks she really just wanted to save Sam. Maybe. But I don’t ever like to give him credit for any sort of insight. It’s always more like in-sheit.

Back at the gallery, Lauren is still not answering Sadie’s texts. And Sadie is bored; she’s spinning and rolling in her chair. A bored Sadie is a very dangerous thing!

Yep, that didn’t take long: She suddenly knocks over her coffee, right onto one of those pricey paintings. A white one. All white. A field of pristine, clean white, now sullied by java. She tries to wipe off the coffee, which of course makes an even bigger mess. Sadie! Yet another sticky wicket.

Back at the hospital, the frowny-faced ginger guy is still following Lexy. This should be frightening, but it’s not. Tip for would-be menaces: don’t wear a checked shirt. This guy’s look is more Home Depot than homicidal.

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Tess is getting a costume fitting. She’s excited to get to wear a costume that “isn’t made of foam rubber and doesn’t have eyeholes.” Awww, remember that whole thing, with Ed and Tess dressed as fizzy drinks and Tess flirting with Lou? Seems like a different show. Probably because it was.

Hugh and Tess talk about Lexy. Tess wishes Lexy hadn’t met Meg, because she might think that’s the “type of women” Tess goes for. What type is that again? Is there a Princess Ladymound section of the personals?

Nora brings Tess some lunch, on the house. Tess and Hugh are mystified by this friendly gesture. But they don’t talk about it for long because Hugh is also mesmerized by the costumer’s “spectacular jugs.” Hugh is one of those sad-sack guys you can’t help but root for, even though he just wouldn’t be Hugh if he were to suddenly have a free and easy life.

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    I’m too frustrated with the Harriet Braun at the moment….but I do agree there was sooo much drama in this episode. Bottom line: Tess and I would totally make a cute couple haha :) As for the rest of it all I kept thinking was wtf

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    This was a great episode. Sorry to the Frankie and Cat fans but for me, the show has gotten way better since it has no longer revolved around them. I absolutely love both Tess and Lexy and I really like their chemistry. Sadie has totally grown on me, too. Her line to Lexy was hilarious. Also, loved Lexy solidifying her Aussieness by drinking out of a jug :P

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    My feeling about Sam’s behavior is that it’s mostly just bad writing. I have a very hard time believing that she would start treating Lexy like shit in this way. Lexy’s been one of the few people looking out for her, has no connection to Cat (or as far as Sam knows Frankie either) and has been on Sam’s side throughout all of this. I think this is hack work to give the Tess/Lexy side of the “triangle” a boost.

    However, despite all of this I’m willing to bet a thousand imaginary dollars that Sam and Lexy hook up in the final episode.

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    I feel like Lip Service is doing a reverse Helena Peabody with Sam’s extreme character “development.” With the The L Word, Helena’s transformation from her first season on the show to the second transformed her from the rich, heartless other woman to Alice’s most supportive best friend. This change only made her more important and integral to the show.

    The Sam character…she’s gone from being the perfect girlfriend to this destructive and weak trainwreck that’s hard to watch. And she no longer meshes with the show. If Sam and Lexy were to happen now, it would be unrealistic.

    And the Lauren and Sadie (Ladie) relationship…I could watch that hot vampire pairing all day. Sadie is a treasure.

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    Yes, I TOTALLY CALLED that Bea’s girlfriend was actually a man! Not that it was a particularly difficult plot point to see coming, but still!
    Sam has always been my favorite character, but after this episode…ugh. I may have to transfer all my affections to Lexy.

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    I LOVE the idea of Lexy and Tess together but for me, thats as far as my interests with this show goes.

    I feel as if Harriet Braun met up with Ilene Chaiken in between seasons and she’s fucked her up. I call Season 2 a Chaikenification of Lip Service. Season 1 made sense…Season 2 does not.

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    Yes, yes, Lip Service, but paprika chips. I LOVE PAPRIKA CHIPS. I am so sad that they seem to mostly be a Europe thing. But then again, they have chips in red wine and steak flavors here, so I shouldn’t be too sad.

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    I am on the one hand grateful they are making a series about a group of friends who are lesbian women,and not just bury the odd lesbian girl somewhere as an unimportant character.

    But then there are all this ludicrous storylines and plot twists that are borderline stupid,and i get so frustrated with this show. It is the bbc ffs,i do expect some quality.

    And what is it with everybody doing drugs? I mean is there anybody in Glasgow not doing coke? We’ve had architects,photographers,doctors,actresses and now a cop.I mean there are other ways to deal with a bad moment in life.
    Plus Cat did coke,screwed up a presentation,and still somehow did get the contract.

    i will stop now,because i will get frustrated again

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    i am so worry that sam is going to turn into a killer cop.
    as much as i’m enjoying the show, bring frankie back pls. how about this: lauren dumps sadie, she gets overdosed, and she asks for frankie before she passes out.

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      At some point in her rage I thought the finale might involve her hunting down Frankie, and I decided she wasn’t that crazy, but that was before she was doing coke, so who knows.

      Different note: did the girl that Sam took home totally look like Lindsey Pavao from The Voice to anybody else?

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    I want old Sam back now please. Well maybe not old Sam, obviously her character has to develop in some way in light of what happened with Cat- but I don’t really buy this. When she shoved that suspect on to the floor and called him junkie scum that was painful, and then when put her hand over that girls mouth it was just so terrible. I hope I don’t have to continue feeling uncomfortable every time Sam comes on my screen, especially if/when there’s a third season. And I don’t want her to be perpetually miserable either. Guh.

    I didn’t like this episode too much but the Sadie/Lauren bits were fun. I still get excited any time somewhere I know turns up on this show like “Oh I eat/drink there!”, “Oh I know that place!” which is maybe a wee bit tragic. Nevertheless that was probably the most interesting part of this episode for me.

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    I’m probably in the tiny minority of people (though I know they exist out there) who don’t like Sam, so all of this off-the-rails stuff is doing my head in. I was glad that Frankie was getting a time-out, so we didn’t have to see her on a drug-fueled self-destruct… but now we just get to see Sam do it. Yay!

    I think for me, S1 Sam was okay – I liked her better than Frankie for Cat, and thought she provided her with some stability… on the sidelines. This season, they have gone from making her the saccharine sweet mail-order no-personality girlfriend (to simply counter the shittiness of Cat’s infidelity), to making her Frankie and then some. Sadie as a main character, is working all kindsa magic for me… Sam not so much. But whatcha gonna do?

    Also, the interrogation scene was just… ugh, a poorly executed cliché. (Not HP’s fault though.)

    I have also been adamantly against Sam/Lexy from the get, for ALL of the reasons. I did prefer the idea of Texy to start with, then figured – actually, no, Tess deserves to be more than someone’s second choice. However, I like the way they sowed the seeds… I’m back on the Texy ship. With just one episode left though, I’m not banking on anything.

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    Not to get all Hunger Games, but I feel like the only way Frankie can come back and fit into the show is if Sam dies (or gets written out of the show). I can’t see them realistically coexisting…

    May the odds be ever in Frankie’s favor.

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    This episode is all about Lexy telling everybody what is what. First Sam, then Bea, then Declan. Declan is just the worst. Even when he tries to be a person, he fails; Lexy didn’t just want to ‘save” Sam. Lexy was into Sam from the get go when Cat was still alive and Sam was a happy-go-lucky copper.

    The stalker story line was crap. And while it was fun to see Lexy riled up, her outburst at Bea reeked of biphobia.

    In other news, Sadie did something nice for someone who isn’t Frankie! My favorite bit from the ep was Sadie nonchalantly defending Tess from Sam’s attacks. Look at Sadie being selfless and supportive towards someone she doesn’t want sex or money from! Score another dimension for her character.

    To finish on a superficial note, this Jo woman needs to switch up her tragic hairstyle. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest salon, Jo.

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    i have never really been a fan of sam but i think the way her character is going is quite realistic. she is self destructing because of her grief and anger and even tho it is uncomfortable to watch (especially with lexy in the last ep and the random girl in this ep) i really feel that it is well written. i am also loving the tess/lexy storyline and really hope they get together in the last episode.

    with regards to declan, i quite like him. i dont find him as gross as some people seem to. i dont find him offensive, in fact i think he is quite funny and like his and lexy’s relationship. they slag/jeer each other all the time in a way that i feel is just their friendship and i find it very authentic.

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    The character writing seemed a bit off this episode… Sam was doing a Frankie (drugs/drink/one-night stand as therapy) – when it’s true I’d more see her doing something vengeful (as someone stated above). I do think that loss and betrayal make people do crazy things, so I don’t think that Sam is becoming someone new but rather showing a side of herself that’s not been pushed before. It’s odd that she was considering calling Ed… they’re not close, and he would remind her of Cat, brother and all. Could the writers at least give Sam some friends? She must know someone people in Glasgow, since the ‘crew’ were known via Cat. At least a friend to get drunk and commiserate with!

    And the Bea “don’t be mad” reaction was just bad writing. Sadie is making this show right now – lines, acting, and character development. Who knew she was such a softie?

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    That was totally Sadie’s episode ! She was so freaking good, sexy, funny and non-chalant ! Her character’s come a long way from the mythic “Shave for me ” scene with Frankie in that stranger’s tub.

    Lexy really evolved too, we saw much of her, in kind of interesting and characterly way. We got to discover another side of her.

    Dialogue was great too ! Nice expressions !

    Am so on team Texy now, they would really click.
    The season is nearly over, so sad. What the hell am I going to do on Mondays?!?

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    I thought it was uncool of Ed to tell Nora that Tess thinks that she is a self-centered bitch. He didn’t have to bring Tess into it, she still has to work with Nora. I wish his character would grow a spine.

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    Best caption: “Meh”… Lexy’s reaction to her roomie having a crush. I feel the same way. I’m not on the Texy bandwagon. That situation will end badly. I was hoping Sam would have to step in and stop/attack/kill the stalker. That was a dud that fizzled. They had to ruin the hot, blonde bob story! Poor Lexy…No more fbuddy at work. I loved the ‘Badass Sam cruising the bar’ scene…I was waiting for them to crank Bauhaus like in The Hunger. Did she pick up Daisy from Downton Abbey? I know everyone was agast at Sam putting her hand over Daisy’s mouth, but I whispered ‘thank god’ when she did it. (oops)Maybe Sam just needed to go nuts for a week and get laid. Sometimes that can recharge/renew someone who’s in a funk. (not that I’d know anything about that…)

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      I think “Meh” is exactly right. I love the character of Tess and I think Fiona Button is terrific, but my problem with this silly triangle nonsense is that Tess has really been portrayed as not Lexy’s type. I want Tess to have her own story line and meet someone that suits her and actually finds her atractive. Just because Lexy and Tess are each awesome in their own right, doesn’t mean they’d be awesome together.

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    i love sadie. she looks fabulous, and she says and does whatever she wants. and i don’t buy her with lauren, someone who looks just like her but 10 to 15 years older. it’s weird and i don’t think they have chemistry. even when sam is scary she’s gorgeous, although i didn’t really like seeing her using drugs and using a girl for sex.

    for the first time this season tess and lexy actually had some plausible chemistry and seemed like they had a chance in hell. i don’t know how they managed, but they made it believable that lexy could grow to be really be into tess.

    i can’t STAND declan. he’s like the gay version of pervy, creepy jay. i’d rather have no men on the show, then men like him.

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    i LOVE sadie. she has the world wrapped round her little finger. i want to be her.

    “ASBO, which sounds like a growth or something.” HA! you’re so right. these re-caps make me appreciate Britishisms so much more

    Plus i don’t think Lexy and Tess are meant to be because Sam + Lexy = Sexy. Lexy + Tess = Less. Screaming message from the universe. I think so.

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    I don’t get the comparisons of Sam 2.0 to Frankie. Frankie was self destructive, selfish, emotionally stunted and irresponsible. She wasn’t mean or violent. She wouldn’t have attacked a grieving Ed over something Cat did. Since when does someone who’d been dating the deceased for a year get to be indignant with family members who knew them for a lifetime? Attacking the junkie was also ironic in light of Sam protesting Cat’s joke about police brutality last season and reminds us that being violent to people with addictions is cruel and conservative, especially when you’re going to take their drugs home yourself. They’ve made her irredeemable to the point that it’s impossible to root for her and Lexy.

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    I’m in love with Sadie
    that’s probably a bad thing but the character is turning out wonderful
    Unfortunately after this bender & the secret being revealed, i’m not sure how Sam fits in with the show anymore. Which sucks because I liked her character as an upright citizen.

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    TriSexA? Kudos my friend. I’m diggin the name for that household.

    I quite adore the development that is going on between Lexy and Tess. Roof scene? YES. I hope the chemistry continues. Hah, but I do think it was great when Lexy’s response to the whole situation at first was “Meh…”

    And Sadie? Her comments just keep getting better and better. So many good ones, I think I can deem them quotable. Also loved how she was able to sell that coffee-stained painted.

    Can Declan just get off the show? I don’t have a problem with guys, but he’s such an ass.

    Sam is going in a direction darker than I expected… Would’ve never thought she’d go so low. It’s as if she did a 180!

    Yet overall, I thought this was a great episode. One second it started, and the next it was over!

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    I just have to say, and I really don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I LOVE your recaps and they are – sorry girls – way better with more insight and fun than Sarah and Lee’s they post on AfterEllen.com. Sorry to be so straight forward, but that’s just the way I feel. You quote the right lines, the ones that matter and the ones that show a character development better than any banter about personal opinions. Don’t get me wrong, I love that you share your thoughts with us, I just think they are more accurate to what I actually feel. Example? You said you’ve switched from Team Sam to Team Tess in just one glance of Lexy. Well, that was exactly what I felt. I was so fond of Sam and Lexy getting together, that I was confused when I realised, I was hoping for a kiss of Tess and Lexy. And now I am so full of contrasting diametral feelings for the finale…whoa!!
    So please keep up the good work. And maybe we can read your recaps of a 3rd season on a bigger platform.

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    1. I feel like Sam was already mean, this is just like… Sam 2.0. I remember her saying basically that Sadie was worthless or something along those lines and being verbally way-over-the-top with the meanie-ness to Frankie. Especially with that “how to attract womyn” conversation in Rubie’s the night Lexy first hung out with them.

    2. I see the vampire thing but does anyone else think Sadie is like… EXTREMELY French?

    3. Went to the gaydargirls website, looks like the same one Tess was on when she decided to try online dating, and maybe even the same one Cat met Sam on in like the first episode.

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    Great episode, loving Sadie! Poor Tess, Hugh had to drag her into his drama again.

    Also has anyone else noticed the irony of 1 of 2 real lesbians in this programme has turned out to be married to a guy. I have to admit I agree with Maquinon about Lexy’s reaction being a little biphobic but from what I can gather Bea had told Lexy from the beginning that she was gay and that her partner was a woman. And she also said it was an open relationship which is obviously false so regardless of Lexy’s attitude towards bisexuals all this stems from Bea’s dishonesty.

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