“Venice: The Series” recap (4.11) – There Goes the Bride

In the words of a wise man: Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us together today. Well, that is if both brides actually show up. That’s what is vexing Lara as she stares down the barrel of a glass of vodka. She looks pretty terrible, which is challenging to do when you are ridiculously beautiful. She’s been waiting up all night for Ani to return, which she hasn’t. She pitifully whispers, “Please come home” across the empty dining room table.

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Lara isn’t the only one up in the early morning light. Jamie and his crew are putting the finishing touches on the wedding set up, and grinning from ear to ear at their marvelous work. Ani too, is awake, and looking pretty bereft in her Jeep. Gina, on the other hand, is looking fucking fabulous and eating an entire baguette for breakfast. Because screw le petit dejeuner, it’s time for a little comfort eatin’.

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There’s been news on the murder investigation front, and Det. Brandon is pleased as punch. Sammie has been apprehended, and he’s ready to put this case to rest on behalf of his relationship with Guya and his own sanity. His partner Dana is still skeptical that Sammie acted alone, but when she prods Brandon about it, he tells her to let it go. It does seem out of character for Brandon to just close up shop on a case with so many loose ends. Dana tells him that she thinks Guya is holding him back, and asks him if she’s worth it. “She is,” he responds without hesitation.

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It’s about 10:30 am, so you know what that means. Martini time! I often ask myself, could it be that Lara isn’t the only character that struggles with alcohol dependence on this show? Very rarely do we see Guya/Gina/Jake without a drink in their hand. Just an observation, but I’m curious what other viewers take from this. Anyway, Guya and Gina and sipping on some dirties and talking about seeing Owen in heaven. Guya, being as spiritually connected as she is, doesn’t doubt Gina’s story for a moment. She asks if Owen is happy, but Gina says that he’s too worried about her to let go and enjoy the afterlife. Guya suggests that Owen won’t be at peace until Gina is. That’s a lot of pressure for a lady.

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Lara pulls herself together and heads over to the wedding site. There she runs into Natasha, who’s helping Jamie put the whole affair together. She looks right into Lara’s eyes, and sees the crumbling mess that hides behind them. “Are you ok?” Natasha asks thoughtfully. Lara smiles her best self-delusional smile and says of course she is. She’s getting married today y’all!

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Ani is still camped out in her car…right across the street from Gina’s house. I did not see that coming. At all. Not one bit. She is startled by Sarah, who approaches her driver’s side window. Sarah asks Ani, in the sweetest way possible, why she’s stalking her mother. She also calls her “A” which is kind of cute. Ani admits she’s been camped out there all night, but hasn’t had the courage to knock on the door. Sarah wriggles her eyebrows and asks, “Aren’t you getting married today?” Ani doesn’t answer and speeds off, leaving Sarah’s hombre curls blowing in the wind.

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