Another off-key resolution — At SheBar, Dawn Denbo sees a “gorgeous woman” named Helena. She tries to chat her up, no doubt hoping for a little VIP-room action. Helena doesn’t really respond, and it’s fun to watch Denbo’s giant ego start to deflate. But it’s short-lived: Shane, Kit, Molly, Jenny and Alice arrive and interrupt the flirting.
Shane nods, adorably.
Just like Ivan, Dawn’s investors were more than happy to sell. Dawn Denbo doesn’t understand how they got the names of her investors. All eyes land on Cindi.
Denbo grabs Cindi’s chin, but Helena intervenes.
Kit tells Dawn she can go home, or she can do the dishes or the floor. Our gang flips Dawn Denbo off collectively and offers various other rude gestures, and that’s that.
Well, it was fun. Just not thrilling, like it should have been. “I was done with you anyway”? Nah, she should have gone ballistic.
Yet another wrong ending — I feel like this episode is a Choose Your Own Adventure book and I keep making the wrong choice and ending up abandoned in the desert or on a planet with a toxic atmosphere.
This time, the wrong turn is Shane’s. She and Molly are dancing cheek-to-cheek one moment, and then the next, Shane’s sending Molly to the bar for a drink. While Molly is gone, Shane flirts with an innocent bystander. Molly sees the whole thing, of course.
Wah. Shane, you dummy.
Shane finally mumbles that Molly “misunderstood” her. Yeah, by all means, make it worse.
Shane hangs her head. Gah, what a mess. I don’t get it: Did she really take all of Phyllis’ rambling to heart? Or is this just a knee-jerk reaction, an old habit? Whatever it is, it sucks.
Anguish — Bette doesn’t understand why Jodi would humiliate her in front of everyone she cares about. (Tina, by the way, was not at the show. Small mercies.)
As Dara points out in The Best and Worst of Season 5, Bette and Tina are posed like John Lennon and Yoko Ono in that famous Leibovitz photograph. But, um, why? Is Bette about to be shot in front of the Dakota?