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S02.E06: Facelift


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I don't know how I feel about that episode. The doctor steals all of that lady's money, then she kills her. I don't know why 30 healthy people hunting down and killing a little old woman who could barely walk makes them feel like the greatest hunters in the world. This was a very bad story, but if you have to compare it to rest of the episodes they have given us so far, it wasn't that bad. I really wish they would have given us more information about how and why they did what they did, just to make the story more grounded in realism, because in just felt kind of random.

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Urine facials. I looked it up. It's actually a thing. I'm all for good skin care, but come on. Even if it makes your skin look a little better, you're still rubbing pee on your face. On your face! Just no. 

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This didn’t make sense. If the woman was evil or something I could see it. When she arrived at the so called rehab did she not notice people standing around in suits and cocktail dresses drinking? I didn’t get the point to this story. Judith Light is a good actress, she deserved better.

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Judith Light as Virginia

Rebecca Dayan as Dr. Enid Perle

Britt Lower as Fay,  Virginia's step-daughter

Todd Waring as Bernie, Virginia's neighbor

Cornelia Guest as Cassie, Bernie's girlfriend

Carey Scott as Grady, Virginia's business manager.

Harrison Cone as Student

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Not horrible like some episodes have been this season, but not great. You knew that it was going to be some creepy cult and that something nasty was underneath those bandages, the only thing sort of surprising was that this was a very elaborate scheme to get the daughter to join them because her mom was part of their hot people cult. Seems like an email would have sufficed, but I'm not an evil cult leader/plastic surgeon. 

All the daughter needed to become properly hot was to get rid of those glasses and her ponytail. The human sacrifice was probably not necessary. 

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This reminded me of the classic Twilight Zone episode where everybody had a pig face and thought Donna Douglas was ugly.

It wasn't a terrible episode but that's damning with faint praise, isn't it? I knew the daughter would be involved somehow, but I was disappointed in the ending. I was kind of thinking it would turn out they would rip the daughter's face off and sew it onto her mother's face. I think that would have been the more horrific ending. Like if they forcibly switched faces and the daughter wound up with the mother's face after spending the whole episode not understanding why she wanted to look younger.

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8 minutes ago, iMonrey said:

This reminded me of the classic Twilight Zone episode where everybody had a pig face and thought Donna Douglas was ugly.

It wasn't a terrible episode but that's damning with faint praise, isn't it? I knew the daughter would be involved somehow, but I was disappointed in the ending. I was kind of thinking it would turn out they would rip the daughter's face off and sew it onto her mother's face. I think that would have been the more horrific ending. Like if they forcibly switched faces and the daughter wound up with the mother's face after spending the whole episode not understanding why she wanted to look younger.

Her mom’s face was fine. She looked great in the liquor store. 🤷‍♀️

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On 8/30/2022 at 2:42 PM, Cinnabon said:

Her mom’s face was fine. She looked great in the liquor store. 🤷‍♀️

I thought her makeup verged on Baby Jane-ish. Judith Light looks great IRL but the makeup and too heavy eyeliner made her look a touch desperate. All she needed were some different styling choices. 

I thought the episode was predictable but I didn't hate it. I liked the nods to the Twilight Zone and wouldn't mind more of that sort of thing. 

The stuff with daughter's biological mother being part of the cult felt like an after thought. Why would they wait so long to try to bring her into the group? What if Judith Light had just gone to a traditional plastic surgeon? Is the plan to give the daughter some of the money the stepmother forked over to the cult?

I did laugh at the line where JL said she was willing to downsize by trading in her Bentley for a Mercedes. Her attitude of 'I'm making a real sacrifice by being willing to drive a Mercedes' was hilarious.

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I thought with hot commodities like Judith Light and Britt Lower, this episode would be a bit of a gem, but it got pretty awful pretty fast. Felt like both actresses had a free weekend and owed somebody a favor, it seemed very thrown together. The actress playing the "doctor" was terrible.

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She wasn’t healing well and in a lot of pain. Lots of wealthy people go to fancy places with nursing care after surgery. They never gave the impression she wanted to go to a party vacation place which is what it looked like when she arrived. The doctor told her she would be recovering at this place so rehab would be a closer description than retreat.

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I feel like someone needs to tell Tony that Angela has been reduced to making bad TV episodes. Judith- you are so much better than this.

I'm glad other people have mentioned The Twilight Zone episode. That was a classic. This was. Not. 

I think, in between the snarky MST3Kesque comments my husband and I made through this episode, that Doctor Pretty Person said that Angela (Sorry- she's an AMAZING actress who will ALWAYS be Angela to me) deserved this because she is why her husband left the cult child's mommie. Then CultMom died, so the Cult is blaming Pig Woman for CultMoms death. But I might be wrong because we were talking a lot through this garbage. 

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I think Judith Light made the most of an underwritten part.  She expressed feelings of inadequacy when seeing her former college class mate with her crush, feelings of desperation at the plastic surgery office, feelings of terror at her new face, and feelings of defeat as her last hope of salvation betrays her.

At the same time, the way she willingly sells out her step daughter at the event showed the desperation she felt at wanting to fit in.

A lot of potential that went no where.  Maybe this Manny Coto needs a co writer to flesh out his ideas.

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Honestly there have been two episodes I have liked this season.  This one and Drive.   Not that they are anything special but the “feel” of them appeal to me.   And I like the ending of them both.  Not overly complicated or depressing.        And yes Death Becomes her and that old Twilight Zone episode where the woman spend half the episode with her face in bandages only to reveal she looks like a hot blonde in a world of pig masks.   I kinda thought of that as well.  Beauty is weird.  

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