In the season premiere, Marty Byrde argued that he needed to play it safe because the newly opened Missouri Belle had recently hired 200 new employees. That’s a lot of room for error. One of them could be unstable. One of them could be a mole. One of them could just be an idiot. If you think about it, the rest of the season has played out in a way that has proven Marty right. Wendy may want to build an empire, but there are new, unpredictable faces around every corner — Ben Davis, Frank Cosgrove Jr., Maya Miller, Erin Pierce. Even people like Sam, who is essentially laundering money by losing it at the Missouri Belle, are variables. All of them have made life more complicated and challenging for the Byrde family in ways they couldn’t predict. And when Marty Byrde can’t predict something, he’s not safe. … [Read more...] about Recap: Cooler Heads
However, Ruth is front and center for Ben’s decline, so maybe she’ll be more understanding. She sees that he’s deep in an emotional breakdown, and then she sees the real drama at the fundraiser. While it looks like Wyatt and Darlene are going to be the variables that crash the party, it’s really Ben Davis’ big night. In front of dozens of power players, Ben ends the episode by punching his brother-in-law. It leads to Ben being committed to a state hospital and a truly sad scene between him and Ruth. The tragedy is, he’s not wrong about any of his conclusions about his sister. He’s figured everything out and it’s broken him. But whose fault is it? … [Read more...] about Recap: Law-Abiding Citizens
Scoring, or cutting delicate lines into pieces of bread at a depth that’s just deep enough to make an impression, is the epitome of being detail-oriented. Phil, Rosie, Steph, and Michael (who gets crowned Star Baker) prove themselves capable of doing that. Alice, Michelle, and Priya also get either the scoring or the flavors right, though it’s time for Priya to Step. Up. As for the rest of the group — David, Henry, and Helena — they’ve all had their moments of brilliance. How all these dynamics will play out for the show’s first-ever DAIRY WEEK, though, is anyone’s guess. … [Read more...] about Recap: Proving Grounds
Upon learning there was no sewing — just pins — holding Martha’s two looks togethers (a brown, fringe-y gown and another fringe-y colorful frock), the judges made it clear they were not impressed. While Gunn was quick to come to her defense, citing self-doubt as the real problem, Campbell claimed her work was “disrespectful” to art of couture. She was the first (and only) one to be sent home this episode. … [Read more...] about Heidi and Tim Are Back!
Benjamin Bratt says Star season 2 is all about ‘ascension’Queen Latifah and Taraji P. Henson will come face-to-face in Empire–Star crossover episodesLee Daniels clarifies ‘white people’ comments: ‘I’m not going to let racism define me’ Star … [Read more...] about Lee Daniels says his canceled Fox series