I think it’s pretty much safe to say that Raquel (Jewel Staite) has crashed and burned on The LA Complex. She got to spend the night in jail after being charged with drinking and driving while Connor (Jonathan Patrick Moore) had a wonderful night with his now actual girlfriend Jennifer (Krista Allen).
Let’s talk about Jennifer for a second. She pretty much rocks, am I right? Not only does she tell Raquel off for being nasty to Connor when he picks her up and bails her out of jail, but she doesn’t bat an eyelash when she finds out that he broke the confidentiality agreement that he signed about “dating” her in the first place.
Nope, instead, Jennifer just goes about her day. The other reason this woman is a saint? She finds Connor pouring boiling water on his arm (because Raquel is a child and lashing out at him) and instead of freaking out she comforts him and bandages up his arm. Seriously, who is this woman? Not only is she GORGEOUS (Seriously, have you really looked closely at Krista Allen?) but she has a heart of freaking gold and obviously cares for Connor quite a bit. So, kudos to Allen for making Jennifer a really enjoyable character. When she was first introduced I was a bit skeptical, but I’m really enjoying her now.
After her stint in the slammer, Raquel is fired from Octabear 2 and is being sued $120,000 for insurance fees. Hollywood is harsh. After contemplating long and hard over a glass of vodka, and after several nasty text messages to Connor (seriously, Raquel. I love you, but you are more of a child than Connor at this point) she agrees to appear in the next season of “Celebrity Halfway House”.
Meanwhile Abby is still my least favorite person on The LA Complex by a landslide. She is not enjoyable, she has no redeeming qualities, and she’s sleeping with a guy and his girlfriend because she feels a “connection” with him. That logic is not earth logic.
Also, is there anyone on this show that Abby hasn’t slept with?! Please, someone try to defend her because I’ve tried to think of one good thing about her and I’ve got nothing.
Meanwhile, King has risen in my opinion. He invited his father back to his house and after dad said he was going to leave because the atmosphere around the place wasn’t good for his recovery, King stepped up and kicked out everyone so his dad would feel more at home.
This isn’t good enough for Rook who tells King that he has to choose between him and his dad. It’s not the most stress free family dinner as Rook brings up horrible things that King’s dad has done in the past, but it really does make you feel for the kid and forgive a few of his flaws. Especially when his dad introduces him to a “nice girl” so he can get his life back on track. Whoops.
Our favorite writing duo is still at odds and Nick actually seems to be getting on Scott’s good side after the bordello and being just incredibly wasted when they arrive in the writer’s room. Sabrina is less than thrilled at this new found bromance, and things only get worse for her as Scott and Nick head out for another night on the town.
But, since Nick is such a stand up guy that spills his secrets to prostitutes, he finds his way back to the writer’s room where Sabrina is still sitting staring at a blank monitor. He comes to her rescue and ultimately the two of them reconnect, which is good since they’re a pretty enjoyable couple. And lord knows that The LA Complex could use more of that.
Beth is suddenly sleeping with married men and, as far as I know, she doesn’t even know the guys name. She does this while Simon is at the weirdest audition ever where the kids are just set free in a room full of science projects for six hours and observed by the casting directors.
I’m sincerely greatful that in all of my acting auditions I never had to experience anything like that.
Simon does end up landing a part, and other than that not much else happens with the orphans of The LA Complex. I do have to say that I have a huge issue with Beth spilling her life story to her new bed partner over lunch. This is a girl that is so private she won’t even tell people that Simon is her brother, but suddenly she’s an open book telling her business about her family to random married guy? I don’t buy it.
Aside from that one issue (which honestly could be because I don’t really enjoy Beth that much – which seems to be the theme for this review… I may title it “What characters on The LA Complex does Kelly like?!”) The LA Complex delivers delicious drama, angst galore, and thanks to Nick and Sabrina, even some humor thrown in for good measure.
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