Anthony, Anna’s boyfriend, wants to get a tattoo, the words “I won’t kill you, but I’ll watch you die.” Then Anthony mentions he has to go out of town on business and Anna says good she will go out herself. Anthony starts asking her where she is going. Anna admits she hasn’t been out alone in two months, and she wants to keep her independence.
Anthony gets his tattoo and takes off on his business trip and Anna is left on her own to go out. She meets the girls at a club. Suddenly they are all friends again. Remember their issues on Russian New Year? Well, they are all cleared up for this episode. She confides in the girls that her boyfriend is planning their future and she is just living in the moment. Anna says she needs space. And then she adds Tommy, a guy she used to date, has been texting her at least once a day. She is thinking of hanging out with him and wants their opinion. Diana is all for it. Diana thinks she has commitment issues because she wants to see Tommy and is afraid of getting serious with Anthony.
My two cents: This episode is about two of my favorite cast members, Renata and Anna. Let’s take Renata first. I get the impression that Boris and Renata never fight, so this little tiff about the dance lessons almost makes no sense. Knowing Renata, from watching earlier episodes, it would have made more sense if she had chosen a different ballroom dance offered on another night that would not have conflicted with Boris’ poker game. Renata is a peacemaker and loves Boris. However, if she had done that there would have been no drama, therefore the dance she wants to learn must be on Tuesdays so Boris can raise his voice and then give in. Love Renata and Boris, great couple.
Now too many things were wrong with the Anna script. First of all, all the girls are very chummy after the big fight and words that were exchanged on Russian New Years. You would think they would still be angry if it had been a real fight. Second of all Anna says she has been dating Anthony for two months and yet he was NOT at the Russian New Year’s party. The New Year’s episode (6) aired September 15th and I am sure this episode was not filmed two or more months later, giving Anna time to date Anthony. Their timeline is a mess. It makes everything they say and do unbelievable. Third, Anna tells Anthony about her date with Tommy. There is no discussion at all, Anthony gets up and leaves. Anna doesn’t say wait, let me explain, or even go after him and make any attempt to let him know that the kiss made her realize how much she cares for Anthony. Even when she went to see her “friends” her emotions were subdued, not like someone who just broke up with the love of her life. I don’t get it. It makes me think these two guys were just brought in to create a storyline and nothing is real. By the way, they could have eliminated all those meaningless confessionals with Diana, Anastasia and especially the ones with Eddie and Albert, who only insult women, and spend more time on the storyline of the breakup. There is only twenty minutes to work with and they should make the most of it, but they don’t. But, who am I? I am not a writer or producer so what do I know? I know a bad show when I see one.
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