This week, Amandily destroys the psychiatrist who had her institutionalized and kept away from her father as a child. Amandily has been seeing this shrink for about a year. She sure goes all the way with a set-up, doesn’t she? In exchange for locking Amanda up, Dr. Michelle Banks got a sweet job from Victoria as therapist to most of the Hampton’s residents, including Victoria. Dr. Michelle secretly recorded all of her patients’ sessions for her own use and commentary. Dumb, dumb, dumb. And unnecessary. And illegal in most states.
Victoria, her daughter Charlotte, Dr. Michelle, and Amandily attended a charity tea. While speaker Dr. Michelle was giving her presentation, things were interrupted when an edited video played snippets from therapy sessions for the crowd. Amandily is in the video talking about her trust issues. Victoria is in it talking about how she sometimes regrets having Charlotte. Amandily smiles. Victoria tells Dr. Michelle that she is going to sue her and ruin her life.
Dr. Michelle disappears (is kidnapped and locked away by Emily) and is released with no explanation. But it scares her. We are the most satisfied with this episode’s revenge arc, because that woman really abused people’s trust and was mean to a child. She was nasty. Victoria is under suspicion for the kidnapping. Charlotte runs away from her mother and seeks comfort from Declan.
Speaking of young love, Daniel and Amandily are on the rocks. Tyler sabotaged their plans with each other, made it look like Daniel stood Emily up, and also made it look like Emily is dating another guy behind Daniel’s back. Then he got Daniel to start drinking again. This guy is the worst friend in TV history, and we can't wait to see what secret he's hiding. Jack and Amandily spend an evening together, talking. Nolan goes to Dr. Michelle’s office before anyone else can, takes all of the videos, and puts them all on the internet. Nolan tells Jack to go on the internet and look at the video of Amandily talking about a guy she just met who might be “the one.” It’s obviously Jack she’s talking about.
Nolan is the best thing about this show. Him in the golf cart, getting stopped by Amandily, was a hilarious shot. Lots of people are concerned over where the show is going, how long it can sustain this plot, and how many people could possibly need to be victims of Amanda's revenge plots. Check this out, and be comforted that the show has long-term potential to stay good. One blogger was getting bored with the show, but after this week, both bloggers are back on board.
Episode grade: B+