Guest recapper this week is @Andrea_Briz – who told me that her dream job would be as a TV/Movie reviewer. (My dream job would be applying cover up to the gecko. I would be so bad at it that I would have to do it over and over and over again.)
Thanks Andrea for another different style to our Champ Box recaps!
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This week’s episode opens with a couple wandering around China Town and since this is Show, we know they are (a) going to discover the COTW or (b) be involved in it. The woman (Girlfriend in Green, or GinG) suggests they go for a psychic reading but the bloke (Boyfriend in Blue, or BinB) is totes not interested. But they go in anyway. The first card that comes up is ‘the fool’ and there’s lots of eye-rolling discussion between GinG and the psychic reader which is essentially aimed at BinB (the fool, of course!). And, hey, it’s Bai Ling, who’s rocking the psychic reader role. BinB has his back turned and he’s texting so we know he’s not into it. But I give him props for multi tasking as he’s still coming in and out of the convo. Way to go, BinB, you might be a fool but you can do more than one thing at a time! (McBriz, take note!)
While Bai Ling is beautifully turned out as a psychic reader, I am having a little trouble making out what she’s saying. But the general gist of it is that the death card is drawn so we know something nasty is on the horizon for GinG and/or BinB. I love it when GinG is all, ‘you mean a metaphorical death, like the end of something?’ but Bai puts the kybosh on that idea and tells her that death is death. Period. (Or full stop, depending on where you live.)
We cut to the Madsen Estate Practice Field and I’m thinking that this is a really long Show opener. Where’s the theme song? Hope we don’t need something more than the crayon drawings of @AliciaGecko and @westy5oh to understand what’s going on this week. Anyway, GinG, who’s now in red, is getting a horse ready for polo practice. I am thinking about the death card and now there’s portentous music playing so I’m sure that death is coming to someone pretty darn soon but alas, it’s just the BinB (still in blue!) being a tool and scaring his girlfriend. Tool.
Still no theme music so I am STILL waiting for the death card prophecy to come true. Meanwhile, BinB is practising polo on a lovely field with a gorgeous ocean backdrop that I am soaking up; also, happy music is playing so I absolutely do not see what is coming next. I mean, I expected to see death but not this, so I will write it in caps: BinB IS DECAPITATED!!! I’m watching this episode with my daughter and we both gasp and grab for the rewind button at the same time. Did that actually happen? BinB rides through the goal and instead of scoring, he loses his head, which is sliced clean off by garrotting wire. Garrotte 1; BinB 0. We finally get the theme music not before we see BinB’s head lying on the grass. Wow, this one even tops the End of March!