Oh those silly Argentinian polo players
HilaryElizabeth9 from United States
22 November 2011
I was so excited to see that this one guested one of my favorites from
way back, A Martinez. Loved him as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara.
Really, who didn't? Wasn't so sure about Abbe Lane, thought, as the
Sugar Mama paired off with Fernando Allende 20 years younger than her.
H2H does that a lot, though, pairing older guest women with younger
guest men. At first I wondered what they were thinking, but then I said
to myself, ya know, H2H was ahead of its time, casting women over 40
time and time again, and then giving them young guys to pair with! So,
OK with me. Anyhoo, this one centers around the polo world -- Jonathan
is captain of the US team, of course -- and a mallet that hides
something inside that the bad guys want. Of course, the mallet ends up
at the Hart estate, and seeing as how the baddies will do whatever they
have to to get it, you can imagine that bad things happen. I'm just
gonna stream of consciousness this one, mainly cuz I'm feeling lazy
* Early on, Jonathan says to Jennifer, "Every time I don't think you
could look better, you always surprise me." Ain't that the truth? She
looks fantastic, always does. Even in the short hair I wasn't a fan of
in this Season 5 episode that was, less of a stinker than most.
* We get a shot of three different Hart cars in one episode: The Rolls
in the driveway, the station wagon, and the yellow Mercedes.
* Martinez sweats an Awful lot in this. I mean, it's so excessive that
he is shiny and drippy the entire time. They treated it as a plot
point, but it seemed really unnecessary.
* Jonathan sits down to breakfast, puts his napkin on his lap, then
tells Max he doesn't care for anything.
* I had to giggle at the polo player taking his time to dress all in
black with a black ski mask, but left his signature ascot flappin' in
the breeze so that a clue could be left.
The actors are mainly phoning this in, but it's still better than most
of them in this season. The best line really goes to Max. As he's in a
hospital bed, a pretty nurse goes to take his temperature (with a real
live glass & mercury thermometer!), and Max says, "My mom used to just
give me a kiss on the forehead" (wink wink nudge nudge). Heh.
Truly average. Not awful, not great.
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