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Lisa, Dan and Michael give their best shot as Season 3 comes to a close
24 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kip Wallice's campaign is in a fiasco after details of his sexuality are exposed by Robin Griner, the campaign's documentarian and Fiona's blackmailer (whose own reputation goes to the dogs after she describes her horrific encounter with Kip in Atlantic City). Because this heated political situation and Fiona's sadistic and ungrateful attitude towards him in office, Jerome Sokoloff threatens to quit if he isn't given the respect that he needs from Fiona. Jerome also feels Fiona has a hand in ruining his marriage with Hayley by villainizing her during Jerome's therapy sessions (Which is absolutely true, by the way!). However, as we know, Fiona isn't one who would give in so easily to this subordinate of hers. Then there is another case of Ben Tomlund, Kip's paramour, whose relationship with the Congressman is heavily stained after the exposé, and the fact that Kip can't pay him anything except a smooth Lexus car, which was probably given such emphasis for promotional purpose. Shakespeare's 'All's Well that Ends Well… For Fiona' is the series' motto, and Jerome is probably on his way to the hospital to get treated for fractures.

Web Therapy Season 3 ends on a high note, only to be graced by Meryl Streep for three additional episodes that are out of the world. However, credit should be given to this episode for mending loose ends and having lots of gags in the last fifteen minutes. All the three characters play their parts well, especially Michael McDonald whose character is particularly well written. Lisa Kudrow has provided mixed results, becoming dreary at times in an effort to improvise, but she is a sweetie after all and she is better than expected here; do not miss the credits thinking it would be without gags. Dan Bucatinsky's character breaks out at last, not favoring Fiona's autocratic working style, but he still can't defeat her and he knows that. Dan is great here and I hope he has been used more in the fourth season.

I have noticed that the episodes that are closer to Don Roos and Dan Buckatinsky, regarding repressed homosexuality and coming out, and the implications faced after coming out, are written with more wit, humor and intelligence than other issues like abortion, anger issues etc. I hope this kind of writing is visible even when homosexuality is not the theme in the episode.

My Rating: 8.6 out of 10


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