~ Sunburnt and a bit woozy, Chip emerged from his long nap in the jungle with a human skull he had found.
~ Harper was sad when she found Gary Brisket’s I.D. tag washed up on the beach. Rising to a challenge from Jack, she decided to take over as leader.
~ Sandy and Loretta discussed the Bible as they cooked a snake over the campfire.
~ Foraging for seafood on the beach, Spencer found and pocketed a hand grenade. He and Harper got into a childish argument over leadership, which was broken up by Sandy.
~ Owen joined Timothy as they overhead an ominous discussion between the Reverend and the Captain over ‘who is next’ and ‘who will be chosen’….
~ The Captain and Reverend set about asking other castaways if they heard voices or felt vibrations. Naturist Jack pointed out that any rumblings were likely due to the Island being volcanic.
~ When the Captain asked him to go alone to a cave, Timothy feared for his life. He grabbed a log and hit the Captain on the head, knocking him unconscious. Owen appeared on the scene and set about ‘finishing the job’. They dragged the Captain’s body into the jungle.
~Sandy and Spencer were on the beach when they heard a helicopter flying over the island….with several threats to the castaways’ lives, has rescue arrived in the knick of time?
~Sandy was frightened when she thought she saw something in the jungle and found that Chip was suddenly gone. She awoke Harper and they spent the night huddled together naming things that gave them comfort. Jack found them in the morning and tended to their wounds.
~The Reverend was distracted by Loretta’s bosom, which displeased her.
~ Captain Robinson emerged from a cave claiming to have heard voices. Reverend Locke, acting on his conversation with the Lord, tried to strangle the Captain. Timothy was alarmed by the delusional antics of both men.
~ Owen assured the Captain that he did not hear voices. He took notes in his journal, and gave advice to Timothy.
~ Borrowing Owen’s pen and paper, Spencer wrote an S.O.S. message to stuff in a bottle - which he tried to cast into the ocean, despite scorn from Jack. Jack seemed suspicious of Owen’s past.
~ Spencer regretted being mean to Timothy and set about making survival plans with encouragement from Loretta. They were dismayed that the Reverend’s blessing was for salvation, not rescue.
~ Sandy showed Jack how to weave palm fronds.
~ Gary Brisket’s much younger and very fiesty girlfriend Crystal (guest Laura Sofia Ramoso) appeared on the beach, having just missed Gary, who had launched the only life craft in search of her.
~ Naturist Jack Collins had regrets over letting Gary depart; he and Chip discussed the need to build a shelter.
~ Crystal found herself at odds with several of the castaways, but with Harper in particular.
~ Spencer accepted his leadership role, delegating buffet duties and giving Timothy an employee evaluation
~ The castaways were relieved to find potable water in the lagoon. Loretta quenched a mighty thirst. The Reverend found himself tempted by Loretta’s beauty, and eagerly accepted her Confession.
~ Captain Robinson, suffering from concussion, emerged from the jungle claiming to hear voices. The Reverend’s touch caused him to go blind – again.
~ Travel blogger Owen Scott took notes in his journal, revealing the cruise had only been his second trip; he also gave Spencer management advice.
~ Timothy started a campfire with Crystal’s beloved magazine; in anger, she stomped off into the jungle.
~ Sandy, injured on the coral reef, also suffered dizziness and nausea from licking a frog. In the jungle, Harper and Chip fell into a deep sleep after drinking an essential oil. Sandy stood lookout over them as the sun set.
~ another survivor of the capsized catamaran emerged, former child star Gary Brisket (guest Justin Carter) looking for Crystal, his much younger girlfriend. Neither Chip nor Jack recognized him, but Harper was a huge fan. She was disappointed at his lack of romantic interest in her.
~ The Reverend seemed determined to build a church and colonize the desert island, which flummoxed Sandy who preferred they pray for rescue.
~ The Reverend and the Naturist had a passionate debate over the existence of God vs. Science.
~ Loretta revealed that she had recently been widowed, but had gone on their pre-booked cruise anyway.
~ Harper refused to accept Timothy as leader of the survivors, and appointed Spencer the man in charge. Spencer felt that creating a buffet was his priority. Sandy and Spencer hit it off with their shared interest in Mothers and Sons.
~ The Captain had apparently wandered off, to sleep off his concussion.
~ In the jungle, Owen and Chip enacted a puppet-show with coconuts and a pineapple.
~ Gary found out that Jack had arrived via a life raft, still tied to the shore. He launched himself in the raft, in hopes of circumnavigating the tiny island in search of Crystal.
~ when Sandy saw Gary at sea she assumed he was a rescue craft. Wading into the ocean, she injured herself on the coral reef.
How the story begins: In the South Pacific, many tourists and a few cruise staff disembarked their Cruise ship to board a catamaran for a sunset excursion. A violent tropical storm hit, sweeping the catamaran miles off course and ultimately destroying it. Several passengers clung to debris overnight, washing up on a tiny desert island.
~ Dante Robinson, Captain of the Catamaran (Jim Leard) appeared to have suffered a concussion in the disaster. Other than a whistle, he did not have any rescue communications. It was unclear whether he had sent SOS signals during the storm.
~ John “Jack” Collins, the Ship’s Naturalist (Morgan Cranny) revealed he had escaped the sinking catamaran by floating in the only life raft – by himself. He pointed out several unique plants on the island.
~Sandy Erdrich, Mom from North Dakota (Kirsten Van Ritzen) attempted to find help for badly injured Youtube influencer Harper Lee Johnson (Colleen Blunt). Harper later managed to manipulate all of the men into paying attention to her.
~ Sandy stepped on a poisonous vine, which made her drowsy and induced a brief nap on the lap of Loretta Lavine, a glamorous lady (Christine Upright). Loretta was quite overcome by the disaster, but relieved to find other survivors.
~ Spencer Wilson (Robert Conway) was perturbed at the lack of buffet options and amenities at this unscheduled Port of Call.
~ Reverend Karl Locke (Alan Penty) asked others if they felt somehow changed; he suggested the survivors form a government. Travel writer Owen Scott (Bill Nance) and Chip Willington (Charlie Depape) were angry at the disastrous circumstances, and felt that priorities should be rescue and survival.
~ Timothy Baker, Housekeeping Staff (Gene Sergent), realized he was the highest-ranking cruise employee and therefore in charge of survival; but he struggled to recall his emergency training.
~ As the sun began to set, small groups of Castaways wandered the island in an attempt to find and gather all the survivors together, but their endeavour was unsuccessful.
And a new story begins! When Sin City Season 8 opens in 2019, watch this blog for weekly updates... (better yet check out the show in person. There are only ten episodes and we're better live...)
Here is how it all ended:
~ Libby was thrilled at the prospect of returning to Hollywood to act in a movie. She invited new husband Rudy to live with her in Beverly Hills, but he was reluctant to leave Virginia, who was surprised to learn of his newfound crush on her. Livid at being rejected, Libby tore up the wedding certificate and threatened to call the FBI to testify against Rudy; but Fiona warned her of the risk of incriminating herself. Libby reluctantly changed her mind, and invited Fiona to move into her mansion and become her advisor and housekeeper.
~ Uncle Tony was keen to return to New York upon hearing news that his father had suffered a heart attack; if the patriarch passed, it would make Tony head of the Family. Tony invited Joey to be his consigliere if that happened, but until then, he gave Joey his old job back as manager of the Oasis.
~ Peggy Sue was unsure of her romantic status with Tony. She was relieved to find out he still wanted to marry her. Joey conducted an impromptu wedding ceremony, attended by Audrey and Virginia.
~ Roy Orbison and Johnny Taupe performed on the Camel’s Toe Show Lounge.
~ Bobby revealed he had palmed one of Libby’s Pink Diamond of Tanzania earrings. Joey, Frankie and Vincent were all relieved to be out of danger, and along with Jonesy and Rudy, were content to carry on business as before at the Casino.
~ Libby showed Vincent the case file given to her by the FBI Agent. She was astonished that her Talent Agent ‘Wink’ Winklestein - who had disappeared with client’s money - had been found dead in Mexico with her savings bonds, the deed to her home ... and an offer for a movie.
~ Uncle Tony gave Peggy Sue his mother’s ring, and she proposed. Tony told Joey and Bobby he was engaged, and reluctantly called his father to share the news. Peggy Sue invited Audrey to help plan the wedding.
~ Virginia turned down Audrey’s overture of friendship; Vincent held a staff meeting. Johnny Taupe confided in Vincent.
~ Jonesy hinted at a fling with Fiona. Frankie told Joey his arm has been broken walking into a barn.
~ A frustrated Rudy told the men he had a romantic interest in Virginia; but Libby invited Rudy to consummate their marriage in the Penthouse and both enjoyed the encounter. Rudy did not know of her plans to return to Hollywood. Libby asked the Bellhop pack up her belongings and she checked out with Bobby before performing a Farewell song at the Late Show.
~ Joey wondered about his future. Bobby was about to confide in Frankie.
Much has happened over 33 episodes! If you are a newcomer (better late than never!) or haven't been for a while - here is an an overview - with a few plot points that may come into play:
~ Angry over unpaid debts and a Casino losing money, crime boss Uncle Tony took over daily management of the Oasis, demoting Joey to card dealer and Frankie to custodian.
~ Peggy Sue was hired as a chambermaid then became an apprentice to Bobby, Casino Accountant. She stole his three sets of accounting books and showed Uncle Tony that his staff had been skimming profits. Tony was livid and ordered ex-pugilist Rudy to break Frankie’s arms. Vincent the Entertainment Director, Bobby, and Joey were all guilty and feared for their lives. There was a Life Insurance policy on cousin Rudy worth $2 million that would be paid to the Casino upon his demise, but if married would go to his widow.
~ FBI Agent Mac Ranker showed up to investigate the murders of two insurance men found buried in the desert. Lloyd Bentley had been killed by Rudy to protect movie star Libby Montgomery. She stole half a million in insurance money, which was later taken by Bobby. Both Bobby and Tony had beaten Groat, the other insurance man, to death.
~ Libby agreed to marry Rudy to keep their secret; as a married couple, they could not testify against each other.
~ Meanwhile...Fiona had gotten lucky at the slots, and had a one-night fling with Joey, who had once been in love with long-departed Showgirl Veronica Starr. There was rivalry amongst the Showgirls Audrey and Virginia.
~ Bellhop Jonesy was crushed to learn that his former flame Peggy Sue was now engaged to Uncle Tony. He tidied the Penthouse, unwittingly tossing the crooked set of books, as well as the FBI Agent’s evidence about the murders.
Newcomer or haven't been to Vegas for a while? Start here! A Summary of the main plot points as the show steams ahead toward the season finale...
~ Movie star Libby Montgomery lost her earrings worth half a million. She found the earrings but did not stop the insurance claim she had initiated. Lloyd Bentley the Insurance Agent arrived with $500,000 in a briefcase, but then accosted Libby. Bouncer/former boxer Rudy Bellini defended her and beat the man to death; he buried the body in the desert. Libby kept the money and hid it in her suite. Casino Accountant Bobby de Faro stole most of her cash, with plans to pay off the Casino’s large debt to Uncle Tony, head of the Family.
~ An Insurance Investigator named Orrin Groat arrived and began asking questions. In separate incidents, both Uncle Tony and Bobby beat the stranger - without knowing who he was or why he was there. Rudy buried another body in the desert.
~ Libby had agreed to a long engagement to Rudy in order to keep their secret about Lloyd. Rudy surprised her with a wedding ceremony, but she stalled and did not sign the license. Rudy revealed the Casino had a Life Insurance policy on him that, in the event of his demise - would pay two million to the Casino, or to his widow if he was married.
~ Demoting several people, crime boss Uncle Tony took over daily management of the Casino. He was unhappy to learn from his girlfriend Peggy Sue, the new accounting apprentice - that staff had been skimming profits. Entertainment Director Vincent Martino, Casino Accountant Bobby de Faro, Former boss Joey Calligari and card dealer Frankie were all guilty of stealing cash or messing with the books - and feared for their lives. They were aware that cashing in cousin Rudy’s Life Insurance policy would more than repay the debt.
~ FBI Agent Mac Ranker recently arrived at the Hotel to investigate the murders of Groat and Bentley. Both bodies had both been found in the desert, with evidence leading to the Casino.
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