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Hotel Babylon Series Two, Episode Three - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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Hotel Babylon Series Two, Episode Three




And let me just say, if that was greeting me when I came into the hotel, I'd be staying a whole lot more. I'm tempted to add an Ellenesque 'Am I right ladies?' here, but I'll spare you that.



In other news, Luke is still awfully pretty. The man doesn't even have to try.



Also, James is looking a bit fed up with having to put on a happy face. Again with the awesome tie. I want to applaud whoever's dressing him.



This week's Big Guest Star is Kelly Brook. I don't really know how big she is over in Britain (I'm assuming big), but the last time I saw her, she didn't seem quite as pretty as she looks here (to be fair though, she was being called out on wearing a tacky dress and having poor makeup by one of the magazines here). She is playing a glamourous former colleague of Anna's. Anna is suitably pissy about the situation.



Again with the tie. And that suit! Red pinstripes omg

So, stuff happens in this episode. I really liked the main plotline, even if it was one of the silliest and fluffiest I've seen on the show. It's also Ben's turn for the backstory this week, wherein we learn about his old friend who is now a nasty rap artist. I was kind of holding out hope for a happy resolution, but it wasn't. Poor Ben, though I'm glad Anna was there to sympathize at the end.



This screencap indirectly relates to the other subplot, where the hotel maids who were cleaning in their underwear for extra money (it is a very silly show, so this is to be expected) went on strike after Jackie got pissed at them for putting the hotel's reputation at stake. Gino (dressed up for the big do that Anna's friend is holding) offers himself as a stripper for the Japanese businessman who's 'advertising' the maids. This will obviously come to a sticky conclusion (though we don't see it, thank God).



In an effort to get back at her snooty friend, Anna steals a guest's costume and tarts herself up to get into the party. We end up following her antics for most of the second half of the show, which include being come onto by her friend's husband and being rather thrown by the attitudes of some guests. Also, surprisingly, we discover in the climax that Anna isn't anywhere near as posh as she has made out to be (O RLY?) and had her heart broken by Charlie (that I'm finding a little difficult to buy).

And that's about all I can think to screencap. Next week looks very interesting though, if only for the fact that James seems to be getting a plotline and Luke is going to screw up again (how long before Tony fires him? He isn't in the opening credits, so I figure he's going to be gone sooner or later).

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classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: March 6th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think it was Charlie that broke Anna's heart? I wouldn't have thought that myself - perhaps a friend or relative of Charlie's but not Charlie himself. *shrugs* Of course, I wasn't paying too much attention to that scene as I was trying to wipe the image of Gino in a thong from my imagination^^
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: March 7th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
It was bad enough seeing Gino in his underwear in the first episode! I'm glad we avoided actually seeing it in this one.

I got the strong impression that it was Charlie that Anna was referring to, even just from the camera shots. There was the suggestion in the last series that Anna would've been interested in pursuing a relationship with Charlie again, but they mostly seem to be setting him up with Rebecca in this one.

...I've gotta stop over-analysing on this. ;p
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