1. The only things sadder than watching JJ's repeated drunken sprees are his partner's attempts to justify them as something cultural that the rest of us just don't get. And you wonder how alcoholics find support for continuing their addiction. The confessional cameras were merciless last night: go ahead and explain it away, because we'll relay every last word.
Actually, there's something even sadder than that. People will believe them.
2. Again: Danielle can scream anything she wants to about you, but no one can say anything about her or hers. Because that's wrong. Nothing else is. Only that. So you'd better stop right now so she can scream some more. You're interrupting.
3. And as long as we're on 'again': the Dolces are the ones who recommended Scott. Scott, who has repeatedly lied to the group. Scott, who only hears the requests that allow him to grab money. Scott, who delivers nothing he was paid for. Scott, who doesn't give a damn about the restaurant. Scott, who gets paid and leaves. A group which has been accused of theft from their partners recommended a designer who makes cash vanish. Think any of those missing dollars cycled back to them? But don't worry about Scott in that scenario: I'm sure they let him keep a percentage.
This show has had a very small audience. This means there's a good chance Scott will work again. Beware...
4. Dress rehearsal makes sense. Springing it on the group with a two-day deadline does not. This is another Dolce-scripted disaster about to be in progress, and it once again makes me question whether anyone is going to win this show -- and, given that financial scandal, whether they're all better off losing.
JJ may be the luckiest person there. At least until he drops dead from alcohol poisoning. (Next week.)