Dirty Sexy Money

Season 1 Episode 2

The Lions

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Nick searches for his father's killer. When the family has a photo shoot Juliet refuses to be there. Patrick has to deal with his father who wants him to run for the senate.

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  • Building on the roots of the first episode of this season we are taken back into the insanity that is the Darling Family.

    This episode was much better then the first. It has taken the ideas of the first episode and expanded on them. It seems clear that the family lawyer is going to become one of the Darlings. He becomes more entangled in there webs of crime and deceit. He knows they do immoral things but seeing them from the inside it doesn't look that bad. I'm not entirely sure where Trip is going with this storyline. It seems like he is not happy with is own family and wants to start a new one. It was a very good episode and I can't wait to catch the next one. It was a clear reminder why I liked the series in the first place.moreless
  • good episode

    The Darlings are having a photo shoot in this episode for Patrick's campaign and Nick is in charge of "setting the tone." Well, there are a lot of different things that go wrong in this episode. First, Karen's boyfriend can't be in the picture but she hadn't told him. Second, the female twin refused to go to the shoot. Third, Patrick wanted to quit the senate race. Well, in the end, Nick fixed everything. He also figured out more information at the murder of his father. Overall, the story was ok in this episode, but it had great character developments for every character on the show.moreless
  • Nothing Much yet!

    In this episode Nick continues his search into who killed his father.

    Nick goes to see an airplane mechanic who worked on his dads plane; Norman the mechanic tells him that nothing was wrong with the plane before each time that his father took it out.

    Elsewhere Brain comes and drops of his Son at the office leaving him to track down his mother; he finds out that his mother has left the country and Brian evantually takes him in. Nick also organizes a photoshoot for the family.

    Jeremy continues his romance with Natalie in which his twin sister does not stand, at the end of the episode Nick starts to question himself Tripp had anything to do with his fathers deathmoreless
  • More aggro for our protaganist!

    This episode is purely more setup for the forthcoming meaty ones. The main setpiece of conflict is the photo-shoot that the family must attend.

    My favourite so far is the priests lack of acceptance for his out-of-wedlock son. The blaise way he treats him is sad but hilarious at the same time. The other members of the family also have clearly defined which as you expect from episode 2 are being developed. Already you can associate each family member with one facet of character and can expect them to bear down on our protaganist With the main storyline being fed to us piecemeal viewers should expect the drama to develop as in a standard drama of high quality. This show looks like its going to be as well produced as I hoped it would be.

    Fingerscrossed they keep up the quality and drama.moreless
  • Great continuation.

    Lives up to the pilot all considered. This show doesn't really have a direction. Of course.. Nick investigating is something. But it just feels like a weak sideplot only to have Nick and Tripp have alot of scenes together.

    I like the whole idea of showing how rich people live. Though some character could use some more depth, I don't have a problem with neither. Maybe Nick's wife.. she seems a bit too cliché. And she's not even rich.

    Anyway, this show blends comedy with mild drama very well. It's not as spectacular as in Rescue Me or House, because there's very little room for drama here, as once again, this show is a modern day soap opera - on steroids and amazing production values.

    Speaking of which, during the photoshoot scenes I realized how great the sets are. The acting's phenomenal, especially by Krause and Sutherland. The closing scene is very powerful too. This episode had a little of everything, and didn't have anything bad or wrong, it just didn't stand out to be more than a 8.0/10 - which is great anyway.moreless
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Yan Ruiz

Bellboy [Uncredited]

Guest Star

David Bardeen

David Bardeen


Guest Star

Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer

Rebecca Colfax

Guest Star

Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne


Recurring Role

Daniel Cosgrove

Daniel Cosgrove

Freddy Mason

Recurring Role

Tamara Feldman

Tamara Feldman

Natalie Kimpton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Tripp: (talking to Gustav/Brian Jr. in Swedish) Tog du min dagbok?
      This means "Did you take my diary?".

      Tripp: (talking to Gustav/Brian Jr. in Swedish) Är du döv?
      This means "Are you deaf?".

    • In the beginning of the episode, Nick's caller ring tone for Karen is the "Wedding March". Later in the episode, it was just a regular ring tone.

    • Brian Jr. drew a picture of a large waterfalls and told Lisa that her mother was going to Brazil. The drawing was most probably depicting the Iguazu Falls of the Iguazu river located on the border of Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. It is vastly larger than North America's Niagara Falls.

    • The combination on the brief case Nick was trying to open was 7-1-2. It was Letitia Darling's birthday.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Lisa: (removes tissue from Nick's face) There, now you're perfect.
      Nick: Nah! I may look perfect but...
      Lisa: Just like the Darlings.

    • Patrick: I'm not running for senate. I've decided. I'm telling my father today.
      Carmelita: And when will you tell you wife?
      Patrick: About the senate?
      Carmelita: No, about us.
      Patrick: Soon. I promise.

    • Brian: I told them that you were an orphan whose parents were killed in a violent bullet train accident in Sweden.
      Brian Jr.: What's a bullet train?
      Brian: That's none of your business.

    • Tripp: Here! (Throws a wad of cash to Nick)
      Nick: What... What's this?
      Tripp: I used to give some cash to your dad in the beginning of every work week.
      Nick: For?
      Tripp: Things come up. Trust me.

    • Norman Exley: Mr. George!
      Nick: Yeah.
      Norman Exley: A lot of times when your dad took the plane, brought along his lady friend.
      Nick: Letitia Darling?
      Norman Exley: Yes sir. I know I'm talking out of school here, but if I was Tripp Darling, I sure would've found that troublesome. Real troublesome.

    • Tripp: Contrary to popular belief, history is not made by great men. It takes more than one man to change the world. It takes more than one generation. It takes a family.
      Patrick: Dad, I don't wanna make history. I just wanna live my life, okay?

    • (as Nick's phone rings)
      Nick: That's Karen.
      Lisa: Of course. Take it. She probably wants you to wash her pet tiger or insure her solid-gold toilet or something very reasonable like that.
      Nick: It could be important.
      Lisa: I said take it. Tell her "Hi!".

    • Nick: (Referring to Tripp) You think he's capable of murder?
      Letitia: We're all capable of everything.

    • Maria: (pocketing $500 from Nick after she catches him taking Tripp's diary) There were quite a few times I walked in on your father getting away with things. He put my daughter Alejandra through college. And med school.

    • Brian Jr.: Daddy, doesn't want me, does he?
      Nick: Hey, Brian listen. Sometimes daddies get confused. But sometimes when a daddy gets around his own daddy, things get less confusing very very quickly.

    • Freddy: You... You're still in love with her.
      Nick: Freddy, it's just a picture in a magazine for women and girls. What's the big freakin' deal?
      Freddy: Fine, you know what, you can keep me out of the picture, Nick. But you can't keep me out of the picture, got it? Karen is mine.

    • Tripp: Who is this unnamed youth?
      Brian: He is an orphan whose parents were killed in a bullet train accident in Sweden.
      Tripp: Could he have taken my journal?
      Nick: Oh no, I don't think so. No.
      Letitia: Why would he take your journal, Tripp?
      Tripp: Perhaps he thought it was filled with arcane secrets and treasure maps. It's that kind of object.

    • Tripp: Why would you take my journal?
      Nick: I took it because I wanted to figure out...
      Karen: What?
      Nick: ...who killed my dad.
      Tripp: You thought it might be me. That's why you stole my journal?
      Nick: Well, I thought that...
      Tripp: What possible reason could I have had to do such a thing? He was my best friend. I don't understand. (walks out of the room)

    • Jeremy: (Answers his phone) Jeremy Darling. Go.
      Natalie: I just took a shower. I'm hot and I'm very very very wet.
      Jeremy: I'm gonna have to get back to you on that.
      Natalie: And what is that supposed to mean?
      Jeremy: Just work on the second verse and give me a call when it's gold. Okay? Bye.

    • Juliet: How was the photo shoot?
      Jeremy: It was a Trip!
      Juliet: Oh yeah.
      Jeremy: Yeah.
      Juliet: Did everybody miss me?
      Jeremy: We did, but it was kind of like you were there. We did, we felt your presence.
      Juliet: Oh, good!

    • Lisa: (referring to Brian Jr.) Did you get hold of his mom? Or is he spending the night? Maybe staying forever? Are we gone adopt him, perhaps?

    • Tripp: We have this photo shoot happening here tomorrow. We're re-branding the family as fresh, hip, for Patrick's campaign.

    • Letitia: You know he has issues that will come out...
      Tripp: Issues? Our married son has affairs with transsexuals and you stand there calling them issues?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chloe Moretz replaces Elle Fanning as Nick George's daughter, Kiki George. She appears as Kiki for the rest of the season.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: February 18, 2008 on Seven
      United Kingdom: March 28, 2008 on Channel 4
      Denmark: March 29, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Netherlands: April 1, 2008 on NET 5
      Sweden: April 17, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Slovakia: July 5, 2009 on JOJ

    • Music From This Episode: Money by Jesca Hoop, in the beginning montage where Nick and Tripp are getting ready in the morning and as the promo music for this show Cruisers Creek by The Fall


    • Tripp: But yet I know, wherever I go, That there hath past away a glory from the earth.

      Tripp's line comes from the second section of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality".