Dirty Sexy Money

Season 2 Episode 3

The Star Witness

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2008 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The witness testifying against Letitia Darling shocks Nick George. Meanwhile, Patrick is participating in a senatorial debate monitored by Dan Rather.

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  • Gooolll

  • Entertaining but only in parts. Not as good as many other episodes.

    This episode fails to inspire. Too many meaningless subplots overload the pace of the show, slowing it down to a crawl - for too much of the time.

    The actual main plotthread, which is Nick meeting up with is money stands head and shoulders above the rest. It has a little intrigue and a decent amount of emotional drama. Enough that I found myself caring about what was happening. Something I didn't have with most of the other sub-plots.

    I also found the continuation of Brian's fall from grace and his battle to regain his son enjoyable, but thats because I find his character the most interesting after Tripp and Nicks. Lucy Liu' character also brings another element of true b*tchiness to proceedings, but at a cost to rather subdued scenes between Simon and Karen. So I was in too minds about her introduction. I'm hoping that all return to the b*tchiness of the previous season and spark up the verbal conflicts alot more than in this episode.

    The battle for Tripp Jr, allegiance to Tripp Sr continues, but was rather disappointing. After promising so much towards the end of the last season, this has fallen flat. Fingerscrossed this picks up in the following episodes.

    Other than those things, this episode just didnt produce the goods and contained too few novel scenes and plot devices, to be considered little more than a filler episode. It was still entertaining to watch. But there have been so many more better episodes.

    Still I will be watching next week.moreless
  • More DSM.

    Glenn Fitzgerald continues to give amazing performances week after week here on Dirty Sexy Money. In Season 1 he gave you laughs and actually had me crying when he was forced to give away Brian Jr. He's just as good as ever thus far this season.

    This episode had some good moments but I really did not like the portrayal of Nick's mother. Just a horrible actress with a weird voice and just came off as very forced and unnecessary for the show.

    This was still a fine example but if Dirty Sexy Money wants to see a third season it's going to have to be better than this.moreless
  • Review

    It was a little slow then the rest of the seasons episodes have been, but I did enjoy it from the beginning to the end. Nick going to see his mother is one example of why I love this show: two birds with one stone. We get a little bit of character devolopment from Nick meeting his mother after over 30 years and we get an advancement in a plotline. Two actually. The first being the murder trial which Nick tells his Mom to back off about and the second being the growing distance between Lisa and Nick about things that he will run off and do in the name of the Darlings but won't do for his own family. I give it about two more episodes before Nick loses Lisa and Kiki entirely. The worst part of the epsiode I thought was the Senate Debate and the resurrgence of Carmalita. I don't really like that aspect of the storyline as well, the only part Im interested in is why Tripp wants Patrick to win so bad. Simons endgame needs to be epic with all the build up, and who is he talking to on the phone? That also needs to be really good. Karen and Lisa's scene was without question the best part of the episode for me, a very real moment there.moreless
Ray Proscia

Ray Proscia

Paolo Vova

Guest Star

Caroline Lagerfelt

Caroline Lagerfelt

Clare George

Guest Star

Dan Rather

Dan Rather


Guest Star

Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young

Ellen Darling

Recurring Role

Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne


Recurring Role

Sheryl Lee

Sheryl Lee

Andrea Smithson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jeremy: What are you up to today, exactly?
      Nola: Oh, you know, same old, same old. Prosecuting your mother for murder.

    • Brian, Jr.: Why didn't Grandpa name you as his successor, Dad? You said you were his right-hand man.
      Brian: Yeah, well, maybe he's a lefty.

    • Brian: (to Nick) You know, your moral superiority was always pretty sickening. But since you stole the company out from under every other kid in the family, it really doesn't fly!

    • (after talking about Nick's assignment as vice chair of Darling Enterprises)
      Karen: I'm sorry. Am I boring you?
      Simon: No. No, no, no. I always enjoy week-long monologues about my girlfriend's ex.

    • Clare George: I wasn't able to take care of you. What was I supposed to do?
      Nick: I don't know. I don't know. What were you supposed to do? Maybe you could've just looked at me and seen me and thought it was worth it to try. To make an effort to be a mother. Now, you dragged me into this world. I didn't ask to be born. But the minute that it got hard, you gave up. You took the darlings' money and you ran away. That's what happened.
      Clare George: I don't even know what to say to that!
      Nick: Well, you could say you're sorry.
      Clare George: I'm sorry!
      Nick: Very good. See? It's all better now.

    • Nola: The most important thing in my life is my work. I don't have a husband. I don't have kids.
      Jeremy: You have a secret boyfriend.
      Nola: Yes, I have a secret boyfriend and my work. And when my work doesn't go well, when I don't have that, I don't know what I have left.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Nola: Now if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go see a man about a murder.

      A very similar line was said by Lieutenant Abrams to Nick and Nora Charles in the 1941 mystery/romantic comedy Shadow of a Thin Man.