Eastwick

Season 1 Episode 8

Paint and Pleasure

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 25, 2009 on ABC
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Paint and Pleasure
6.2
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174 votes
5

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Episode Summary

Roxie sets aside her disgust for Darryl after he prepares an art show featuring her works and invites art enthusiast Greta Noa. Joanna tries to bounce back from her mishaps while Kat keeps her distance from Will.

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  • Paint and Pleasure

    8.0
    Paint and Pleasure was a great episode of Eastwick and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of action, drama, intrigue as well as character and plot development. It was very entertaining to watch each of the girls dealing with their individual situations. There was some good progress in this episode and the story was interesting. I look forward to watching the next episode to see what happens next!!!!!moreless
  • It felt like the first episode where the show was letting its hair down

    5.5
    So we all know the deal, Eastwick has been ordered to hang up its broomsticks and leave town. Yep, the little show about 3 (non)witches has been cancelled. Can't say I'm surprised. How and ever, my TV schedule isn't exactly full to the brim so I've decided to see this series out.



    This felt like an amalgamation of what works for this show and what doesn't. There were moments where I really enjoyed it and then equal parts where I cringed, rolled my eyes, or both. The dialogue, when the writers get it right, can be really funny. But it can also be mind-bogglingly generic and downright cheesy. All 3 women are injected with Joanna-esq dialogue this week and it really doesn't work. Kat, especially, is given a complete character, fumbly-mumbly overhaul that just falls flat on its face. I'll take a grounded, pessimistic Kat over hyperactively unfunny Kat any day of the week. Seriously.



    Thank bajaysus for Penny. She owned this episode. I loved every single scene she was in, and there were a lot of 'em. From her making fun of Joanna's Sex and the City-wannabe antics (wink wink, nudge nudge) to her bitca attack at Joanna, right down to her breakdown towards the end, Sara Rue was superb!



    On the we're-not-really-witches-but-we-have-powers front: Kat's anxiety attack was extremely well done. I just wish she'd wake up and smell the witchcraft. Even her husband can tell she's the cause of it all, it's becoming really irritating and it's impeding on the likeability of the character. As for Roxie, well, there's not much to say. I knew she wouldn't sleep with Van Horne so there wasn't much to it (she had plenty of funny moments though, as usual). Meanwhile Joanna continues her reign of personal gain (rhyming not intentional, I promise) and she actually, well, technically, rapes someone in this episode. But it's all played for giggles, cos, well, she raped a gay man after all, OH THE HILARITY. Seriously!?



    The ending did intrigue me, however. Eastwick gets a bit Heroes-y on us with foretelling paintings. Why would she see the death of someone who I presume is evil? Hopefully things heat up now since Van Horne knows someone is trying to kill him.



    Overall, a messy episode. There's plenty to like and, of course, a lot of nauseous flippancy that comes with the writing. I really enjoyed it though. Nice use of Let it Rock and it felt like the first episode where the show was letting its hair down. Penny's one-liners were also brilliant.moreless
  • Since when is the rape of a married homosexual male funny? Oh, how embarrassing it must have been for this rapist to realize she had just RAPED a gay man.

    1.0
    I have enjoyed this show up until now. I suspended my distaste for the soap opera dialogue, the mediocre plot advancement, and the sub-par, scratch that, subterranean acting from this all D-list cast. But this episode was one bridge too far. Since when is the rape of a married homosexual male funny? Oh, how embarrassing it must have been for this rapist to realize she had just RAPED a gay man. The writers of this show should be blacklisted from dramatic television. Let them get jobs writing their homophobic comedy skits on Fox News. I loved you Eastwick, how dare you.moreless
  • Roxie's painting is becoming more possessed and Darryl throws a party for her at his home to showcase her work and invites an art manager from New York to visit. Kat is acting a little psych so about things. Joanna is getting free and loose.moreless

    8.5
    Well the girls are back for their last six episodes and this first one is a doozie. Jamie, Penny's friend has something sinister up his sleeve and he is planning Darryl Van Horne's demise. There is the connection with Darryl and his mother but beyond that I believe we are still a little in the dark. Speaking of Penny, she's all excited about her relationship with Jamie and she let's it get between her and Joanna.



    Joanna on the other hand is just trying to let loose. Max the gentlemen who took her job seems actually intrigued with her, but she just doesn't see it. She does something totally impestuos and totally out of character.



    Kat is a tempest of emotion and we see what happens when she gets like that. Raymond is driving her crazy. She's driving Will crazy. Maybe she will get some closure soon.



    Now Roxie has this big art show. She sells all her paintings. She has an offer to be represented. Yet everything seems out of place to her. Some very strange things happen and in the end we are setup for next weeks episode with tonight's ending.



    A very intriguing story with a lot of different and exciting plot lines. I think tonight's episode worked because they kept things between the main girls for the most part. There may still be too much going on but it would be necessary to move the real plot forward. We'll see if they manage to put some kind of wrap on this thing by the end of the thirteenth episode. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • A good show, but dun know why people dun like it, just season 1 and yet pending to be cut of the chance to show season 2. It will be a waste for the writer to put their effort in writing this show.moreless

    10
    Show is a bit slow in its storyline but all the actors and actresses is doing their their best in their own parts of this show. Will be a great waste if the show were to be stopped at season 1 without knowing what will be the outcome finally. And also the reason why it is a bit slow in its storyline, i think is due to the writer wishes to create a chance for this show to have more seasons and have more scenarios so that it could let us viewers to have an another version of "EastWick" as compared to the original movie EastWick.moreless
Jaime Ray Newman

Jaime Ray Newman

Kat Gardener

Lindsay Price

Lindsay Price

Joanna Frankel

Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Roxanne "Roxie" Torcoletti

Sara Rue

Sara Rue

Penny Higgins

Johann Urb

Johann Urb

Will St. David

Paul Gross

Paul Gross

Darryl Van Horne

Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette

Greta Noa

Guest Star

Paul Greene

Paul Greene

Guy

Guest Star

Todd Sherry

Todd Sherry

Everett

Guest Star

Jack Huston

Jack Huston

Jamie Dalton

Recurring Role

Torsten Voges

Torsten Voges

Fidel

Recurring Role

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Max Brody

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Joanna: I started my blog today. I got four hits already.
      Roxie: One was me.
      Kat: One was me.
      Penny: I went twice.

    • Joanna: From now on, Joanna Frankel is all about the fun. I'm gonna dance on tables. I'm gonna let my hair down. I may even wear my contacts. Who knows? It's gonna be crazy.

    • Roxie: (to Darryl) I bet you don't even have any big New York connections. I bet the only big thing you've got going has probably been surgically enhanced.

    • Kat: What is this drink?
      Roxie: It's called a Van Hornie. Uh, champagne, whiskey and a dash of cayenne pepper.
      Joanna: Sounds terrible. (takes a sip) Yet tastes delightful.

    • (talking about Roxie's prospect of having sex with Darryl)
      Kat: How do you feel about... this?
      Roxie: Half-excited, half-confused, half-nervous and half-pukey.
      Kat: That's four halves.
      Roxie: Well, I can't do math right now! I'm too freaked out!

    • Kat: (in a sultry voice) Wow, that camera looks so professional. I don't know much about photography, but maybe you could teach me sometime.
      Will: I don't know what you're doing, but it's weird.
      Kat: Yeah. (chuckles) I'm not the world's most seasoned flirter.

    • Joanna: I've actually never slept with a guy in a bathroom before. I got to third base once in a kitchen, but that was a really unusual cooking class.

    • Jamie: I thought we were having a good time.
      Penny: Well, we were. We are, but that doesn't give you the right to treat me like ass. I mean, you can't just pretend that I don't exist. I'm not Sasquatch.

    • Darryl: How naive are you? You don't think knowing people helps? How do you think presidents and senators and football coaches get their jobs? Connections matter.
      Roxie: Honesty and integrity matter, Darryl. The truth matters.
      Darryl: The truth?! (laughs)
      Roxie: Ugh! I can't believe I have to explain all this to you. No, you know what? I can believe it. I just can't believe I was gullible enough to think for one minute that any of this was real.

    • Joanna: Would it make you feel any better if I told you I slept with a gay guy?
      Penny: A little bit.
      Joanna: (chuckles) I'll tell you my shame story if you tell me yours.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: October 1, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      • "Believe Nothing" by Dekompressors
      • "Samba London" by DJ LK
      • "Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf
      • "Aly Walk With Me" by The Raveonettes
      • "Heavy Rotation" by Cobra Killers
      • "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Pyramiddd
      • "Different Sound" by The Teddybears
      • "Call Me" by Nikka Costa
      • "Like I Like You" by Violet Vision
      • "A Go Go" by Truby Trio

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Everett: I leave you alone for one second to talk to an old colleague, and then I walk in on 'when fairy met Sally'?

      As Everett catches his boyfriend lying in the tub with Joanna, he makes a play on the 1989 romantic comedy film title When Harry Met Sally.

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